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THRiVE 2019
Statewide Conference

THRiVE 2019: creating the future of bioscience in Virginia

Thursday, May 2

  • We will highlight the many accomplishments and the significant players of the last 2 years
  • We’ll provide a stage to learn about dozens of exciting new companies and technologies under development in Virginia and meet the people behind them
  • We will spotlight the thriving and diverse medical device / medtech industry, featuring dozens of Virginia companies, big and small, and translational researchers from our research universities and health systems, and national experts
  • We will highlight technical, commercial and clinical innovation and neuroscience research which offer new hope in the battle against addiction and opioid crisis, featuring an extraordinary statewide private / public collaboration
  • We’ll bring the experts together to explore the opportunities to accelerate biomedical research, health care and commercial life science development by leveraging the state’s global leading and unique data science, data network and AI assets
  • We’ll bring national thought leaders to keynote
  • We’ll provide plenty of opportunity for networking
  • We’ve arranged for optional tours of significant bioscience organizations in Greater Richmond, including the McGuire VA Medical Center Innovation Center, Virginia Department of Consolidated Laboratories, Pfizer and the Medicines for All Institute at VCU College of Engineering.
Registration, networking and breakfast
Welcome and Goals

State of the Industry and Accomplishments of the last two years
Virginia's Big Data, Big Connectivity and AI providing global opportunities for R&D, commercialization and transformative economic development
Regenerative Medicine: My Journey: Dan Hathorn, Director, Business Development, Embody LLC, retired Chief Petty Officer, Naval Special Warfare
Headliners!

2019 National NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, US DHHS

VCU Health Innovation Consortium

iTHRIVE - Statewide Clinical and Translational Research Partnership of Inova Health System, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic and affiliate Partners

Virginia Catalyst new round of grants for commercialization of biomedical innovation

Networking Break
The promise of Virginia innovation to impact the Addiction/Opioid Crisis
Keynote - Opportunities to address the biomedical needs of the US Military: Captain Joseph V. Cohn, Chief, Research Program Administration Division, Research & Development Directorate, Defense Health Administration
Outstanding Contributions to Life Science in Virginia
Lunch
THE DYNAMIC MEDICAL DEVICE AND MEDTECH INDUSTRY IN VIRGINIA
The Med Device/Med Tech industry, its economic impact, scientific and technical traits, key players and successes
Keynote - Developing Innovative Technologies to Improve the Lives of Patients around the World: Eric Major CEO of K2M; President, Spine Division Stryker
SUPER PANEL - Accelerating success in commercializing medical technologies
Getting Started
Getting Funded
Getting Revenue
Networking Break
Keynote - National Perspective and Federal Issues: Scott Whitaker CEO, AdvaMed
Universities and Health Care Systems building the industry with talent and technology
Conclusions on the Day and Moving Ahead
Reception

Speakers

Barbara Boyan
Barbara Boyan, Professor and the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Dean, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sandra Burks
Sandra Burks, Executive Director, Translational Research Institute of Virginia (THRIV), Integrated Translational Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), University of Virginia

David Chen
David Chen, Director of Coulter Translational Research Program, UVa School of Medicine

Patrick Cheng
Patrick Cheng, CEO, eKare

John Clerici
John Clerici, Founding Principal, Tiber Creek Partners

Alan Connor
Alan Connor, President & CEO, Cadence, Inc.

Jeff Conroy
Jeff Conroy, CEO, Embody

Donna Edmonds
Donna Edmonds, CEO, BrainBox Solutions

Kevin Eisenfrats
Kevin Eisenfrats, CEO, Contraline

Kolaleh Eskandanian
Kolaleh Eskandanian, VP & Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s National Health System

Frank Fornari
Frank Fornari, CEO, BioMech

Jeff Gallagher
Jeff Gallagher, CEO, Virginia Bio

Erik Gatenholm
Erik Gatenholm, CEO, Cellink

Michael Grisham
Michael Grisham, CEO, Virginia Catalyst

Melinda Hancock
Melinda Hancock, Chief Adminstrative and Financial Officer, VCU Health System

Dan Hathorn
Dan Hathorn, Business Development Manager, Embody

Elaine Horn-Ranney
Elaine Horn-Ranney, CEO, Tympanogen

Praduman Jain
Praduman Jain, CEO, Vibrent Health

Neal Kassell
Neal Kassell,Foundation Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Andrew Krouse
Andrew Krouse,CEO, Cavion

Ron Kurz
Ron Kurz, Sr Director & Operations Manager, Medical Products Group, Canon Virginia

Placeholder photo
Eric Major, CEO, K2M

Jodi Manz
Jodi Manz, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of Governor R. Northam

Mia Masten
Mia Masten, Director, Advocacy and Professional Relations, Pfizer

Gerald Moeller
Gerald Moeller, Director, VCU Clinical and Translational Research Center

James Olds
James Olds, Professor at George Mason University, previous Head of the Biological Sciences Directorate for National Science Foundation

Kevin Owen
Kevin Owen, VP Engineering and Co-Founder, Rivanna Medical

Michael Perham
Michael Perham, Director Innovation & External Relations, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Jeff Pompeo
Jeff Pompeo, CEO, CareTaker Medical

Ed Rogers
Ed Rogers, CEO, TypeZero Technologies

Michael Ross
Michael Ross, CEO, Euclid Systems

Suzanne Shirley
Suzanne Shirley, Veterans Health Administration Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of Innovation, McGuire VAMC

Kyp Sirinakis
Kyp Sirinakis, Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital

Sarah Snider
Sarah Snider, CEO and Co-Founder, BEAM Diagnostics

Mark Tripodi
Mark Tripodi, Chief Development Officer, Venebio Group

Gary Warren
Gary Warren, CEO, ivWatch

Scott Whitaker
Scott Whitaker, President & CEO, AdvaMed

Spencer Williamson
Spencer Williamson, CEO, kaleo

Innovator Awards

As is our tradition, on that day we will recognize two individuals, companies, organizations, events, discoveries or collaborations in the biosciences exemplifying the excellence, variety and dynamism of the Virginia biosciences community.

