Achieving progress against diseases like asthma which affects more than 25 million Americans is a multi-faceted, public and private sector-funded process, spanning basic science, clinical research, health services research and other critical research disciplines. A panel discussion titled “From Discovery to Delivery: The Role of Research in Addressing Asthma” will explore the importance of, and crucial interactions between, multiple research disciplines as scientists seek to prevent, treat and ultimately cure, severe asthma. The briefing will be held Tuesday, May 15, 1 – 2 p.m. ET in the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Featured panelists include: Dr. Peter Gergen, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease; Dr. Rohit Katial, GlaxoSmithKline; Cara Kraft, RRT/RCP, AE-C, Allergy and Asthma Network; Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and Dr. Judith Woodfolk, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Eleanor Perfetto, National Health Council, will moderate the discussion.
After the briefing, the “Walk in My Shoes Challenge” Asthma Interactive Experience will enable participants to gain an understanding of what it is like to experience an asthma attack. For more information and to RSVP, click here.