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NHC EVP & COO was a panelist during the Brookings Institution Exploring the Promise of Patient Medication Information conference07-01-14 - NHC EVP & COO was a panelist during the Brookings Institution Exploring the Promise of Patient Medication Information conference

 

NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin testified during a Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on advancing treatments and cures for people with unmet medical needs06-11-14 - NHC EVP & COO Marc Boutin testified during a Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on advancing treatments and cures for people with unmet medical needs

 

NHC Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Gascho discusses PuttingPatientsFirst.net - the NHC's new website designed to help people learn about the health insurance exchanges02-04-14 - NHC Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Gascho discusses PuttingPatientsFirst.net - the NHC's new website designed to help people learn about the health insurance exchanges

 

Conversations - 2013 End of Year Roundtable Discussion12-12-13 - NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg discusses health care developments from 2013 and what to hope for in 2014.

 

NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg talks about patient input and making Comparative Effectiveness Research useful09-30-13 - NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg talks about patient input and making Comparative Effectiveness Research useful

 

Congressman Leonard Lance Introduces the MODDERN Cures Act at a news conference with NHC Chief Executive Officer Myrl Weinberg09-17-13 - Congressman Leonard Lance Introduces the MODDERN Cures Act at a news conference with NHC Chief Executive Officer Myrl Weinberg

 

The National Health Council held a webinar on educating patients about essential health benefits and the health care exchanges.08-08-13 - The National Health Council held a webinar on educating patients about essential health benefits and the health care exchanges.

 

07.17.13 Exchange Webinar07-17-13 - The National Health Council held a webinar on preparing people with chronic conditions for the opening of the health care exchanges.

 

LIVESTRONG uNIVERSITY - Marc Boutin06-17-13 - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin talks about the NHC and its current policy initiatives as part of the LIVESTRONG University Speaker Series

 

Global Genes Project 2013 Essential Health Benefits Webinar05-01-13 - NHC Director of Government Affairs Eric Gascho talks about how Essential Health Benefits may change under the Affordable Care Act. His presentation begins approximately 29 minutes into the webinar.

 

National Health Council on the Need for Value-Based Health Care04-23-13 - National Health Council CEO Myrl Weinberg at a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, DC, on how to create a value-based health care delivery system that meets the needs of people with chronic diseases and disabilities.

 

National Health Council on Patient Engagement04-23-13 - National Health Council CEO Myrl Weinberg at a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, DC, on the importance of involving patients and patient organizations throughout the research process in order to advance new treatments and cures that meet the needs of patients.

 

Rally for Medical Research Video Statement04-08-13 - As part of the national Rally for Medical Research, National Health Council CEO Myrl Weinberg issued a video statement calling on Congress to appropriately fund federal research programs.

 

Boutin on usability criteria03-28-13 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin talks about the need for usability criteria for conducting CER to help patients and other stakeholders make more informed decisions. His presentation begins at 38 min. into the program.

 

03-17-13 - NHC CEO Myrl Weinberg interviewed on BioCentury TV about the MODDERN Cures Act to advance the discovery of new treatments and new diagnostics

 

The Myth of Average: Why Individual Patient Differences Matter11-30-12 - NHC President Myrl Weinberg spoke at the "The Myth of Average: Why Individual Patient Differences Matter," conference on November 30, 2012. After the conference, Weinberg participated in a short interview with NHC member the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC).

 

Rare Disease Congressional Caucus Briefing 11-14-12 - NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin spoke about the MODDERN Cures Act at the Rare Disease Congressional Caucus Briefing on November 14, 2012.

 

BioCentury TV11-08-12 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin discusses the impact of the Congressional and Presidental elections on federal initiatives affecting patients

 

NHC in the News11-01-12 - NHC EVP and COO Marc Boutin spoke at the October 11, 2012, Health Affairs briefing on "Current Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research." After the briefing, Boutin participated in three short interviews with NHC member the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC).

 

Avalere Health/Elsevier Webinar09-19-12 - NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin discussed benefit-risk from a patient perspective. He was a speaker on the Webinar, "Do Innovative Products Need Innovative Reviews? Perspectives on Innovation in a Data-Driven World." To skip to his comments, move the button below the video screen to the time of 26.23 (audio file)

 

Washington Post Live Symposium on Advancing Medical Innovation09-13-12 - NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin discussed federal policy and medical innovation from the patient perspective. He was a panelist at a Washington Post Live symposium on Advancing Medical Innovation.

 

NMF's 2012 Health Media Award08-22-12 - The National Health Council (NHC) was honored by the National Marfan Foundation (NMF) with NMF's 2012 Health Media Award. Presented at NMF's 27th Annual Conference, the award recognizes the NHC and WebMD for the creation of the blog A Different Normal: Living with a Chronic Condition.

 

Here. Us. Now. A Family's Fight to Bring Medical Innovation Home. This documentary includes comments from NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin. 08-06-12 - Here. Us. Now. A Family's Fight to Bring Medical Innovation Home. This documentary includes comments from NHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin.

