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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Research!America’s National Health Research Forum sparks stimulating conversations among top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia about “in the moment” issues that could impact the trajectory of medical and health research and innovation. With such uncertainty regarding the future of our nation’s scientific enterprise, thought-leaders will come together to discuss potential solutions to challenges that could slow the pace of scientific progress. Moderated by high-profile journalists, the Forum is the only event of its kind that convenes the directors of federal agencies and other leaders within the research ecosystem in a setting where a distinguished audience may hear from, ask questions of and interact with those who are advancing medical innovation and public health.

The 2017 National Health Research Forum will start with a reserved seating luncheon where sponsors are seated with agency heads, panelists, and Research!America Board Members. During lunch will be panel discussions, each followed by a Q&A session.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Newseum, Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

11:30 am: Registration
11:45 am - 3:00 pm: Panel Discussions, audience Q&A and lunch served 

PANELISTS have included such notable leaders as Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Health • Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases • Tom Frieden, M.D., MPH, former director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Robert M. Califf, M.D., former commissioner, Food and Drug Administration • William Hait, M.D., Ph.D., global head, Janssen Research & Development • Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., vice chancellor for science policy and strategy; vice dean for research, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco • France Cordova, Ph.D., director, National Science Foundation • Harry Johns, president and CEO, Alzheimer’s Association • Mark McClellan, M.D., director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and former FDA commissioner • Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association • Vincent A. Forlenza, chairman, CEO, and president, BD • Bart Peterson, senior VP corporate affairs and communications, Lilly • Sudip S. Parikh, Ph.D., senior vice president and managing director, DIA Global. 

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