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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation: 2018 Annual Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26108.
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In 2018, the National Academies’ Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation (the Forum) completed a three-part workshop series that explored a forward-looking agenda for generating and incorporating real-world evidence into medical product development and evaluation. The Forum also hosted the workshop, Advancing the Science of Patient Input in Medical Product R&D: Towards a Research Agenda, which examined the barriers and opportunities for converting traditionally anecdotal patient input into rigorous, credible evidence to inform medical product decision making in a way that is meaningful for patients. To explore opportunities for a modern, patient-centric clinical trials enterprise in light of digital health tools, the Forum hosted the workshop, Virtual Clinical Trials: Challenges and Opportunities.

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