Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., to share insights at CUNA GAC

January 22, 2021

As the credit union system continues to manage the challenges of COVID-19, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is pleased to welcome Scott Gottlieb, M.D., former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, to its annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), March 2-4. This session is sponsored by Podium.

Dr. Gottlieb, who led the FDA from 2017-2019, has helped create a phased roadmap for navigating COVID-19 and has been a frequent media resource on pandemic-related topics. His presentation will include his insights on how healthcare policies drive innovation, such as the COVID-19 vaccine, and the impact of vaccine access on credit unions’ frontline staff.

During Dr. Gottlieb’s tenure with the FDA, the agency made critical strides in a variety of areas including gene therapies, cell-based regenerative medicine and digital health devices. His policy priorities included reducing tobacco-related deaths and disease, improving food safety and confronting the addiction crisis.

Before heading the FDA, Dr. Gottlieb was the agency’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and previously served as Senior Advisor to the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is widely published in medical journals and has been honored by Fortune Magazine, Modern Healthcare, and Time magazine for his leadership in healthcare.

Typically held in Washington D.C., this year’s virtual conference will retain the key elements of the in-person conference: thought-provoking speakers, breakout sessions and opportunities to connect with lawmakers, business leaders and credit union peers from across the nation.

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