2019 BioHealth Capital Region Forum

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April 8+9, 2019 | 1 MedImmune Way
Gaithersburg MD, 20878

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This invitation-only event is free for executive level biotech leaders and is presented by BioHealth Innovation, VirginiaBio, Children’s National Health System,  Maryland Tech Council, Hemoshear Therapeutics, Maryland Department of Commerce, Quality Biologics Johns Hopkins University, University System of Maryland and MedImmune/AstraZeneca. Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC set the bar high for biotech innovation. So please join us for our Annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum that will highlight the accomplishments of today and chart our successes of tomorrow.

We are excited to bring you an exceptional line up of speakers. The program will feature sessions that focus on the Advancing Science and Accelerating Innovation.

2019 Agenda

8:00 AM: Arrival

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM: Welcoming Remarks

Special Remarks:
Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce

Hosts:
Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation
Jeff Gallagher, CEO, VirginiaBio

9:15 AM: State of the Ecosystem

Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation

9:30 AM: Interview with Alex Philippidis

Speaker:
Alex Philippidis, Editor, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Interviewed by:
Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation

10:00 AM: San Fransisco vs. The BHCR

Speaker:
Jeffrey Galvin, CEO & Founder, American Gene Technologies

10:10 AM: Networking Break

10:50 AM: In Conversation: Growth Opportunities in the BioHealth Capital Region

Moderator:
John Trainer, Vice President & Head, Partnering & Strategy, AstraZeneca

Panelists:
Jack Khattar, President, CEO & Director, Supernus Pharmaceuticals
Robert G. Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, Emergent BioSolutions

11:25 AM: New Tools in Therapeutics

Moderator:
W. Ripley Ballou, MD, Vice President & Head, Global Vaccines US R&D Center, GSK

Panelists:
David Hilbert, PhD, President & CEO, Arcellx, Inc.
Brad Calvin, VP of Commercial Operation, MaxCyte

11:25 AM: Keys to Entrepreneurial Success in the BioHealth Capital Region

Moderator:
Angela Graham, President & CEO, Quality Biological

Panelists:
Crystal R. Icenhour, PhD, CEO & Co-Founder, Aperiomics
Kenneth Mills, President & CEO, REGENXBIO
Eric B. Risser, SVP & Chief Business Officer, MacroGenics Inc.
Sara Nayeem, Partner, Washington DC, NEA

12:30 PM: Networking Lunch

1:40 PM: The Art of the Cluster

Keynote:
Joel Marcus, Executive Chairman & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities

2:00 PM: Pediatric Research & Innovation

Speaker:
Kurt Newman, MD, President & CEO, Children’s National Medical Center

2:10 PM: How to Find (and Use) Public Resources

Moderator:
Bret Schreiber, Senior Director, Office of BioHealth and Life Sciences, Maryland Department of Commerce

Panelists:
Lili M. Portilla, MPA, Director, Office of Strategic Alliances, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the NIH
Phillip Singerman, Associate Director, Innovation & Industry Services, National Institute of Standards & Technology

2:10 PM: University-Industry Bio Partnerships in the Region: What is Working, What Needs Improving?

Moderator:
Anthony M. Boccanfuso, President, University Industry Demonstration Project

Panelists:
Kolaleh Eskandanian, Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Dr. Laurie E. Locascio, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland
Gayatri Varma, Director, Partnering & Strategy, AstraZeneca
Neil Weissman, Chief Scientific Officer, MedStar Health

3:00 PM: Networking Break

3:50 PM: New Players & New Success in the BHCR

Moderator:
Matt Mulvey, PhD, Vice President, BeneVir, Janseen R&D US

Panelists:
Matthias Alder, Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer, and Company Secretary, Autolus
Peter Boyd, Senior Director, Strategy, Edwards Lifesciences
Gary Gregory, CEO, Perthera
Murat Kalayoglu, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Cartesian Therapeutics

4:30 PM: Closing Keynote – The Future of Healthcare & Pharma/Biotech Industry

5:00 PM: Networking Reception

8:30 AM: Arrival

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:00 AM: Welcoming Remarks & BioHealth Capital Region Investment Conference Recap

Speaker:
Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation

9:10 AM: Keynote

9:30 AM: Crab Trap

MODERATOR:
Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation Inc.

10:40AM: In Praise of the Humble SBIR

10:50 AM: Foreign Investment: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

11:50 AM: Lunch

1:00 PM: Opportunity Zones From A Bio View: What Are They and What Does It Mean for the BioHealth Capital Region?

Moderator:
Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland, and CEO, AURP

Panelists:
Sharon Carney, Economic Strategy Director, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development at DC Government
Frank Dickson, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
Tami Howie, Partner, DLA Piper
Erin Robert, Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility, JP Morgan Chase

1:45PM: The Future of Cancer Research

Keynote:
José Baselga, Executive Vice-President, Research & Development Oncology, AstraZeneca

2:15 PM: Closing Remarks: Looking to the Future – Goals for 2019

2:15 PM: Open Networking

2019 Sponsors

FOURTH ANNUAL BIOHEALTH REGION (BHCR)
CRAB TRAP COMPETITION

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Submit your application for a chance to be named the Startup with the Most Commercial Potential at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum, win $10,000 and more!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: March 21, 2019

Click Here to Apply »

PRESENT AT THE BIOHEALTH CAPITAL REGION FORUM APRIL 9, 2019

Finalists will have a chance to win the grand prize by presenting in front of a panel of prominent industry funding experts and executives.

DISTINGUISHED JUDGES

Moderator – Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
2019 Judges:

  • John Rubin, Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank
  • Charles J. Andres, Intellectual Property Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR)
  • Raghav Bhargava, Associate, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Ethel Rubin, Entrepreneur in Residence, NIH
  • Shaun Grady, Vice-President Business Development Operations, AstraZeneca
  • Norm Marcus, MD, Venture Partner, Sanderling Ventures
CRITERIA
Product
Leadership Team
Marketing/Strategy
Technical Feasibility
Financial/Projection
PRIZES
$10,000
Grand Prize provided by WSGR
Visibility in front of hundreds of attendees and prominent industry and venture capital judges