Partnerships Accelerating Medical Research

The following Innovator Presentations previewed their cross-sector collaborative initiatives this year during 25-minute sessions. Click on the titles below to read more about the presentation, watch the video, and view the slides:

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About the Innovator Presentations

FasterCures invited organizations engaged in innovative, cross-sector collaborations aimed at reducing the time and cost of getting new medical solutions from discovery to patients to submit proposals for the 2013 Innovator Presentations. Each 25-minute presentation will allow time for questions from and interactions with the audience. Thank you to all of the applicants for your thoughtful and impressive applications.


Presentations focus on a range of issues, including:

  • Translation/commercialization of basic scientific discoveries
  • Innovative financing models
  • Data sharing
  • Intellectual property management
  • Collaborations formed as a result of connections made at past Partnering for Cures meetings


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(Im)patient science

Nancy BrinkerSusan Love

We do what we do because of patients

Geoff LingShari Ling

A wake up call: Preparing for the Alzheimer's tsunami

Meryl Comer

 Converging science and medicine to benefit patients

Kafui Dzirasa