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Package Insert dupixent_fpi.pdf
Those who accurately convey information in a compelling way can influence the opinions of others. Good presentation skills – just like good writing – requires clarity of thought, attention to detail, and practice. This assignment gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to determine and communicate basis-of-approval information via PowerPoint and a recording of yourself presenting your material. Use Kaltura to record yourself presenting. Make sure you are properly dressed, well lit, recording properties on your laptop works so you sound clear and time yourself so you do not exceed 15 minutes.
Use high-quality information sources in the public domain and/or on the Rutgers library site. Most importantly, find articles, abstracts or posters in the public domain that support the “Clinical Studies” section of the U.S. label. While peer-reviewed articles are most important, the US clinical trials’ registry Links to an external site.might also help you. If you cite Wikipedia in your reference list, your score for this assignment is zero.
Length of Slide Deck: 12-15 slides (attention to visual display, layout, parallel construction; use of tables or figures)
Length of Presentation: 15 minutes
Audience: Present slides and record narration as if your audience are primary care physicians, investigators at a clinical trial site
Format: PowerPoint slide deck with Narration
Slide content should cover sections such as:
Brief Background: Therapeutic area/disease state, product, other issues that frame your presentation approx 1-3 slides after title slide; remember your audience!
Study Schema: Not required but might help cue your audience in to the big picture
Studies/Results: Fair and scientifically balanced report of studies that support the U.S. package insert label (methods, results) Hint: Check for latest label. Optional: check clinical trial registry (eg Links to an external site.) for study information (beyond label-mentioned data that maps to published articles) that might ALSO now be in the public domain as peer-reviewed publications OR abstracts/posters (e.g. OL extensions of pivotal trial[s])
Discussion: Fair and scientifically balanced discussion of limitations especially of publications (flaws if any)/strengths, validity or data interpretation issues, other issues
Wrap-Up: General updates (if any) since approval; where we go from here etc
approx 1-3 slides after title slide; remember your audience!
Reference List: References in AMA style.
PROCESS Overview :
1. Use the literature (e.g. good recent review or update articles) to train yourself on the disease state
2. Print and study U.S. package insert for your drug, especially “Clinical Studies” section
3. Access any/all publications etc. that map to clinical study data in the USPI
4. Read and think about published articles and possibly other info to understand drug development program and trial data
5. Create Slide Deck (reference content throughout, and display reference list in AMA style as last on penultimate slide)
Optimize the visual display of scientific data in your slides: create data-rich slides with accurate information that provide a compelling report and analysis.
Principles of Optimizing the Display of Scientific Information According to Edward Tufte (His 4 books are great; his course is excellent) to an external site.
Upfront, tell the problem, its relevance, its solution (opposite of what magicians do)
Upfront, ask the question: “What is the thinking task that my visual display is supposed to help with?”
Help reader focus on content rather design variation
Show comparisons
Show causality/mechanism/dynamics
Show multi-variant data
Integrate word, number, & image
Document and substantiate everything – legends are great and long footnotes are ok)
Quality, relevance, & integrity of content
Adjacent in space is better than stacked in time
Use small multiples – very easy & credible form of visual display that deflects suspicions that you have cherry-picked the data
Put everything on a universal grid or scale & inform your viewers of scale transformations (i.e., do not try to trick them) –look at scale used (e.g. it is harder to see variation on a steep slope)
Use repetition (opposite of what magicians do); consider repeating pattern “particular” “general” “particular”
The smallest effective difference – minimize “visual noise” & the dreaded rainbow coloration; consider subtlety
Find good models—start looking at articles in terms of visual display tricks that you adapt to your own documents
Check for reproducibility; do the numbers add up?