2014 Northern Ohio Agenda

 Bioscience at its Roots

Members – Innovation – Growth

Northern Ohio

October 16th, Bertram Inn & Conference Center

8:45am – 9:30 – Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:30 – Welcome Remarks

Jon J. Snyder, BioOhio Board Member and President & CEO, Neuros Medical

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

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

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

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!