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Day One - February 22, 2010

1.00 Registration

1.45 Workshop I: Improving Partnering to Ensure Optimal Drivers and Financial Benchmarks of Personalized Medicine

A personalized or targeted therapy is not the same as a one-size-fits-all therapy, often requiring different drivers and financial metrics to ensure successful launch and adoption. Furthermore, fully integrated coordination between the two primary stakeholders involved in development of such therapies is imperative to effectively achieve these goals.

This workshop will address the drivers necessary to ensure the successful launch of a personalized or targeted therapy, how to optimize resources behind those drivers and how to ensure that the optimal partnership model is put into place between the pharmaceutical and diagnostic partner to meet those goals.

The workshop will begin by looking at a suggested model of drivers necessary to ensure optimal net present value of a personalized medicine is achieved. This discussion will lay the foundation for consideration of resource requirements necessary to power those drivers to guarantee achievement of the targeted therapies goals for return on investment without loss of resource. The workshop will then consider how these goals are best effectuated and allocated within the Rx/Dx partnership and means to provide incentives to ensure therapy targets are met.

Workshop Leader: Diaceutics

About Diaceutics
Diaceutics is an international change management and consulting firm specializing in personalized medicine with a mission to build bridges between pharmaceutical and diagnostic players. Diaceutics provides pharmaceutical industry leaders with the foundation and operational structure needed to effectively develop and commercialize targeted therapies to better meet patients' needs and to improve overall return on investment.

3.45 Workshop II: Patent Protection - A Key to Commercializing Personalized Medicine

This workshop will consider the role of intellectual property in personalized medicine.  In particular, the program will provide an overview of the patenting process and present strategies for securing global patent protection.  We also will discuss the impact of recent court cases on theranostic patents and propose tactics for navigating the minefield.

Workshop Leader: Brian McCaslin, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

About Brian McCaslin
Mr. McCaslin counsels life-science companies and funds on the strategic acquisition and use of intellectual property. He is experienced in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, and in writing validity and infringement opinions. Mr. McCaslin also is experienced in negotiating and preparing licenses and performing due diligence analyses for asset valuations and transfers. He has conducted interferences before the U.S.P.T.O. and has argued numerous appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Prior to joining Foley in 1998, Mr. McCaslin worked for Chiron Corporation as a molecular biologist. There he led a team to develop a quantitative HIV assay for clinical reference laboratories. Before working at Chiron, Mr. McCaslin worked as a molecular biologist for Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems. There he designed molecular diagnostic systems useful for discriminating respiratory infections in immune-compromised patients.

Mr. McCaslin is the author of "Are Patent Offices Ready for Personalized Medicine?" Bio-IT World, (March/April 2009).


5.30 - 6.30 Early Registration and Cocktail Reception

One to One Partnering Meetings


Day Two - February 23, 2010

7.30 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8.00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

8.10 Companion Diagnostics: Poised to Take Center Stage in the Era of Personalized Medicine

Gerald J. McDougall
Partner in Charge of Personalized Medicine and Health Sciences Practices


8.40 Panel Session: Partnering Models in Personalized Medicine

William Welch
Former Sr Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
Monogram Biosciences (LabCorp)

Bryan Dechairo, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Development Head Personalized Medicine


Joseph Ferrara
Boston Healthcare Associates


Mohan S. Iyer
Chief Business Officer
Tethys Bioscience

9.10 The Changing Personalized Medicine Landscape

Harry Glorikian
Managing Partner
Scientia Advisors


9.40 Best practices for Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics/lab Companies in Partnering to Co-Develop Clinical Trials Biomarker and Commercial Companion Diagnostic Tests

Brian Buxton
Easton Associates


10.10 Morning Break/Networking/Exhibit Viewing

10.25 Alternative Partnering Models for Personalized Medicine

Christopher Austin, MD
Director, NIH Chemical Genomics Center
National Human Genome Institute


10.55 Personalized Medicine Partnerships: Rules and Examples

Keith Batchelder, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Genomic Healthcare Strategies


