Massachusetts Medical Society: 15th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

15th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum

The Prescription Drug Predicament: Improving Access and Fostering Innovation  
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


1:00 PM Opening Remarks

Alain Chaoui, MD, FAAFP
President, Massachusetts Medical Society

John Burress, MD, MPH
Chair, Committee on Public Health
Massachusetts Medical Society

Featured Guest- Introduction of Keynote
Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Keynote Presentation 
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH 
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Moderator’s Overview
Harold Cox, MSSW 
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
Boston University School of Public Health

Treatment Costs: Implications for Patients and Doctors
Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS 
Attending Physician and Assistant Professor
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine

2:40 PM Networking Break

The Drug Development Process
Kenneth Kaitin, PhD 
Professor of Medicine and Director
Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Preserving Innovation and Access to Pharmaceuticals : A Panel Discussion

Ed Silverman 
Pharmalot Columnist


William Smith, PhD 
Visiting Fellow in the Life Sciences
The Pioneer Institute

Michael Sherman, MD 
Chief Medical Officer
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Sharon Glave Frazee, PhD, MPH 
Vice President of Research and Education
Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute

Brian Rosman, JD
Director of Policy and Government Relations
Health Care for All                                                 

5:00 PM Adjournment


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