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Heart Health and Public Policy
Legislative Breakfast Briefing
Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Texas Capitol
Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb and Novartis
THBI and the American Heart Association host a breakfast briefing recognizing February as Heart Health Month. Be a part of the fight to stop preventable heart disease and stroke, the number one and number three causes of death in Texas.
Through strong public policy, we can prevent disease and provide treatment options to save lives and reduce costs to the state and to patients and their families. Learn more about Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which affects an estimated 146.800 Texans, and Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), the underlying cause of 85% of heart attack and stroke-related deaths.
THBI and speakers share current innovations to treat and prevent heart disease and the public policy efforts that will improve the lives of Texans.
Jonathan Ginns, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Austin Heart
Texas Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
Patient Advocate, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
The Future of Medicine
Legislative Briefing and Reception
Thursday, January 19. 2023 at the Austin Club
Sponsored by BioMarin, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Sarepta and Ultragenyx
Innovation is modernizing health care options for many illnesses and modified based on a person’s genes is changing patient health outcomes. Known as precision medicine, these personalized treatments are the future of medicine.
THBI and guest speakers share the latest advancements in treatment, medicine and prevention, and how policy makers can support access to innovation and better the lives of Texans. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Steven Gray, PhD,
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Kristina Julich, MD,
Department of Neurology, The University of Texas Dell Medical School
CEO/Founder, Akari Foundation