Research!America is hosting a congressional briefing, Innovation Intersection, Monday, June 12 in the Capitol Visitors Center, noon to 1 p.m., and another briefing, The Value of Research and Prevention in Addressing the Societal Burden of Migraine, Thursday, June 15 in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043, noon to 1 p.m. Experts from across the research and public health continuum will participate in the panel discussions, focusing on the development phase of the discovery, development and delivery pipeline, clinical research and potential solutions to the burden of migraines on society.
Speakers for the Innovation briefing include John Hubbard, Ph.D., FCP, chairman, Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO), president and CEO, Bioclinica; Victor J. Dzau, M.D., president, National Academy of Medicine and Research!America board member; Patty Fritz, M.S., vice president of U.S. corporate affairs, UCB Inc; and Sudip S. Parikh, Ph.D., senior vice president and managing director, DIA and Research!America board member. The discussion will be moderated by Eleanor M. Perfetto, Ph.D., M.S., senior vice president of strategic initiatives, National Health Council.
The Migraine briefing will feature Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); Mary Franklin, executive director, National Headache Foundation; Brian Gifford, Ph.D., director, research and measurement, Integrated Benefits Institute; Jaime Sanders, The Migraine Diva, migraine patient advocate; and Amaal J. Starling, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, Mayo Clinic.. For more information and to RSVP, click here.