Orphan drugs improve health — but aren’t priced cost-effectively, study finds

first_img APStock Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED As regulators approve a growing number of orphan drugs, prices for these medicines, which treat small groups of patients with rare diseases, have been climbing ever higher. And a new study finds that, while the drugs may offer larger health gains than other medications, they are not nearly as cost-effective.To wit, the researchers found that orphan drugs were five times more likely to offer a health benefit than other medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration. But the median costs were substantially higher — $47,650 versus $2,870. Moreover, payers would have to spend 2.7 times more money on an orphan drug than another medicine in order for a patient to gain an extra year of perfect health. [email protected] What’s included? Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprintscenter_img @Pharmalot Orphan drugs improve health — but aren’t priced cost-effectively, study finds Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman May 4, 2020 Reprints Tags drug developmentdrug pricingSTAT+ Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More last_img read more

One Medical eyes the full lifespan with acquisition of Medicare-focused Iora Health

first_img Log In | Learn More Katie Palmer Tags financemedical technologySTAT+ One Medical One Medical announced its plan on Monday to acquire Iora Health, expanding its primary care services for the Medicare population. The all-stock transaction, valued at $2.1 billion, would bring together two longtime players in the virtual care space and add to One Medical’s already-growing physical footprint by taking on Iora’s 47 in-person medical offices, now serving about 38,000 Medicare patients.“Today it seems obvious and almost fashionable to say that technology-powered primary care is the key to improving our health care system,” said Rushika Fernandopulle, CEO of Iora Health, in a call with investors Monday. “But almost 20 years ago small predecessor practices that became One Medical and Iora Health simply decided to start over, to build our own technology, membership models, salaried provider practices, and to emphasize relationships and not transactions.” @KatieMPalmer Health Tech Health Tech Correspondent Katie Palmer is a health tech correspondent at STAT. What’s included? About the Author Reprintscenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] By Katie Palmer June 7, 2021 Reprints One Medical eyes the full lifespan with acquisition of Medicare-focused Iora Health STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What is it? GET STARTEDlast_img read more

