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Women Building Bio

Regional Conference

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Inova Center for Personalized Health Fairfax Virginia

AGENDA

8:00am Registration Opens
Light Breakfast, Juice and Coffee

9:00am WELCOME AND GOALS FOR THE DAY

Cassandra Isley , Vice President Strategy and Development, Virginia Bio







Stephanie Van Bebber , Sr. Director, Inova Schar Clinical Trials Office











Amy Adams , Associate Director, Institute Biohealth Innovation, George Mason University












9:20 am SPOTLIGHT 1 -NEW COLLABORATIONS, NEW DISCOVERIES, NEW THINKING

 

Sunita Dodani , Founding Director, Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Institute, a partnership between EVMS and Sentara Healthcare, and Founder, Center for Post-Polio Rehabilitation.









9:30 am Opening Conversation with Julie Gerberding – The Right Mix Matters: Building a more globally competitive industry by promoting workforce development, diversity, and inclusion


Julie Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. Executive Vice President, Communications, Global Policy, and Population Health & Chief Patient Officer, Merck & Co.; 2018 Woman of the Year of the Healthcare Businesswomen Association








John Newby, CEO, Virginia Bio













10:00 am Panel 1 – EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO … YOUR HEALTH!
Developing Extraordinary New Approaches to Diagnose, Heal and Enable
Moderator: Michael Perham, Director Innovation & External Relations, HHMI Janelia

Barbara Barclay, President, RightEye (Maryland). RightEye offers the world’s first commercialized eye-tracking system for general healthcare and wellness. It’s designed to quickly, easily and accurately expose vision and brain health in ways impossible with standard eye tests.







Nancy Cleveland , Medical Director, LC Technologies. (Virginia) The Eyegaze Edge enables locked-in users (patients with ALS, CP, MS, MD, for example) to communicate with the world via robust accurate eye testing devices and software.







Julia Finkel,MD Founder, AlgometRx, Inc., Director, Pain Medicine Research at Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center. (Washington, DC.)
Breakthrough technology platform that objectively measures pain type, intensity and drug effect in real time by interpreting a patient’s pupillary responses using a handheld, non-invasive device and applying proprietary algorithms.






10:45 am NETWORKING AND STRETCH BREAK

11:00 am SPOTLIGHT 2 -NEW COLLABORATIONS, NEW DISCOVERIES, NEW THINKING
Taking on metastatic breast cancer with innovative collaborations and multi-omics!


Mariaelena Pierobon, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University














11:15 am PANEL 2 - BREAKTHROUGHS IN NEONATAL HEALTH AND CARE THROUGH RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Moderator: Denise Toney, Director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory (DCLS)

Rosemary Higgins, Associate Dean for Research, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University.














Lamia Sogheir, Medical Unit Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children’s National Medical Center















11:50 am STEM and Workforce: The Virginia Bio Foundation

Denise Toney, Director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Director, Member of the Board of Directors, Virginia Bio Foundation











12:00 – 12:25 pm LUNCH & OPEN NETWORKING

12:30 – 12:55 pm & 1:00 – 1:25 pm – TIES Small Groups
Together Inspiring an Ecosystem of Success. Structured Networking with Outstanding Women Leaders.


Katherine Akingbade, Microbiome Team Lead and Civilian Microbiologist/Biochemist, SBME ARAP US Army Research Laboratory




Ann Ardis, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University





Joanne Duncan, President, Membership & Business Operations Division, BIO





Ami Gadhia, Technology Transfer and Patenting Specialist, Office of Strategic Alliances, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), NIH





Mia Masten, Director, Advocacy and Professional Relations, Pfizer




Elebeoba May, Program Director, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, National Science Foundation





Amy Millman, President and Co-Founder, Springboard Enterprises





Helen Montag, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, Johns Hopkins Technology Venture





Mika Sovak, Vice President, Astrazeneca





Amy White, Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Virginia Western Community College






1:30 pm KEYNOTE 2: NANCY HOWELL AGEE
Our Shared Journey: Making a Difference in the Lives of Patients


Nancy Howell Agee, President & CEO, Carilion Clinic and Immediate Past Chair, American Hospital Association










2:00 pm PANEL 3: BUILDING THE PLANE WHILE FLYING IT- GROWING INTO YOUR ROLE.
Bioscience Company Leaders Discuss Their Commercial, Professional and Personal Growth Journeys

Moderator: Bonnie Weiss McLeod, Partner, Cooley LLP

Renée A. Hart, President & Chief Business Officer, LumaCyte













Crystal Icenhour, CEO, Aperiomics













Srujana Cherukuri, CEO, Noble Life Sciences







2:45 pm SPOTLIGHT 3 on NEW COLLABORATIONS, NEW DISCOVERIES, NEW THINKING

Banu Cole, Scientific Director, HemoShear Therapeutics

















3:00 pm NETWORKING & STRETCH BREAK

3:15 pm KEYNOTE 3: MICHELLE MCMURRY-HEATH, CULTIVATION INNOVATION, STRENGTHENING the REGION and SAVING LIVES- JLABS@WashingtonDC.


Michelle McMurry-Heath, Worldwide Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, & Global Head of Evidence Generation, Johnson & Johnson, and Vice President, External Innovation, Regulatory Science, and Executive Director Scientific Partnerships, JLABS@Washington DC








3:45 pm REFLECTIONS ON THE DAY
Next Steps Moving Forward – Moderated Discussion with Audience

4:00 pm Adjourn

 



Agenda to Download

Honorary Committee

Amy Adams

Associate Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation, GMU

Peggy Agouris

Provost, William & Mary

Barbara Boyan

Dean, College of Engineering,VCU

Kathlynn Brown

Sr Director, Macromolecular Science and Cancer Biology, SRI International

Tami Brown

Associate Director, State Gov’t Affairs & Policy, Merck & Co., Inc.

