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 public health. Thought leaders will come together for candid discussions on efforts to find solutions to pressing health challenges.
The forum is the only event of its kind that convenes the directors of federal agencies and other leaders within the research and innovation ecosystem in a setting where a distinguished audience may hear from, ask questions of and interact with those who are advancing medical discovery and public health. The 2018 National Health Research Forum will include a reserved luncheon where sponsors are seated with agency heads, panelists, and Research!America Board Members. Each panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.
Due to overwhelming response, the National Health Research Forum has reached full capacity. We welcome you to join the waitlist.
Watch the livestream here.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Networking Breakfast (Guest Speaker: Josh Kraushaar, Politics Editor, National Journal)
10:15 am – 2:30 pm Panel discussions, audience Q&A and lunch served
Who is part of this year’s forum?
Confirmed federal agency officials:
Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director, National Institutes of Health
France A. Cordova, PhD, Director, National Science Foundation
Gopal Khanna, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Robert R. Redfield, MD, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Celia M. Witten, PhD, MD, Deputy Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC, President, American Heart Association
Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center
Luiz Miguel Camargo, PhD, Director of Innovation Networks, UCB
Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President of Global Health, BD
Susan Dentzer, President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Innovation
Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, President of Worldwide Research & Development, Pfizer
Paula K. Dumas, CEO and Managing Editor, Migraine Again; Producer, Migraine World Summit; President, World Health Education Foundation
Susan Fitzpatrick, PhD, President, James S. McDonnell Foundation
Tim Hoctor, Vice President, Professional Services Life Science, Elsevier
Husseini Manji, MD, FRCPC, Head, Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, Janssen
Ann Palmer, President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation
Guillermo Prado, PhD, Dean, Graduate School; Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences; Director, Division of Prevention Science and Community Health, Miller School of Medicine; University of Miami
Srini Ramanathan, PhD, Vice President, Development Sciences; Horizon Pharma
Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Adrienne Shapiro, Founder, Axis Advocacy
Gregory C. Simon, JD, President, Biden Cancer Initiative, Biden Foundation
Erin Durkin, Health Care and Congressional Correspondent, National Journal
Jackie Judd, Communications Consultant Specializing in the Nonprofit Sector, Former Journalist
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, MPA, Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis MD Center for Health Policy, Duke University
For more on last year's National Health Research Forum, click here.