This Week #PhRMA13 Convenes a New Conversation on Research, Progress and Hope

This Week #PhRMA13 Convenes a New Conversation on Research, Progress and Hope

04.08.13 | By

In just a few days, health care industry leaders, biomedical professionals and patients from across the country will convene at #PhRMA13 in San Diego to discuss the future of medicine and share ideas as to how we can all make PhRMA's mission of research, progress and hope an ongoing reality. The panels throughout the meeting will focus on this mission. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of California San Diego will provide an academic perspective, while venture capital and biopharmaceutical executives address investments in research, the progress that has been made in treating diseases that affect millions of people and what the biopharmaceutical industry needs to be successful and continue to develop these essential treatments. The keynote speaker this year will focus on the most important element of our mission: hope. Ultimately, our member companies are working to bring patients hope, and Friday morning, Chuck Pagano, the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, will tell his story. Diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia in September, he was forced to leave his position while receiving treatment for the disease, and his fighting spirit inspired his players and his community. A panel on Friday will also emphasize the increasing importance of patient engagement to improving health outcomes and feature the CEOs from some of the most prominent health care advocacy groups in the country, including the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and Easter Seals. You can participate in the meeting by tuning in to PhRMA.org to hear the panels and our keynote speaker live. We also encourage you to be part of the dialogue. Throughout #PhRMA13, we will be featuring exclusive commentary from guest bloggers on the Catalyst, posting never-before-seen interviews on YouTube and Facebook, and engaging with those on Twitter under the hashtag #PhRMA13. In meantime, we welcome your thoughts and ideas as to how we can make this an interactive and informative experience. Share your comments below as we get ready to head to San Diego.

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