Francis Collins, NIH Director
A cartoonist works while the crowd waits for Vice President Joe Biden to deliver his remarks.
In Atlanta, cancer survivor Bari Ross said she wants to hear "the future" at Wednesday's conference.
"I want to hear what we’re committed to over the next three years, over the next five years, over the next 10 years, over the next 20," Ross said. The progress made since her 2009 diagnosis make her treatment "almost seem archaic," she said.