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Innovations in Behavioral Health - Psychedelic Medicine: Old Compounds, New Beginnings
The need for treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders continues to grow. The unrelenting burden, high costs of care, unmet demand, and gaps in efficacy all create a considerable opportunity for innovation. A new class of pharmaceuticals —psychedelic medicines— is among the emerging therapies and business models attracting attention. In more tightly linking psychotherapy and psychopharmaceutical approaches, these medicines offer the potential for significant impact. However, beyond the demonstration of effectiveness, the adoption of such treatments and the creation of broad access will also require disruption of existing business models, exploring new approaches to drug development, and confronting the historical context regarding psychedelics and society.

Join us for a discussion with experts who are working in this area as we explore the questions related to bringing this class of therapies to market, including:

- How will these innovations integrate into the current ecosystem – augmentation versus disruption?
- What are the considerations regarding health equity?
- Beyond demonstrating efficacy, what are the key barriers to adoption?
- What are the implications for clinicians, drug developers, payers, and patients?

- Joy Sun Cooper, MBA
Head of Commercialization and Patient Access, MAPS Public Benefit Corporation

- Joseph del Moral
Co-Founder and CEO, Field Trip

- John Krystal, MD
Chair and Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital

- Neil Leibowitz, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer, Beacon Health Options

Closing Remarks:
Dan Grossman
Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Mike Apkon, MD, PhD, MBA
President, Sand Street Advisors
NEHI Board Member

Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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