Milken Institute Future of Health Summit Opens Tomorrow, December 7


Albert Bourla, Anthony Fauci, Margaret Hamburg among 175+ speakers

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Milken Institute Future of Health Summit kicks off tomorrow, drawing more than 1,000 leaders from government, science, education, philanthropy, tech, and the private sector. Over the course of three days, conversations will focus on catalyzing solutions to current health crises exposed by COVID-19, including disparities in care, access, and outcomes.

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More than 175 speakers will lend their expertise and insights including: Alex Azar, US Health and Human Services Secretary; Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc.; Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association; Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health; Jennifer Doudna, Professor at UC Berkeley, Founder of Innovative Genomics Institute, and Nobel Laureate; Victor Dzau, President, US National Academy of Medicine, US National Academy of Sciences; Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Helene Gayle, President and CEO of Chicago Community Trust, Co-Chair of National Academies Committee on Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine; Joshua Gordon, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health; Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson; Margaret Hamburg, Former Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration; Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General of California; Jeff Huber, CEO, Home Instead Senior Care; Roger Krone, Chairman and CEO, Leidos; Laura Niklason, President and CEO, Humacyte, Inc.; Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health; Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health; and Andrew Witty, President of UnitedHealth Group, CEO of Optum, and Co-Leader of COVID-19 Vaccine Development for the World Health Organization.

“The Future of Health Summit convenes the best and brightest to examine key health challenges, an initiative that’s only grown in importance in light of a pandemic that has ravaged the world for almost a year,” said Michael Klowden, CEO of the Milken Institute. “We are pleased to bring together our broad network across health, government, finance, industry, philanthropy, and technology to confront these issues head-on.”

Additional topics will range from: expanding scientific collaboration and funding; addressing the costs of obesity; mitigating the impact of mental illness; and health priorities for the next administration.

Insights into healthcare will also come from Amgen, American Society of Clinical Oncology, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CVS Health, Genentech, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, Patagonia, Philips, Regeneron, Sanofi, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. UNICEF, and WorldQuant Predictive.

Additionally, audiences will learn about Congress’ priorities for the next term from members including Michael Bennet, US Senator, Colorado; Bob Casey, US Senator, Pennsylvania; Bill Cassidy, US Senator, Louisiana; Diana DeGette, US Representative, Colorado; Chellie Pingree, US Representative, Maine; Tim Ryan, US Representative, Ohio; Lauren Underwood, US Representative, Illinois; Fred Upton, US Representative, Michigan; Todd Young, US Senator, Indiana.

New this year, the Milken Institute will livestream the virtual Future of Health Summit, expanding access to the event. Watch nearly 40 sessions and review the agenda at The program also will include interactive elements such as mindful moments to help manage stress and virtual workouts led by top trainers.

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