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Council for American Medical Innovation Brings U.S. Leaders in Medicine, Biotechnology and Discovery Together in Chicago for 'Best and Brightest Forum on Medical Innovation'

CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Council for American Medical Innovation:

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WHAT: A forum for discussion on the importance of medical science and discovery in the United States, and how upcoming policy changes are critical to maintaining America's leadership in medical innovation. Academic scholars, researchers, patient advocates, biotechnology industry representatives, biopharmaceutical company CEOs and other stakeholders will discuss the specific challenges facing American medical innovators today, and public policies that can be adopted to promote innovation, and along with it the health of Americans and the economy.

WHO: Moderated by: Richard Gephardt*, Former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives


  • David Brennan*, CEO of AstraZeneca
  • Chris Coburn, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations
  • Bart Kamen, Ph.D., M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Alicia Loffler, Ph.D., Director of the Kellogg Center for Biotechnology Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • David Miller, President and CEO of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBio)

*Richard Gephardt, David Brennan and other panelists (TBD) will be available for media interviews between 12:15 pm and 1:00 pm. Please contact Laura Lowery, 206-799-5604 or Laura Hunter, 312-282-1945 to secure an interview.

WHERE: The Fairmont Hotel, 200 North Columbus Drive, Regent Room, Chicago, IL

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

1 - 3 pm


About the Council for American Medical Innovation

The United States faces serious challenges to maintaining its leadership position in innovation. The Council for American Medical Innovation is bringing together leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor, and business, who are working in partnership toward a national policy agenda aimed at preserving U.S. leadership in medical innovation. American medical innovators create millions of high-paying jobs, and their discoveries are integral in the fight to cure cancer and other illnesses. The Council for American Medical Innovation views leadership in medical innovation as a key part of America's economic recovery, future prosperity and health.

For more information on the Council for American Medical Innovation, visit

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