2021 FDA Science Forum: Science as the Foundation for Protecting and Promoting Public Health


FDA’s Science Forum offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view the unique scientific research and collaborative efforts of FDA’s 11,000 scientists. You’ll get a chance to see first-hand how FDA’s researchers are using novel science and technologies to inform FDA’s regulatory decision-making—and drive innovation.

FDA scientific experts and nationally renowned scientists will speak on the eight topics of the 2021 FDA Science Forum: Science as the Foundation for Protecting and Promoting Public Health, highlighted below. This year’s keynote speaker is NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, M.D.

FDA’s Science Forum welcomes the public, industry, academia, patient advocates, sister agencies, and current and potential collaborators to join us virtually and learn about the critical contributions that FDA’s regulatory science makes to product quality and safety.

Contact Rokhsareh Shahidzadeh or Sharron Watson for event-related matters.


For more information, please see the 2021 FDA Science Forum Agenda.

Day 1: Wednesday, May 26

Keynote Session

Session 1: Improving Clinical and Postmarket Evaluation

Session 2: Tools to Effectively Use Big Data

Session 3: Empowering Patients and Consumers

Session 4: Product Development and Manufacturing

Day 2: Thursday, May 27

Session 5: Advancing Products Based on Novel Technologies

Session 6: Medical Countermeasures, Infectious Disease and Pathogen Reduction Technologies

Session 7: Food and Cosmetic Safety

Session 8: Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction