‘All In’ Movement (AIM) 2021:

The entire community joining together to end Castleman disease by contributing our ideas

What questions would be most impactful to patients if they were answered through research? What studies can help to answer these questions? 

The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) has made great strides in increasing understanding of the unknowns of Castleman disease. However, there is still so much progress to be made. The CDCN’s “All in Movement” 2021 (AIM 2021) will allow us to crowdsource and prioritize questions from the CD community to guide the next generation of studies on CD in an international research agenda. 

We hope to have 50 or more questions or research ideas about Castleman disease generated by the Castleman disease community, which the community will vote to prioritize. Your ideas will be forwarded to the CDCN Scientific Advisory Board to plan studies that answer the unknowns of Castleman disease. 

 

 

Why are we crowdsourcing questions? 

We need your unique perspective! Crowdsourcing and prioritizing research questions is one of the first steps in the CDCN’s innovative roadmap to accelerate CD research and treatment discovery. All of the ideas from the high-impact studies the CDCN has done so far have come directly from community input.

We have summarized the current status of CD research as a starting point, but you do not need to review this summary to participate in AIM 2021.

To participate: 

  1. Ask: There are a few ways you can submit your ideas for AIM 2021. 
    1. CDCN Connect (preferred): Log in to CDCN Connect and post to the thread/subcategory titled “Submit Your Ideas & Questions Here.” Posting in CDCN Connect will allow you to see and comment on the ideas that have already been posted. If you have not yet signed up for CDCN Connect, you can do so here
    2. Email to CDCN Connect: You can post to CDCN Connect via email by replying to AIM2021. 
    3. Email us directly: You can also send us your idea by emailing info@castlemannetwork.org. We will post your idea to CDCN Connect on your behalf.
  2. Engage (CDCN Connect only): Comment on the questions and ideas that have been posted by other members of the CDCN community. 
  3. Vote (CDCN Connect only): Once we compile your research questions and ideas in a single list, you will be able to log back into CDCN Connect a few weeks later to vote for the ideas that are the highest priority for CD patients. 

If you have questions please contact Mileva Repasky: mileva@castlemannetwork.org

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