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2007 Agenda

View the photo scrapbook from Convergence 2007 and the agenda below.

Thursday, June 21st

Beyond the Blockbuster: New R&D Strategies Re-imagining Medicine: The View from CIMIT

Kenneth Kaitin, PhD, Director, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
John Parrish, MD, Director, Center for the Integration of Medicine and Technology

Ansbert Gadicke, MD, Managing Partner, MPM Capital

5:30pm-7:30pm Opening Cocktail Reception
Dinner on the town with fellow attendees
Friday, June 22nd
7:30am-8:45am Breakfast
8:45am-9:00am Introductions

CEO Roundtable: The Toughest Challenges That Growing Life Sciences Companies Face Today

John Danner, CEO, Codon Devices
Ted Danse, CEO, Neurotech
Mark Leuchtenberger, CEO, Targanta Therapeutics
John Maraganore, PhD, President and CEO, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Carmichael Roberts, PhD, co-founder and CEO, WMR Biomedical

Michael Greeley, General Partner, IDG Ventures Boston

10:00am-10:30am Networking Break
10:00am-11:00am Children's Activity:
Pool Games at the Mansion House pool. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. (Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
10:30am-11:30am Guest Activity:
Visit the Madame Falgoux Aromatherapie shop in Vineyard Haven with other Convergence guests. The shop owner will educate you on aromatherapie as you try some of the products. (Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)

Novartis in Boston: An Inside Look at the Research and Partnerships

Jeff Elton, PhD, COO, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Wendy Everett, ScD, President, New England Healthcare Institute

11:15am-11:30am Networking Break

Device Innovation: New Paradigms, New Technologies, and a New Relationship to Drugs

Bill Hanson, President, Liberating Technologies
Michael Minogue, CEO, President and Chairman, ABIOMED
Amar Sawhney, PhD, Founder, President and CEO, iTherapeutix
John Santini, PhD, President and CEO, MicroCHIPS

Bob Buderi, Founder, Xconomy

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch

The View from the Lab

David Scadden, MD, Co-Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute and MGH Center for Regenerative Medicine
Bruce Zetter, PhD, VP for Research and CSO, Children's Hospital Boston

Alison Taunton-Rigby, PhD, OBE, CEO, RiboNovix

2:30pm-3:00pm Networking Break

What Happens When Medicine Gets Personal? The Evolving Relationship Between Diagnostics and Drugs

Elan Ezickson, Chief Business Officer, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Michael Pavia, PhD, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Oxford Bioscience Partners
Kathryn Phillips, PhD, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Edward Saltzman, President, Defined Health

Maggie Flanagan LeFlore, PhD, Head, Global Discovery Ventures, AstraZeneca

4:15pm-6:30pm Participant and Guest Activity:
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Guided natural history walk through the sanctuary located a 10 minute drive from the Mansion House (transportation will be provided). See Ospry, barn owls, and other animals making their Spring appearances.(Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
4:15pm-6:30pm Participant and Guest Activity:
Watersports at Wind's Up in Vineyard Haven. Enjoy some sun and sand with Wind's Up watersports, located a short drive (transportation will be provided) from the Mansion House. Canoes, kayaks and sailboats will be available for Convergence attendees.
(Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
6:30pm-9:30pm Children's Program:
Time Travel through Martha's Vineyard. Join us on an adventure through Martha's Vineyard past with arts & crafts, games and videos. Dinner will be provided for the children. For children ages 4-10 at the Mansion House. (Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
7:00pm-10:00pm Clambake Dinner (Indoors and Tented at the Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven. Convergence attendees are welcome to have 1 guest join them.)
Saturday, June 23rd
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast

Aesthetic Medicine: The Leading Edge of Looking Good

Peter D'Errico, Vice-President, Commercial Operations, Aesthera Corp.
Daniel Dubin, MD, Vice Chairman and Trustee, Leerink Swann & Co.; Founder, MEDACorp
Stephen Fanning, President and CEO,
Thermage, Inc.
Brian Gallagher, PhD, President and CEO, Magen BioSciences, Inc.

Daphne Zohar, Managing Partner, PureTech Ventures; Founding CEO, Follica Inc.

9:45am-11:30am Guest Activity:
Beauty and the Best Art Exhibition sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Garden Club at the Old Mill. Join other guests as you view local artwork. Also, take a walk over to the local Farmer's Market at Grange Hall, another historic Martha's Vineyard building. Transportation provided. (Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
10:00am-10:30am Networking Break
10:15am-11:45am Children's Activity:
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Questing (treasure hunt program) and tracking (bird tracking program). The sanctuary is located a 10 minute drive from the Mansion House (transportation will be provided). Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. (Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)

Fireside Chat: Chris Gabrieli Speaker:

Christopher Gabrieli, Managing Director, Ironwood Equity Fund; Chairman, Massachusetts 2020

Scott Kirsner, Editor, The Convergence Guide and Columnist, Boston Globe

11:15am-11:30am Networking Break

Fireside Chat: Stan Lapidus

Stanley Lapidus, President and CEO, Helicos Biosciences; Founder, Exact Sciences and Cytyc Corporation

Steven Dickman, CEO, CBT Advisors

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm-4:30pm Participant and Guest Activity:
Martha's Vineyard Tour (Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
2:30pm-4:30pm Participant and Guest Activity:
Chicama Vineyards. Take a tour and taste some wines produced at the vineyard. Transportation will be provided. (Limited space. Sign up at the Convergence registration desk.)
*Guest activities subject to change
*Shuttle schedule subject to change