Research!America invites alliance members to join the Board of Directors and distinguished guests for the 28th Annual Meeting of Members on March 15, 12 – 2pm ET at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. The annual meeting will include election of directors, reports from leadership and other member responsibilities.
Guest speaker The Honorable David McKinley (R-WV-01) will share his perspective as a champion for public and private-sector driven progress in medical and health research. McKinley has served as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which shaped the U.S. House 21st Century Cures legislation, and has played a lead role in bipartisan initiatives to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health.
The program will feature remarks from award-winning actress and Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson Kathy Bates. Ms. Bates will be honored later in the day with the Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion during the 2017 Advocacy Awards Dinner for raising the visibility of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases and advocating tirelessly on behalf of the patient community.
The annual meeting will also include a panel discussion on the progress and opportunities with lupus research featuring experts in lupus research and clinical care. Panelists will include: Christopher Collins, M.D., rheumatologist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Allie Gutshall, patient advocate and volunteer, Lupus Foundation of America; and Sue Dillon, Ph.D., global therapeutic area head, Janssen Immunology, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The panel discussion will be moderated by Virgil Dickson, Washington bureau chief, Modern Healthcare. The Lupus Foundation of America will be honored with the Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award during the Advocacy Awards Dinner.
There is no registration fee for members, however advance registration is necessary. For more information and to register, click here.