Keynote Presentation

11.25 Pharma/Diagnostic Synergy in an Uncertain CDx World

Stafford O'Kelly
Abbott Molecular

11.55 Lunch

12.45 NCI SBIR Program: Funding Opportunities for Companies in the Personalized Medicine Arena

Xing-Jian Lou, Ph.D
Program Director
SBIR Development Center
National Cancer Institute

1.15 Integrated Technologies for Supporting Personalized Rx Discovery and Dx Development

Manohar Furtado, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scientific Fellow
Life Technologies (Applied Biosystems)


1.45 Market Perspective and Learnings from a Global IVD Player

Iain D. Miller, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Theranostics Strategy and Business Development

2.15 The Plying, the Pitch and the DNA Probe: How to do Companion Diagnostic Deals with Pharma

Dr. Stephen Little
Vice President Personalized Healthcare
Qiagen Manchester (DxS Diagnostic Innovations)


2.45 Refreshment Break/Exhibit Viewing

3.05 Personalized Medicine Can Happen: A Diagnostics View

Charles Raffin
(former) VP Commercial Assessment, Worldwide Franchise Development
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Johnson & Johnson)


3.35 Personalized Healthcare: Mirage or Oasis

Jason Coloma, Ph.D.
Head of Strategic Partnering
Roche Molecular Diagnostics

Pharmaceutical Company Presentations

4.05 Merck’s Licensing Strategy – Oncology Partnerships and Personalized Medicine

Linda Egger, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Scientific Liaison
External Scientific Affairs - Oncology Licensing

Merck & Co.


4.35 Strengthening Big Pharma's Personalized Medicine Pipeline via Partnerships with Diagnostics Companies

Cecilia Schott, PharmD., MBA
Business Development Director, Personalized Healthcare, Strategic Planning and Business Development


5.05 European Experiences in "omics" Collaboration - Facilitating the Progress in Personalised Medicine

Patrik Kolar, Ph.D.
Head of Unit
European Commission CORDIS
Directorate-General for Research
Genomics and Systems Biology


One to One Partnering Meetings

Day Three - February 24, 2010

7.30 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8.00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Patrick Terry
Technic Solutions
Genomic Health
Personalized Medicine Coalition


8.10 Establishing Clinical Utility and Cost Effectiveness for Personalized Medicine Diagnostics: A PBM and Dx Partnership

Bryan Dechairo, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Development Head Personalized Medicine


8.40 A Molecular Diagnostic (MDx) Perspective: Partnering MDx’s with Therapeutics (Rx’s) in Drug Development and Commercial Rx/MDx Launches

William Welch
Former Sr Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
Monogram Biosciences (LabCorp)


9.10 Bridging the Gap to Personalized Medicine: An FDA-Reform Managerial and Scientific Look at Regulations, Partnerships, Tools and Implications

John A. Norris, JD, MBA
Former Chief Operating Officer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Norris Capital, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
Health Discovery Corporation


Stephen Barnhill, MD
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Health Discovery Corporation


10.10 Morning Break/Networking/Exhibit Viewing

10.30 FDA's Experience with Personalized Medicine Clearances & Approvals

Elizabeth Mansfield, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Genomics and Personalized Medicine
FDA Office of the Commissioner


11.00 Getting Personalized Medicine Financed in Troubled Economic Times

David Brunel
Biodesix, Inc.

11.30 Partnering to Integrate Genomic Medicine into Clinical Care

Ryan Phelan
CEO and Founder
DNA Direct


12.00 Lunch

12.55 The Integration of Biomedical Technologies as a Requirement to Deliver Personalized Medicine

David S. Lester, Ph.D.


1.25 The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative: A Prospective Cohort Study Examining the Utility of Using Personal Genome Information in the Clinic

Michael F. Christman, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Coriell Institute for Medical Research


1.55 Panel Session: What Does the Future Hold for Personalized Medicine

Panelists TBA

One to One Partnering Meetings