We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Amitabh Chandra to the conference to give the Plenary Talk to participants attending the two overlapping conferences on Friday 8th September (10.45am-12.00pm). The presentation is titled:
“The BioPharma Dilemma: Balancing Innovation and Access in an Age of Personalized Medicines”
Amitabh Chandra is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
His research into innovation and cost-growth in healthcare, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare has been published in the leading economic, health economic, medical and health policy journals. As well as receiving the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics (Chandra A and Staiger D. (2007). Productivity Spillovers in Health Care: Evidence from the Treatment of Heart Attacks. Journal of Political Economy, 115: 103-140.), and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research he was awarded American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) medal and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.