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Drug discovery conference draws experts from academia, industry and government

The daylong conference at Stanford will create a platform for discussion of policy, research and venture topics with a variety of speakers.

The 2017 Stanford Drug Discovery Conference will take place April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the medical school’s Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

The conference brings together a variety of experts in drug discovery to discuss policy, research and venture topics. Speakers include leaders in the field from academia, industry and government.

The two keynote speakers are Nobel laureate Thomas Sudhof, MD, PhD, Stanford professor of molecular and cellular physiology, who will discuss “Why understanding and treating neuropsychiatric disorders is so difficult,” and former FDA commissioner Robert Califf, MD, who will speak on, “Key elements of the drug development ecosystem.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute website.    

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