Agenda announced for our US Conference 2015 in Philadelphia

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We are pleased to announce the full agenda for our 2015 US Conference. If you’d like to attend, please register now! The two-day event has been planned to provide a good mix of content for the benefit of our members and friends alike, using a greater number of panel discussions to facilitate debate and discussion.

Here is the planned agenda for October 13th – the public day, open to all to attend:

  • 8.00am: Registration and breakfast
  • 8.40am: Welcome and introduction
  • 8.50am: Presentations and panel discussion: Innovation in pharma
    • Chair: Pat Shafer, Specialist Leader Life Sciences R&D Practice, Deloitte
    • Panelists:
      • Chris Waller, Executive Director MRLIT Modeling Platforms and CORE, Merck & Co.
      • Robert Boland, Senior Manager Translational Informatics and External Innovation Informatics R&D IT, Janssen
      • Chris McKenna, General Manager Discovery Science, Thomson Reuters
  • 10.20am Handover to the new Pistoia Alliance President
  • 10.30am: Coffee
  • 11.00am: Presentations and panel discussion: Innovation in other industries
    • Chair: Bryn Roberts,Center Head for Roche Innovation Center Basel, Roche
    • Panelists:
      • Wayne Mitchell, Manager of Model Systems, Lanzatech
      • Bruce Rasa, CEO, TekWear
  • 12.10pm: Introduction to the Chemical Heritage Foundation
    • Shelley Wilks Geehr, Director, Roy Eddleman Institute
  • 12.15pm: Lunch, and free time to visit the CHF museum
  • 1.30pm: Pistoia Alliance updates
    • Current project updates
    • Emerging portfolio
  • 2.10pm: Why we joined the Pistoia Alliance
    • Luca Emili, CEO, Genexyx
    • Alan Bell, Sector Director Life Sciences, Tessella
    • Craig Tulig, Director Research Informatics, Takeda
    • George Asimenos, Director of Sciences and Clinical Solutions, DNAnexus
  • 2.30pm: Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge: Announcement of the Finalistsstartup-242
  • 3.00pm: Coffee
  • 3.30pm: Presentations and panel discussion: New data
    • Chair: Matthew Rich, Principal, PwC
    • Panelists:
      • Nikolaus Schultz, Associate Attending Computational Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
      • Joe Donahue, Senior Vice President, BioReference Laboratories
      • Niall O’Connor, CTO, Genospace
  • 5.00pm: Closing notes
  • 5.30pm-7.30pm: Drinks reception

And for the Core and Participating members only day on October 14th:

  • 8.00am: Registration and breakfast
  • 8.30am: Update from the Pistoia Alliance leadership
  • 9.00am: Active project updates
  • 10.00am: Operations, conference and webinar group guidance
  • 10.30am: Coffee
  • 11.00am: Discussing the pharma R&D roadmap
  • 12.30pm: Emerging portfolio prioritisation
  • 12.50pm: Lunch
  • 1.50pm: Breakout groups: challenges faced by Core and Participating members
  • 2.50pm: Combined results from breakout groups: actions to take and new project ideas 
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm: Drinks reception
  • 4.30pm-5.30pm: Chemical Safety Library discussion (for those interested)
  • Evening: Pistoia Alliance board dinner, for Pistoia Alliance board members only

If you haven’t already registered for our US conference then please register now!

Please note that the second day of the conference – October 14th – is open only to Pistoia Alliance Core and Participating members, the Pistoia Alliance leadership, and invited special guests. Ensure that you book the correct ticket type when registering.


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