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Maryland Business, Academic and Biopharma Groups Underscore Commitment to Medical Innovation, Finding Cures and Supporting the Economy
Date:3/18/2009

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by We Work for Health of Maryland:

WHAT: We Work for Health of Maryland is a coalition of leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor and business that will discuss the impact of the bioscience community on Maryland and highlight factors important to the survival and growth of medical innovation in Maryland.

President Obama has called for a new effort to cure cancer and fight other major illnesses in our lifetime. Addressing this call to action, We Work for Health will highlight through research, roundtable discussions and other forums the importance of regional medical innovation to the state's economy and the fight to cure cancer and other illnesses. Participants in We Work for Health will discuss the specific challenges facing American medical innovators today, including policies to promote innovations that will improve the health of Americans and the economy.

WHO: Chair:

  • The Honorable John Hurson, Vice President for Government Affairs - Personal Care Products Council

Advisory Board members:

  • The Honorable Donald Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee
  • Miguel McInnis, President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers
  • The Honorable Irma Raker, Former Associate Justice, Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Tom Sadowski, CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • Howard Schiff, Executive Director, Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Kathleen Snyder, President & CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Partial list of partner organizations:

Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter

Baltimore Medical System

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Greater Baltimore Committee

Greater Baltimore Tech Council

Greater Washington Board of Trade

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Hospital Association

Maryland Optometrists Association

Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Tech Council of Maryland

University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

WHEN: March 19, 2009

9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Calvert House, State Circle, Annapolis, MD

The United States -- and Maryland, in particular -- has been a worldwide leader in medical innovation and scientific discovery. Medical innovation is a critical element of our state's and nation's economy. Maryland medical innovators create thousands of high-paying jobs, and their discoveries are integral in the fight to cure cancer and other illnesses. We Work for Health believes that Maryland could innovate its way out of the economic crisis by adopting public policies that advance medical innovation and progress.

       Contact:  Dan Ronayne,
       (202) 870-4902
       Josh White,
       (410) 269-5066


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