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Independent Medical Education Grants: Management of Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis
Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) and Myovant Sciences support the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with our joint medical and/or scientific strategies.
Pfizer GMG and Myovant Sciences’ aligned competitive grant program involves a publicly posted general Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the knowledge gaps as outlined in the RFP.
Projects that will be considered for support will focus on improving the care of patients by addressing knowledge gaps in following areas:
Uterine Fibroids • Review of recent clinical management guidelines for management of uterine fibroids, current treatment options (eg, surgery and medical) and highlight gaps in care/management • Review treatment goals, patient preferences and the need for shared decision making • Educate on the role of GnRH antagonists as a treatment for UF and highlight clinical differentiators, including recent LT treatment data
Endometriosis • Role of GnRH antagonists as a treatment for endometriosis highlighting clinical differentiators and long-term treatment results • Systemic, chronic nature of EM and that it’s an estrogen driven disease associated with pain, comorbidities, and economic burden • Progressive nature of EM and that delays in diagnosis have a negative impact on clinical outcomes, including how clinical and non-invasive tools facilitate earlier diagnosis and medical intervention (prior to surgery) • Review the clinical impact of utilizing medical therapy and explore opportunities for concurrent use with surgery, including implications of repeated surgery
Proposals for independent medical education programs may include: • All activity formats including live in-person, live virtual, enduring virtual, print materials, innovative communication channels, apps, social media, digital programs, and resources or tools for clinical practice. • Novel decision-making tools for healthcare professions to use with their patients to support informed patient decision making and drive patient engagement in their care.
Grant Application due date: February 15, 2022
Geographic Scope: United States
• The following may apply: medical, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement in women’s health. • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions/organizations/associations, all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project. • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited.
Individual projects requesting up to $250,000 USD will be considered. The estimated total available budget related to this RFP is $750,000 USD.