Sponsored by We Work For Health Texas
THBI and the We Work For Health Texas coalition host a discussion on the importance of clinical trials and research and development in advancing cures and treatments for patients, while also supporting the Texas economy.
Since 2004, biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted, and continue to conduct, more than 17,000 clinical trials of new medicines in Texas in collaboration with clinical research centers, hospitals, and local research institutions. These clinical trials investigate some of Texas’ biggest health care challenges, including asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and gastrointestinal diseases.
THBI Member Briefing: TRUE Grant Program
With special guests Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
BioTexas Cafe: Cardiovascular Education and Access to Treatment
Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, heart disease is the number one cause of death in Texas. The financial burden of heart disease and stroke is substantial. But there is good news. Prevention and treatment advances are helping patients live longer fuller lives. In 2021, vital research progressed on a variety of cardiovascular fronts such as kidney failure and obesity. Studies highlighted better ways to deliver care for stroke, heart failure and high blood pressure. And cutting-edge developments in the practice of precision medicine could improve the futures of old and young.
In recognition of American Heart Month, THBI and guest speakers discuss cardiovascular health prevention and treatment, what policies Texas can create to enable access to care, and the importance of supporting innovations in treatment for cardiovascular diseases. Guest Speakers include Senator Carol Alvarado, Texas Senate, Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association, and Melvin Earl Klegerman, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston