Register Now: National Health Research Forum, Thursday, September 6

Register Now: National Health Research Forum, Thursday, September 6

Register now for the 2018 National Health Research Forum. 

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.

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 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

Speakers include: 

Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Robert Redfield, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. France Cordova, Director, National Science Foundation

Dr. Joe Selby, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Dr. Celia Witten, Deputy Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration 

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

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

Dr. Guillermo Prado, 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. Ivor Benjamin, President, American Heart Association and Director, Cardiovascular Center, The Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President of Global Health, BD 

Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center

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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