Open webinar: Eliciting Patients’ Preferences for Parkinson’s Devices Using the Threshold Technique

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Online (webinar) Dial in details will be shared with participants two weeks before the event.
  • Lecturer: Brett Hauber, PhD, Senior Economist, Vice President of Health Preference Assessment, RTI Health Solutions & Stephanie Christopher, Program Director, Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Organiser: PREFER
  • Last day of registration: 4/5/2018 at. 12:00 PM.
  • Contact person: Carl Steinbeisser
  • Number of seats: 500 (Of which 107 are booked)
  • Registration is closed for this event
  • Seminarium

Please note: Time given is Central European Time (CET). The webinar on Eliciting Patients’ Preferences for Parkinson’s Devices Using the Threshold Technique is open for anyone also scientists outside of PREFER partners. Registration required.

Using the Two Threshold Technique Formats to Elicit Benefit-Risk Preferences for Parkinson’s Disease Device Attributes

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium, the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the US Food and Drug Administration, RTI Health Solutions, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are collaborating on a study to incorporate patient preferences into the optimal design of clinical trials for devices to treat Parkinson’s disease.

The project is being conducted in three phases:

Phase 1, interviews with patients and with regulators to develop a set of outcomes that are important to patients and also relevant to regulators when reviewing submissions for novel therapeutic devices for Parkinson’s disease;

Phase 2, a preference study using two threshold technique formats to elicit patients’ benefit-risk preferences and time preferences for potential outcomes of Parkinson’s devices identified in Phase 1 of the study; and

Phase 3, a model of the acceptable level of evidence and uncertainty in clinical studies of Parkinson’s devices that incorporates the preferences quantified in Phase 2 of the study.

This webinar will provide an overview of the overall study and an in-depth description Phase 2 of this study, focusing on the two threshold technique formats used to elicit patients’ preferences and three approaches to analyzing the data resulting from the preference elicitation exercises.  The webinar will consist of a presentation of the study material and will include time for questions and answers from participants.

About the speakers:

Brett Hauber:


Stephanie Christopher: