2017 National Fall Meeting – Key Speaker – Elizabeth J. Fowler, Ph.D., J.D.

With more biosimilars entering the marketplace, it’s important that members of United Rheumatology understand not only the scientific and clinical issues, but also how state and federal policy officials look at biosimilars, especially with respect to issues such as coding and naming conventions, substitutability, formulary and coverage considerations, and other policy issues and opportunities.
To help us understand these issues, we are pleased to announce that Elizabeth J. Fowler, Ph.D., J.D. has been confirmed to give a Market and Policy Update on Biosimilars. Her bio is below.
Elizabeth Fowler is currently Vice President for Global Health Policy at Johnson & Johnson where she is focused on delivery system and payment reform in the U.S. and health care systems reform in emerging markets. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Liz was special assistant to President Obama on healthcare and economic policy at the National Economic Council. During the health reform debate in 2009-2010, she was Chief Health Counsel to Senate Finance Committee Chair, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), where she played a critical role in developing the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act. She also played a key role in drafting the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA). Liz has nearly 25 years of experience in health policy and health services research. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where her research focused on risk adjustment, and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota. She is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Liz is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Click here to learn more about United Rheumatology’s upcoming National Fall Meeting – Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida (October 21st-22nd) and our impressive list of speakers.

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