2012 National Health Research Forum

Pavilion Room, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
March 14, 2012

Registration now closed. Please email mhernandez@researchamerica.org to be put on the wait list.


March 14, 2012
Noon - 3pm

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Our National Health Research Forum engages leaders in government, industry, academia, patient advocacy organizations and the media in a dialogue concerning key medical, health and scientific research issues. It is the only event of its kind that allows discussion among and interaction by the audience with the people who are at the forefront of our nation's health research.

Moderated each year by a high-profile journalist, Research!America's National Health Research Forum will start with a luncheon where sponsors are seated with panelists and Research!America leadership. After lunch will be two panel discussions, each followed by a Q&A session.

This year's panelists include:

  • Moderator: Richard Besser, MD, chief health and medical editor, ABC News
  • Moderator: David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief, The New York Times
  • Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director, National Institutes of Health
  • Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
  • Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Subra Suresh, MS, ScD, director, National Science Foundation
  • Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, American Heart Association
  • John Castellani, president and chief executive officer, PhRMA
  • The Honorable Mike Castle, U.S. Representative, 1993-2011
  • Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, president and scientific director, Children's Memorial Research Center
  • Sheri S. McCoy, MSc, vice chairman, Johnson & Johnson
  • Larry Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the school of medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Jack Watters, MD, vice president of external medical affairs, Pfizer Inc

We thank our sponsor:

Pfizer Inc  

We thank our media sponsor:

The Hill  

The discussions will focus on what it will take to maintain our nation's leadership in research and innovation, touching on such topics as:

  • The significance of health and medical research to our nation's economy and its global competitiveness
  • The complementary roles of the public and private sector in advancing health research and development
  • Threats to our nation's primacy in the global R&D arena and steps that can be taken to address these threats

Join us as we convene this distinguished group of panelists to share their insights on topics of concern to us all.

Registration now closed. Please email mhernandez@researchamerica.org to be put on the wait list.


Admission is complimentary for Research!America members and $25 for general admission.

Event: 2012 National Health Research Forum: World Class to Second Class? Confronting the Risks to U.S. Science and Innovation
Date: March 14, 2012
Time: Noon - 3pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Sponsorships are available, and space is limited. To learn more about the National Health Research Forum, click here.

Contact Information
Caroline Kuo