SOURCE: Milken Institute

Milken Institute

December 10, 2010 13:08 ET

Media Alert: Partnering for Cures Conference Brings Leaders of Medical Research Community to New York to Bridge Chasm Between Microscope and Marketplace

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) -

Who: More than 80 leading speakers/presenters in innovation, finance, philanthropy, regulation and all sectors of the medical research enterprise, including:

  • Paul Chew, M.D., Senior Vice President, U.S. Chief Science Officer/Chief Medical Officer, Sanofi-Aventis
  • Stephen Friend, President, Co-Founder and Director, Sage Bionetworks
  • Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Jeff Hammerbacher, Vice President, Products, Cloudera, Inc.
  • Katie Hood, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy, National Institutes of Health
  • Freda C. Lewis-Hall, M.D., FAPA, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Harry Johns, M.B.A., President and CEO, Alzheimer's Association
  • Alfred E. Mann, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MannKind Corporation
  • Michael Milken, Chairman, FasterCures and the Milken Institute
  • Heather Preston, M.D., Managing Director, TPG Biotech
  • Dennis Purcell, Senior Managing Partner, Aisling Capital
  • John Wilbanks, Vice President for Science, Creative Commons

What: Two-day conference hosted by FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, focuses on cross-sector collaboration to find cures, including 31 presentations featuring innovative partnerships, free one-on-one expert consultation and hot-topic panel discussions including the future of the FDA, the role of philanthropy and cloud-sourcing for data. This event is a one-stop shop for interviews and the latest news on:

  • Development of targeted therapies
  • De-risking research and development
  • Drug repositioning
  • Game-changing philanthropic gifts
  • Innovative trial designs and regulatory policies
  • Collaboration between patient advocacy groups, researchers and investors

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
When: December 14 - 15, 2010. Opening session starts Tuesday, December 14th at 8:00 a.m.

Visit to view a complete list of speakers, the latest program agenda and to register for the conference.

Credentialed members of the press who want to cover Partnering for Cures should send an email to to request a media pass.

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