Patient Outcomes, Survivorship, and Engagement Committee (POSEC)
The AMC Patient Outcomes, Survivorship, and Engagement Committee (POSEC), is the expansion of the previous Outreach, Education, Recruitment, and Retention Committee (OERC). It serves as a multidisciplinary team including cancer specialist and community representatives, was established in 2005 to make recommendations to improve enrollment and to enhance the diversity of volunteers in AMC trials. The committee works to increase the visibility of the AMC, by promoting community awareness and health care provider education in all aspects of HIV-associated malignancies and by advocating for the recruitment of volunteers into AMC sponsored clinical trials. The AMC community representatives provide their input into all activities and initiatives based on their close contact with and knowledge of the HIV/AIDS community.
We are committed to increase the awareness and visibility of all AMC protocols. We assist, coordinate, and lead efforts that include seeking new volunteers for trials, and educating the community regarding cancer treatment options. We work to ensure safety, quality, and accessibility in all AMC protocols for people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly underserved minority groups.
The current mission of POSEC are to:
Ensuring that AMC scientific priorities reflect the medical needs, symptomatic experience, and health related quality of life of all People Living With HIV (PLWH) with survivors of cancer or precancer.
Promoting the inclusion of PLWH who have cancer in clinical trials.
Advocating for innovative, efficient, and timely clinical trials.
Protecting the interest of research participants and ensuring that protocols are understandable to all potential participants and their caregivers.
Facilitating transfer of international community concerns to AMC members.