Preparing for a Treatment: Managing and Delivering an Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

According to the National Institutes of Health, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease every 66 seconds. By 2050, one new case of Alzheimer's is expected to develop every 33 seconds, resulting in nearly one million new cases each year.

As research to combat the disease progresses, how can stakeholders preparing for the possibility of innovative treatments? Does the American health ecosystem have the necessary infrastructure in place to manage and deliver a major medical breakthrough? How can policymakers prepare to address issues of earlier diagnosis, access to treatments and ongoing monitoring for Alzheimer’s patients?

The Hill convened government officials, health industry stakeholders, researchers, physicians, patients and their advocates for a conversation about what can be done to ready the American health care delivery system for the possibility of a significant advancement in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

Speakers:

  • Daisy Duarte, Caregiver and Clinical Trial Participant, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
  • Ian Kremer, Executive Director, LEAD Coalition
  • Francois Boller, M.D., Neurology, GW Medical Faculty Associates 
  • Elizabeth Jurinka, Chief Health Policy Advisor, Senate Finance Committee Minority Staff
  • Charbel Moussa, MBBS, PhDDirector, Laboratory for Dementia and Parkinsonism, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Soeren Mattke, Managing Director, RAND Health Advisory Services

Moderators:

  • Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill
  • Kim Dixon, Policy Editor, The Hill

 

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