Medical breakthroughs, including new drug therapies and health technologies, have accelerated in recent years to transform patient care, turning formerly fatal diseases into chronic ones. These innovations are treating some of the rarest diseases and are bringing new tools to doctors and care providers.
The Atlantic explored the state of modern medicine and the science that has revolutionized treatments. We examined the role of personalized medicine and how new treatments can be made accessible to patients.
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- Tuesday, February 21
- 8:30 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
- 8:35 a.m.The DNA of Modern MedicineLaurie Glimcher, President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
With Joie Chen, Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
- 8:55 a.m.On the Frontlines of ScienceStephen Elledge, Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Division of Genetics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Julie Wolf-Rodda, Director of Development, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Daniel Skovronsky, Senior Vice President, Clinical and Product Development, Eli Lilly and Company
With Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
- 9:25 a.m.The New Era of Medicine** Stephen Ubl, President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
With Joe Shortsleeve, Former Chief Correspondent for WBZ-TV, Current Senior Advisor at Liberty Square
**Produced by our underwriter PhRMA
- 9:35 a.m.Funding the Future Noubar Afeyan, CEO, Flagship Pioneering
Tony Coles, CEO, Yumanity Therapeutics
Gilmore O’Neill, Senior Vice President, Late Stage Clinical Development, Biogen
With Joie Chen, AtlanticLIVE
- 10:05 a.m.Making Medicine PersonalRobert Green, Co-Director, BabySeq Project, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Lauren Stetson, Participant in BabySeq Project
With Ross Andersen, The Atlantic
- 10:35 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
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