Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (BOS) Externally-led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting Recorded: June 22, 2022

The June 22 EL-PFDD meeting is a historic, pivotal event for The Lung Transplant Foundation and more importantly, for lung transplant survivors. It will help us educate the FDA about the challenges of living with BOS so more effective treatments can be developed.

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What are EL-PFDD meetings?

Externally led patient-focused drug development (EL-PFDD) meetings bring together patients and care partners, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representatives, pharmaceutical companies, and doctors who are experts in the particular disease. For the meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET our goal was to hear from patients and caregivers about what it’s like to live with BOS, so the FDA and pharmaceutical companies can understand the patient experience. This information can help the FDA make more informed decisions as they approve potential medicines and treatments for BOS. It will also allow pharmaceutical companies to design meaningful clinical trials for BOS patients.

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About BOS

The first human lung transplantation was performed on June 11, 1963. It was considered then (and now) to be something of a miracle procedure. A lung transplant can bring back easier breathing, provide years of life, and replace healthy lung function for people with severe lung disease. The unfortunate complication is a disease called Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome or BOS (pronounced BOSS). The disease can attack the healthy new lung and make the body reject it. A full 50% of lung transplant recipients may develop BOS. If the condition develops, it can make an already difficult transplant journey that much harder. The poor outcomes regarding BOS are due to poor diagnostic criteria, poorly understood disease pathogenesis and very few studies of therapeutic or supportive care interventions. Help us change these statistics by registering for our virtual meeting and sharing your perspective.

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Meeting Facilitators

Lung Transplant FoundationExecutive Director

Amy Skiba

Lung Transplant Foundation
Executive Director
Lung Transplant FoundationBoard Member

Jonathan Reiss

Lung Transplant Foundation
Board Member
Lung Transplant FoundationBoard Member

Tim Berger

Lung Transplant Foundation
Board Member

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