2018 National Health Research Forum

Washington, DC
Newseum, Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

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.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Networking Breakfast
10:15 am – 2:30 pm Panel discussions, audience Q&A and lunch served

Confirmed federal agency officials:

Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, 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

Panelists include:

Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC, President, American Heart Association

Alfie Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center

Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President of Global Health, BD

Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, President of Worldwide Research & Development, Pfizer

Susan Fitzpatrick, PhD, President, James S. McDonnell Foundation

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

Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

For more on last year's National Health Research Forum, click here

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP of Communications

Anna Briseño
Director of Communications 

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