These two award winners will join 24 people, companies, institutions and breakthroughs who have received the award since 2013, and together embody the exciting story of Virginia bioscience. Nominees may be contemporary or historical.

Nominations are now closed. Winners will be announced at the conference


Choose Your Adventure

Have some time before or after the conference? Then make the most of it by signing up now for one or more of these exciting tours with local, leading organizations driving cutting-edge innovation! These tours are provided to THRiVE attendees only and are optional. Please understand they are limited in size, so register early. Note: Transportation to the sites is not provided.


Wednesday, May 1:

11:30 AM:  

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Health Administration - The Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Center of Excellence (SCI&D COE)
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23249
The Richmond SCI&D COE is one of the largest in the VA system, and has a very active research program including protocols for exercise and metabolism, functional electrical stimulation, manual assist and robotic partial weight-bearing treadmill training, body composition assessment and obesity prevention, bladder management, wound care, educational outcomes, vocational outcomes, wheelchair prescription and utilization, spasticity management and pulmonary care. This tour will include an exciting demonstration of Veteran’s using an Exoskeleton-a prescription device that is placed over a person's paralyzed or weakened limbs for the purpose of providing ambulation.

3:00 PM:

Virginia Department of General Services Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS)
Bio+Tech 6, 600 N 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219

DCLS was the first consolidated laboratory in the nation and as such offers a wide variety of unique laboratory testing services in support of public health, environmental protection and emergency response.  They perform over 7 million tests each year in order to ensure the safety and health of Virginia's citizens, our food supply and our environment. The diversity of DCLS services allows for centralized laboratory preparedness, testing and response to outbreaks and emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola virus, Zika virus, or MRSA.  This 90-minute tour will include all labs including, Newborn Screening, Clinical, Environmental, Emergency Response & Food.

Pfizer R&D Center for Consumer Healthcare

1211 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Pfizer is among the largest over-the-counter (OTC) health care companies in the world. Pfizer’s Global Center for R&D for Consumer Healthcare in Richmond is home to several hundred scientists, innovators, designers and technicians, and they work on everything from consumer research, to produce ideation, development and testing, 3-D printing, analytic and synthetic chemistry, and a cGMP pilot scale facility. The site serves as the hub of a global innovation network for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH).

VCU College of Engineering Medicines For All Institute (M4All)

 Bio+Tech 8, 737 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219There is a critical need for novel, cost-saving approaches to active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) production, but neither innovator drug companies nor generic manufacturers have economic incentives to develop them. Medicines for All meets this need by identifying manufacturing routes that utilize the lowest-cost raw materials and most efficient tools available.


Friday, May 3

9:00 AM:

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Health Administration - The Southeast Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC)
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23249
Because of the progressive nature of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, and the wide clinical variability among patients, a multidisciplinary approach is used in managing the symptoms. Innovative strategies and treatment interventions are used to improve functional ability and life satisfaction.

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Health Administration - Assistive Technology and Prosthetics
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23249
The Assistive Technology Program of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service is responsible for evaluation, development and implementation of appropriate assistive technology services, strategies, devices and/or practices to improve the functional challenges faced by service members and veterans in their daily life roles in various environments. Example: New study helps amputees “feel” their prosthetic hand.

Virginia Department of General Services Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS)
Bio+Tech 6, 600 N 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219
DCLS was the first consolidated laboratory in the nation and as such offers a wide variety of unique laboratory testing services in support of public health, environmental protection and emergency response.  They perform over 7 million tests each year in order to ensure the safety and health of Virginia's citizens, our food supply and our environment. The diversity of DCLS services allows for centralized laboratory preparedness, testing and response to outbreaks and emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola virus, Zika virus, or MRSA.  This 90-minute tour will include all labs including, Newborn Screening, Clinical, Environmental, Emergency Response & Food.

Pfizer R&D Center for Consumer Healthcare
1211 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Pfizer is among the largest over-the-counter (OTC) health care companies in the world. Pfizer’s Global Center for R&D for Consumer Healthcare in Richmond is home to several hundred scientists, innovators, designers and technicians, and they work on everything from consumer research, to produce ideation, development and testing, 3-D printing, analytic and synthetic chemistry, and a cGMP pilot scale facility. The site serves as the hub of a global innovation network for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH).

VCU College of Engineering Medicines For All Institute (M4All)
Bio+Tech 8, 737 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

There is a critical need for novel, cost-saving approaches to active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) production, but neither innovator drug companies nor generic manufacturers have economic incentives to develop them. Medicines for All meets this need by identifying manufacturing routes that utilize the lowest-cost raw materials and most efficient tools available.

 

Venue and Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference at a rate of $175 per night at the conference venue. Use the link below to reserve your room at the negotiated rate. Reservations will continue to be accepted, but availability is not guaranteed, so book now to secure your room.

Omni Richmond Hotel

100 South 12th Street

Richmond, VA 23219

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Registration

Registration is now open for THRiVE 2019

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