Forbes Health Summit: How Patient Groups Are Changing Biotech

February 11, 2013

This is one of a series of posts that presents, nearly in its entirety, the first annual Forbes Healthcare Summit that was held on December 5, 2012. Two hundred and thirty-two executives, entrepreneurs, thinkers and policy makers gathered to talk, trade ideas, and grapple with a big-picture conversation about the health care system. Video of almost every single panel is included.

Panel: Philanthropy in Healthcare – When Patients Become Catalysts for Change

This isn’t just a consumer revolution in health. It’s a revolution in which patients will be increasingly empowered. In the future, it will be people grappling with their own illnesses who will help find cures. In fact, this is already happening. Here are some heroic individuals who, upon discovering they were sick, marshaled resources to develop treatments, changed the way scientists thought and even raised the possibility of cures.

Moderator: Moira Forbes, President and Publisher, ForbesWoman

Panelists: Kathy Giusti, Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Patient, Multi Myeloma Research Foundation

Scott Johnson, President, CEO and Founder, Myelin Repair Foundation

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