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Agenda of the Day


Tuesday, September 26


8:00     Networking, coffee and light breakfast


8:30     Welcome, Goals and Kickoff

Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health
Deborah Crawford, Vice President of Research

Joanne Theurich, Chief of Operations Services Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Amrie Grammer, Co-Founder, COO & CSO, AMPEL BioSolutions


8:55     Conversations not to miss:  Perspectives on Personalized Health and Medicine

Lisa Simms Booth, Senior Director for Patient and Public Engagement, Biden Cancer Initiative - Moderator

Genya Dana, Project Head, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum

Neeta Jain, Chief Technology Officer, Vibrent Health

Franzi Moeckel, Assistant Vice President, Personalized Health, Inova

Marsha Rappley, CEO, VCU Health System & Vice President for Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University


9:50     Ideas that Matter:  Alexandra Reeve Givens, Director Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Executive Director, Institute for Technology Policy at Georgetown Law

Ann Powell, Director, Healthcare Policy and Advocacy, Strategic Customer Group, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems


10:20    Break


10:35    Conversations not to miss:  Leading wherever you are

Kathleen Berst, Deputy Commander of Acquisition, US Army Medical Material Development Activity

Christine Bloomquist, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, North America, AstraZeneca

Catherine Bollard, Professor of Pediatrics & Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, Children's National Health System

Germaine Buck Louis, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University

Donna Edmonds, Chairman and CEO, ImmunArray


11:30    Building Bio:  Designing with Sex and Gender in Mind

Peggy Agouris, Dean, College of Science, George Mason University

Saralyn Mark, President, iGiant


11:50    Next Gen Inspiration:  The Vision of the Physician-Scientist

Brandy Salmon, Executive Director Business Engagement Center, Virginia Tech

Cynda Johnson, President & Founding Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Student from Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine


12:10    Lunch

                 Discussion tables, Innovator Row and Free Range Networking


1:10     Next Generation Inspiration: Leadership, pass it on

Barbara Boyan, Dean, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bridget McInnes, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering

Nastassja Lewinski, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering


1:25     Conversations not to miss:  Building a Region of Relatedness to Accelerate Success

Julia Spicer, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association - Moderator

Rebecca Farkas, Director, External R&D, Scientific Collaborations, GSK Vaccines

Margaret (Peggy) Shupnik, Senior Associate Dean for Research, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Kyp Sirinakis, Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital

Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation


2:20     Building Bio:  Strengthening skills as entrepreneurs and directors

Marguerete Luter, Chair, The Leadership Foundry, Women in Technology

Amy Millman, President, Springboard Enterprises


2:35     Nex Gen Inspiration:  David vs. Goliath of Synthetic Biology

Genya Dana, Project Lead, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum, Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Margaret Saha, Chancellor Professor of Biology, College of William & Mary

Students from iGEM


2:55     Break


3:15     Conversations not to miss:  Creating A Public Policy for Health

Jennifer Siciliano, Vice President, Government Relations, Inova - Moderator

Tami Brown, Associate Director, State Government Affairs and Policy, Merck
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, US House of Representatives (Invited)

Shaylah Nunn Jones, Senior Manager, State Government Affairs, Novo Nordisk

Kristen Molloy, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Office of US Senator Tim Kaine


4:15     Building Bio:  BioAction:  Technology to inform and empower us to share opinions with policymakers

Paige Decker, Manager, External Relations and Alliance Development, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

4:30     Next Gen Inspiration:  Bringing Dreams within Grasp

Laurence Bray, Associate Chair, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University


4:45     Building Bio:  Reflections on the day and Looking Ahead

Crystal Icenhour, CEO, Aperiomics; Immediate Past Chairman, Board of Directors, Virginia Bio

Carrie Roth, President and CEO, VA Bio+Tech Park; Secretary, Board of Directors, Virginia Bio


5:00     Reception

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