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Chief Medical Officer Summit

Chief Medical Officer Summit


Date of beginning

Thursday, 04 April 2019


2 days






BreAnna Bugbee


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We are pleased to welcome Dr Julie Krop, CMO, EVP, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Dr Zain Kassam, Co-Founder, EVP, Clinical Development and Translational Medicine, Finch Therapeutics and Dr Steven Zelenkofske, EVP, CMO, Achillion Pharmaceuticals as co-chairs for the 2019 CMO Summit. Dr Zelenkofske helped launch the first CMO Summit, Dr Krop is returning for the second year and Dr Kassam is joining the leadership for the first time. Joining the Summit for the first time are Dr Steve Kanes, CMO, Sage Therapeutics, who shares his experience on navigating a new indication through the FDA as a young company, and Dr Bernie Zeiher, CMO and President, Development, Astellas Pharma with large pharma perspectives. Annual keynote speaker Ken Getz, Director of Sponsored Research Programs, Tufts CSDD, is confirmed to provide his drug development zeitgeist talk. This conference is dedicated to accomplishing two goals: 1) To bring together CMO and RandD executives to address the unique challenges associated with directing and managing all RandD functions with limited resources, while raising capital and strategizing for appropriate exits. 2) To create a network of CMOs and RandD Leadership from small to mid-size life science companies to share ideas, solutions and support. Key Topic Areas for 2019 Talent Gap in Biotech – Next stepsDesigning Clinical Trials for Gene Therapy – a Paradigm ShiftUnique Development Challenges in the MicrobiomeImmuno-Oncology: When and How to Approach Strategic Collaborations and PartnershipsHow to De-Risk a Development Program from a Regulatory PerspectiveBest Practices for Preparing for InvestorsGoing from Big Pharma to Small Biotech Leadership: Challenges and OpportunitiesHow to Navigate the Development Path from CMO to CEOMechanisms for CMO Performance Improvement   Prices:Standard Industry Fee: USD 1600.0,Academia, Non-Profit and Government: USD 800.0 Speakers: Julie Krop, Zain Kassam, Ken Getz, Steven Zelenkofske, Steve Kanes, Bernie Zeiher, Aoife Brennan, Martin Childers, Jeff Chodakewitz, Kara Coluccio Bern, Christina Coughlin, Chris Gallen, Pedro Huertas, Jenny Keppler, Nerissa Kreher, Harry Leider, James Lewis, Craig Lipset, John Paolini, Kathleen Reape, Cadmus Rich, Jim Roach, Rob Ross, Murray Stewart, Barry Ticho, Robert Wasserman, Tal Zaks Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Venue details: Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA