Global Conference 2013

Thanks to the amazing scientific breakthroughs of the past century, average life expectancy on the planet has more than doubled. In the last 25 years alone, the overall death rate for cancer in the United States has declined 20 percent - averting 1.2 million deaths. We've developed vaccines to prevent tuberculosis, hepatitis, polio and, possibly soon, HIV. Advances in stem-cell therapy have enabled us to literally rebuild body parts, and the science now exists to convert our cell phones into microscopes. What wonders are currently being cooked up in R&D labs? Join us for sneak previews that are sure to leave you buzzing.

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Moderator

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Jack Andraka

Student Inventor, Scientist and Cancer Researcher; 2012 Intel Science Fair Grand Prize Winner

David Baltimore

Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1975; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Tejal Desai

Professor, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Aydogan Ozcan

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles


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