December 08, 2008

HHS Deputy Secretary to Keynote at Health Care Meeting Sponsored by Faegre & Benson

Tevi D. Troy, Ph.D., the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker at the December meeting of the Midwest Personalized Health Framework Working Group. Mr. Troy will speak about "Healthcare Innovation in the 21st Century: HHS's Dynamic Role in the Development of Biomedical and Device Development Process."

In addition, the meeting will feature presentations by other senior health officials about government efforts to support the development of innovative medical technologies. Among the topics:

  • the role of basic and clinical research conducted and supported by the NIH in the development of new products
  • FDA's efforts to use state-of-the art science in support of medical product development, as well as to promote consistency and efficiency in medical product review
  • CMS's perspective on the challenges innovators face in current reimbursement and coverage processes and how innovators can better navigate the system
  • the role of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in promoting quality research and tools and how these benefit innovators

Faegre & Benson is a founding sponsor of the Midwest Personalized Health Framework, a LifeScience Alley initiative. This initiative seeks to connect key players in the region, discuss industry trends, explore case studies in the field of personalized medicine, consider funding and partnering opportunities, and identify ways to develop needed products in personalized medicine for the benefit of current and new organizations working in this field.

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