Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FasterCures joins healthcare advocates in convening "flash mob" meeting

The impetus to pass comprehensive health reform legislation continues to grow as an energetic Congress and new leadership in our federal health agencies provide unprecedented support for expanding access to quality healthcare. The road ahead is both exciting and full of the unknown. Congress is promising passage of healthcare reform this summer. Now is the time for us to come together in urgency and openness to articulate our shared principles that focus reform on what truly matters: improved health for individuals, families, and communities. Fixing America’s broken healthcare system is a crucial step toward fixing America's broken healthcure system. Only if we translate promising scientific research into new treatments will we have any hope of reducing healthcare costs, productivity losses, and human suffering.

What: The Future of Advocacy and Improved Health During Healthcare Reform
When: Wednesday, June 17, noon to 4 p.m. EDT
Where: Biotechnology Industry Organization 1201 Maryland Ave SW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20024

This meeting is convened by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Coalition for 21st Century Medicine, Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage, FasterCures, Inspire, Research!America and Genetic Alliance. We welcome other umbrella/networks to co-convene this meeting with us.

Please RSVP to Julie Baumberger at BIO, outbind://25-000000006B968182C502C54C9BA36E0AE48FFDEB070058DAEF7DB9ED77439F719E1ECD4423210000027B8F21000058DAEF7DB9ED77439F719E1ECD442321000003A766740000/jbaumberger@bio.org, by June 15. Questions? Please contact Andria Cornell, Genetic Alliance's Advocacy and Health Policy Coordinator, at acornell@geneticalliance.org, (202) 966-5557 x207.

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