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Assessing the Benefits and Risks of Medicines: Webinar Series-Part 6: Multi-criteria Decision Analysis to Assist in the Decision Making Process

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Benefit-Risk 8-Part Webinar Series Overview

Plan now on participating in this webinar series to learn more about current approaches to Benefit-Risk (B-R) assessment, including how to:

  • Develop an understanding of the current B-R assessment initiatives and requirements
  • Assess how scientific approaches applied in other fields may be employed as an aid to structured and transparent decision analysis in the field of medicinal products
  • Discuss approaches and methods to enhance transparency and communication of B-R decisions
  • Identify opportunities and challenges of implementing exploratory approaches to B-R assessment
  • Identify and discuss processes and methods that may enhance B-R decision making, with the ability to:
    • Engage multiple perspectives
    • Quantify values
    • Evaluate the impact of uncertainty
    • Incorporate preference analysis and measurement
    • Provide greater infrastructure and consistency
    • Increase transparency

Assessing the Benefits and Risks of Medicines: Webinar Series Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current status of B-R assessment and key initiatives
  • Discuss approaches to perform B-R assessment to support and inform decision making
  • Identify uses for B-R assessment, such as regulatory decision-making or communication with patients

Overview Part 6:

This webinar provides an opportunity for participants to become acquainted with multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) as a framework to help explore and evaluate the benefits and risks of options, e.g., drug versus placebo or comparator. The interplay between data, values, and uncertainty will be explored, with clear distinctions made between activities that are best left to human judgment and those that can be better assigned to computers. Ultimately, it is developers and regulators who decide, not computers, but MCDA models can assist in the journey of assessing the Benefit-Risk profile.

Archived Webinar Available through July 31, 2014

Who Should Attend 

Professionals involved in:

  • Clinical Safety/Pharmacovigilance
  • Risk Management/REMS
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Legal Affairs
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical product safety assessment
  • Marketing
  • Clinical Research
  • Medical Communications
  • Statistics
  • Comparative Effectiveness/HTAs/Health Outcomes
  • Brand Commercial Teams


  • Regulators facing complex benefit-risk (B-R) decisions, as well as regulatory and drug development policy makers
  • Industry scientists involved in the evaluation of the B-R assessment of products in development or marketed products
  • Patient representatives and advocates who wish to have greater representation of their needs and concerns in decision making
  • Those wishing to learn more about the science and application of B-R assessment

Learning Objectives 

Learning Objectives Part 6:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the construction and application of a multi-criteria decision analysis model 
  • Describe how quantitative approaches to Benefit-Risk assessment can inform and enable decision making

Special Offers 

Series Discount Available!
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Contact Information 

Questions on Archived Webinar
Jessica Culp
DIA North America
Phone +1.215.442.6132
Fax +1.215.442.6199

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Day 1 Thursday, May 23, 2013

  • 7:00AM - 11:59PM

    Assessing the Benefits and Risks of Medicines: Webinar Series-Part 6: Multi-criteria Decision Analysis to Assist in the Decision Making Process

    Session Chair(s):

    • Rebecca A. Noel, DrPH, MPH
      Senior Research Scientist, Global Patient Safety
      Eli Lilly and Company, United States


    • Multi-criteria Decision Analysis to Assist in the Decision Making Process
      Lawrence Phillips, PhD
      Emeritus Professor of Decision Sciences, Department of Management
      London School of Economics, United Kingdom
    • IMI PROTECT Work Package 5 Overview
      Diana Hughes, MD
      Vice President, Worldwide Safety
      Pfizer Inc, United States

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