Monday, November 5, 2012
Austin Hall, Room 111
Harvard Law School
On July 3, 2012, FDA approved OraQuick, the first at-home HIV test available for sale directly to consumers, allowing individuals to self-test and receive confidential results in about 20 minutes. Then on July 16, FDA approved once-daily Truvada, an already-approved HIV therapy, as the first agent approved for pre-exposure prophylaxis in uninfected, at-risk adults. These developments represent dramatic changes in the fight against HIV, and raise a host of legal, clinical, and public health issues. Please join us for a panel discussion of these issues with some of the preeminent leaders in the field, moderated by Robert Greenwald, Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School:
- Douglas A. Michels, President and CEO, OraSure Technologies, Inc.
- David Piontkowsky, Senior Director for Medical Affairs, HIV and HIV Global Medical Director, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
- Kenneth H. Mayer, Medical Research Director, Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute
- Kevin Cranston, Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Mark Barnes, Senior Associate Provost, University Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University