Wednesday, January 18, 2017
MichBio Conference & Expo Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites
07:30 am | Leadership Breakfast (By Invitation Only)
08:30 am | On-site Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast
09:30 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:45 am | General Session: The New Paradigm in Healthcare
Moderator: Colin Zick | Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
Nick Evans | Vice President, Genesys Health
Hon. Joe Schwarz, MD | Former U.S. Representative, Grace Health
We can all accept the broad mandate to make healthcare better, more accessible, more efficient, and less expensive. However, there is no consensus regarding the means to accomplish these goals. Hear perspectives from industry leaders on the evolving healthcare delivery paradigm and what that means for patients, providers and innovators.
10:30 am | Break
10:45 am | General Session: Bioscience Innovation in Today's Capital Markets
Terry-Ann Burrell | JPMorgan Investment Banking
With an explosion in consumerism and technology innovation, it seems that capital investment in bioscience companies should be booming. However, increased demands to demonstrate value in health care may best explain recent mixed trends like venture capital declines, volatile M&A and IPO markets, low to modest industry growth, economic uncertainty, and reform-driven pricing pressures. The question it raises: Where can bioscience startups and mid-market companies seek capital for business growth?
11:15 am | Keynote: Top Trends in Digital Health
The convergence between technology and medicine is poised to have a profound effect on healthcare delivery. This doesn’t just mean telemedicine, wearable and connected devices, but diagnostics and therapeutics too. Hear about how the world of digital is harkening a new age in healthcare innovation.
12:00 pm | Networking Lunch Buffet
01:30 pm | Digital Health Technology Showcase 1
Steve Hopkins | CEO, Curo
Lisa McLaughlin | Founder & CEO, Workit Health
AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN, FAAN | Founder and CEO, Melius Outcomes
The digital revolution continues to transform healthcare fundamentally. The critical question for pharmaceutical and medical technology companies is how to stay ahead of these changes. Hear industry representatives describe how pharma and medical device companies are leveraging digital health into all facets of the product life cycle, as well as re-imagining how they deliver health solutions and improve patient outcomes.
01:30 pm | Business Growth Track Session: Pricing Wars: Value-Based Innovation for Better Health
Speaker: Jeanne Haggerty | Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations, BIO
The bio-industry is facing challenging headwinds as governments and payers worldwide implement cost-control measures and health systems operate on ever tightening budgets. Healthcare delivery is moving rapidly toward quality and value-based pricing - “pay for performance.” Hear industry and healthcare experts talk about the evolving attitudes on pricing and what that will mean for regulations, policies and business growth.
01:30 pm - 3:30 pm | College Session - Students & Faculty save on registration!
Moderator: Mary Anne Sydlik, PhD | Principal Research Associate, Western Michigan University
Andrea Gonzalez, PhD | Director, Zoetis
Dean Haan | Director, Regional Business Development, MPI Research
Laura McCormick, PhD | Founder, Brio Device
Catherine Stewart, PhD | Scientist, Kalexsyn
A session that features a panel of industry professionals who will provide guidance on how to plan
for a future career in Michigan’s bio-industry. A range of topics will be discussed including resuming building,
use of social media, how to network, requirements for technical, behavioral and leadership skillsets, and more.
Great Lakes I-II
02:30 pm | Digital Health Technology Showcase 2
Jim Ten Brink, Vice President, Encoris
Sam Wang, MS, MD, Founder and CEO, Galileo MD
Christina York, Founder and CEO, SpellBound
Healthcare companies will present their cutting-edge technologies for changing the way diseases will be monitored and treated, patients more engaged, care all to better connect technology with health and well-being. Hear and see their transformational products-in-the-making and how the digital health revolution is playing out here in Michigan.
02:30 pm | Business Growth Track Session: Leadership Imperative: Diversifying the Biosciences C-Suite
Stephanie Morley, DVM | COO, Zomedica
The poor representation of women in significant leadership roles in the biosciences industry has rightfully become a front-and-center topic. Join a dynamic panel of successful female leaders as they discuss their own career development, the challenges women face, how their organizations are addressing gender diversity, why actively recruiting women into leadership roles makes good business sense, and what more needs to be done as an industry to increase female representation in the executive ranks.
03:30 am | Break
03:45 pm | General Session: C-Suite Insights: State of the Bio-Industry, A Michigan View
Moderator: Stephen Rapundalo, PhD, President and CEO, MichBio
Robert DeWit, PhD, President, MPI Research
Mark Gurney, PhD, President and CEO, Tetra Discovery Partners
Spencer Stiles, President, Stryker Instruments
Chris Williams, President and CEO, MedBio, Inc.
The C-Suite Insights session features top leaders of Michigan’s bio-industry. These executives will discuss the most crucial issues facing the industry, drawing from personal observations and experiences across their fields and sectors. Attendees can expect to gain a deep understanding of the industry’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. Audience questions and dialogues are encouraged.
04:30 pm | Awards Ceremony
'Good to Great': Neogen
Legislator of the Year: Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator, State of Michigan
04:45 pm | Keynote - Healthcare Disrupted
Mark Freitas | Competitive Center of Excellence, Accenture Strategy
The global healthcare industry is undergoing a profound and fundamental shift to a focus on improving patient outcomes, their overall health, and a better value for the health system. Increasingly crossover from other industries into the healthcare market powered by digital technologies is broadening the definition of “care” and certainly its delivery. Experts will discuss their objectives, approaches, insights and lessons learned from the frontiers of healthcare technology innovation.
05:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Evening Networking Reception - 'Bio, Blues & BBQ'
Strolling BBQ dinner and live entertainment from Michigan-based blues band, Bull Halsey!
Innovation Exhibit Hall - Kalamazoo Room
by delivering business-critical resources & bottom line savings
by connecting Michigan's bio-industry one member at a time
by influencing business growth through advocacy
by creating opportunities that develop people & build organizations