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Program & Speakers

This year’s Program will feature interactive and engaging discussions from industry and thought leaders on recent trends in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and bioagriculture fields. General Sessions and Breakout Sessions will also address Florida’s current position and potential in the life sciences industry; debates on state and federal public policy; and topics related to product development, scientific advancements, patient advocacy, business development reimbursement, commercialization and financing.

2014 Program Chair
Dawn Johnson, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida
djohnson@scripps.edu

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Set-up/Open

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1:1 Partnering Open

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Welcome Address

8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

Keynote: Life Sciences in Florida

Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote: Why Florida

Lee Evans, Executive Director and Site Leader, North America Center, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Break with Exhibitors

9:35 AM - 10:50 AM

BioScience: Facing a Common Challenge - Advances in Aging Alzheimer Research and Policy

9:35 AM - 10:50 AM

BioBusiness: Spotlight on the Innovation in Florida

9:35 AM - 10:50 AM

BioTrends: Teaming for Success: Strategic Partnerships Throughout the Industry

11:00 AM

Legislator of the Year

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Keynote: Healthcare Policy: Looking Forward

Jason Altmire, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Community Engagement, Florida Blue

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Public Policy Panel: Presentations from the NIH and the FDA

Luncheon

12:40 PM - 1:55 PM

BioScience: Emerging Public Health Concerns and Solutions

 

12:40 PM - 1:55 PM

BioBusiness: Commercialization Planning and Execution: Pre- to Post-Launch Principals

12:40 PM - 1:55 PM

BioTrends: Next Generation Technology

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

BioScience: Progress in Orphan and Rare Disease Research and Commercialization

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

BioBusiness: Corporate Strategies and Business Development Insights

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

BioPitch

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM

Break with Exhibitors

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Keynote Panel: Creating the Future: Discovery, Products and Workforce

John Kelly, PhD., President, FAU; Mark Rosenberg, PhD., President, FIU; Judy Genshaft, PhD., President, USF

4:35 PM - 4:45 PM

Entrepreneurial Award

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM

Keynote Panel: The Future Is Here: Building for Success

Robert Finizio, CEO, TherapeuticsMD; Jamie Grooms, CEO, Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research; Richard Allen, CEO, Xhale; Sue Washer, President & CEO, AGTC

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reception on Ocean View Terrace

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

1:1 Partnering Open

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM

Keynote: The Power of Patient Advocacy

John W. Walsh, President & CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote: Medical Devices: Outlook for Florida and the Value of Latin America

Jim Hogan, President, Medtronic Latin America

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Break with Exhibitors

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

BioScience: Seeing the Future:  Advances in Ophthalmology Research and Technology

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

BioBusiness: Funding Options

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

BioTrends: Medical Tourism

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Break with Exhibitors

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

BioScience: Regenerative Medicine/Transplant: The Next Frontier

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

BioTrends: New Trends in Cancer Treatment

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

BioPitch

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Company of the Year | BioPitch

Luncheon

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