All the latest local CCFL soccer fixtures as season poised to resume

first_imgHome Sport Soccer All the latest local CCFL soccer fixtures as season poised to resume SportSoccer Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic WhatsApp Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, July 13, 2020Next articleNumber of properties sold in Laois in June way down – but a couple of big sales nonetheless Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Electric Picnic TAGSCCFL All the latest local CCFL soccer fixtures as season poised to resume Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role center_img Pinterest Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 13th July 2020 Facebook The majority of clubs were in favour of this and of all the Laois teams who compete, just Portlaoise AFC (the club’s third string), Rosenallis B and Emo Celtic U-17s have decided not to return.Across the leagues, PRO Alan Wright confirmed that the return rate is around 70% of all teams.The season will get back underway this Saturday and teams will be out twice or even three times a week in order to get as many games as possible played while the evenings permit.In total, concluding the season, should take around nine weeks.And after that, it is envisaged that the 2020/2021 season would begin in late September or early October.Check out all of the fixtures for the next few weeks below:SATURDAY, JULY 18First-named team has home advantage; kick off at 2.30pm unless statedSenior DivisionTullamore Town v Birr Town A 7pmDivision 1 SaturdayBallymahon AFC v Longford Town CruisersGallen United v Colmcille CelticMoydow v Grange UnitedU-17 Premier DivisionMullingar Ath v Willow ParkU-17 Division 1Birr Town v East Galway UtdU-19 Premier DivisionWillow Park v Mullingar AthU-19 Division 1East Galway v Abbeyleix AthClara Town v Tullamore TownSUNDAY, JULY 19First-named team has home advantage; kick off at 11am unless statedSenior DivisionBallinahown A v Monksland UtdClara Town v Derry Rovers ADivision 1Stradbally Town A v Mullingar TownMountmellick Utd v RosenallisDivision 2Coolraine v BBC UtdBanagher Utd v Melville UtdTemple Villa v Moate CelticDivision 3ADerry Rovers v Midlands CelticKilleigh v Stradbally Town BSt. Aengus v Mountmellick CelticMaryborough FC v Abbeyleix AthleticDivision 3BClonmore Utd v Kinnegad JuniorsNewcastle Athletic v Ballinahown BSt. Cormacs Athletic v Birr Town BWomen’s Division (Kick off 2pm unless stated)Killeigh v Willow ParkKinnegad Juniors v Birr TownIdle – Mullingar AthleticWEDNESDAY, JULY 22Kick off at 7pm unless statedSenior DivisionBallinahown A v Clara TownDivision 1Towerhill Rovers v Stradbally Town AClonaslee Utd v Rosenallis ADivision 2Banagher Utd v CoolraineDivision 3ASt. Aengus v Abbeyleix AthleticMidlands Celtic v Stradbally Town BDerry Rovers B v Maryborough FC – 7.30pmMountmellick Celtic v KilleighDivision 3BKinnegad Juniors v Newcastle AthleticEast Galway v St. Cormacs AthleticDivision 1 SaturdayMoydow v Longford Town CruisersGallen United v Grange UnitedTHURSDAY, JULY 23First named team has home advantage; kick off at 7pm unless statedDivision 3BBallinahown B v Birr Town BFRIDAY, JULY 24Kick off at 8pm unless statedJohn Farrell Combined Counties Cup 3rd RoundDerry Rovers v Mountmellick UtdSATURDAY, JULY 25Kick off at 2:30pm unless statedJohn Farrell Combined Counties Cup 3rd RoundMoydow FC v Clara TownSaturday Division Cup Semi-FinalBallymahon AFC v Gallen UnitedDivision 1 SaturdayColmcille Celtic v Longford Town CruisersU-17 Cup Quarter FinalEast Galway Utd v Monksland UtdU-17 Premier DivisionWillow Park v Mullingar AthleticU-17 Division 1Temple Villa v Birr TownU-19 Cup Quarter FinalClara Town v Mullingar AthleticU-19 Premier DivisionEdenderry Town v Willow ParkU-19 Division 1Tullamore Town v Abbeyleix AthleticIdle – East GalwaySUNDAY, JULY 26First-named team has home advantage; kick off at 11am unless statedJohn Farrell Combined Counties Cup 3rd RoundBirr Town v Clonaslee UtdTowerhill Rovers v BBC UtdEast Galway Utd v Mullingar TownByes – Temple Villa, Monksland Utd, Tullamore TownWomen’s Cup Provisional RoundMountmellick Utd v Kinnegad Juniors – 2pmDivision 2Banagher Utd v Moate CelticCombined Counties Cup: BBC Utd, Temple VillaIdle Coolraine, Melville FCDivision 3AMaryborough FC v KilleighStradbally Town B v Mountmellick CelticAbbeyleix Athletic v Derry Rovers BDivision 3BKinnegad Juniors v St.Cormac’s AthleticBallinahown B v Clonmore UtdNewcastle Athletic v Birr Town BWomen’s Division Killeigh v Mullingar Athletic – 2pmWEDNESDAY, JULY 29Kick off at 7pm unless statedSaturday DivisionMoydow v Colmcille CelticDivision 1Mountmellick United v Mullingar Town – 7.15pmDivision 2Melville FC v BBC Utd – Sarsfield Park, AthloneSEE ALSO – Laois girl donates hair to Rapunzel charity – and also raises €4,500 for Cuisle Centre After grinding to a halt in March due to Coronavirus, the local soccer season is due to resume this weekend.The CCFL are picking up from where they left off more than four months ago with games in all divisions resuming this weekend.The league, which takes in clubs from Laois, Offaly and Westmeath predominantly, surveyed its clubs in the period of closure about their interest in resuming in July. 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North Rejects Offer of Reunion Talks

first_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Facebook Twitter North Rejects Offer of Reunion Talks News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China North Korea has rejected the South’s suggestion to hold working-level talks to hash out a more permanent solution to the issue of separated families. The Ministry of Unification announced today it had received a message bearing the name of the chairman of the Chosun Red Cross Central Committee that stated, “Currently, an environment and atmosphere conducive for talks regarding family reunions between the North and South Red Cross delegations cannot be fostered.”“Considering inter-Korean relations, grave humanitarian issues like the regularization of reunions for separated families are not issues to be solved through the Red Cross. Let’s tackle humanitarian issues in a humanitarian way,” the message concluded.  There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Daily NK – 2014.03.06 4:21pm News last_img read more

