Congressional Staff Briefing: “Public-Private Partnerships: Advancing Treatments and Cures”

Join CHI for a Multi-State Life Sciences Congressional Briefing examining the role of Public-Private Partnerships in advancing biomedical treatments and cures.

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Public-Private Partnerships: Advancing Treatments and Cures

May 20, 2014


10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                         2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

2218 Rayburn                                            Russell 188

Hosted by:                                                   Hosted by:

Hon. Susan Davis (D-CA)                 Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)
&                                                                          &
Hon. Fred Upton (R-MI)                   Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Please join us for a discussion about how the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private industry and academia partner on developing new diagnostic tools, medicines and medical devices to advance global human health.  NIH’s investments in basic research together with that of industry have made today’s medical discoveries and scientific innovations possible.  Come learn about the key players that make the U.S. a global leader in biomedical research and how you can support the development of tomorrow’s breakthrough medicines and cures.

This multi-state briefing will include experts from the following life sciences communities:

Partnering for Cures
Michael Weingarten, Director, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

From Academic to Clinical:  Serving Patients
Dr. John Burnett, Marriott Family Cardiovascular Research, Professor, Mayo Clinic

Industry’s Role:  The Case of Flow Cytometry
Kevin Judge, MD, Vice President Medical Affairs, BD Biosciences and BD Global Health

Benefiting Patients
Wendy K. D. Selig, President and Chief Executive Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance
Cecilia Arradaza, Managing Director of Communications and Policy, FasterCures

Speakers will be available for individual Q&A after the program concludes

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Steve at or (732) 729-9619.

For more information, contact Jenny Carey, CHI’s Director of Federal Government Relations & Alliance Development  at or 202-974-6323.

This event is held in strict accordance with House and Senate Ethics rules.  Food and refreshments of a nominal value will be provided as allowed by House Rule 25, clause 5(a)(3)(U) and Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1).