Greg Simon, Director, Biden Cancer Initiative, was the Keynote Speaker at the 2017 NF Conference Welcome Dinner on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The NF Conference is the premier gathering of scientists and clinicians from around the world dedicated to advancing research and care for those living with NF. Mr. Simon addressed the nearly 400 attendees on the topics of research collaboration and breaking down barriers to research progress. Introducing Mr Simon is Annette Bakker, PhD, Children's Tumor Foundation President and Chief Scientific Officer. Learn more about this year's NF Conference here.
Greg Simon served as the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. In that position, Mr. Simon and his team helped launch over seventy innovative collaborations. He returned to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor between 1993 and 1997. Previously, Mr. Simon was the CEO of Poliwogg, a financial services company creating unique capital market opportunities in healthcare and life sciences. In addition, he was Senior Vice President for Worldwide Policy and Patient Engagement at Pfizer, co-founded with Michael Milken, FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical solutions, and, with Leon and Debra Black, co-founded the Melanoma Research Alliance. Mr. Simon is a cancer survivor, and has recently been successfully treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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