COVID-19: Bending the Curve

As part of a livestreamed three-part series, McClatchy is bringing together top-rated medical professionals, industry experts, patient advocates and policymakers to discuss the latest advancements to combat the virus. The first event’s focus will be innovation and treatment; McClatchy will explore from three perspectives how our country can accelerate research and innovation toward treatments for patients suffering from COVID-19. The following installments will focus on the path to a vaccine and the long-term impact of this crisis on health care policy.

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Part 1: Innovation & Treatment

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
12:30 – 1:30PM EDT 


  • Ray Deshaies, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Global Research, Amgen
  • Zach Porterfield, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Steve Stites, MD, Exec. VP of Clin. Affairs & CMO, The University of Kansas Health System
  • Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO, PhRMA
  • Michael Wilner, White House Correspondent, McClatchy

Part 2: The Path to a Vaccine

Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:30 – 1:30PM EDT

Part 3: Impact to Health Care Policy

Thursday, June 11, 2020
12:30 – 1:30PM EDT