Dr. Jonathan Edelman, MD, Vice President, Clinical Development at Seqirus discusses the Phase 3 clinical data presented at the 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) virtual conference that supports the use of cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIVc) in children 6 months to <4 years old. He talks about the value of cell-based vaccine technology over traditional egg-based vaccines for pediatricians, their young patients and other patient populations, how cell-based influenza vaccines are designed to produce an exact match to viral strains annually selected by the WHO (building on evidence from 100 million QIVc doses distributed globally). He also discusses the advantages of cell-based influenza technology over the standard manufacturing process in the event of a flu pandemic, being more scalable and offering faster production.
Oren Shuster, CEO of IM Cannabis, which offers government licensed cannabis products from generic to GMP-certified and pharmaceutical-grade, for both wholesale and retail clients discusses the international medical cannabis industry, their product portfolio, and their proprietary technologies that streamline and enhance production and can match certain strains with patients’ specific health conditions. He also talks about the existing relationships with leading research institutions to ensure the high quality of its cannabis products. The company is based in Israel and currently focuses on the European market.
Dawn Halkuff, Chief Commercial Officer of TherapeuticsMD discusses IMVEXXY® (estradiol vaginal inserts) and the new “Long May She Reign” Campaign aimed at women over 50. She is joined by Dr. Rebecca Brightman, Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who discusses painful sex due to menopause.
Steve Wigginton, CEO of Icario discusses the company’s platform Icario Connect. He talks about how health IT can help a long overdue overhaul of health plans and how health plans are embracing data insight and behavioral analytics to drive real health changes.
As one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious chronic illness that contributes to high blood pressure / hypertension, heart failure, stroke, coronary artery disease, and countless other life-threatening illnesses. Kirk Huntsman, CEO and co-founder of Vivos Therapeutics discusses the dangers of OSA and how the Vivos System treatment protocol works to address sleep apnea’s underlying cause with a unique treatment plan.
While the numbers are constantly rising, more than 1 in 10 Americans – or more than 34 million people – live with diabetes already today. For many of them, nerve damage caused by diabetes – a condition called diabetic neuropathy – is a common complication that can cause painful shooting and stabbing sensations along with burning, tingling and numbness that affect the lower extremities. To understand more about the challenges patients face due to this condition, a new national survey reveals its findings on what it truly means to live with diabetic nerve pain. Here to discuss neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy – or diabetic nerve pain – and the survey findings is Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes and Vice Chair Clinical Research, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Lindsay Colbert, Executive Director of the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy.
Dr. Clare Grace, Chief Patient Officer at Parexel, a leading Clinical Research Organization (CRO) discusses a report titled “Discussions on Diversity” that includes key takeaways regarding candid discussions on the topic of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials.
Rheumatologist, Dr. Hillary Norton, who is living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) a form of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), discusses axSpA, signs and symptoms, her own experience with a form of axSpA and tools available to help patients get diagnosed faster. She is joined by Jill, a patient living with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) who shares her experience, how it has impacted her daily life and offers advice for others living with unexplained back pain.
Richard Marsden, CEO of Synairgen plc discusses full results from its SGO16 Phase II trial of its inhaled interferon beta formulation (SNG001) for the treatment of severe viral lung infections in COVID-19 patients. The combined analysis of the home and hospital cohorts shows that breathless patients are more than 3 times as likely to recover on SNG001 than placebo. Unique to SNG001 is that it is inhaled therefore targeting response at the site of infection.
Dr. Charlotte Owens, MD, Therapeutic Area Lead for Women’s Health in U.S. Medical Affairs at AbbVie discusses new data presented at the 2021 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting on Real-World findings on elagolix in endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Data highlights include positive treatment effects in endometriosis-associated pain, and higher physician satisfaction than other currently available treatments.