A Top Notch Program

This first-class, professional development program offers ample opportunity to learn the latest industry developments from leaders in the field.   This year the Summit will focus on the challenges facing the evolving biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries in their efforts to discover, develop and market new therapies, devices and diagnostics to improve health care in the U.S. and across the globe.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 200 Peachtree

We are excited to announce that in place of our traditional Chairman's Reception, Georgia Bio is partnering with UCB Inc., the National Parkinson Foundation and the Wilkins Parkinson's Foundation to present a fundraising dinner the evening before the Summit.  The dinner will be held at 200 Peachtree, a premier Atlanta venue, the evening before the Summit and will feature a silent auction and address from  Lieutenant Colonel Rich Clifford, NASA Astronaut, Parkinson’s Disease Advocate.  More details:
Tickets are now available. Proceeds to benefits the National Parkinson Foundation & the Wilkins Parkinson's Foundation. Onsite Tickets are available. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Georgia International Convention Center

The program is undergoing regular updates. Please check back for changes.

7:30 AM

Badge Pickup Opens & Exhibit Hall Set Up

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Ed Schutter, President & CEO, Arbor Pharmaceuticals; Georgia Bio Chairman

Russell Allen; President & CEO, Georgia Bio

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Keynote Address: Stephen Oesterle, M.D., Sr. Vice President for Medicine & Technology, Medtronic, Inc.

 9:45 AM
TI:GER Project Introduction & Presentation

10:00 AM

Break / Exhibit Hall Opens / Scientific Poster Viewing/ Innovation Stage

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM


SESSION: Case Study: Financing Your Lead Drug Candidate (to Create Value for Patients & Shareholders) 

SESSION: Industrial Partnering

SESSION: Universities and New Models of Development

11:45 AM

Luncheon Keynotes:
Lieutenant Colonel Rich Clifford, NASA Astronaut, Parkinson’s Disease Advocate

Jay Yadav, MD, Founder & CEO – CardioMEMS, Inc.


1:00 PM

Break / Exhibit Hall Viewing / Scientific Poster Viewing

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM


SESSION: Practical Considerations for Transforming Life Science IP from Bench to Market

SESSION: Mythbusters: Debunking the Top Myths of Academic Collaborations

SESSION: Open Source Data - Shared Innovation

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Break / Exhibit Hall Viewing / Scientific Poster Viewing / Innovation Stage

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


SESSION: Global Expansion: The America's & Europe

SESSION: Mobile- Remote Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges

SESSION: Clinical Research in Georgia:  Science and Synergy

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks
John Richard; 2014 Summit Vice Chair & Managing Director, Georgia Venture Partner

Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Awards-Announcement of Poster Winners:
Stacy Williams Shuker, Ph.D., Down South Innovation

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Keynote Address: Ryan Olohan, Director for Healthcare, Google

Closing Reception / Shark Tank

5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closed

6:30 PM

Summit End

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