Donna Cryer joins Jörn Schattenberg, Louise Campbell and Roger Green for an impactful episode which weighs the complexities of competing needs across all Fatty Liver stakeholders. The session expands discourse on the recently discussed ICER draft report to consider the developing nomenclature consensus and other impending decisions. Critically, the group grapples with challenges associated with honoring the precedence of patient-centricity.
This final conversation begins with Roger’s note that while patient stories are driven with emotion and impact, the actual patient journey through diagnosis to treatment can unfortunately be a mechanistic and confusing process. With this in mind, Roger asks how do we bring a more holistic sense of what it means to be a patient or patient advocate to all of these issues discussed as they continue to amplify in a bigger, broader way. Donna’s moving response and the various final thoughts from other panelists encapsulates the need for patients to be respected for the professional skills they possess which can contribute real impact on how the field moves forward in a stronger, more multi-disciplinary fashion. Listen to the full segment to hear the moving statements.
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