Chief Medical Officer Summit

Start Date : April 4, 2019
End Date : April 5, 2019
Time : 8:00 am to5:00 pm

Phone : 646-350-2580
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Location :
Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA


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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 steps
Designing Clinical Trials for Gene Therapy – a Paradigm Shift
Unique Development Challenges in the Microbiome
Immuno-Oncology: When and How to Approach Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships
How to De-Risk a Development Program from a Regulatory Perspective
Best Practices for Preparing for Investors
Going from Big Pharma to Small Biotech Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities
How to Navigate the Development Path from CMO to CEO
Mechanisms for CMO Performance Improvement


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

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Chief Medical Officer Summit

Tel: 646-350-2580

Event Categories: Health & Nutrition.

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