Value of Innovation Policy Forum

Streamed live on April 28 at 12pm ET

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12:00 pm ET


Michelle Winokur, DrPH

Institute for Patient Access

Opening Remarks
Defining Value in Health Care

David Charles, MD

Institute for Patient Access

12:10 pm ET

A Look Behind the Curtain

Erin G. Doty, MD
Eli Lilly and Company

Howard Fillit, MD
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Ian N. Kremer, JD
LEAD Coalition (Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease)

Moderated by Josie Cooper, Alliance for Patient Access

This conversation will explore the strategy, the players, the investment and the processes that are involved in developing medical breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease. It will also give an inside look at the heartache that befalls researchers, patients and loved ones when a promising drug falls short.

12:40 pm ET

Making the Longshot

David Heath
Award-winning investigative journalist and author

Introduced by Michelle Winokur, DrPh

Researchers have been working on some disease modifying treatments and cures for decades, yet the COVID-19 vaccine was produced in 388 days. This lecture will provide insight about how that happened so quickly.

1:00 pm ET

Setting the Stage

Gavin Clingham, JD
Alliance for Patient Access

Patricia A. Gibson, MSSW
Epilepsy Alliance America

Pam Traxel
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Moderated by Amanda Conschafter, Alliance for Patient Access

Achieving the next round of moonshots requires more than lip service. Enacting policies like Cures 2.0, creating national centers and dedicating resources are ways the government can support the development of invaluable treatments and the discovery of cures. This panel will explore some of the latest efforts to set the stage for future innovation.

1:25 pm ET

Closing Video
Until the Job is Done

Laura Bonnell
Advocate and mother of two adult children with cystic fibrosis

Introduced by Amanda Conschafter

Speaker biographies can be found on the IfPA website at

Learn more about the value of innovation in IfPA’s Breakthrough blog series.


The Institute for Patient Access thanks the following organizations for their support of the Value of Innovation Policy Forum.