WASHINGTON – (WIRE BUSINESS) – The Milken Institute Health Futures Summit kicks off tomorrow, attracting more than 1,000 leaders from government, science, education, philanthropy, technology, and the private sector. Over a three-day period, talks will focus on catalysis solutions to current health emergencies highlighted by COVID-19, including differences in care, access, and outcomes.
More than 175 speakers will provide their expertise and insights including: Alex Azar, US Secretary of Health and Human Services; Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc .; Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association; Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health; Jennifer Doudna, Professor at UC Berkeley, Founder of the Institute of Innovative Genomics, and Nobel Laureate; Victor Dzau, President, US National Academy of Medicine, US National Academy of Sciences; Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Helene Gayle, President and CEO of Chicago Community Trust, Co-chair of the National Academies Committee on COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation; Joshua Gordon, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health; Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson; Margaret Hamburg, Former Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration; Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General of California; Jeff Huber, CEO, Home instead of Advanced Care; Roger Krone, Chairman and CEO, Leidos; Laura Niklason, President and CEO, Humacyte, Inc .; Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute of Health Disparities and Minority Health, National Institutes of Health; Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health; a Andrew Witty, President of UnitedHealth Group, CEO of Optum, and Co-Lead of COVID-19 Vaccine Development for the World Health Organization.
“The Future of Health Summit brings together the best and brightest to explore key health challenges, an initiative that has only grown in importance in light of a pandemic that has ravaged the world for nearly a year,” he said Michael Klowden, CEO of the Milken Foundation. “We are pleased to bring together our wide network across health, government, finance, industry, philanthropy and technology to directly address these issues.”
Additional topics will range from: expanding scientific collaboration and funding; tackling the costs of obesity; mitigating the impact of mental illness; and health priorities for the next administration.
Insights into healthcare will also come from Amgen, American Society of Clinical Oncology, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CVS Health, Genentech, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, Patagonia, Philips, Regeneron, Sanofi, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. UNICEF, and Predictive WorldQuant.
In addition, audiences will learn about Congress’ priorities for next term from members including Michael Bennet, United States Senator, Colorado; Bob Casey, US Senator, Pennsylvania; Bill Cassidy, US Senator, Louisiana; Diana DeGette, US Representative, Colorado; Chellie Pingree, US Representative, Maine; Tim Ryan, US Representative, Ohio; Lauren Underwood, US Representative, Illinois; Fred Upton, US Representative, Michigan; Todd Young, United States Senator, Indiana.
New this year, the Milken Foundation will be streaming the virtual Future of Health Summit, widening access to the event. Watch almost 40 sessions and review the agenda at www.futureofhealthsummit.org. The program will also include interactive elements such as mindful moments to help manage stress and virtual trainers led by top instructors.
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