The BIO Exhibition floor will be open from June 5th –  7th. MassBio® and sponsors will be having a series of Possible Talks on the Massachusetts Pavilion – see below for details!

“Possible Talks” Daily Lineup (Booth #349)

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018:

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM: Women Entrepreneurs in Life Sciences, presented by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center / Speaker: Amy Schulman, Partner, Polaris Ventures

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM: Envisioning the World Without Barriers to Bioproduction, presented by MilliporeSigma / Speaker: Andrew Bulpin, Head of Process Solutions, MilliporeSigma

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM: A Healthier World: Enabling Precision Diagnostics, presented by Thermo Fisher Scientific / Speaker: Elizabeth Woo, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Collaborations, Thermo Fisher Scientific

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM: 40 years as Pioneers in Neuroscience… Making the Impossible Possible, presented by Biogen / Speaker: Anirvan Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Research & Early Development

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM: A Fireside Chat with MassBio Leadership / Speakers: Bob Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio; David Lucchino, Chairman of the MassBio Board and Co-founder, President & CEO of Frequency Therapeutics

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM: Impact of Newborn Screening on the Diagnosis of Rare Disorders, presented by Shire / Speakers: Uzma Atif PhD, MPH, Senior Medical Science Liaison, Shire US Medical Affairs; Tom Pisani MS, Shire Non Clinical Development, In Vitro Diagnostics

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM: Getting Real: Why Patient Portrayals Matter, presented by Sunovion / Speaker: Maureen Sheltry, Senior Director, Marketing and Lead of Vision 2020 Patient Dimension, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM: Making Tomorrow Possible: Our Family’s Journey with A Rare Disease, presented by Sanofi Genzyme / Speaker: Mark Dant, Patient Advocate

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: The New Health Partner: Improving Scientific and Patient Decision Making through AI, presented by Takeda / Speaker: Magdalena Schoeneich, Global Head of Takeda Digital Accelerator, R&D

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Opening Doors for the Future, a Patient’s Perspective, presented by Vertex / Speaker: Lauren Bombardier Weeks, Patient Advocate

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018:

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Accelerate Rare Disease Diagnosis, presented by Shire / Speakers: Gabriele Ricci, Head of Digital Health & Emerging Technology, Shire; Linn Parrish, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Shire

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM: Why here. Why now. Making growth possible for the next generation of innovation, presented by Cambridge Crossing / Speaker: John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, Boston and Brian Rosnov, Co-founder of Philips HealthWorks

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Full STEAM Ahead: Creating the Diverse Workforce of Tomorrow, presented by Vertex / Speaker: Dr. Makeeba McCreary

12:45 PM – 1:20 PM: A Special Announcement from Pfizer: On the Road to Discovery –  Investing to Make the Next Wave of Breakthroughs Possible / Speakers: Mikael Dolsten, President R&D, Pfizer; Barbara Dalton, VP Pfizer Ventures, Worldwide Business Development; Dennis Patrick, VP, Pfizer Ventures, Worldwide Research & Development; Dr. Glenn Larsen, Co-founder, President and CEO of Aquinnah

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM: RNAi Therapeutics – A New Class of Medicines and a Massachusetts Story, presented by Alnylam / Speaker: Akshay Vaishnaw, Alnylam’s President of R&D

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM: A Healthier World: Enabling Targeted Therapeutics Development and Delivery, presented by Thermo Fisher Scientific / Speaker: Steve Lam, Head of Biologics, Thermo Fisher Scientific

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM: From A to Zika: How to Be Ready for the Next Outbreak, presented by Takeda / Speaker: Hansi Dean, Vice President and Head of Vaccine Discovery

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM: Empowering Women in Biopharma, presented by EMD Serono / Speaker: Eileen Martin, Regional Account Manager, EMD Serono

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM: From Massachusetts to the World: 25 Years of Delivering Hope with our Rare Disease Humanitarian Program, presented by Sanofi Genzyme / Speaker: Carlo Incerti, Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Sanofi Genzyme

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Science… It is Possible, a Personal Reflection, presented by Biogen / Speaker: Chirfi Guindo, Executive Vice President Head of Global Marketing, Market Access and Customer Innovation, Biogen

4:30 PM – 4:50 PM: Innovating Today – for a Healthier Tomorrow, presented by Sunovion / Speaker: Kenneth Koblan, PhD Head of Global Translational Medicine & Early Development and Head of Discovery Sciences, Sunovion

5:00 PM – 5:20 PM: Talent Development, presented by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center / Speaker: Travis McCready, President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Science Center