National Health Research Forum, Thursday, September 6

Due to overwhelming response, the National Health Research Forum has reached full capacity. We welcome you to join the waitlist.

The program will also be livestreamed by National Journal, and details will be provided closer to the date of the event.

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, 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

Speakers include:

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

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

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

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

Dr. Srini Ramanathan, Vice President, Development Sciences; Horizon Pharma

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

Adrienne Shapiro, Founder, Axis Advocacy

Moderators include: 

Erin Durkin, health care and congressional correspondent, National Journal

Jackie Judd, communications consultant specializing in the nonprofit sector and former journalist

Dr. Mark McClellan, Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis MD Center for Health Policy, Duke University 

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more on last year's National Health Research Forum: read a recap of the event, watch videos from each panel, read the transcript, view the photo gallery and the photoslick, and read the WebMD live recap.


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