On March 14, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown joined leaders in government, industry, the media and other patient advocacy organizations for Research!America’s 9th annual National Health Research Forum in Washington, D.C.
The event, “World Class to Second Class? Confronting the Risks to U.S. Science and Innovation,” generated discussions on key medical, health and scientific research topics concerning all Americans. The event was moderated by Richard Besser, M.D., chief health and medical editor for ABC News. Panelists, including Brown, engaged with audience members on the significance of health and medical research to our nation’s economy and global competitiveness, and the roles of non-profit, public and private sectors in advancing health research.
Brown emphasized the power of working together with other health groups to share messages about the common components between conditions. She also touched on the association’s effort to advocate for more research advances to improve our nation’s health.
“We need to change our mindset now, and develop a new appreciation for research. In the aggregate, research is a sure thing, because in the aggregate, research has always increased our knowledge, and thus has improved our lives,” said Brown.
You can view discussion highlights and access transcripts by visiting: www.researchamerica.org/forums