January 21st, 2021 3:30-5:30pm EST
Join us for this patient educational webinar to learn more about the pros and cons of Clinical Trials and better ways to maneuver around Prior Authorizations for health insurance. Both speakers will conduct 45 minute presentations which will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A discussion panel
Guest speaker, Meagan Spychala, DrPH, RAC, will present:
“Clinical Trials 101: What to Know as You Consider Participation”
3:30-4:15 pm EST
Dr. Spychala has over 15 years of clinical development experience, providing scientific and operational oversight of clinical trials and over 10 years partnering with clients and internal teams to develop strategies that support clinical research goals. Dr. Spychala is passionate about working with sponsors and patient advocacy organizations to support the patients and families in clinical research
AAIDA’s Executive Director, Lauren Dunlap, PACS, will present:
“Tricks & Hacks to Navigate the Prior Authorization Process”
4:15-5:00 pm EST
Lauren has been educating patients about the headaches of prior authorizations for almost 10 years after having lived through countless denial and approval processes for her specialty medication and equipment. To continue her patient advocacy efforts on this topic, Lauren obtained a certification as a Prior Authorization Certification Specialist (PACS) in order to help patients better understand the PA process with insurance companies.
Patient Advocate and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network, Tonya Winders, will conduct and lead a 30 minute Q&A session with participants
5:00-5:30 pm EST
Tonya is President & CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network, the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to ending needless death & suffering due to asthma, allergies & related conditions. She also serves as the President of GAAPP, Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform, an umbrella organization representing more than 60 patient organizations across the globe focused on creating a world without atopic or airways diseases.