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Weill Cornell and Cornell's Johnson School present first annual business and medicine symposium

WHAT: A new yearly intercampus symposium exploring how business and medicine can collaborate to solve today's health care challenges. Panel members will discuss and answer questions regarding the state of collaboration between industry, academia and government in addressing global public health needs, and how evolving reimbursement practices are changing what it means to practice medicine.

Thursday, April 30, 2009
3:00 6:45 p.m.

Weill Cornell Medical College
Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue at 69th Street

Simulcast live to Sage Hall B09
Johnson School, Cornell University


Panel 1 (3:00 4:45 p.m.)
Exploring the State of Collaboration Between Industry, Academia and Government to Address Global Public Health Needs

  • Dr. Christopher Earl, President & CEO, BIO Ventures for Global Health
  • Dr. Bennett Shapiro, Chairman, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, North America; and Senior Partner, PureTech Ventures
  • Dr. Suzanne Hill, Secretary, Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Polices, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Marcus Reidenberg (Moderator), Chief of Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Panel 2 (5:00 6:45 p.m.)
Evolving Reimbursement Practices and What It Means to Be a Doctor

  • Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Dr. Michael Wolk, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Dr. Aran Ron, Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Group Health Inc.
  • Dr. Lawrence Casalino (Moderator), Chief, Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, Weill Cornell Medical College


Contact: Lezlie Greenberg
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

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