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  • US looking at reducing the healthcare costs through investment in medical innovation

    Published on January 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Council for American Medical Innovation’s (CAMI) has organised for a half day innovation symposium, Medical Innovation at a Crossroads: Choosing the Path Ahead. This event will examine how the U.S. can best foster investment in medical innovation so as to reduce the health care costs all while finding treatments and cures for the most devastating of diseases.

    Speakers at the meeting, who will present and help guide discussion, are U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science & Technology Policy and CNN’s Dr. Fareed Zakaria,, Editor at Large of TIME, Washington Post columnist and New York Times bestselling author. Panel discussions on federal and state policy directions will include global business leaders, policymakers, economic strategists, academic scholars, and experts, all contributing to this urgent dialogue on how the U.S. can navigate current challenges and stay the course as a worldwide leader in medical innovation leading to reduced healthcare costs. An initiative by CAMI, this event will look at the most effective federal policy strategies supporting medical innovation so as a cornerstone for job creation, economic recovery and health security to all Americans.

    Agenda for the event:

    8:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast

    8:30 AM: Opening Keynote Address – Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science & Technology Policy

    9:00 AM: Panel Discussion

    What Specific Federal Policies are needed to Keep the US Globally Competitive in Medical Innovation?

    Moderator: Katty Kay, Washington Correspondent, BBC World News America and Co-author, Womenomics

    Panelists:
    Dick Gephardt, Former House Majority Leader, Co-Chair of CAMI

    Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

    John Castellani, President and CEO, PhRMA

    Chris Coburn,Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations

    Q&A to Follow

    10:00 AM: Panel Discussion

    Investment or Expense? Encouraging Investment in American Medical Innovation during a Time of Fiscal Restraint

    Moderator: Paul Begala, Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

    Panelists:

    Governor Mike Leavitt, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Co-Chair of CAMI

    Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-Founder of Public Opinion Strategies

    Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

    George Vradenburg, Founder, USAgainstAlzheimer’s

    Q&A to Follow

    11:15 AM: Keynote Address

    Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International

    Q&A to Follow

    12:30 PM: Symposium Concludes