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2018 Agenda


Thursday, May 10th


8:00am – 4:45pm
Registration | Pavilion Reception

8:00am –9:30am
Networking Breakfast | Garden Terrace

9:30am –10:00am
Welcome & Participant introductions | Pavilion

10:00am –10:45am
Building Great Companies on the Frontier of Science

Speaker: Stéphane Bancel, CEO, Moderna
Speaker: Mike Bonney, CEO, Kaleido Biosciences
Moderator: David Rosen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

10:45am –11:15am
Networking Break

11:15am –12:00pm
What Will AI & Big Data Actually Do for Biopharma

Speaker: David de Graaf, PhD, EIR, Partners Healthcare
Speaker: Sundeep Bhan, CEO, Prognos
Speaker: David Tester, PhD, Head of Data Science and Engineering, Sanofi
Moderator: Jeff Krasner, President, Emerging BioCommunications

12:00pm –1:30pm
Lunch & Lunch Conversations | 28 Atlantic

12:00pm –1:30pm
Lunch Discussion: Alternative Models for Saving Costs & Time in Product Development
28 Atlantic: Private Dining Room

Speaker: John Celebi, President and CEO, Sensei Bio
Speaker: David Margolin, MD, PhD, SVP, Cerevance
Moderator: Laurie Halloran, President & CEO, Halloran Consulting

1:30PM –2:15PM
How the Media Covers Life Sciences

Speaker: Gideon Gil, Managing Editor, STAT
Speaker: Jane Metcalfe, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, NEO.LIFE and Co-Founder, Wired Ventures
Moderator: Scott Kirsner, Columnist, Boston Globe and Co-Founder, Innovation Leader

2:15pm –2:30pm
Networking Break

2:30pm –3:15pm
The New Rules of Venture Investing & Partnership Deals

Speaker: Nina Kjellson, General Partner, Canaan Partners
Speaker: Marian Nakada, PhD, VP of Venture Investments, J&J
Speaker: Ben Thorner, Senior Vice President and Head of BD&L, Merck
Moderator: Michael Gilman, CEO, Arrakis Therapeutics

3:15pm –3:30pm
Networking Break

3:30pm –4:15pm
Fireside Chat: The End of Aging

Speaker: David Sinclair, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging
Moderator: Jason Pontin, Senior Partner, Chief Editor, Flagship Pioneering

4:45pm –6:45pm
Bay Cruise | Golf Workshop | Wine Tasting

7:00pm –9:30pm
outer bar

FRIDAY, May 11th


8:00am – 3:00pm
Registration | Pavilion Reception

8:00am – 9:00am
Networking Breakfast | Garden Terrace

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast Discussion: Structuring and Managing High-Performance R&D Teams
28 Atlantic: Private Dining Room

Speaker: Rob Armstrong , CEO, Boston Pharmaceuticals
Speaker: Alfred Sandrock, Jr, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive VP, Biogen
Moderator: Janet Wolfe, PhD, Founder and Senior Vice President, Wolfe Laboratories, LLC

9:00am – 9:45am
Looking Back to 1978, and Looking Ahead

Speaker: Phillip Sharp, PhD, Nobel Laureate and Co-Founder, Biogen
Moderator: Deborah Dunsire, MD, President & CEO, Xtuit

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Pivots, Miracle Moments & War Stories

Speaker: Abbie Celniker, PhD, Partner, Third Rock
Speaker: Drew Fromkin, CEO, Tarveda Therapeutics
Speaker: David Lucchino, CEO, Frequency Therapeutics
Moderator: Anna Protopapas, CEO, Mersana Therapeutics

11:00am – 11:30am
Networking Break

11:30am – 12:15pm
Alzheimer's The Road to Success is Paved with....?

Speaker: Robert Moir, PhD, Assistant Professor in Neurology, MGH, Harvard Medical School
Speaker: Alfred Sandrock, Jr., MD, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Biogen
Moderator: Rob Weisman, Staff Reporter, The Boston Globe

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch & Lunch Conversations

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch Discussion: Debating the Biotech Social Contract: A Group Conversation
28 Atlantic: Private Dining Room

Speaker: Peter Kolchinsky, PhD, Founder, Portfolio Manager, and Managing Director, RA Capital Management
Moderator: Iya Khalil, PhD, Co-founder, GNS Healthcare

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Prescriptions for a Healthy Biotech Environment

Speaker: Lynn Sealy, MD, CEO, Myovant
Moderator: Jonathan Gertler, MD, BBLSA

2:15pm – 2:30pm
Networking Break

2:30pm – 3:15pm
Can We End the Opioid Epidemic?
28 Atlantic: Private Dining Room

Speaker: Adam Hall, PhD, Director, Core Mass Spectrometry Facility, Barnett Institute, Northeastern
Speaker: Pam Randhawa, Empiriko
Moderator: Gideon Gil, Managing Editor, STAT