21st Century Cures: Hearings, Roundtables, and Forums

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Hearings, Roundtables, and Forums

Events in Washington, DC | Events Around the Country

Congress is working together on a nonpartisan issue that will have a profound effect on the lives of all Americans. H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, will bring our health care innovation infrastructure into the 21st Century, delivering hope for patients and loved ones and providing necessary resources to researchers to continue their efforts to uncover the next generation of cures and treatments.

That is why, for the first time ever, we in Congress have taken a comprehensive look at what steps we can take to accelerate the pace of cures in America. We have looked at the full arc of this process – from the discovery of clues in basic science, to streamlining the drug and device development process, to unleashing the power of digital medicine and social media at the treatment delivery phase.

We took our time, listening to the experts who know best. We’ve been working with patients, patient advocates, researchers, and innovators in the health care system to learn more about how to close the gaps between advances in scientific knowledge about cures and the regulatory policies created to save more lives.

For over a year now, members have hosted this important conversation in the nation’s capital and taken it back home to districts all across the country. Following is a comprehensive listing of the public events convened by the committee and its members to bring experts together for a meaningful discussion about how to achieve the goals of the 21st Century Cures initiative. Whether they were formal congressional committee hearings, freewheeling roundtable discussions, or forums to showcase the views of the best and the brightest, these events were essential in the development of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Events in Washington, DC

Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cures (April 30, 2015)

21st Century Cures: Examining Ways to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Foster New Drug Development (September 19, 2014)

21st Century Cures Roundtable (September 10, 2014)

21st Century Cures: Examining the Regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests (September 9, 2014)

21st Century Cures Roundtable on Personalized Medicine (July 23, 2014)

21st Century Cures: Examining Barriers to Ongoing Evidence Development and Communication (July 22, 2014)

21st Century Technology for 21st Century Cures (July 17, 2014)

21st Century Cures: Incorporating the Patient Perspective (July 11, 2014) 

21st Century Cures: Modernizing Clinical Trials (July 9, 2014)

21st Century Cures Roundtable: Digital Health Care (June 24, 2014)

21st Century Cures: Examining the Role of Incentives in Advancing Treatments and Cures for Patients (June 11, 2014)

21st Century Cures: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Drug Innovation (May 20, 2014)

21st Century Cures Roundtable (May 6, 2014)

Events Around the Country

Roundtable Discussion in Spokane, WA (March 30, 2015)

Partnering for Cures event in New York, NY (November 16-17, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Houston, TX (October 30, 2014) 

Roundtable Discussion in Mt. Lebanon, PA (October 23, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Blacksburg, VA (October 22, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Research Triange Park, NC (October 8, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Kalamazoo, MI (October 7, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Springfield, IL (September 5, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Denver, CO (September 3, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Lancaster, PA (August 29, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Columbus, OH (August 27, 2014)

Manhattan Institute Discussion in Boston, MA (August 25, 2014)

Roundtable Discussions in Lutz, FL (August 19 and 22, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Indianapolis, IN (August 7, 2014)

Roundtable Discussion in Summit, NJ (August 4, 2014)

All of these hearings, roundtables, and forums contributed to unanimous passage of the legislation in the Health Subcommittee (May 14, 2015) and the full Energy and Commerce Committee (May 19, 2015).


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