Leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia will be among the panelists for Research!America’s 2017 National Health Research Forum on Thursday, September 7 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Confirmed panelists include: Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Health; Anne Schuchat, M.D., principal deputy director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Joe Selby, M.D., MPH, director, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute; Gary Reedy, chief executive officer, American Cancer Society, and Research!America board member; Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., global head, science and development, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., executive vice president and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Research!America board member; David Neal, CBE, FMedSci, FRCS, senior vice president of global academic research, Elsevier; and Iris Loew-Friedrich, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer, UCB.
The current political and budgetary climate has raised uncertainty regarding the future of our nation’s scientific enterprise. The Forum will bring together thought-leaders and diverse stakeholders to discuss potential solutions to challenges that could slow the pace of scientific progress. Panelists will have an opportunity to discuss topics such as gauging our progress toward actually ending disease, exploring what it will take to overcome the opioid crisis and other urgent community health threats, and untapped opportunities for faster medical 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.
Lead sponsor for the 2017 Forum is Pfizer Inc. Panel sponsors include, Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Elsevier, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, PCORI, and UCB.
To register, visit http://bit.ly/2sQRV3Z.