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October 23, 2012

Debra Lappin to Consult on Strategic Planning at National Medical Research Event

Debra R. Lappin of FaegreBD Consulting will serve as an expert consultant at the fourth annual Partnering for Cures meeting on Nov. 28-30, 2012, in New York City.

The conference convenes sectors of the medical research industry and seeks to identify and cultivate partnership opportunities that will advance outcomes-driven medical research and the commercialization of new therapies. Partnering for Cures is hosted by FasterCures, a nonprofit think tank that works across sectors and diseases to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the medical research enterprise.

The event includes free, private one-on-one meetings for conference participants with leading experts from across the medical research field who will advise on a variety of commonly faced issues. Lappin, leader of the health and biosciences practice at FaegreBD Consulting, will serve as a strategic planning consultant, providing advice on business model issues such as establishing planning guidelines and timelines, conducting strategic analysis and organizational assessments, setting or changing strategic direction, refining goals and methods, approaching collaborations with both partners and funders, and mapping and measuring success.

Lappin is recognized across government, academic and nonprofit sectors as a leading strategist in public health and science policy. She consults on innovative public-private partnerships, global consortia and other strategic alliances among academic research institutions, voluntary health agencies, government and industry. Her background includes serving as national chair of the Arthritis Foundation, advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and participating on a number of committees at the National Academy of Sciences. She currently serves as president of the Council for American Medical Innovation and on the board of Research!America.

In addition to expert consultations on strategic planning, collaboration structuring, attracting capital, interacting with FDA, and communications and marketing, Partnering for Cures includes a lineup of distinguished speakers and presentations by leaders of innovative cross-sector collaborative initiatives. Learn more or register.

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