Connecticut Health Council - Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Health Miracles and Economic Nightmares

Sep 14, 2015

The Connecticut Health Council, an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance, is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the State.

On Tuesday, September 29th, James E. Sabin, MD will be the keynote speaker in the discussion Specialty Pharmaceuticals. James is  Director of the Ethics Program at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

This will be an in-depth discussion focused on the crossroad between new advancements in the pharmaceutical industry, the cost of developing and providing innovative treatments, and the benefit to individuals and communities. Additionally there will be a panel discussion on health miracles and economic nightmares. The panel will be moderated by Kim D. Slocum, President of KDS Consulting, LLC. The panelists will include: 

-Mickey Herbert, Consultant, Michael E. Herbert Consulting
-Kevin Lembo, Connecticut State Comptroller
-James E. Sabin, MD, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

We are giving away 5 tickets for this event! Comment below with why you would like to attend by noon on Thursday, September 24th for your chance to win. We will notify the winners by email on the morning of the 25th. Don't want to wait to see if you won a ticket? Click here to register.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 29th at Marriott Hartford Downtown located at 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. Registration will begin at 7:30am with the program running from 8:00-9:30am.


  1. 2 Kate S. 21 Sep
    As an employee of an healthcare organization, I am very interested to hear Dr. Sabin's thoughts on the cost of pharmaceuticals  and the impact that has on quality of care, especially as move towards population health.
  2. 1 Kate Hayden 22 Sep
    I am always interested in where technology and health intersect!  Development of businesses and health initiatives addressing challenges in keeping cost down in production and distribution so that populations can access these new developments is a challenge to address.  This sounds like a very interesting talk!


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