December 14, 2018: Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 227
260 Longwood Avenue
Luxturna, a gene therapy treatment for a rare form of inherited blindness, was recently approved and administered for the first time to a patient at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital in early 2018 at a cost of $850,000. How should patients, physicians, and the US health care system approach a new generation of gene therapies that offer substantial clinical promise and are made available at such price levels? How do we maximize “health gain” with available resources across the entire population?
Jason I. Comander, MD, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Inherited Retinal Disorders Service
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.