Germaine Buck Louis

Dean, College of Health & Human Services, GMU

Deborah Crawford

VP Research, GMU

Kim Davis

Chief Compliance Officer, kaleo

Daniela Drago

Director Regulatory Affairs Program, GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Joanne Duncan

President, Membership and Operations, BIO

Donna Edmonds

CEO, BRAINBox Solutions

Kolaleh Eskandanian

VP and Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s National

Jessica Foley

Chief Scientific Officer, Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Mindy Goldsborough

Chief Science and Technology Officer, ATCC

Ia Gomez

Dean, Science and Engineering, LFCC

Amrie Grammer

Co-Founder,COO & Chief Scientific Officer, AMPEL BioSolutions

Elaine Horn-Ranney

Co-Founder and CEO, Tympanogen

Kathi Huddleston

Director, Clinical Research, Inova Translational Medicine Institute

Senator Janet Howell

Virginia General Assembly

Crystal Icenhour

CEO, Aperiomics and Immediate Past Chairman VA Bio

Julie Idelkope

VP, U.S. Government Relations, Pfizer

Sheree Jones

Client Unit Executive, Federal Healthcare and Energy, IBM

Sharon Krueger

Director, Innovation Grants and Relationships, School of Medicine, UVA

Stacy LaMontagne

Partner, Cherry Bekaert, Life Science

Jennifer Lee

Director, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Tracy Mason

Assistant Dean, Strategic Communications, GMU

Mia Masten

Director, Advocacy and Professional Relations, Pfizer

Mindy Myers

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Quest Diagnostics

Nicole Palya Wood

Sr Director Advocacy, PhRMA

Ann Powell

Director, Healthcare Policy & Advocacy, Johnson and Johnson

Liz Powell

Founder and President, G2G Consulting

Marsha Rappley

CEO, VCU Health System & VP Health Sciences, VCU

Carrie Roth

President and CEO, VA Bio + Tech Park

Margaret Saha

Chancellor Professor Biology, College of W&M

Brandy Salmon

Executive Director, LINK, Virginia Tech

Kelly Schlageter

Director, Communications, Inova Center for Personalized Health

Margaret (Peggy) Shupnik

Sr Associate Dean Research, School of Medicine, UVA

Jennifer Siciliano

Chief Communications and External Affairs Officer, Inova

Lisa Simms Booth

Sr Director, Patient & Public Engagement, Biden Cancer Initiative

Kyp Sirinakis

Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital

Julia Spicer

Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

Janine Stevens

Director, Scientific Programs, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Joanne Theurich

Denise Toney

Director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation

Nancy Vorona

VP, Research Investment, CIT

Ujwala Warek

Director, Biotechnology, Altria

Champions Committee

Ed Albrigo

CEO, Center for Innovative Technologies

Ali Andalibi

Associate Dean Research, George Mason University

Jarrod Borkat

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Emergent BioSolutions

Franklin Bost

Executive Associate Dean Innovation & Outreach, Director VCU Institute for Medicine

Henry Broaddus

VP Strategic Initiatives, College of William & Mary

Peter Buckley

Dean, School of Medicine, VCU Health System

Alan Connor

President and CEO, Cadence Inc.

Jeff Conroy

CEO, Embody, LLC.

Ray Cypess

President and CEO, ATCC

Dennis Dean

Director, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech

Ross Dunlap

President and CEO, Ceres Nanosciences

Tom Frantz

Chairman Emeritus, Williams Mullen

Michael Friedlander

Exec Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, VP, Health Sciences & Technology, Virginia Tech

Mark Gignac

Exec Director, Institute Advanced Learning & Research

Craig Gill

U.S. Government Relations, Pfizer

Alan Grant

Dean, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Virginia Tech

Mike Grisham

President and CEO, Virginia Catalyst

Richard Heller

Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, ODU

Mark Herzog

VP, Corporate Affairs, kaleo

Andrew Krouse

President and CEO, Cavion

Thomas Loughran, Jr.

Director, UVA Cancer Center

Warren Martin

Scott Meza

Director, Corporate & Securities, Greenberg Traurig

Lenn Murrelle

President and CEO, Venebio

Brian Pollok

CEO, Propagenix Inc.

Jim Powers

Chairman and CEO, Hemoshear Therapeutics

Michael Ross

President and CEO, Euclid Systems

Senator Frank Ruff Jr.

Virginia General Assembly

Hotel

The closest hotel is the Fairview Park Marriott, which is located only quick 2 miles from the conference venue, and offers an on site restaurant and fitness center for those arriving the evening before.

Fairview Park Marriott

3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

Map and Directions

 

Or call 1-800-228-9290

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Conference Venue

Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center

8100 Innovation Park Drive

Fairfax, VA 22031

Map and Directions

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With over 300 attendees from leading companies and universities, this is the ideal opportunity to showcase your organization at the premier Women Building Bio regional conference.

With options to meet any objective or budget, let us work with you to create the perfect package.

Contact Cassandra Isley for more information.

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Come join us for the Fourth Annual Women Building Bio Sept. 19, at the Inova Center for Personalized Health. Be a part of the vision with Thought Leaders and Change Agents steering the Industry.

This is a one-day regional conference converging extraordinary men and women, industry and academia, researchers and innovators, professionals and decision-makers gathering together to cultivate relationships and making an impact.



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