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Can We Put a Price on Good Health? Controlling the Cost of Health Care - Stanford Health Policy Forum

October 28, 12:00pm

The United States health care system is a $3 trillion enterprise, the largest in the developed world. Yet Americans often experience more severe access and quality problems, and spend much more for the same procedures and medications, than patients in other countries. Projections of the future cost of health care are unsustainable, yet many well-intended cost-control efforts have been ineffective. This forum features two renowned experts who will discuss the causes of and potential solutions to the extraordinary cost of American health care.


October 15, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

2:30pm to 5:00pm – CareerNET (upper west deck) with 18 employers hiring master’s and PhD students, and postdoctoral scholars. Not your typical career fair, you will engage with employers seeking talent in a roundtable format with refreshments served. All disciplines welcome. See CareerNet employer profiles below and more information can be found on Aggie Job Link:

Post-Ph.D. Career Pathways: From the Lab to Science Policy

October 22, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Target Audience: STEM postdocs and graduate students This talk will explore the various options available for lab scientists after Ph.D. completion. Dr. Gibbs will discuss his time as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, and his position as a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Further, he will share results from recent, national studies he's conducted examining the career development of recent biomedical science Ph.D. graduates (see reference below). “What Do I Want to Be with My PhD?

AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy

April 30, 8:00am to May 1, 6:00pm

The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. Since 1976, it has been the place where insiders go to learn what is happening and what is likely to happen in the coming year on the federal budget and the growing number of policy issues that affect researchers and their institutions. Come to the Forum, learn about the future of S&T policy, and meet the people who will shape it. Read about the 2014 Forum. 

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AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting: Innovations, Information, and Imaging

February 12, 8:00am to February 16, 6:00pm

The AAAS Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology.

Science and technology are being transformed by new ways to collect and use information. Progress in all fields is increasingly driven by the ability to organize, visualize, and analyze data.

If you build it, who will pay for it?

October 14, 6:00pm

Molecular diagnostics offer significant promise in targeting needed tests and procedures only towards those who will benefit. But the promise can only be realized based on a thorough understanding of the reimbursement environment and expectations of key influencers, and a plan to generate data to address payer requirements early in the life cycle development.

Event Speaker: Mark Rayan
Event Speaker Title: Senior Director of Managed Care and Strategic Accounts
Event Speaker Company: CardioDx


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