HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan has announced the creation of the “Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit” (DSIIS), which will provide a forum “to discuss the innovation and investment landscape within the healthcare sector, emerging opportunities, and the government’s role in facilitating more investment and accelerated innovation.” The DSIIS will involve quarterly meetings between healthcare innovation and investment professionals and HHS personnel focusing on “emerging innovation opportunities and whether government policies are accelerating or delaying these innovations.” A more comprehensive “Industry Day” forum will follow the fourth session.

HHS is seeking nominations for DSIIS participants with experience, knowledge, and leadership related to innovation and investment in the healthcare sector. Specific selection criteria include: areas of educational focus; executive or other organizational leadership experience; and healthcare sector private equity, venture capital, and lending experience. Nominations will be accepted until October 3, 2018.