Covid-19 pushes sustainable finance to backburner

first_img Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050 Related news How do you measure the impact of an impact investment? Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Covid-19 has dealt a blow not only to the economy, but to the federal government’s efforts to make the economy more environmentally friendly.In June 2019, the government-appointed Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance (EPSF) delivered its final report, which included 15 recommendations aimed at helping Canada transition to a low-carbon economy — such as increasing contribution room in RRSPs for “climate-conscious” investments. the canadian parliament and library during the fall michelloiselle/123RF Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Greg Dalgetty Keywords Sustainable Finance,  ESG,  Responsible investing,  Coronavirus At that time, Finance Minister Bill Morneau indicated the government intended to act on the panel’s recommendations.Barbara Zvan, a member of the EPSF and chief risk and strategy officer at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, was encouraged. Speaking at the Responsible Investment Association’s 2020 virtual conference on Monday, Zvan recalled that Morneau gave a speech in early March stating the government was still “very supportive” of the panel’s recommendations.“A week later, Covid was declared a pandemic, and the government turned its focus to the stimulus that was needed to help Canadian families,” Zvan said during a panel discussion on sustainable finance.Once Canada gets through the Covid-19 crisis, it’s possible the federal government may implement some of the EPSF’s recommendations — although the Liberals, now reduced to a minority government, could have trouble finding support from other parties.The European Union, which has mandated climate-related financial disclosure, is the “clear leader” in championing sustainable finance, said Roger Beauchemin, president and CEO of Addenda Capital.“What’s amazing is the political alignment that’s been found in Europe,” Beauchemin said. “European parliament, which typically moves slowly, has actually been very agile in advancing on this issue.”That, Beauchemin said, is the case because Europeans “accept the science” of climate change.“There are all sorts of [European] countries with different political schemes, but whether the parties are populist, nationalist, right or left, they all seem to coalesce around sustainability,” Beauchemin said.But that may not be the case in Canada. Beauchemin warned there is “still lots of science negation going on” here, particularly with the energy sector being a mainstay of the Canadian economy.“It’s much more politically charged here, and therefore we haven’t been able to advance at anywhere near the speed we need to,” Beauchemin said.But, even in the midst of Covid-19, there are signs that the government is thinking about sustainable finance.For example, the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility, a Covid-19 relief package aimed at large companies, requires recipients to publish climate-related financial disclosure reports.“In the midst of all of this, that [stipulation] managed to get in there,” Zvan said. “That was a really good indicator that [the EPSF recommendations] were still being thought of by the government.”Beauchemin said he was hopeful that Canada would take a “leadership role in shaping the transition that needs to take place” in North America.“You deny science at your peril,” he added. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Co-Operation Encouraged Among Coffee Farmers

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Coffee Industry Board, Howard Mitchell, has called for co-operation among coffee farmers, to enable the industry to overcome the current challenges.Giving the main address at a meeting of the Portland Blue Mountain Coffee Farmers Association at Lynch Park in Buff Bay, Portland on June 25, Mr. Mitchell said over the past few years, the industry has suffered severely from a number of negative factors, including bad weather and mismanagement.He said that the industry has contributed much to the Jamaican economy, and it now needs to be served with better infrastructure if it is to remain viable.Mr. Mitchell said there is a perception that the Coffee Industry Board is responsible for everything relating to coffee production, but the organization does not have the financial resources to provide all the assistance needed by farmers.He pointed out that the Board would be exploring the possibility of working with Japanese interests to provide some of the infrastructural support needed, including the improvement of farm roads in coffee producing communities.The Chairman exhorted the farmers to keep their organization active and continue to lobby for improvement in the industry.Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Western Portland, Daryl Vaz, assured the farmers that he is making every effort to ensure that farm roads in the constituency are improved as early as possible.Mr. Vaz said he has had discussion on the matter with the Ministry of Agriculture, and he would also be approaching Japanese interests to see what assistance they could provide. RelatedCo-Operation Encouraged Among Coffee Farmers RelatedCo-Operation Encouraged Among Coffee Farmers RelatedCo-Operation Encouraged Among Coffee Farmerscenter_img Co-Operation Encouraged Among Coffee Farmers UncategorizedJune 30, 2008 Advertisementslast_img read more

