FORWARD partners with patient participants, who make a difference in rheumatic disease research by donating their time to completing a twice-yearly questionnaire about their rheumatic disease symptoms, treatment, and experience.
FORWARD partners with health care providers from medical practices and academic centers to ensure that the patient voice is heard within research, a vital aspect necessary to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of rheumatic diseases.
FORWARD partners with academic and pharmaceutical researchers to improve our understanding of rheumatic diseases through data analysis, safety study management, and other research support and assistance.
“We take a long look at the outcomes of these illnesses. This allows us to conduct observational studies that tell us, for example, how well a drug works under real-life circumstances, unlike clinical trials, which tell you only how well a drug can work under idealized circumstances.”