Speaking Engagements

Find out where FasterCures staff have recently spoken and where you can hear them next.

September 5, 2017: NINDS 2017 Nonprofit Forum

  • Kristin Schneeman, director of programs, will speak on a "Lessons Learned" panel about progress through partnership.
  • Sponsored by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • Bethesda

August 4, 2017: American Psychological Association Annual Meeting

  • Cynthia Grossman, associate director, Science of Patient Input, will give a presentation titled, "Patients as Partners from Research and Development Through Care Delivery."
  • Sponsored by American Psychological Association
  • Washington 

June 20, 2017: BIO International Convention

  • Maureen Japha, director of regulatory policy, will speak on a panel titled, "The True Value of Our Industry: The Economic Burden of Sickness Versus the Economic Benefit of Wellness." 
  • Lisa Simms Booth, director of operations and external affairs, will speak on a panel titled, "Disease-Focused Foundations: An Increasing Influence in Drug Discovery and Development."
  • Sponsored by Biotechnology Innovation Organization 
  • San Diego

June 19, 2017: DIA 2017 Annual Meeting

  • Kim McCleary, managing director, will speak on a panel titled, "The Future of Patient Engagement: Measuring What Matters." 
  • Sponsored by DIA

  • Chicago

May 10-13, 2017: American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Annual Meeting

  • Margaret Anderson, executive director, spoke about accelerating the delivery of therapies to patients
  • Sponsored by the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy
  • Washington

May 12, 2017: Technology and Rare Neurological Diseases Symposium

  • Kristin Schneeman, director of programs, spoke about social media tools for efficient, effective recruitment.
  • Sponsored by the University of Rochester
  • Rochester

May 11, 2017: NewYorkBio Annual Conference

  • Maureen Japha, director of regulatory policy, spoke about innovation and its ability to transform healthcare.
  • Sponsored by NewYorkBio
  • New York

May 1, 2017: The National Biotechnology Conference

  • Cynthia Grossman, associate director, Science of Patient Input, spoke about patient-centric healthcare.
  • Sponsored by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • San Diego

April 30 to May 3, 2017: Global Conference 2017

  • Margaret Anderson, executive director, moderated a panel on Health Citizenship; Kim McCleary, managing director, moderated a panel on cyber security. 
  • Sponsored by the Milken Institute
  • Beverly Hills

April 6, 2017: General Counsel Committee Forum

  • Maureen Japha, director of regulatory policy, spoke about the 21st Century Cures Act and its impact. 
  • Sponsored by Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Washington

April 4, 2017: Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures

  • Margaret Anderson, executive director, spoke about patient-center health and patient reported outcomes.
  • Sponsored American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • Washington

March 9, 2017: American Health Lawyer’s Association Annual Meeting

  • Maureen Japha, director of regulatory policy, spoke about strategic alliances with venture philanthropy and industry.
  • Sponsored American Health Lawyer's Association
  • Baltimore, Md.

March 8, 2017: On the Road to Precision Medicine Health Care Leader Series

  • Margaret Anderson, executive director, spoke about opportunities for growth associated with precision medicine 
  • Sponsored by Johns Hopkins inHealth
  • Washington

March 2, 2017: Fourth Annual Patients as Partners Meeting

  • Maureen Japha, director of regulatory policy, spoke about the science of patient input.
  • Sponsored by The Conference Forum
  • Philadelphia

Feb. 27, 2017: Rare Disease Day at NIH 2017

  • Margaret Anderson, executive director, gave an update on FasterCures
  • Sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center
  • Bethesda, Md.

Feb. 12, 2017: PPMD 2017 Advocacy Conference

  • Kim McCleary, managing director, spoke about how Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy's (PPMD) work has advanced patient engagement and patient-focused drug development at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Sponsored by PPMD
  • Washington

Feb. 2, 2017: Reimagining and Enhancing Advocacy Collaboration for Health (REACH) Summit

  • Margaret Anderson, executive director, spoke on a panel about “Value Based Pricing and Patient-Centered Care”
  • Sponsored by Novartis 
  • Washington

Jan. 26-27, 2017: Ninth Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) Summit

  • Kim McCleary, managing director, spoke about “Producing Patient-Centered REMS by Learning from Progress in Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiatives”
  • Sponsored by ExL Events
  • Arlington, Va.

Jan. 25, 2017: MassBio Policy Leadership Breakfast

  • Maureen Japha, director of regulatory policy, spoke about “Innovation and its Ability to Transform Healthcare” with a focus on the Patient Perspective Value Framework project
  • Sponsored by MassBio
  • Boston, Mass.