SOURCE: Milken Institute

Milken Institute

November 11, 2016 14:08 ET

Partnering for Cures to Bring Together Hundreds of Medical Research Leaders Nov. 13-15 in New York

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - November 11, 2016) - Leaders across medical research -- from patients to policymakers, from academia to advocates, from philanthropists to federal regulators and from investors to industry -- will gather at the Grant Hyatt New York, Nov. 13 to 15, for one purpose: Partnering for Cures.

This meeting, hosted by FasterCures, will give participants an opportunity for hands-on problem-solving and candid conversations covering topics including investing in biomedicine and innovation opportunities for the president-elect.

"Across the field of medical research, we are all focused on accelerating solutions for patients," said Margaret Anderson, executive director of FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. "Partnering for Cures is a unique opportunity to harness that passion and our diverse perspectives into collaborative solutions that can make a real difference in advancing treatments and cures."

During the meeting, FasterCures will release several reports and resources:

  • Patients Count Network: This searchable, digital directory of patient-based organizations showcases research strategies, funding portfolios, resources and collaborations. Users can identify potential partners, learn about current trends in venture philanthropy and benchmark progress. For more on this topic, attend Tools of Engagement: How Patient-Centricity Can Advance Product Development on Monday, Nov. 14 at 2:45 p.m. and check out the kiosks displaying the network in the ballroom lobby.
  • Patient Engagement Library: This online library aims to help users find a variety of annotated resources about patient engagement to help them launch patient-centered efforts, enhance existing programs or identify where more work is needed. Resources cover clinical trials, patient-reported outcomes, benefit-risk assessment and more. For more on this topic, check out the kiosks displaying the library in the ballroom lobby.
  • Power of Ideas: This collection of essays offers insights from thought leaders on how cross-sector collaboration can advance research and benefit patients. Essays include "The University of the Future" and "Be in the Business of Going out of Business."
  • Patient Perspective Value Framework Draft Methodology: Over the past year, Avalere Health and FasterCures, in coordination with a Steering Committee of diverse stakeholders, have developed a draft methodology to create a value framework, which will be released next year. This report serves as a call to action for patients, patient advocates and other experts in this space to provide detailed feedback on this draft and offer suggestions as to how it might be applied. The draft framework will be released during a workshop, Who Tells Their Story? Determining Value from the Patient Perspective, on Monday, Nov. 14 at 2:45 p.m. and available on the Avalere and FasterCures Web sites after that time.
  • Venturing into New Territory: In an article to be published in the first quarter 2017 issue of the Milken Institute Review, FasterCures' Maureen Japha explores a new paradigm of medical research: venture philanthropies are investing in identifying unmet needs in specific fields of research, along with figuring out how they can most effectively leverage their funding to maximize therapeutic advancement.

For the first time this year, the four plenary sessions of Partnering for Cures will be livestreamed:

To view those sessions, visit In addition, all sessions will be recorded and available online after the event.

View the full agenda and speakers at Credentialed media may apply for a media registration to attend Partnering for Cures.

About FasterCures
FasterCures, a DC-based center of the Milken Institute, is driven by a singular goal -- to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system. It focuses on cutting through the roadblocks that slow medical progress by spurring cross-sector collaboration, cultivating a culture of innovation and engaging patients as partners. FasterCures works across sectors and diseases to accelerate the process by which great advances in science and technology are turned into meaningful medical solutions for patients. | @fastercures

About the Milken Institute
The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health. It conducts data-driven research, convenes action-oriented meetings and promotes meaningful policy initiatives. | @milkeninstitute

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