Carers must remain a priority

first_imgCarers must remain a priority Carers AustraliaThe Federal Government’s new ministry must continue to prioritise Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.In a reportcommissioned by Carers Australia in 2020, it was estimated that family and friend carers in Australia provide 2.2 billion hours of care every year. If the Government were to pay for all the informal care provided by carers, the bill would come in at just under $1.5 billion per week.However, this analysis was undertaken before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which has seen many carers increase their provision of care throughout the past year.Carers Australia CEO, Liz Callaghan, said, “The well-documented stresses involved in performing a caring role have only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.”“While the vaccine roll-out program will go some way towards relieving carer stress, we also recognise that many carers will need to continue to shoulder an increased caring responsibility until the country is fully vaccinated.”It is therefore crucial that the new ministry recognises that carers need ongoing support at all levels of government and works closely with Australia’s national peak body for unpaid carers and the National Carer Network.“We stand ready to continue working with the new Ministers to build a better future for all unpaid carers by recognising and investing in them,” said Ms Callaghan.Carers Australia is also interested in the outcomes from the proposed Cabinet taskforce which will provide a response to the lack of economic security for women, which is particularly prevalent for unpaid carers.“With improved supports and representation, carers will be better placed to look after their own wellbeing and enjoy the same benefits and opportunities as all Australians,” said Ms Callaghan.About Carers Australia and the National Carer NetworkCarers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating to influence policies and services at a national level. The National Carer Network, which consists of Carers NSW, Carers ACT, Carers Victoria, Carers Tasmania, Carers SA, Carers WA, Carers NT, and Carers Queensland, deliver a range of essential carer services across states and territories.About carersAn informal, unpaid carer is a family member or friend that cares for someone that has a disability, chronic or life-limiting illness, is frail aged, has a mental health illness, alcohol or other drug related issue. Informal carers are distinct from paid support workers who are colloquially also called carers but are fully employed and remunerated with all the benefits of employment. Conversely, family carers perform their caring duties without remuneration /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, Australia, coronavirus, employment, Federal, federal government, Government, mental health, NSW, peak body, Queensland, SA, Tasmania, Victoria, WA, wellbeinglast_img read more

Michelle Obama to Speak at CU-Boulder on Wednesday

first_imgMichelle Obama, prominent attorney, human rights advocate and the wife of Democratic Party presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will visit the CU-Boulder campus Wednesday for a voter registration event titled “Change We Need Rally with Michelle Obama.”The Oct. 1 event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11:15 a.m. at Farrand Field on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Gates open at 10 a.m. and tickets are not required for admission, but Obama campaign officials recommend an online RSVP to the event at co.barackobama.com/BoulderChange. The event is hosted by the University of Colorado Student Union and sponsored by the CU-Boulder chapter of the College Democrats.”This is a marvelous opportunity for CU students to become civically engaged and for the campus community to hear a dynamic speaker in Michelle Obama,” said Dustin Farivar, a UCSU tri-executive. “Regardless of one’s politics, the chance to see a leader like Mrs. Obama in person on the eve of an important national election is a historic moment for our campus.””This is an incredible opportunity that the College Dems could not pass up,” said Jesse Jensen, president of the College Democrats at CU. “Through a lifetime of hard work, compassion and leadership, Michelle Obama has proven herself to be an extraordinary role model for our nation’s youth.”According to the Obama campaign, Mrs. Obama will talk with students and members of the community about the importance of registering to vote and the unique opportunity that young people have in this year’s election “to build a better future, and close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.” Volunteers will also be on hand to help people register to vote.No signs or banners will be allowed. Local attendees are encouraged to carpool, ride their bicycles, walk or use the RTD bus service to get to campus. Published: Sept. 30, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

