Pitts: “There is no more important initiative that touches more lives than 21st Century Cures.”
The Energy and Commerce Committee’s 21st Century Cures initiative will take center stage Friday, August 29, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) will host a roundtable. Pitts has assembled an all-star lineup of health care professionals and innovators to contribute to the cures effort including Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Vice Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) will also participate.
“On Friday, the top health leaders in Pennsylvania and the nation’s capital will come together in Lancaster for an important dialogue on how we can accelerate the pace of cures,” said Pitts. “This is a top priority for the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Health Subcommittee is the tip of the spear in this effort. Our work and conversations continue to boost treatments and cures, spur research and development, and keep the globe’s top innovators and job creators here in the United States. There is no more important initiative that touches more lives than 21st Century Cures.”
Friday’s event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center. More details are available online here. C-SPAN is scheduled to record the event and broadcast at a later date to be determined.
Participants and attendees will include:
Dr. Francis S. Collins
National Institutes of Health
Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Louis A. Marotti, Jr.
Chief of Neurosurgery
Lancaster Regional Medical Center
Brain Orthopedic Spine Specialists, P.C.
The Honorable James C. Greenwood
President and CEO
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Dr. Norman W. Barton
Global Clinical Development Team Leader
Dr. Lon Cardon
Senior Vice President
Alternative Discovery and Development
Dr. William A. Hanlon
Vice President, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs
Mr. Clint Matthews
President and CEO
Reading Health System
Dr. Chi Van Dang
Director, Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Caroll H. Neubauer
Chairman and CEO
B. Braun Medical, Inc.
Dr. Joseph W. St. Geme, III
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Parent of Hydrocephalus Child
Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc.