(October 22, 2015 – Washington D.C.): Vital Transformation is pleased to announce the Better Science, Better Health: New Healthcare Models Conference, which aims to promote international collaboration to accelerate new models in healthcare. Taking place in Washington D.C., from 27-28th October, the Conference features thought leaders who will help shape the future of healthcare in both Europe and the United States.

Better Science, Better Health: New Healthcare Models is jointly organized with and supported by DIA (Drug Information Association), European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), MIT NEWDIGS, and National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). The Conference is sponsored by Oracle Health Sciences, ISPOR and Pfizer.

The event follows on the success of the Better Science, Better Health event held at the Royal College of London in October 2014, again bringing together top international decision-makers, this time in the US.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator for Rhode Island
  • Bill Cassidy, M.D., United States Senator for Louisiana
  • Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director Health, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Hans-Georg Eichler, Senior Medical Officer, European Medicines Agency
  • Lynn D. Hudson, Chief Science Officer, Critical Path Institute
  • Carol Linden, Director, Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation, Food and Drug Administration
  • Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative

Topics of discussion include:

  • New science is driving innovation in new therapies: How can Europe and the US broadly learn from each other regarding their experiences with such models as Breakthrough Designation and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Adaptive Pathways Pilot?
  • Patient access and patient engagement: How can Europe and the US share their experiences for incorporating patient preferences into regulatory practices?
  • The ever changing and evolving evidence base, harnessing big data and real world evidence: How can we use existing health data and combine it with other real world evidence to create better, more effective therapies, diagnostics and companion diagnostics?

A full list of speakers and agenda is available on the conference website.

Media Contact

Alison Kilian, Project Manager, Vital Transformation: alison.kilian@vitaltransformation.com

About Vital Transformation

Vital Transformation understands the implications of new medical procedures, technologies and policies. We measure their impact on current clinical practices in close collaboration with health care professionals, researchers, and regulators. Through our web platform and client network, we are able to communicate our findings with international decision makers and stakeholders. Our Vital Transformation branded round-tables, webinars, and conferences are often oversubscribed, and are regularly presented in partnership with global thought-leaders and organizations.