Development and Validation of Clinician-Reported Outcomes Measures (ClinROs)


In the broader family of Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COAs), ClinROs are appropriate for outcomes that cannot be reported by a patient, and are observable but require judgment or interpretation by a trained health professional.

This webinar will focus on the methodology for developing and validating Clinician-Reported Outcomes (ClinROs) for implementation in clinical trials and to support labeling claims. As there are no regulatory guidelines specific to ClinROs, we will share how we apply the Patient Reported Outcome guidance (FDA/SEALD Guidance for Industry 2009) as a framework for ClinRO development and validation.

Key insights:

Using two recent case examples we will illustrate the challenges in developing and validating ClinROs and share lessons learned in the development of a novel ClinRO. Attendees will learn:

  • What is a ClinRO, and when is it appropriate to use one over other types of COAs?
  • What are best practices for developing and validating ClinROs?
  • What are some of the key challenges and potential solutions in ClinRO development and validation?
  • What are some of the key considerations for implementing ClinROs in a clinical study?

Speakers:

Magdi Vanya
Lead Outcomes Researcher, ICON

Magdi oversees the development, selection, and validation of outcomes instruments from concept elicitation through psychometric validation, as well as preparing FDA evidence dossiers. She has expertise in autoimmune disease, hematology, rare diseases, neurology, and renal disease, with specific focus on defining and measuring the concept of fatigue across different therapeutic conditions. Prior to joining the ICON COA team in 2011, Magdi worked on a NIH-funded multi-method project in the field of substance use and violence prevention. She has over 20 years of qualitative research and project management experience. Magdi completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Davis.


Olga Moshkovich
Outcomes Researcher, ICON

Olga has been with ICON’s COA group for three years. In her role, Olga is responsible for managing studies to support the development and validation of COAs. Prior to joining ICON, Olga conducted epidemiological research at an academic center specializing in youth health and development. Olga is experienced in the design and implementation of qualitative research, survey design, and qualitative interviewing and analysis. Her research experience has spanned various disease areas including lupus, lung cancer, hemophilia, sickle cell, substance use, and health care quality improvement. Olga earned her BA degree in biology from Cornell University, and her Master’s in Public Health degree in epidemiology from University of Maryland.


Katy Benjamin
Principal, ICON

Katy has been a Principal at ICON COA since 2012. She is a health services researcher with extensive experience in rare diseases and outcomes research, including the qualitative and quantitative development of patient reported outcomes measures. Currently, she is the Chair of the ISPOR Task Force on PROs for Rare Disease Research in Clinical Trials.  Prior to joining ICON, Katy was the Senior Health Services Researcher at MedAssurant, Inc. She served as a Research Scientist at United BioSource Corporation for three years, and spent eight year as a Social Science Analyst with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. Katy received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds a M.S. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of Michigan.


Target Audience

This program is intended for COA scientists and those with interest in COAs, including senior level decision makers in: 

  • Outsourcing
  • Late Phase Research
  • HEOR
  • Project Management
  • Patient Registries
  • Risk Management
  • Market Access
  • Regulatory Affairs