Kauffman Foundation News (10/22/10): Video Highlights of the Translational Medicine Alliance Forum Now Available

Breakout Sessions Feature Experts from Across Life Sciences, Government, Philanthropy, and Medical Industry

Video footage from the 2010 Translational Medicine Alliance Forum is now available. The Forum convened industry leaders to help facilitate a better understanding of effective models enabling and accelerating the progress of translating scientific research into patient treatment focusing on three key elements:

  • Identify strategies and platforms to improve early stage commercialization of highly innovative technologies
  • Discuss the future of research and regulation for translational medicine
  • Enhance communication between top medical universities, major research foundations, and other stakeholder groups

The Forum was hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Council for American Medical Innovation and Faster Cures. The keynote presenter was journalist and best-selling author David Ewing Duncan, who released the “Personalized Health Manifesto ” in conjunction with the forum. The manifesto is being called “an old-fashioned call to arms and action plan for a new age of health care,” which takes direct aim at the challenges of integrating and implementing personalized health care in the United States.

The Forum also included speakers Aneesh Chopra, United States chief technology officer; Franklyn G. Prendergast, MD, PhD, director, Eli Lilly Company, and director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine; Usama Malik, vice president of Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer Inc.; Lesa Mitchell, vice president, Advancing Innovation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Margaret A. Anderson, executive director, FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions; and Sharon Begley, science editor, Newsweek.

Breakout sessions from this year’s Forum included:

  • Data Access and Transparency Through Pre-Competitive Platforms
  • Future Role of Academic Research in Translational Medicine
  • Reverse Engineering: Patient-Driven Translational Science
  • The Way Forward for Translational Medicine in the U.S.
  • How Rare Disease and Pediatric Medicine Research Are Changing the Landscape
  • Regulatory Science – What’s at Stake
  • Rethinking Everything: If we were starting over, what would we do differently?

Please visit http://sites.kauffman.org/tmaf/ for more information about the conference.