NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation today announced the formal program of presenters and panels for its Third Galien Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Alexandria Center for Life Science in New York City. The Galien Forum, conducted in conjunction with the prestigious Prix Galien Awards, features roundtable debates focusing on critical, global healthcare issues and challenges. This year's program includes a panel of CEO emeriti making rare public appearances: P. Roy Vagelos, M.D. (Merck, current Chairman of Regeneron), Fred Hassan (Schering-Plough, Pharmacia, current Chairman of Bausch + Lomb) and Bernard Poussot (Wyeth).
Additionally, a Panel on "The Ethics of Innovation" will be moderated by Elie Wiesel, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, best-selling author, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. In a testament to the global reach and implications of biomedical innovation, Guido Rasi, Executive Director, European Medicines Agency, will provide his perspective during the opening Plenary Session.
"We are so proud to have attracted biopharmaceutical leaders, researchers, patient advocates, health policy experts and ethicists at the very top of their fields to contribute their expertise and wisdom to our Third Galien Forum," said Bruno Cohen, Galien Foundation Chairman. "It is only through coming together for conversations and working collaboratively that we will be able to address the challenging global healthcare issues facing scientific, medical and technological innovation."
In addition to keynote sessions, there will be six roundtable panel presentations, including "Alzheimer's Innovation and the White House 2025 Mandate: What W
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