Good afternoon, everyone. I'm Aaron Sheinin, senior news editor @WebMD. The final panel of the day, “Ending Disease: What’s Possible? Probable? Within Reach?” will begin soon. Panelists include Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Gary Reedy of the American Cancer Society.
University of Missouri's Cary: what does a world without disease look like? One of the things I think about related to that has to do with productivity. Imagine the economic impact if people were to live longer and healthier. Imagine the opportunity for further research once you get that economic reinvested in whatever the country decides, so one would be an economic engine from increased productivy. We would have more innovation and innovating longer. The downside to that is what about the overpopulation? How do we gather the resources on the non-health side? #RA2017
NIH Collins: We are working on developing economic models with the entire public and private health community to better cooperate on medical research together. #RAForum17