Events

PhRMA hosts online and in-person events exploring science and policy issues that impact biopharmaceutical innovation and patient access to medicines. With members from the nation’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies, our events offer unique insights about the future of health in America.

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May 19,2021

Axios hosted a virtual event on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Axios co-founder Mike Allen and health care reporter Caitlin Owens unpacked the unprecedented COVID-19 vaccine development process as well as the road ahead, featuring NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and Pfizer chairman & CEO Albert Bourla.

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Apr 20,2021
From delaying medical care and putting off doctor visits, to struggling to access adequate services ‒ health care in the traditional sense had largely been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But now, as vaccines bring hope that the nation may soon begin to emerge from this crisis, longstanding concerns will have to be addressed. High out-of-pocket costs and surprise medical bills remain a top challenge for patients, as does the ability to access quality health insurance that meets their needs.
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Apr 14,2021

Black and Brown Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing a significant share of the devastating health and economic impact of the virus. While vaccines are critical to saving lives and getting the country back to normal, many individuals have questions about getting vaccinated. Black and Brown Americans in particular have important questions and seek to understand how the vaccines were developed and ensuring their safety and efficacy.

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Mar 17,2021

PhRMA sponsored the Washington Post Live event: The Lessons of a Pandemic. The event was hosted by Paige Winfield Cunningham, and focused on various lessons learned over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those lessons included vaccinating children, vaccine research and hesitancy, new CDC guidance, and the biopharmaceutical industry’s work to combat the pandemic.

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Dec 9,2020
PhRMA recently sponsored The Hill’s From Platform to Policy: 2021 Health Care Agenda event to discuss the future of health care in a new political climate.
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Nov 19,2020
The coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape our country and the world, particularly when it comes to challenging the perception of “what’s possible” in biopharmaceutical innovation. PhRMA recently sponsored STAT News' 2020 health summit convening leading health care CEOs, researchers, thought leaders, policymakers, physicians and health policy experts.
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Aug 18,2020
PhRMA and Bloomberg recently hosted a virtual event to discuss how the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to shape the evolution of the clinical and research ecosystem and what we will need to combat future health care challenges.
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Jul 9,2020

On July 9, 2020, The Hill gathered public health officials, policymakers and leaders from across the healthcare ecosystem to dive into the biggest medical and healthcare trends and innovations, considering both longitudinal trends and their interplay with the recent global health pandemic.

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Jul 9,2020
This virtual event launched the AMR Action Fund, a partnership that aims to bring 2-4 new antibiotics to patients by 2030. These treatments are urgently needed to address the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant infections – also called antimicrobial resistance, or AMR. The fund will invest approximately $1 billion to ensure a robust and diverse pipeline of new medicines to treat drug-resistant infections. 
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Jun 16,2020
An on-the-record briefing about where the biopharmaceutical industry is in the process of researching and developing potential treatments, vaccines and diagnostics for COVID-19.
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May 28,2020
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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Apr 14,2020
For this online event, The Atlantic convened experts fighting COVID-19 on the front lines—doctors, public health officials and pharmaceutical executives. They shared their latest insights, news about potential treatments and what the immediate future holds.
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Apr 8,2020
The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has shut down countries around the world. STAT held a three-part digital event series that brought together experts to discuss one of society’s biggest hopes – that treatments or even vaccines can be developed. The audience was joined by executives from companies leading the way in developing treatments and they discussed current findings, clinical trials and efforts to expedite approvals as we face this global pandemic.
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Jul 25,2019
PhRMA Innovation Day convened over 175 digital health stakeholders, including member company R&D, regulatory, and digital leadership alongside patient groups, investors, key opinion drivers, and policy makers to chart the potential for the digitalization of the healthcare ecosystem.
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May 8,2019
Baby Boomers face rising medical costs. At the same time, Medicare is growing, and taking up a greater share of the federal budget. While the Trump administration and Congress consider changes to Medicare, how can we keep costs in line, while also giving older Americans the care they need? The Atlantic gathered government officials, healthcare experts, and patient advocates to discuss the path forward for Medicare.
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May 1,2019
From 1990 to 2016, the share of women in the life sciences industry increased from 34 to 47 percent. Women also make up more than half of Ph.Ds. in biological and agricultural sciences. And many researchers are working to address health issues affecting women, ranging from endometriosis to heart conditions. Industry leaders, policymakers and academics have also shown how they’re dedicated to continuing to support innovation — and this includes fostering the next generation of scientists.
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Nov 28,2018
Medicine is improving at a breakneck pace; breakthroughs such as immunotherapy and genetics are changing the way we treat cancer. New drugs are being approved at an unprecedented rate while artificial intelligence and deep learning, until recently just science fiction, are actually starting to make a real difference in public health. The big question now: how can we take this kindling and set it ablaze?
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Nov 14,2018
Cancer isn’t as lethal as it once was, and yet more than 600,000 Americans are estimated to die from it this year alone, making this complex set of diseases the second leading cause of death in the country. But hope is rising: big data, immuno-oncology and once-in-a-generation medical advances have led to dramatic breakthroughs. New insights into the disease have pushed boundaries, with patients receiving uniquely personalized care.
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Oct 3,2018
How can Washington and the private sector work together to manage the cost of health care and deliver value to consumers? The two-part event will feature health care industry CEOs discussing the evolution of the pharmaceutical business model and a reevaluation of priorities including production of personalized medicines, R&D, and care for chronic diseases.
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Sep 17,2018
An estimated 5.7 million people in this country have Alzheimer’s. And the search for a treatment or a cure has not been promising. In the documentary, Turning Point, filmmaker James Keach, follows a team of scientists on the front lines of Alzheimer’s research and captures the disappointment and renewed hope of those working to disrupt the disease.
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Sep 12,2018
The history of Alzheimer’s research has been filled with setback after setback – in fact nearly every clinical trial has failed – but it is also one marked by perseverance and renewed hope. Advancements in medical imaging have increased our understanding of how the disease strikes, and efforts are underway to develop diagnostics to treat the disease before its onset.
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Jul 17,2018
America is a laboratory for ideas – a testing ground to advance human thought and potential from which entire industries have been born – from media and entertainment, to tech giants capitalizing on the great internet awakening, to scientific discoveries and life-saving cures.
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May 23,2018
The Atlantic gathered key perspectives to continue the conversation on what it costs to stay healthy in America today.
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May 3,2018
PhRMA and POLITICO joined together for a deep-dive conversation on the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain and what can be done to better control costs.
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