Joseph St. Geme, III, MD, physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP, participated in a roundtable discussion on “21st Century Cures” hosted by U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, in Lancaster, PA.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s “21st Century Cures” initiative has convened hearings and roundtables across the country to gather input from experts representing all aspects of healthcare including industry, academia, medicine, and information technology, in an effort to gather suggestions for breaking down barriers that may prevent the acceleration of cures and treatments to patients.

St. Geme served in the roundtable with Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health; Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner of the FDA; U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce; U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), Health Subcommittee Vice Chair; U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), ranking member of the Health Subcommittee; among other experts from healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

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