MDIC Patient Engagement Forum Lessons Learned

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Virtual Patient Engagement Forum held on November 18, 2020, engaged approximately 100 participants, including patients, patient advocates, medical device leaders, regulators, healthcare providers, payers, and experts in communication and shared decision-making. Participants joined in a day-long, interactive meeting focused on communicating benefit-risk and uncertainty for medical devices. Content for the Forum included presentations, panel discussions, and interactive activities inspired by the best practices and examples contained within the recently released MDIC Best Practices for Communicating Benefit, Risk, and Uncertainty Report.

Overall, this event offered the medical device community a platform from which to evaluate current communications efforts, identify gaps, and prioritize additional needs for advancing progress on this topic. Key lessons learned and themes emerging from the Forum provide the foundation for this report.