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This year's Conference Agenda will include an impressive lineup of industry experts. Continue to watch this page for the latest updates as speakers are secured for the 2016 Conference.


Sunday, October 9, 2016
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Open
5:30 PM  7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Monday, October 10, 2016
7:15 AM  8:15 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM  9:35 AM

General Session

Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote
Mayor Lenny Curry
Sharon Mills

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM
Break with Exhibitors
9:55 AM  11:10 AM

BioScience Track Session
Metabolomics and Precision Medicine: What is it and why is it Important?
Paldeep Atwal, MD, Medical Director of Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Stephen J. Gardell, PhD,
 Senior Director, Scientific Resources, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona
Julie Johnson, PharmD, Dean and Distinguished Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida
Alex Parker, MS, PhD,
Associate Director for the Center for Individualized Medicine, Vice Chair, Health Sciences Research, Professor of Epidemiology and Urology, Mayo Clinic (moderator)

BioTrends Track Session
Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Professor of Integrated Medical Sciences and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Florida Atlantic University
Todd Golde, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Florida
Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, MD, PhD, 
Consultant Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, Associate Professor of Neurology, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic
Ed Weeber, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

BioBusiness Track Session
Spotlight on Innovation
Robert Finizio, TherapeuticsMD
Quang Pham, Espero Pharmaceuticals
Kal Fisher, Chief Technology Officer, Sensus Healthcare

11:10 AM  11:35 AM Break with Exhibitors
11:40 AM  12:55 PM

BioScience Track Session
Novel Therapies in Oncology
Doug Calder, President, Vycellix, Inc.
Maria Fardis, PhD,
CEO, Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.
Warren Marcus, PhD,
 Business Development/Scientist, Altor BioScience Corporation
James Mulé, PhD, Director of Cell-based Therapies, Moffitt Cancer Center
Glynn Wilson, PhD, Chairman and CEO, TapImmune, Inc

BioTrends Track Session
Florida Areas of Strength: Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
Adil Duru, PhD, Assistant Professor, NSU Cell Therapy Institute
Thomas Gonwa, MD, Deputy Director Translation, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine
Joshua Hare, MD,
Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Cell Institute 
Sue Washer, President and CEO, AGTC
Claudia Zylberberg, PhD, CEO, Akron Biotechnology, LLC
John Engels, Vice President, AxoGen Inc.

BioBusiness Track Session
Funding a Creative Approach in Challenging Times
Arthur Spalding, Founder, TAMM Net, Inc.
Jackson Streeter, MD, CEO, Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

1:00 PM  3:00 PM

Panel: Growing Florida Life Sciences: Hear from Legislators and Companies that Chose Florida
Lee Evans, Executive Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Keynote Presentation
Peter Menziuso, President, North America, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Break with Exhibitors
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

BioScience Track Session
Women's Health
Julia Amadio, Chief Product Officer, TherapeudicsMD
Sarah McLaughlin, MD, PhD,
 Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Mark Samuels, President, OBMedical

BioTrends Track Session
Next Generation Technology
Brian Dorn, PhD, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Arthrex Inc.
Christopher Prentice, CEO, Mazor Robotics Ltd. 

BioBusiness Track Session
Business Strategies: Build, Buy or Partner
Mark Emalfarb, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dyadic
Howard Hechler, Senior Director of Business Development, Medtronic
Alan Joslyn, PhD,
President and Director, Oragenics, Inc.

4:30 PM – 4:55 PM
Break with Exhibitors
4:55 PM  5:55 PM

Forum Sessions
Research Forum
Government Affairs
CEO Panel
Incubator/Accelerator Forum

Exhibit Floor Open

6:00  PM  7:30 PM
Evening Reception
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:30 AM  7:30 AM 5K Run (with SEBIO)
8:00 AM  9:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Breakfast Meet and Greet with Congressman Ted Yoho (8:00 AM - 8:45 AM)

9:00 AM – 12:25 PM

  (Closed Door Sessions)

9:00 AM – 10:35 AM

General Session


Keynote Presentation

Investor Strategies throughout Company Lifecycle - Sponsored by IQ Orlando
Steve Parkinson, President and CEO, Lakewood-Amedex
Mike Webb, President and CEO, Xcovery LLC
Carl Whatley,
General Manager, Co-Founder and Director, Vitruvias


9:00 AM  12:00 PM Corporate Partnering Day (with SEBIO)
10:40 AM – 11:05 AM
Break with Exhibitors
11:10 AM – 12:25 PM

BioScience Track Session
Pediatrics: Latest Advances in Diagnostics and Therapy
Kathryn Blake, PharmD, Director Center for Pharmacogenomics and Translational Research, Nemours Children's Specialty Care
David Graham, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Paul Pitel, MD, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Nemours Children's Specialty Care (moderator)
Richard Wagner, CEO, Medosome Biotec, LLC
Peter Wearden, Department Chair, Division of Cardiology, Nemours Children's Hospital

BioTrends Track Session

BioBusiness Track Session
Commercialization of an Idea
Thomas Graham, MD, Chief Health Innovation and Strategy Officer, Tavistock
Leonard Pinchuk, PhD,
 Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, InnFocus
Charles Bruce, MD, Associate Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Ventures (moderator)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

General Session and Luncheon (with SEBIO)

(Final Four)


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