The 26th Annual Meeting will now be held virtually over four days with a program session being held each day from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.Topics and confirmed speakers are noted below.
Tuesday, September 29 - Local Election Outlook sponsored by BIOandMerz Democratic and Republican campaign consultants will explain what issues are driving political debate and campaign promises. The discussion will include an examination of the allure of drug price control and healthcare costs as a political issue. How will the NC election affect the national election, vice versa?
Wednesday, September 30 - National Policy Outlook and Ramifications sponsored by Cook Medicaland Grifols You heard about the local policy outlook yesterday. Let's continue the policy discussion but at the national level. What does this mean in terms of policy in 2021? What does this mean for our small and mid-size companies in the state? Think about policy options still out there, ramifications for NC, and economic impact to NC.
Manthan Bhatt, Director, State Government and Regional Affairs, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Mike Mattoon, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Doug Peddicord, President, Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO)
Sam Taylor, President, NCBIO (moderator)
Thursday, October 1 - Value of Life Sciences: The Future of Health for Our People sponsored by VWR, part of Avantor,andPSC Biotech Learn more about the technology landscape in NC. Hear from three of North Carolina’s most innovative life science companies and join us for a fireside chat with respected observers of North Carolina’s life science landscape.
Building a Healthier World through Better Fruits and Vegetables byTom Adams, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Pairwise
Vivian Doelling, Ph.D.,Vice President, Emerging Company Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech) (moderator)
Using Machine Learning To Fight Back Against Viruses by Sean Ekins, Ph.D.,Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Collaborations Pharmaceuticals
Precision BioSciences: Gene Editing Before it was Cool by Derek Jantz, Ph.D.,Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, Precision Biosciences
Karen LeVert, Venture Partner, Pappas Capital; President and Co-Founder, Ag TechInventures and Southeast TechInventures
Bill Wofford, Partner, Hutchison PLLC and Co-Founder, Arrivo Bioventures
Friday, October 2 - Biotechnology’s Promise: Feeding, Fueling and Healing the World sponsored by BioventusandFUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies The closing speaker will wrap up the week’s program of election, policy and promising technologies, and will the discuss the impact of all on our member companies in terms of job growth and innovation.
Member registration is required. In your registration confirmation, you will receive the GoToWebinar link. You will need to click that link to fully register for the Annual Meeting and receive your unique login.
If you are not a member and are interested in attending, please contact our membership director, Laura Gunter, for approval.