User Experience for Life Science conference

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Date(s) - 15 May 2018
All Day

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.



The User Experience for Life Science conference will provide insights from UX leaders within the User Experience for life science community. Learn about the latest advances in UX within the R&D life sciences and healthcare communities.  Spaces are limited, reserve your space now.


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Confirmed Speakers

Who should attend?

This conference aims to empower UX in the life sciences R&D and healthcare through engagement with all relevant stakeholders including:

  • R&D IT leaders
  • UX practitioners
  • Software Developers
  • Software suppliers to life science R&D and healthcare
  • Software design agencies
  • Heads of Laboratories
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Owners

Preliminary Agenda

14th May 2018

  • 6-8pm EST
    • Networking reception

15th May 2018

  • 9-9.30 EST
    • UX at Novartis –
      • Pat Keller, Global Head of User Experience, Novartis Institute of BioMedical Research
  • 9.35-9.55am EST
    • Plenary session #2
  • 10-10.20am EST
    • Everybody wins: inclusive design –
      • Gale Alcorn, Principal Analyst – User Experience, Amgen
  • 10.25-10.45 EST
    • Plenary session #4
  • 10.45-11.15 EST
    • Coffee
  • 11.15-11.40 EST
    • Spotting UX Trends in Life Science Organisations
      • Joel Miller, UX Lead Amgen
  • 11.45-1pm EST
    • Breakout discussion: UX Trends in Life Science Organisations:
      • What are the key UX trends?
      • What are the challenges these trends bring?
      • What technological opportunities do you see coming e.g. AI?
  • 1-2 pm EST
    • Lunch
  • 2-3.20pm EST
    • Simon Fortenbacher, GSK
      • Breakout discussion: Overcoming challenges facing UX in the R&D life sciences
  • 3.20-3.30pm EST
    • Wrap up – Pat Keller

Call for proposals

If you are interested in speaking at this event, please get in touch with Paula de Matos (


We have a number of interesting sponsor packages. Please get in touch with Zahid Tharia ( for further information.

Conference Hotel

Many of our delegates are staying at Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT

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