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Published 11-16-07

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WASHINGTON, DC - November 16, 2007 - The Aspen Health Forum is now available online in both video and audio formats at

Organized by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the three-day gathering featured more than 125 thought leaders in medical science and health care, including Nobel laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health, business leaders and some of the foremost experts in health policy. The forum was held at the Institute's campus in Aspen, Colo., Oct. 3-6, 2007.

In all, the gathering featured nearly 50 panel discussions, all of which were open to the public and designed for a lay audience. The speakers included:

  • Peter Agre, Nobel laureate and medical scientist

  • J. Michael Bishop, Nobel laureate and cancer research pioneer

  • Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine

  • Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • John Niederhuber, director of the National Cancer Institute

  • Bill Frist, former US Senate majority leader and physician

  • Tommy Thompson, former secretary of Health and Human Services

  • Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

  • Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office, and

  • Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and former United Nations high commissioner for human rights.

    What follows is a sampling of the sessions available online:

  • Battling Cancer

  • The Mysterious Human Heart

  • The Hospital of the Future

  • Science Versus the Biological Clock

  • HIV and the World

  • Health, Humanity and Politics: Prospects for Reform

    For more information on the Aspen Health Forum, please contact Noah Bartolucci at (202) 736-2536 or or visit

    The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

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