 

BioCentury TV - NHC's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Boutin discussing an FDA benefit-risk balance that meets the needs of patients on BioCentury TV.06-03-12 - Marc Boutin, NHC's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, discusses the importance of an FDA benefit-risk balance that meets the needs of patients on BioCentury TV.

 

Marc Boutin interviewed at 2012 PhRMA Conference04-16-12 - Marc Boutin discusses the importance of understanding patients' core needs and building an effective healthcare strategy based on that understanding.

 

Speaker interviews from the 2012 NHC Voluntary Health Leadership Conference02-08-12 - Speaker interviews from the 2012 NHC Voluntary Health Leadership Conference

 

Fourth Annual Sentinel Initiative Public Workshop 01-18-12 - NHC President Myrl Weinberg spoke at the Fourth Annual Sentinel Initiative Public Workshop about managing expectations and communicating findings of Sentinel (audio file)

 

National Congress on Health Care Clinical Innovation and Cost Containment seminar entitled Consumer Engagement and Accessibility of Health Information (October 27, 2011)

10-27-11 - NHC President Myrl Weinberg served as the moderator for the National Congress on Health Care Clinical Innovation and Cost Containment seminar entitled Consumer Engagement and Accessibility of Health Information

 

On August 3, 2011, NHC briefing on the creation of a national essential health benefits package 08-03-11 - National Health Council briefing on the creation of a national essential health benefits package.

 

NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin testimony at the Subcommittee on Health hearing on PDUFA V: Medical Innovation, Jobs, and Patients
07-07-11 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin testimony to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health hearing on PDUFA V: Medical Innovation, Jobs, and Patients (audio file)

 

BioCentury This Week - MODDERN Cures Solution05-29-11 - BioCentury This Week features an interview with NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin on a proposal to promote personalized health care, create a new category of drugs called dormant therapies, and encourage the development of treatments and cures for patients with unmet medical needs.

 

The Atlantic Health Care Forum04-07-11 - NHC President Myrl Weinberg and Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Harry Johns take part in a panel discussion on Behavioral Economics: The Role of Patients and Caregivers in Health Care. To start the session, move the button below the viewing screen to the time mark of 30:22.

 

Speaker interviews from the 2011 NHC Voluntary Health Leadership Conference02-19-11 - Speaker interviews from the 2011 NHC Voluntary Health Leadership Conference

 

The Drug Safety Debate After 50 Years09-19-10 - BioCentury This Week features NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin commenting on comparative effecitiveness research and drug safety.

 

Marc Boutin speeking at a Patient Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) briefing: Delivering on Patient-Centered Care07-22-10 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin spoke at a Patient Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) briefing: Delivering on Patient-Centered Care

 

Exploring Privacy: An FTC Roundtable Discussion03-17-10 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin spoke at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Federal Trade Commission. He was part of a panel focusing on privacy issues related to health information.

 

Eric Roter, M.D., performs Piatti Caprice No. 1201-10-10 - The Spondylitis Association and Dr. Eric Roter, an emergency medicine physician in Cleveland and a Juilliard trained cellist, teamed up to produce a creative video in support of the NHC and the Campaign to Put Patients First.

 

Recovery Through Discovery: A Breakfast Briefing Series on Medical Innovation
10-15-09 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin spoke at a congressional briefing hosted by the Council for American Medical Innovation. He was part of a panel discussing the impact of public policy on America's pipeline of innovative treatments. Click here to view his presentation, which begins approximately 9 minutes into the video. A full summary of the briefing is also available online.

 

The National Health Council featured on Comcast Local Edition07-23-09 - Comcast Local Edition Interview with Myrl Weinberg, President, National Health Council Thursday, 23 July, 2009.

 

Sentinel Project05-13-09 - NHC Executive Vice President and COO Marc Boutin was interviewed about the Sentinel Project, a national electronic system that will transform FDA's Ability to track the safety of drugs, biologics, medical devices, and ultimately all FDA-regulated products once they reach the market. Visit the FDA website and click on Sentinel Video. To skip to his comments, move the button below the video screen to the time of 13:28.

 

NHC President Myrl Weinberg testifies before the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness04-14-09 - NHC President Myrl Weinberg testified before the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness. To skip to her testimony, move the button below the video screen to the time of 29:28

 

Aspen Health Stewardship Video03-12-09 - NHC President Myrl Weinberg discusses making smart, sustainable improvements to the U.S. health care system, in a panel discussion hosted by the Aspen Health Stewardship Project. (Video)

 

Angela Lansbury speaks to NHC about her involvement in supporting patient advocacy organizations
02-13-09 - NHC Voluntary Health Leadership Conference- Angela Lansbury speaks to NHC about her involvement in supporting patient advocacy organizations. (Video)

 

National Health Councils Grassroots Technical Assistance Program11-18-08 - National Health Council's Grassroots Technical Assistance Program helps patient advocacy organizations organize and motivate supporters for legislative action. (Video)

 

NHC in the News07-10-08 - Local Television Coverage of the Councils Election 2008 News Coverage in Orlando (Video)

 

NHC in the News11-30-07 - Local Television Coverage of the Council's Election 2008 News Conference (Video)