Tackling Diabetes: Solutions to a Complex Disease

The above event, Tackling Diabetes: Solutions to a Complex Disease, sponsored by PhRMA, took place on December 6, 2016. The Hill convened lawmakers, medical experts, and patient advocates for a briefing on diabetes and the challenge it poses to society, health policy experts and the health care industry.

We addressed questions such as: How can we improve the management of type- 1? What is being done to prevent type 2 diabetes and ensure access to quality care? What role can policy makers and health experts play in early identification and improved outcomes for at-risk and underserved communities?




8:30 am     Welcome

        • Johanna Derlega, Publisher, The Hill

8:35 am    Sponsor Remarks 

        • William Chin, MD, Executive Vice President of Science and Regulatory Advocacy, PhRMA 

8:40 am    Keynote // View from Capitol Hill

        • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, Congressional Diabetes Caucus
        • Moderated by Reid Wilson, National Correspondent, The Hill

9:00 am     Keynote // View from Capitol Hill 

        • Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL),Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust
        • Moderated by Reid Wilson, National Correspondent, The Hill

9:20 am    Panel // Closing the Diabetes Gap

        • Paul Baker, Senior Director for Programs, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
        • Celeste James, Director, Community Health Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic
        • Karen Kmetik, Group Vice President, Health Outcomes, American Medical Association
        • Barbara Linder, MD, Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
        • Ken Thorpe, Chairman Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
        • Moderated by Sarah Ferris, Health Care Reporter, The Hill 

10:00 am     Panel // Health Care Executive Roundtable

        • Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO, PhRMA
        • Scott Whitaker, President and CEO, AdvaMed
        • Moderated by Reid Wilson, National Correspondent, The Hill 


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