Saturday, April 27, 2019
5:30 PM Cocktails | 6:45 PM Dinner
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
In recent years, our annual Global Gourmet Games dinner has taken guests on trips aboard the Orient Express, on an international flight from the golden age of air travel, and on the high seas aboard a modern-day luxury cruise ship.
This year, we're doing something different. Something more . . . mysterious.
Join us for the 2019 Global Gourmet Games as Sherlock Holmes seeks your help to solve:
And as always, this evening of great fun is hosted for an even greater cause. This year, proceeds from the dinner will go to two health and medical research programs:
- Creation and staffing of the Biomedical Innovation Incubator, a program that will work with the life sciences industry, venture philanthropists, investors, and policymakers to identify and scale new models to accelerate the development of medical products. This initiative is modeled after the 2011 FasterCures program focused on innovating biomedical innovation; that program's chief recommendation was establishment of the National Center for Advancing Translational (NCATS) at the NIH, a $5 billion program that was signed into law a few months later. We've done this before — now we'll do it again.
- Creation and permanent staffing for the Opioid Clinical Incubator. Over the past two years, the has initiated opioid programs with government agencies (HHS, NIH, CDC, DEA, the Surgeon General's office); state and local officials (governors, mayors and health leaders); hospital systems; schools of public health; and insurers. This initiative will translate that work into clinical trials to effectively address the devastating opioid epidemic in communities across the country.