Virginia Bioscience Commercialization Luncheon-December 2022

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12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm  EST

VA Bio+Tech Park, East Leigh Street, Richmond, VA, USA

Guest Speaker:
Lara D'Antonio, Director of Clinical Research Navigation, VHHA and Michael Brown, Executive Director, Accessia Health Foundation

It’s All About the Patient: Patients, Providers and Clinical Research

Of all areas of technology, biotechnology is science with a purpose: to help patients and the public to enjoy longer, happier and healthier lives.  From vaccines to devices, to pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, to healthcare AI, we are all engaged in performing world-class science in order to come up with world-changing solutions to health problems.  Join us to hear from leaders from the patient, provider and clinical research communities who will speak to the importance of biotechnology and how our industry can better work with them to solve our most intractable healthcare challenges.

Meet our guest speakers!

Lara D’Antonio is the Director of Clinical Research Navigation at the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. She joined the VHHA Foundation in July 2022 and serves as the Director of Clinical Research Navigation, a role in which she coordinates clinical research collaboration opportunities between clinician investigators, academia, and research industry partners to foster development of the Virginia Coordinated Clinical Research Network. Prior to joining VHHA, Lara was the Director of Value Based Care at Patient First. She also served in several roles in advocacy, program and grants management, and business development/stakeholder engagement with the Virginia Community Healthcare Association.

Michael Brown is the Executive Director of the Accessia Health Foundation. He became Accessia Health’s first Foundation Executive Director in January 2021. In this role, he is responsible for raising awareness and funds to support the programs and services of Accessia Health. As a seasoned fundraising executive he creates and fosters long-lasting relationships and partnerships.