Toward a Healthier Future

Global Conference 2019

Toward a Healthier Future

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Conventional wisdom often suggests that a nation's health is a byproduct of its wealth. But as the historian Will Durant once noted, "The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations." In fact, as much as 50 percent of the economic growth the world has experienced in the past two centuries—the most prosperous period of human history—can be traced to advances in health and medical research. That context explains why we always begin the Global Conference with a session focused on the most pressing issues in prevention, treatment, and care. Join Institute Chairman Mike Milken and senior leaders from the public and private sectors on what the future holds for accelerating the development of, and expanding access to, more effective health solutions.

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Opening Remarks

Tanisha Carino
Executive Director, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute

 

Moderator

Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute

 

Speakers

Francis Collins
Director, National Institutes of Health

 

Susan Desmond-Hellmann
CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Bernard J. Tyson
Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

 

Seema Verma
Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

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Published May 3, 2019