March 19 – The Alliance for Health Reform is “Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion.” Speakers include Karen Davis of the Commonwealth Fund; Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institute; Katherine Baicker of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors; Dallas Salisbury of the Employee Benefit Research Institute; and, as always, Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform.
March 19 – The Drug, Chemical and Associated Technologies (DCAT) group hosts their annual meeting in New York the week of March 20.
March 20 – Research! America is having a forum entitled, “U.S. Investment in Research." Participants are George Atkinson, science and technology adviser to the Secretary of State; Carolyn Clancy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Susan Dentzer of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Julie Gerberding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Freda Lewis-Hall of Bristol-Myers Squibb; Martin Mackay of Pfizer Global Research; Father Thomas Streit of the University of Notre Dame; Christopher Viehbacher of GloxoSmithKline; Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institute of Health (NIH); and David Gergen of U.S. News and World Report.
March 20 – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) are holding their press briefing on “Cancer Policy Priorities in 2007: Patient and Physician Perspectives.” Presenters include Allen Lichter, CEO of ASCO; Ellen Stovall, CEO of NCCS; and Robert Sachs, chairman of NCCS.
March 21 – The Friends of Cancer Research will host a congressional briefing entitled “Drug Safety: Defining Safe.” Featuring Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), the briefing will include expert panelists Dr. Robert Young, President of Fox Chase Cancer Center; Dr. Mark McClellan, Former Administrator of CMS & Former Commissioner of FDA; Dr. Janet Woodcock, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer of FDA; and Dan Perry, Executive Director of The Alliance for Aging. Moderated by Susan Dentzer of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.