Bioscience at its Roots
Members – Innovation – Growth
October 16th, Bertram Inn & Conference Center
8:45am – 9:30 – Registration, Breakfast, Networking
9:30 – Welcome Remarks
9:35 – 10 – Ohio’s Bio IQ: What’s the score?
Based on input from a range of scientific, industry and public policy sources, John F. Lewis, Jr., BioOhio’s President & CEO, outlines a unique perspective on the “State of the Biosciences in Ohio” as well as the U.S. and the rest of the world.
10 – 11:05 – The Canopy and the Roots – Innovation and R&D
Bioscience successes are similar to healthy trees: the large, visible canopy of the healthy organization has a substantial financial trunk, sturdy talent management and other logistical branches, leaves and fruit that are the public face and product of the organization.
But without the breakthrough initial premise and follow-on discoveries made in the lab, many bioscience organizations struggle to see the light of day. It’s the novel, primary and applied research that is the foundational root that nurtures and supports the leafy returns above.
Join a distinguished panel of Ohio bio professionals for a peek at the evolving trends of innovation and R&D leading to better outcomes for more patients.
Moderated by T. Earl LeVere, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
- Frank L. Douglas, Ph.D., M.D., President & CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA)
- Gary M. Fingerhut, Executive Director, Information Technology Communication, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
- Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert, Ph.D., Parker-Hannifin Endowed Chair in Human Motion and Control in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University
11:05 – 11:25 – Break
11:25 – 12:30 – “Rooms” for Biomedical Growth – Transforming Healthcare
Innovations in technology, medical device and pharmaceutical development, public policy, and education are bringing big changes to many “rooms,” including: drug discovery labs, medical classrooms, waiting and patient rooms, the IT server room as well as corner offices and board rooms where critical financial decisions are made. Be part of this integrated discussion on the changing architecture of bio-medicine. Join in a walk-through of a few of the exciting opportunities that are under construction while we outline potential hazards along the way.
Moderated by Ken Phelps, Owner, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services
- Stephen McHale, CEO, Explorys
- John Paganini, MBA, CPHIMS, CIIP, Sr. Manager, Interoperability Initiatives, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
- Elisabeth H. Young, M.D., FACP, Vice Dean, College of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, NEOMED
12:30 – 1:25: Lunch, Networking
1:25-2:50 – Think globally, act regionally…and profit locally (Ohio’s Medical Corridor plus…)
Bioscience professionals must collaborate across a complex matrix of geographies, professional disciplines, and vested interests – sometimes even with a competitor in order to succeed. It takes a family to grow your bioscience company.
Learn about a statewide clinical trials network & reciprocal IRB, a statewide pharmaceutical initiative, global pharma initiative based in Cleveland, Akron’s expanding bio related resources, lessons from Pennsylvania and more that differentiate Ohio from other regions, states and countries.
Moderated by Aaron Pitts, Managing Director, BioHealth & Agribusiness / Food Processing, JobsOhio
- William S. Ball, M.D., Vice President for Research, Professor Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati
- Al Hawkins, Vice President, Business Development, BioMotiv
- Kathleen Hilliard, BA, CCRC, Manager, Clinical Trials Operations, Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative (OCTC)
- John W. Manzetti, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse | Founder and Managing Director, PLSG Accelerator Fund
2:50 – 4:00 – Living Success Stories through Financing, Exits, Sales, Exporting, Expansions
It’s a process that’s tried and true in multiple industries:
Success in bioscience relies on making decisions that respond intelligently to challenges unique to our industry – and the rules are changing every day. We’ll hear successful strategies that resulted in raising money, sales growth, an exit, an expansion or more.
Moderated by Aram Nerpouni, President & CEO, BioEnterprise
- James Huttner, MD, Ph.D., Medical Director, Vice President, Product Development, Bionix Development Corporation
- Jim Ohneck, Global Senior Vice President/Principal Client Advisor, Valtronic
- Tony Siracusa P.E., Vice President & General Manager, US Endoscopy (STERIS)
- Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift, Inc.
4 – 4:10 – Closing Remarks
John F. Lewis, Jr., President & CEO, BioOhio
4:10 – 6 – Networking Reception
Enjoy networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Drawing for “Bertram Inn overnight stay and dinner for two” package at 5:15 (must be present to win).
This year, the Northern Ohio Road Show will take place simultaneous with the BioOhio Regulatory Forum. Two events, same venue. Attendees of each event will have several opportunities throughout the day to meet and mingle. We encourage your organization to send someone to each event!