9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
R&D Risk Mitigation
The Moscone North Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco-94103, CA
www.PEGSummit.com
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Molecular Diagnostics
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R&D Risk Mitigation
Clinical Trials Asia
Preclinical Development
Translational Medicine
Cytokine-Based Therapeutics
Cancer Molecular Markers
Trends in Drug Safety
THE PREDOMINANT DISCOVERY, DIAGNOSTIC, AND DEVELOPMENT EVENT

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
08:00:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION
09:45:00 Coffee Break THE BIOTECH PHARMA PARTNERSHIP
10:15:00 Opening Remarks
10:25:00 Partnering for a Healthier World Michael F Clarke
10:55:00 Negotiating the Partnership William F Mongan
11:40:00 Networking Coffee Break
12:00:00 Approaching Potential Partners: How To Capture the Attention of a Potential Partner and Increase Your Chances of Securing a Deal Garrett Vygantas
12:30:00 Avoiding IP Surprises John P Iwanicki
13:15:00 Lunch on Your Own
14:30:00 Opening Remarks
14:35:00 Recent Case Studies
15:05:00 Alliance Management: How Can Large and Small Companies Work Together? Teresa Faria
15:35:00 Adapting to a Shifting Industry: How Are Deals Evolving? Stefanie A Hansen
16:05:00 Networking Refreshment Break
16:25:00 Interactive Panel Discussion, Q&A with Faculty Advisors
17:25:00 Closing Remarks
17:30:00 Close of The Biotech Pharma Partnership
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
08:00:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION
09:40:00 Grand Opening Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
11:10:00 Valuing Discovery Platforms and Drug Candidates: Estimating NPV with Imperfect Information Robert Freeman
11:55:00 Valuation Creation by Biomarkers in Product Development & Marketing Eddie Blair
12:40:00 Q&A with Session Speakers
13:10:00 Walk & Talk Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall IMPACT OF BIOMARKERS ON DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT
14:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Sandor Szalma
14:20:00 The Winding Path(ways) to Biomarker Discovery Sandor Szalma
14:50:00 Predictive Response Biomarkers – Theory and Practice Hans Winkler
15:20:00 The Challenges of Biomarker Validation in the Clinical Setting Stephen M Hewitt
15:50:00 Expression of Genes and microRNAs as Biomarkers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Potency David Stroncek
16:20:00 Reception in the Exhibit Hall (Sponsorship Available)
17:00:00 Break-out Discussions in the Exhibit Hall
18:00:00 End of Session
Thursday, March 27, 2008
08:25:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Linda McAllister
08:30:00 Regulation of Diagnostic Tests Steven Gutman
09:00:00 Personalized Health Care at Roche: Development of Tests for Response Prediction in Oncology Gerd Maass
09:30:00 Disseminated Clinical Molecular Diagnostics John L. Bishop
10:00:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Available)
10:15:00 Technology Spotlight (Sponsorship Available)
10:30:00 Poster Competition & Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30:00 Clinical Translation of Personalized Medicines: Opportunities and Challenges Munir Pirmohamed
12:00:00 Development and Commercialization of a Pharmacogenetic Companion Diagnostic to Predict Response to the Beta-blocker Bucindolol David Johnston
12:30:00 Optimizing Microarray-Based Diagnostic Assays for FFPE Specimens Thomas Goralski
13:00:00 Presentation II (Sponsorship Available) LUNCHEON TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP
13:45:00 Expert Panel: ASSESSING AND CAPTURING VALUE IN COMPANION DIAGNOSTICS
14:30:00 Expert Panel: PUTTING PERSONALIZED MEDICINE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE STAKEHOLDERS (Shared session with Molecular Diagnostics) David Lester
15:20:00 Plenary Keynote Speaker Ice Bound - A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole Jerri Nielsen
15:20:00 Plenary Keynote Speaker Ice Bound - A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole Jerri Nielsen
16:00:00 Ice Cream Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with BEST OF SHOW AWARDS
16:45:00 Expert Panel: MEASURING DEVELOPING MARKETS
17:45:00 Close of R&D Risk Mitigation
4th Annual Pharma R&D Asia Congress
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