Category: Access to Breakthroughs

May 5, 2017

Five Reasons You Should Participate in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials play a significant role in medical research and without volunteers, there would be no way to discover new cures or medical breakthroughs. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons you should participate in a clinical trial!
May 4, 2017

New Pocket Film to Encourage Clinical Trial Participation

We’re excited to announce that we have a new film that highlights the importance of clinical trials and why people should participate in them!
May 3, 2017

New Educational Film Pay It Forward: Volunteering for a Clinical Trial Encourages Clinical Trial Enrollment

In honor of Clinical Trials Awareness Week, the Alliance for Aging Research (Alliance) has released a new animated “pocket film,” Pay it Forward: Volunteering for a Clinical Trial, to encourage clinical trial volunteerism. 
February 22, 2017

First-Ever Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Puts Condition in National Spotlight

The first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day is being celebrated throughout the country today, as organizations, advocates, and individuals join together to increase recognition about the risks of heart valve disease (HVD) and improve detection and treatment access to ultimately save lives.
February 10, 2017

Letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price on Maintaining and Enforcing Important Patient Protections and Access to Prescription Drugs

The Alliance joined with 200 other organizations to call on Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price in his review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "to maintain the many important protections patients have gained that ensure they can access the care and treatment their providers prescribe."  
January 24, 2017

Comments on Oversight Framework for Molecular Diagnostic Tests, including Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)/Senate Version

This letter to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer that urges them to "make updating the oversight framework for all molecular diagnostic tests, including laboratory developed tests (LDTs), a priority early in the 115th Congress." 
January 24, 2017

Comments on Oversight Framework for Molecular Diagnostic Tests, including Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)/House Version

This letter to House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan and House Minority Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi urges them to "make updating the oversight framework for all molecular diagnostic tests, including laboratory developed tests (LDTs), a priority early in the 115th Congress."
December 7, 2016

Alliance Releases Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures

The Senate today approved landmark legislation overhauling the development of medical treatments and cures for patients, which represents the culmination of a multi-year, bipartisan initiative in Congress. Here is a statement from Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin.
September 27, 2016

7th International Workshop on Aging & HIV

The International Workshop on HIV & Aging remains the only platform in the world for international exchange and dialogue with a cross-disciplinary team of experts involved in HIV and aging research. The meeting gathers a steady international community of researchers and healthcare professionals attributing to the workshop’s credibility within the field. The compact size of the meeting stimulates interaction, and encourages collaboration, which is considered one of the most effective elements of this program. After participating in this activity, participants will: • Identify age-related clinical complications found in the aging HIV-infected patient • Integrate the latest scientific research into daily clinical care to improve the quality of life of these patients • Identify the future challenges faced by this expanding population of elderly HIV infected patients The meeting will have a two day program consisting of invited lectures, abstract-driven scientific presentations and poster sessions where the latest developments will be reviewed and evaluated in order to identify important topics for future research, develop better approaches to treatment, and create a strategic agenda for future management problems associated with HIV and aging. For more information, please go here.
September 22, 2016

Alliance Debuts New Video at Rally for Medical Research

Today, at the Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C., Alliance president and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, introduced a new video that shares the moving stories of patients and their loved ones who have taken on the challenge of living with diseases and conditions such as heart disease, chronic pain, and stroke.