Past Event

Margaret Hamburg, FDA Chief: Special Event Luncheon

Mon, Feb 6 2012 - 11:30am

Margaret Hamburg, FDA Chief: How Smart Regulation Supports Public Health and Private Enterprise


Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., UCSF Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor – Moderator
FDA chief Hamburg has been tasked with the difficult job of protecting the public health by ensuring the safety of everything we we consume and by helping to promote the innovation it takes to prepare our nation to face the health challenges of today and tomorrow. With a background in medicine, science and public health, she is well positioned to meet the myriad challenges facing the FDA. As New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygience commissioner, Hamburg improved services for women and children, instituted needle-exchange programs to reduce the spread of HIV, created the first public health bio-terrorism defense program in the nation, and greatly curbed the spread of tuberculosis. As head of the FDA, Hamburg stresses the need to strengthen regulatory science to evaluate the safety and efficacy of products more quickly, and to help translate innovation into products and treatments that people rely on, and need and trust. Learn her thoughts on why "smart regulation" is a keystone to both protecting the public health and helping private enterprise by promoting innovation.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in and luncheon, 12:30 p.m. program (Please note lunch will be completed prior to start of program)
Cost: $50 standard,$40 members