National Press Club

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

May 10, 2019 12:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Livestream will begin 5/10 at 1:00pm ET.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who left his position as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration April 5, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, May 10 on his tenure at the agency. He will focus on how he moved his agenda thorough the agency and where he believes FDA should turn its attention in the future.

Lunch will be served in the club’s Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

Dr. Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd FDA commissioner on May 11, 2017. During his tenure, his agenda included increasing efficiency and consistency in the review process, lowering drug prices, developing tobacco and e-cigarette regulation, increasing the number of generic drugs approved by the FDA, addressing the opioid crisis, growing competition as a mechanism to make pharmaceuticals more accessible, and addressing the chronic staff shortage.

For all ticketing-related questions, please email Tickets must
be paid for at the time of purchase. To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put FDA in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

NPC Members who have a paid reservation to the Luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to at least 48 hours before the date of the Luncheon. Space may be limited.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
(202) 662-7561

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