September 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm | The Ronald Reagan Building - Pavilion

Advancing Medical Innovation

Washington Post Live gathered top policy makers and those at the forefront of cutting-edge health research to discuss the latest in medical innovation, how to cultivate scientific literacy in the U.S., and the policies needed to foster U.S. leadership in the medical field.

Video highlights

Cordova on innovation and entrepreneurship

Cordova on innovation and entrepreneurship

France Cordova, Outgoing President of Purdue University, Incoming Chair of the Smithsonian, says, “Real innovation is much broader than entre­pre­neur­ship.”
Francis Collins on his worries about the latest generation of scientists

Francis Collins on his worries about the latest generation of scientists

Collins, director of NIH, says he worries about the obstacles to funding young scientists face.
Meryl Comer on scientists as rockstars

Meryl Comer on scientists as rockstars

Meryl Comer, President of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, on her program which aims to increase the celebrity status of scientists.
Rep. Edwards on investment in research

Rep. Edwards on investment in research

Rep Donna Edwards (D-Md) says most Americans overestimate our investment in research and development.
George Vradenburg discusses funding for Alzheimer’s

George Vradenburg discusses funding for Alzheimer’s

Vradenburg, co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, discusses why Alzheimer’s research struggles to get more government funding.
Frank Douglas on the importance of telling stories

Frank Douglas on the importance of telling stories

Frank Douglass, President and CEO of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, discusses the importance of telling stories for patients and STEM students.
Trish Vradenburg on being ‘enraged and engaged’ with Alzheimer’s research and funding

Trish Vradenburg on being ‘enraged and engaged’ with Alzheimer’s research and funding

Vradenburg, co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, talks about her mother’s Alzheimer’s and why she decided to get involved with raising money for Alzheimer’s.
Rep. John Dingell on American competitiveness

Rep. John Dingell on American competitiveness

Rep. Dingell (D-Md) on how the United States can remain competitive when it comes to innovation.

 

Discussion with Francis Collins

Discussion with Francis Collins

Collins, director of NIH, spoke at Washington Post Live’s medical innovation forum.
Discussion with Trish and George Vradenburg

Discussion with Trish and George Vradenburg

The Vradenburgs, co-founders of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, spoke at Washington Post Live’s medical innovation forum.
Panel discussion: STEM and Scientific Literacy

Panel discussion: STEM and Scientific Literacy

Meryl Comer, France Cordova, Rep. Donna Edwards, and Frank Douglas discussed STEM education on this panel at Washington Post Live’s Medical Innovation Forum.
Panel discussion: Fostering innovation and job growth

Panel discussion: Fostering innovation and job growth

Rep. John Dingell, Marc Boutin, and Janet Woodcock discussed innovation and job growth during this panel discussion at Washington Post Live’s Medical Innovation Summit.
Panel discussion: On the edge of change

Panel discussion: On the edge of change

Robert Egge, Dennis Selkoe, and Margaret Anderson discussed upcoming medical innovations and breakthroughs on this panel at Washington Post Live’s Medical Innovation Summit.

Highlights from the forum

A Q&A with Francis Collins, the director of NIH

Francis Collins discusses medical innovation, breakthrough cancer research, and lack of funding.

Photos from the forum

Highlights from the forum on medical innovation, featuring speakers including as NIH Director Francis Collins, Rep. John Dingell, Mark Shriver, and many more.

Speakers

Francis Collins

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

George Vradenburg

George Vradenburg

Founder, US Against Alzheimer’s Network

Marc Boutin

Marc Boutin

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, National Health Council

France Córdova

France Córdova

Outgoing President of Purdue University, Incoming Chair of the Smithsonian

Mark Shriver

Mark Shriver

Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs for Save the Children

Dennis Selkoe

Dennis Selkoe

Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School

Robert Egge

Robert Egge

Vice President of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association

John D. Dingell

John D. Dingell

Representative, D - Michigan

Trish Vradenburg

Trish Vradenburg

Founder, US Against Alzheimer’s Network

Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCurves/ The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Meryl Comer

Meryl Comer

President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

Frank Douglas

Frank Douglas

President and CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron

Stephen Spielberg

Stephen Spielberg

Deputy Commisioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, US Food and Drug Administration

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan

Editor, Washington Post Live