Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9-10 a.m. CT

At this year's ANESTHESIO-LOGY Keynote Address, which is themed “Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research,” Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, will discuss via teleconference how we are living in a time of unprecedented promise in medical research and how emerging scientific advances provide the opportunity to go even further and faster.

Dr. Collins was appointed the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director.

The NIH is the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world and has been advancing understanding of health and disease for more than a...

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