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'Best and Brightest Forum on Medical Innovation' Brings Senator Arlen Specter, U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo, and Innovation Leaders Together in Washington, D.C., This Week
Date:6/10/2009

Council for American Medical Innovation and The Aspen Institute Host Forum Focusing On 'Achieving Recovery Through Discovery'

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

    WHAT:  United States leadership in medical innovation is at risk.
           A recent study found that the U.S. currently ranks sixth
           among 40 countries and regions in innovation and
           competitiveness, and it placed last in terms of progress
           made over the last decade.  The Best & Brightest Forum on
           Medical Innovation: Achieving Recovery through Discovery is
           bringing together leading policymakers, academic scholars,
           researchers, patient advocates, biotechnology industry
           representatives and other stakeholders for in-depth
           discussions on topics including:  Why medical innovation is
           a key to economic recovery; why new policies are needed to
           stimulate medical innovation and cure cancer and other
           life-threatening diseases; and why advocating for U.S.
           leadership in medical innovation in today's political
           landscape is so important.

    WHO:   Moderated by:
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           -- Paul Begala, CNN political contributor, and research
              professor at Georgetown University's Public Policy
              Institute
           -- Michelle McMurry, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Health,
              Biomedical Science, and Society Policy Program and the
              Aspen Health Forum at the Aspen Institute

           Featuring:
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           -- The Honorable Arlen Specter, United States Senator
           -- The Honorable Anna Eshoo, United States Representative
           -- Richard A. Gephardt, Former House Majority Leader and
              President of the Council for American Medical Innovation
           -- Billy Tauzin, President and CEO, Ph
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