Cell & Gene Therapy CEO
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September 25, 2017 Four Seasons Boston
200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400
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Business Attire


Cell & Gene Therapy CEO - September 25

Co-Hosts Include: John CoxCEO, Bioverativ; Olivier DanosCSO, REGENXBIO; Sven KiliVP, Gene Therapy Development Head, GlaxoSmithKline; Gregory LaRosaCSO & SVP, Rare Disease Research, Pfizer;  James NobleCEO, Adaptimmune;  Pascal Touchon, Global Head Cell & Gene, Novartis Oncology

Time Agenda
8:00-9:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
James Noble
CEO, Adaptimmune; Pascal Touchon, Global Head Cell & Gene, Novartis Oncology


9:15-9:45 am

2017 Industry Outlook: What's Driving Development in Cell & Gene Therapies?
James Noble, CEO, Adaptimmune; Jim McGorryPresident & CEO, Biostage; Charles Richard IIIVP & Global Head Corporate Development, Gene Therapy Rare Diseases, Pfizer; Mark Rothera, President & CEO, Orchard Therapeutics 
Moderator: Amber SalzmanPresident & CEO, Adverum Biotechnologies

9:45-10:15 am

Business Model Efficiencies: Identifying and Overcoming Hurdles
Rich Daly
Chairman & CEO, Neuralstem; Sven Kili, VP, Gene Therapy Development Head, GlaxoSmithKline; Linda MarbanCEO, Capricor Therapeutics; Derrell PorterSVP & Global Commercial Head, Atara Biotherapeutics
Moderator: Adam BruceFounder & CEO, TikoMed

10:15-10:40 am

Moderated Keynote
George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Bill Lundberg, CSO, CRISPR Therapeutics

10:40-11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00-11:30 am

Maximizing Tech Transfer for Therapeutic Development
Bill Lundberg,
CSO, CRISPR Therapeutics; Joel Schneider, CTO, Solid Biosciences
Moderator: Stephen Potter, CBO, AGTC

11:30-12:00 pm

Overcoming Technology Challenges in Cell & Gene Therapy Companies
Michael Jirousek, COO, Frequency Therapeutics; Felicia Pagliuca, Co-Founder & VP, Cell Biology R&D, Semma Therapeutics; Jack Reich, CEO, Renova Therapeutics; Luhan Yang, CSO & Co-Founder, eGenesisBio
Moderator: Linda McAllister, VP Scientific Affairs, BD Biosciences

12:00-1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm

Leveraging Ideal Partnerships in Cell & Gene Therapy
Donna Armentano, Executive Director, Global Head, Gene Therapy, Pfizer; Richard Brudnick, EVP, Corporate Development & Alliance Management, Bioverativ; William Skach, SVP, Research Affairs, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Moderator: Adam Gridley, President & CEO, Histogenics

1:30-2:00 pm

Streamlining the Manufacturing Process while Engaging with Regulators
Adam Gridley, President & CEO, Histogenics; Geoff Mackay, President & CEO, AvroBio
Moderator: Nora Yang, Director, Portfolio Management & Strategic Operations, NIH

2:00-2:30 pm

Financing Innovation: Attracting Investment
Mark Barrett, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Frazier Healthcare Partners; David Grainger, Partner, Medicxi Ventures; Adi Mohanty, Co-CEO, BioTime; Nora Yang, Director, Portfolio Management & Strategic Operations, NIH
Moderator: Rich DalyChairman & CEO, Neuralstem

2:30-3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00-3:30 pm

Fireside Chat
J. Craig Venter
, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity; Michael West, CEO, AgeX Therapeutics
Moderator: David Grainger, CEO, Methuselah Health

3:30-4:00 pm

Commercial Optimization: Overcoming Challenges to Market Access
Nick Colangelo, President & CEO, Vericel; Nathan Dowden, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Rubius Therapeutics; Morgan Molloy, CCO, Enzyvant; Carsten Thielformer EVP & CCO, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Moderator: Derrell PorterSVP & Global Commercial Head, Atara Biotherapeutics

4:00-4:30 pm

Outlook on 2018: Trends to Watch
Emile Nuwaysir, President and CEO, BlueRock Therapeutics; Stephen Russell, CEO, Vyriad; Pascal Touchon, Global Head Cell & Gene, Novartis Oncology
Moderator: Richard Brudnick, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Alliance Management, Bioverativ

4:30-4:45 pm

Presentation of Cell & Gene Therapy CEO Scientific Advancement Award

4:45-6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

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