Headliners Luncheon with FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb 

Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club


November 3, 2017 12:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 3 to discuss the FDA’s agenda and related issues.

Gottlieb was scheduled for a Sept. 29 Luncheon, which had to be postponed. As a result of the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and the large number of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing facilities on the island he had to travel to Puerto Rico on the original date of his Headliners Luncheon to meet with industry executives and government officials to assess the impact the hurricane had on the U.S. drug supply.

Dr. Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd FDA commissioner on May 10th. Since taking office, he has focused on:

  • increasing efficiency and consistency in the review process,
  • addressing the opioid crisis,
  • growing competition as a mechanism to make pharmaceuticals more accessible, and
  • addressing the chronic staff shortage.
  • Meet Dr. Gottlieb:

Dr. Gottlieb is a physician, medical policy expert, and public health advocate who previously served as the FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and before that, as a senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner.

  • He also worked on implementation of the Medicare drug benefit as a senior advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he supported policy work on quality improvement and the agency’s coverage process, particularly as it related to new medical technologies.
  • In 2013 Dr. Gottlieb was appointed by the Senate to serve on the Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services on healthcare information technology.
  • Dr. Gottlieb was previously a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine in Manhattan, where he also practiced medicine as a hospitalist physician.
  • He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York and is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut, where he studied Economics.


  • VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
  • Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.

Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, so early sign up helps; preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Attire: Business
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website, press.org)

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Friday, 11/3/17 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm | iCal


The National Press Club, Ballroom
529 - 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Sarah Gadsden
  Eagle Hill Consulting
Claire Tonore
  Eagle Hill Consulting
Dennis Lee
  Eagle Hill Consulting
Kathryn Barba
  Eagle Hill Consulting
Jennifer Wong
Kristine Anderson
Guest of Kristine Anderson
Kevin Dowdell
  Dalya Partners
Thomas Seoh
Chris Robinson
  Dalya Partners
Damon DeVito
Monique Lass
Guest of Monique Lass
Heidi Markovitz
Jennifer Bragg, Esq.
  Skadden Arps
Avia Dunn, Esq.
  Skadden Arps
David Gilson
Elizabeth Nolte, MD
... a total of 19 guests.
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for the luncheon.