“We are honored to have Dr. Briggs as our keynote for this event and are very excited to hear her perspective on PCORI’s future direction,” said Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, MS, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at the National Health Council. Dr. Briggs will begin as PCORI’s Interim Executive Director on November 1, 2019. Dr. Briggs is a nationally recognized nephrologist and health services researcher who currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. She served as Senior Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spent nearly 20 years in various leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health.
“The conference will showcase cutting-edge research underway to develop new approaches to value assessment that better incorporate the patient voice,” said Eileen Cannon, President of the PhRMA Foundation. “The emerging research we’ll highlight at the conference fills in the many missing pieces in current assessment methodologies. The PhRMA Foundation is excited to be a part of this innovative exploration of value, and to convene stakeholders to discuss how better defining value can impact the entire health care system.”
The conference will conclude with brief presentations from the winners of the Foundation’s 2019 Challenge Awards, which honored researchers who focus on novel proposals to improve value assessment methods that move beyond using the quality adjusted life year (QALY) evaluate health care treatments.
About the PhRMA Foundation
For more than 50 years, the PhRMA Foundation has been helping to build a larger pool of highly-trained, top-quality scientists to meet the growing needs of scientific and academic institutions, government, and the research-intensive pharmaceutical industry. To advance this mission, the PhRMA Foundation has awarded more than $95 million in competitive research fellowships and grants since its founding. The Foundation’s emphasis on evidence-based research that determines the true value of medicines is supported by its Value Assessment Initiative. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.8 million to support a variety of research projects to help advance this goal, including the establishment of four national Centers of Excellence in Value Assessment.
To learn more, please visit www.phrmafoundation.org
About the National Health Council
Founded in 1920, the National Health Council (NHC) brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. The NHC provides a united voice for the more than 160 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. Made up of more than 125 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations, which control its governance and policy-making process. Other members include health-related associations and nonprofit organizations including the provider, research, and family caregiver communities; and businesses representing biopharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, generic, and payer organizations. For more information, visit www.nationalhealthcouncil.org.
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