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Program & Speakers

Sunday, October 11

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Monday, October 12 

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM 

Breakfast with Exhibitors

08:30 AM - 08:50 AM 

General Session

Conference Welcome
Nancy Bryan - BioFlorida Inc.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs

 

08:50 AM - 09:35 AM 

Keynote Session

Connecting Innovators Across the World
Robert G. Urban, PhD - J&J Innovation 

 

09:35 AM - 09:50 AM 

General Session
Traumatic Brain Injury
Lisa McHale

 


 

09:55 AM - 11:10 AM 


 

 

BioScience Track Session

Perspectives on Precision Medicine
Moderator: Phil Arlen, PhD – Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 
Pam McLean, PhD - Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Layton Smith, PhD - Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 
Jake VanLandingham, PhD - Prevacus, Inc.

BioTrends Track Session

Innovation in Healthcare: Digitizing Health
Chris Hillier - GuideWell

BioBusiness Track Session

Spotlight on Innovation
Moderator: Jeff Tate - CTD Holdings, Inc.

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM 

Break with Exhibitors 

11:40 AM - 12:55 PM 

BioScience Track Session 

Immuno-oncology: The Next Frontier
James Mulé , MD - Moffitt Cancer Center
Laszlo Radvanyi, PhD - Lion Biotechnologies 

BioTrends Track Session

Florida Areas of Strength: Space Research
Moderator: Siobhan Malany - Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 
Frank DiBello, PhD - Space Florida
Samuel Durrance - Florida Institute of Technology
Colonel Greg Johnson - CASIS

BioBusiness Track Session

Strategies for Optimizing Reimbursement 
Bill Bucher - Axium Healthcare Pharmacy Inc.
Machelle Dunavant Shields - Butler Snow LLP

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM 

Luncheon and Legislator of the Year Award

01:30 PM - 02:10 PM 

General Session Panel

Growing Life Sciences in Florida: A Tallahassee Perspective
John Armstrong - Florida Department of Health

02:15 PM - 02:55 PM 

 

General Session Panel

How to Increase Florida Deal Flow: Perspectives from Investors and Entrepreneurs
Randy Scott - HealthQuest Capital
Kathy Chiu, MBA - Florida Angel Nexus
Robert Finizio - TherapeuticsMD
Weaver Gaines - OBMedical Company
Bard Geesaman - MPM Capital 
Steve Parkinson - Lakewood-Amedex, Inc.
Rhys Williams, JD, MBA - CapSoft, LLC 

03:00 PM - 04:15 PM 

BioScience Track Session

Traumatic Brain Injury: Advances in Diagnostics and Treatment
Moderator: Jackson Streeter, MD - Banyan Biomarkers
COL Dallas C. Hack, MD, MPH - US Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program
George Jallo, MD - All Children's Hospital - Johns Hopkins
Lisa McHale
Linda Papa, MD - Orlando Regional Medical Center

BioTrends Track Session

Next Generation Technology
David Shepard - Arthrex

BioBusiness Track Session

Regulatory News and Views
Sophia Fuerst, MS, MBA - Brand Institute

04:20 PM - 04:50 PM 

Break with Exhibitors 

04:55 PM - 05:55 PM 

General Session

BioPitch Competition - Final Four 

05:55 PM - 06:10 PM 

General Session

Entrepreneur of the Year

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Evening Reception

Tuesday, October 13 

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM 

Breakfast with Exhibitors 

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM 

Government Relations Meeting 

09:00 AM -  09:45 AM

General Session

BioFlorida Award and Company of the Year Award  

09:50 AM -  10:20 AM

Keynote Session
Successful Entrepreneur Strategies in Medical Devices
Maurice Ferré, MD - Insightec

10:25 AM - 10:55 AM 

Break with Exhibitors 

11:00 AM - 12:15 AM 

BioScience Track Session

Regenerative Medicine: New Solutions and Emerging Therapies
John Engels - AxoGen
C. Randal Mills, PhD – California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Robby Lane – RTI Surgical

BioBusiness Track Session

Licensing Executives Society: Beyond "BIO $$ Bucks"!
Jim McCarthy - CorpDev Ventures

12:20 PM - 02:00 PM 

Luncheon and General Session




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