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Thursday, April 6


7:30                      Networking Breakfast


8:30                         Welcome, Thanks and Goals of the day      

                                 Jeff Gallagher, CEO, Virginia Bio  

                    Crystal Icenhour, CEO, Aperiomics, Chairman, Virginia Bio  

                    Honorable Will Sessoms, Mayor, City of Virginia Beach

       Dr. Jerry Nadler Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine

and Vice Dean of Research, Eastern Virginia Medical School

9:00                         Envisioning the future of bioscience in Virginia

       Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Moderator      

       Michael Friedlander, VP for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech; Executive Director, VTCRI;

Senior Dean for Research, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

                    Todd Stottlemyer, CEO Inova Center for Personalized Health, Fairfax  

                                  Rony Thomas, President & CEO, LifeNet Health, Virginia Beach  

10:00                       Break


10:15                    Accelerating investment in Virginia bioscience


                    Private investment funds in Virginia

                   Andy Krouse, President & CEO, Cavion, Vice Chair, Virginia Bio, Moderator

       Pete Jobse, Managing Director, Inova Strategic Investments

                   Bob Creeden, Managing Director, UVA Seed Fund & New Ventures 

                   James Ramey, Principal & Fund Manager, Middleland Capital, VTC Innovation Fund


11:00                       Early stage funding

                    Jim Powers, CEO, Hemoshear Therapeutics, Moderator 

                    Monique Adams, Executive Director, 757 Angels

                    Jim Cheng, Co-Founder, CAV Angels

                    Tom McKenzie, Managing Partner, Cavendish Global

                    Mike Grisham, CEO, VBHRC, the Catalyst


11:45                       Break


12:00                    Luncheon and Keynote

                                 Outstanding Contributions to Virginia Bioscience Awards, Presenter: Alan Connor, CEO, Cadence                 


       Introduction to Keynote by Dr. Richard Homan, President, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine,

Eastern Virginia Medical School and Kurt Hofelich, Corporate Vice President Sentara Healthcare and President,

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. 

Both founding members of the IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative.      


       Dr. Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, IBM Fellow & Chief Scientist, Medical Sieve Radiology Grand Challenge Project


1:15                         Break


1:30                         Del. Ron Villanueva, Virginia House of Delegates, Co-Chair, General Assembly Bioscience Caucus


      Introduction Dr. Shaiv Kapadia, CMO and Co-founder, Iggbo


Medicines for All and Pharmacy on Demand,  Frank Gupton, Chair, Dept. Chemical and Life Science Engineering,

VCU School of Engineering.  Director, Medicines for All Institute


2:00                         Healing our Heroes:  Unmet needs and opportunities in R&D and Innovation for Veteran and Military BioMedicine

                                 Introduction and Moderator:  Jeff Gallagher, CEO, Virginia Bio


Veterans Health

      Dr. Jennifer Lee, Deputy UnderSecretary for Health for Policy and Services, Veterans Administration


Dr. Rachel Ramoni, Chief Research and Development Officer, Veterans Administration


Rick Starrs, CEO, National Association of Veterans' Research & Education Foundations


Dr. Sidney Hinds, DoD Brain Health Research Program Coordinator, Medical Advisor to Principal Assistant for Research and Technology,

US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; Co-PI Chronic Effects of Neurotrama Consoritum.   


Dr. Frank Zieve, Associate Chief of Staff for Research, McGuire VA Medical Center


Armchair discussion with Q&A on opportunities to take action to address veteran biomedical R&D and innovation needs. 


3:30                          Break   


3:45                       US Military and Advanced Research and Development Agencies


US Military

Liz Powell, Founding Principal, G2G Consulting

Kathy Berst, Deputy for Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) (drugs and biologics), USAMRMC

Tyler Bennett, Deputy for Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) (devices), US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)


Advanced Research and Development Agencies

Jeff Conroy, CEO, Embody, LLC Moderator

John Clerici, Founding Principal, Tiber Creek Partners

                                 Ross Dunlap, CEO and Co-founder, Ceres Nanosciences, Inc.


5:00                          Closing remarks:  Creating the future of bioscience in Virginia  

                                  Tom Frantz, Chairman Emeritus, Williams Mullen

                                  Jeff Gallagher, CEO, Virginia Bio


5:15                          Reception


7:30                         Leadership Dinner (by invitation only)



Friday, April 7 - (optional/separately ticketed)


8:00                          Networking Breakfast


9:00-noon               Workshop:  Getting strategic about accessing federal funds for bioscience R&D and commercialization

                                  Rob Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Program, Center for Innovative Technology

                                  Liz Powell, Founding Principal, G2G Consulting

                                  John Clerici, Founding Principal, Tiber Creek Partners


9:00–noon              Strategic Planning Retreat for the Virginia Bio Board of Directors, Academic Council, and Board of Advisors            






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