7th Annual Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival Returns to Oro…

first_imgTwitter Previous articleThe Fess Parker Family Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Its Rhone-Focused Label, EpiphanyNext articleAfternoon Brief, February 6 Press Release TAGSArizona Wine FestivalConsumer Share Linkedin Pinterest ReddIt Facebook Email Advertisement25+ Arizona wineries, live music, local art and food trucks featured at annual celebration hosted by the Arizona Wine Growers Association(ORO VALLEY, Ariz.) – On Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., the Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) will be hosting the 7th Annual Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival at the historic Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley, Arizona. Over 25 Arizona wineries will be in attendance, pouring their award-winning wines alongside local food trucks, live music from the Pete Swan Trio, local artists and a variety of other vendors with AZ-made wares.Photo by Jenelle Bonifield“Off the Vine has quickly become one of our biggest events of the year, and after seeing record-breaking attendance in 2019 we’re expecting an even bigger crowd for 2020,” said Kris Pothier, president of the AWGA and owner of Chateau Tumbleweed. “Steam Pump Ranch and the surrounding mountains provides such a beautiful setting for wine lovers to experience wines from across the state and even meet the winemakers themselves, who are often in attendance.”The 2020 festival will feature exclusive tastings from over 25 of Arizona’s finest wineries, paired with local fare from a variety of AZ food trucks, live jazz music performed by the Pete Swan Trio and local artisans – all set amongst the historic Steam Pump Ranch and its iconic 1800’s ranch house.Wineries that will be in attendance include:Arizona StrongholdBirds and Barrels VineyardsBodega PierceBurning Tree CellarsCaduceus & MerkinCarlson Creek VineyardChateau TumbleweedDeep Sky VineyardDel Rio Springs VineyardDos Cabezas WineWorksFour Tails VineyardHeart Wood CellarsHigh Lonesome VineyardsGolden Rule VineyardsLaramita CellarsLightning Ridge CellarsKeeling-Schaefer VineyardsOddity Wine CollectivePage Springs CellarsPillsbury Wine Co.ProvisionerRune WinesSouthwest Wine CenterSu Vino WineryWinery 101Woods Bay WineryZarpara VineyardEarly bird tickets ($25/person including commemorative glass with 8 wine tasting tickets) are available for purchase online at www.offthevineaz.com. Tickets are also available at the gate, day-of, for $30/person.For more information on Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival, or other upcoming festivals hosted by the Arizona Wine Growers Association, visit www.azwinegrowersassociation.com.ABOUT THE ARIZONA WINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION:The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) serves grape growers and winemakers in Arizona, allying its members for representation, promotion and education. The association strives to advance with integrity, the sustainable growth and production of authentic Arizona-grown wines and increase awareness of the Arizona industry, which includes 104 licensed and bonded wineries throughout the state.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases 7th Annual Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival Returns to Oro Valley…Industry News ReleasesWine Business7th Annual Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival Returns to Oro Valley on February 15, 2020By Press Release – February 6, 2020 414 0 last_img read more

Workman joins the Board of Governors

first_img Feb 16, 2021 Top Stories Workman joins the Board of Governors Don WorkmanDonald A. Workman of Washington, D.C., has been elected without opposition to the Bar Board of Governors representing out of state members.The seat become vacant due to the resignation of out of state board member Ian M. Comisky.  Workman, a partner with Baker & Hostetler, will be sworn in at the Bar’s June convention along with other new and returning board members.Voting in other Bar elections gets underway March 1 and the Bar will present a live president-elect candidates’ forum February 22, from 12-12:30 p.m., via Zoom, to provide Florida lawyers an opportunity to virtually meet the candidates: Steve Davis of Miami and Gary Lesser of West Palm Beach.Davis and Lesser, both current members of the Board of Governors, will present opening and closing statements about their qualifications and visions for the Bar. They will also answer questions submitted in advance by Bar members.The forum will be moderated by former Justice Peggy Quince who served on the Florida Supreme Court from 1999-2019.“Normally the candidates would travel the state attending local bar meetings and events to meet Bar members from Pensacola to Key West,” President Dori Foster-Morales said. “With the pandemic restricting travel and in-person events, this forum will give members another opportunity to evaluate the candidates prior to voting.”Ballots for the election will be emailed or mailed on March 1, and all votes must be received prior to midnight, March 22. The winner who receives the majority of votes will be sworn in as president-elect at the 2021 Annual Convention when current President-elect Michael Tanner is sworn in as president.Links to register for the forum and to submit questions in advance are posted at floridabar.org/forum along with Florida Bar News resources including a question and answer feature article and the candidates’ platform statements. The forum will be recorded and placed on this webpage for members who are unable to view the live program.Ballots for the Board of Governors and YLD board races will also be mailed or emailed around March 1, and must be returned to the Bar’s election company prior to midnight March 22. Any runoffs will be conducted between April 1 and April 22.last_img read more