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The Confluence of Diagnostics and Therapeutics

 Life Sciences

February 24, 2012
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Indianapolis- Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN

 *Parking is available at the Denison Parking Garage located on Meridian Street, just south of Barnes & Thornburg. The cost is around $14 to park and you pay in the lobby before leaving with debit, credit or cash. Parking is also available at the Circle Centre Mall just a couple of blocks from Barnes & Thornburg at a lower rate.


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As the human genome has been mapped and understanding of genetic markers increases, opportunities to tailor treatment for specific patients and groups of patients should grow exponentially.  Turning this vision into reality will require coordinated efforts in both the diagnostic and pharmaceutical arenas However, the question can be asked as to which is more valuable – the test that identifies a patient’s condition or the treatment that alleviates or eliminates the condition.  This conference looks into how life sciences firms are partnering, merging, acquiring and/or competing in response and will delve into the discussion of value in the healthcare system and how it could/should be divided.

8:00 – 9:00 am  Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 amWelcome and Introduction of Opening Keynote Speaker
 Rob Brown, Senior Vice President-Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Eli Lilly & Company
9:15 am – 10:15 amKeynote Presentation: The Global Transformation of Healthcare
 Brian Williams, Director, Global Healthcare, PwC - (presentation)
10:15 am – 10:30 amBreak and Networking
10:30 am – 12:00 pmPanel Presentation: Threading the Regulatory Needle Panel
 Moderator: Dr. Tracy Bush, Director, Companion Diagnostics Regulatory Affairs, Roche Diagnostics
 Christine Gathers, Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Diagnostic, Eli Lilly & Company- (presentation)
 Scott Thiel, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Anson Group, LLC- (presentation)
 Chris Henza, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc.- (presentation)
 David Kern, Senior Director, Myraqa Inc.- (presentation)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pmLunch/Networking
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmKeynote (presentation):  Fitting the Treatment to the Patient-Roche Personalized Healthcare

Introduction: David Shenberger, Commissioning Agents, Inc. 

Mark Rutledge, Director of Marketing, Molecular Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics (presentation)

1:30 – 3:00 pmPanel Presentation: Partnering for Success
 Moderator: Scott Simmonds, Partner, Intellectual Property Department, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
 Nicolaos (Niko) Drivas, Director of Business Development and Business Licensing, Abbott Molecular
 Mollie Roth, J.D., Chief Operating Officer, Diaceutics
 Blake Cooper, Attorney, Business Department, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
 Michael Stocum, President and Founder, Personalized Medicine Partners
3:00 – 3:15 pmConcluding Comments
 George M. Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business