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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPatient Engagement Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 10/22/20-10/22/20

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On October 22, 2020, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the topic “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Medical Devices.” Specifically, we will discuss the composition of the datasets on which the software “learns”, components of the device information shared with patients, and factors that impact patient trust in the technology. Large clinical datasets are used to train and improve AI/ML algorithms, allowing transformational improvements in the diagnosis, clinical decision making, and treatment of patients. Devices using AI/ML technology will transform healthcare delivery by increasing efficiency of key processes in the treatment of patients. Health products powered by AI/ML are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots to algorithms for detecting cancer in mammography and interpretations of chest X rays. Despite the rapid advancement and integration, AI/ML systems may have algorithmic biases, limited generalizability, and lack transparency in their assumptions based on potential limitations of training datasets. The recommendations provided by the committee will address the importance of including various demographic groups in AI/ML algorithm development. The recommendations will also address the impact of the user interface and transparency including what information and how the information about the devices could be communicated to foster patient trust in the AI/ML devices.

 

       
Location: Please note that due to the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting participants will be joining this advisory committee meeting via an online teleconferencing platform. Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM    
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOncologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/9/21-2/9/21

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The committee will discuss supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) 125514/s-089, for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), submitted by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. The proposed indication (use) for this product is for the treatment of patients with high-risk, early-stage triple-negative breast cancer, in combination with chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment, then as a single agent as adjuvant treatment after surgery. The meeting presentations will be heard, viewed, captioned, and recorded through an online teleconferencing platform.

 

       
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Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM    
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