Virtual Advisory Committees: Who Will Be First In Line To Test On-Line Meetings?
US FDA says it is preparing to hold ‘virtual’ advisory committee meetings amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Does anyone want to go first?
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Agency has created a centralized team to help review divisions with virtual advisory committee preparations and is trying to notify sponsors earlier in the review process about the need for a panel; sponsors cite importance of having a back channel of communications so team members can communicate with each other while an AdComm is underway.
ODAC's 17-18 June discussion of pediatric development plans for four investigational oncology agents will serve as a trial run of the technology platform and logistics for any future application-specific virtual advisory committee meeting, but without the stress associated with a pending application and a user fee deadline.