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The creators of the award-winning documentary, They Say It Can’t Be Done, in partnership with the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project, present It Can Be Done Live – a conversation between entrepreneurs, regulatory experts, and noted academics around creative and bipartisan solutions to global challenges to our shared future. The second of four panel events, It Can Be Done Live: The Future of Our Health, took place on September 17th, 2020.

We are in the throes of a global pandemic that threatens the lives of millions and the way of life for billions more. Our healthcare systems are stretched to their limits. At the same time, innovations are being developed that could move us from treatments to outright cures. How do we ensure that these advancements are safe and effective, but not needlessly delayed when we need them most? The panelists explored the potential of human ingenuity to solve these problems and the conditions necessary to make those solutions a reality. We say it can be done.


  • Julie Allickson, Chief Manufacturing Development Center Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Betsy McCaughey, Chairman, Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths
  • Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dan Troy, Chief Business Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel, Valo
  • [Moderator] Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President, Goldwater Institute

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