It was an honor and great opportunity to join the annual conference of Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) as ‘𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫’ along with my fellow esteemed panelists including Mr. Anirban Roy Chowdhury (VP, Bharat Serums and Vaccines), Dr. Kamala (President, Health Collaborations LLC) , Ms. Alpana (Founder, CureSMA Foundation of India), Ms. Ranjeet Kaur (President, Breast Cancer Welfare Association), Dr Seema Pai (Director, Pfizer Operations) and Dr Viraj Suvarna (VP, Biocon).
A conference attended by approx 5000 clinical researchers, hence a great opportunity to make them understand about 1) Patients’ perspective on Clinical Research and Clinical Trials; 2) From a side of protocols, subjects, studies to the side of Patients, Caregivers, Loved ones, fighting with life threatening diseases; 3) How patient advocates can help better outcome in clinical research and 4) a inspiring video and message from Kusum on how clinical trials access to research is answer to India’s healthcare problem.
It was heartwarming to hear the stories & work of fellow panelists in this exceptional insightful discussion. Leaders of pharma Industry/ ISCR promised to work on the points raised by us for better access to research & clinical trials for Indian patients and for betterment of patient care & experience during clinical trials. I will keep following up on these raised actions, until they implemented, as my Kusum used to say, Losing is Not An Option