McCann Health Global Scientific Council Hosts Special Event At UN General Assembly Focused On Driving the Scientific Agenda Forward in A Complex Changing World

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McCann Health's Grand Challenges in Healthcare Communications announced

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Health, one of the most creatively awarded healthcare communications

networks in the world, and part of McCann Worldgroup, today announced that its new Global Scientific Council will host a special event during the 73rd U.N. General Assembly focusing on the theme of "Driving the Scientific Agenda Forward in A Complex Changing World."

McCann Health will also unveil its "Grand Challenges in Healthcare Communications," a call to the world's communications community to come together to help solve some of the most daunting medical issues of our time.

John Cahill, Global CEO, McCann Health, said, "I'm very proud that our new Global Scientific Council is hosting this important event during UN General Assembly week in NY. The Council is a valuable new resource that enables us to bring added value to clients and make a tangible difference in key areas of need in medical science. It also provides a platform for McCann Health's scientific experts to have a meaningful voice in the global science and health debate."

The event will kick off with a keynote address from Thomas Goetz, former Executive Editor, WIRED and best-selling author followed by a panel discussion entitled, "Are Advances in Science Outpacing Our Ability to Communicate Them?" The expert panel includes: Kristin Pothier, Global Head of Life Sciences Strategy, EY-Parthenon and author of Personalizing Precision Medicine: A Global Voyage from Vision to Reality; Zhen Su, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, N.A., EMD Serono; and C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, President, American College of Cardiology.

The Global Scientific Council, a one-of-a-kind industry first, represents McCann Health's 450+ strong community of PhDs, MDs, pharmacists and other scientific experts from across its global network, dedicated to elevating the role of science in healthcare communications. It is led by three highly respected industry professionals.

Charlie Buckwell, MBA, President of the Council, said, "Our aim with the Council is to apply our expertise in the scientific aspects of health communication to bring higher-level solutions to our clients, and to help address issues of truth, trust and complexity in that process. If we can contribute even in a small way, that would be very exciting for us."

Alice Choi, MSc, MPH, PhD, Executive Director, added, "As the pace and complexity of scientific discovery in medicine accelerates, there is a compelling need for scientific rigor to drive truth. That's why we are bringing together the strengths of our scientific experts, to help guide our clients with credible and innovative thinking that will set them apart from their competitors."

Dan Carucci, MD, MSc, PhD, Global Medical Director, said, "Through the Council we also hope to expand current relationships and forge important new strategic partnerships with governments, NGOs, and patient advocacy groups to help solve some of the world's most daunting health challenges of our time."

About McCann HealthMcCann Health, two-time Network of the Year winner at Cannes Lions Health, and winner of an unprecedented total of three Network of the Year titles from the industry's top three creative award shows in 2017, is one of the world's most awarded global healthcare communications companies. McCann Health, consisting of a global creative agency network, a global medical communications network and a global consulting group, specializes in a wide array of professional, consulting and consumer health and wellness practices. McCann Health is part of McCann Worldgroup and the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).

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