Patient registries collect information about individuals who are affected by a particular condition. The data collected may be used for a range of purposes, from research into specific features of the disease to clinical trial feasibility planning and recruitment. In many cases, patients self-register and provide their own data in a safe and secure manner, meaning they can be contacted with information relevant to their condition and notified when they may be eligible for research studies and clinical trials.
Read a recent publication about neuromuscular patient registries here.
Hanns is a key opinion leader in rare disease registry activities internationally and has published extensively on research data gained from patient registries. From 2007-2012 he co-led the development of patient registries for TREAT-NMD, the international neuromuscular network. He continues to be involved in international registries for several neuromuscular conditions and recruits patients into the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry (CNDR).