Returning guest, Dr. Amy Shapiro, MD, Medical Director and CEO at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center and a member of the National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center (NHPCC) Steering Committee discusses how they are facing the health challenges faced by the bleeding disorders community as outlined in Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) an initiative that addresses the latest public health priorities. Despite being rare, bleeding disorders were recently named one of the most pressing public health issues in the U.S., alongside conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease through HP2030.
Nathan White, Chief Client Officer of RxBenefits discusses how data analytics combined with clinical oversights can reduce costs for employers and improve health outcomes for members leveraging the Pharmacy Benefits Optimizer (PBO) model. He talks about the products and technology developments the company has planned for the coming months, the significant milestones that led to the company’s growth, and how its recent recapitalization by Advent International positions them to better address an underserved market in 2021.
John Rothwell, National Vice President of Business Development at Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company discusses how technology is the differentiator in healthcare and its impact on the changing purchasing landscape.
Dr. Dalia Moawad, MD, Executive Director & Disease Area Lead for Neurological Rare Diseases at Genentech discusses the three things her team learned during the pandemic from the launching of Evrysdi (risdiplam) the first at-home oral medicine for adults and children two months of age and older with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
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Mike Shoreman, living with a neurological condition called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome shares his personal story and his motivation to write “Diaries of The Unbalanced Paddleboarder: Crash and RISE: From Victim to Thriving Survivor”.
Carisma Therapeutics, Inc. announced (March 2021) that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase 1 multi-center clinical trial for CT-0508, studying the potential of chimeric antigen receptor macrophages (CAR-Ms) for cancer immunotherapy, specifically in solid tumors. Dr. Debora Barton, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Carisma is here to talk about this novel approach in gene-based therapy development, as it is the first time CAR–engineered macrophages are being studied in humans. CAR-T cell therapy has revolutionized how cancer is treated and revealed the power of gene-based therapies, and it has met challenges with solid tumors. Carisma’s novel approach to immunotherapy may uncover potential treatment options that aim to address the unmet needs of patients, who are battling hard-to-treat cancers.
Jeff Ruby, Founder and CEO of Newtopia, a habit change provider focused on chronic disease prevention, discusses his perspective on why both telehealth and value-based models are set to gain greater adoption in the U.S.
Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified grief and trauma counselor, Kara Bowman discusses her new book entitled “Heartbreak to Hope: Poems of Support for Grief and Loss”. She talks about how the book can help guide people through their experiences of isolation, sadness, and grief. She advises some other ways to find effective methods for dealing with painful emotions and find the capacity to grow, heal, connect and find meaning.
Danny Altmann, Chairperson of the Global T cell Expert Consortium (GTEC) and Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London discusses the different methods of diagnosing COVID-19, why antibody testing alone is not enough to diagnose the infection, and T cells and their role in diagnosing COVID. He talks about the GTEC and what they hope to accomplish.