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Forum On Drug Discovery, Development, And Translation Annual Report 2009
NIHâs Francis Collins with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius President Barack Obama at the National Academies About The Forum The Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation was created in 2005 by the Institute of Medicineâs Board on Health Sciences Policy to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest in a neutral setting. It includes leaders from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, academia, federal agencies, foundations, and patient groups. The Forum convenes several times each year to identify and discuss key problems and strategies in the discovery, development, and translation of drugs. It commissions papers, convenes workgroups, and fosters collaborations among its members and constituen- cies. In order to engage a wide range of experts, members of the public, and the policy community in discussing specific issues of concern in the science and policy of drug development, the Forum holds regular public workshops and symposia. Proceedings and speaker presentations are disseminated to the public through published summaries and the Forum website www.iom.edu/drug. FDA Commissioner swearing-in ceremony for Margaret Hamburg FDA Community Update Meeting at the NAS Keck Building