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Time Title Speakers/Moderators
Thursday, May 17th
2:00pm-5:30pm
Pavilion Reception
Registration
3:15pm-4:00pm
Pavilion

Mobile Healthcare Innovation   

Speakers:
Sridhar Iyengar, PhD, CTO, AgaMatrix
David Schafran, CEO, EyeNetra  

Moderator:
Una Ryan, PhD, OBE
, CEO, Diagnostics For All
4:00pm-4:15pm Networking Break
4:15pm-4:45pm
Pavilion
How We're Building a Strategy Around Personalized Medicine Speaker:
Glenn Miller, PhD
, Vice President and Head of Personalized Healthcare and Biomarker Strategy,
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 

Moderator:
Robert Weisman, Health Care Business Writer , The Boston Globe
4:45pm-5:00pm Networking Break
5:00pm-5:30pm
Pavilion
Getting a New Venture Off the Ground: OvaScience

Speaker:
Michelle Dipp, MD, PhD, CEO, OvaScience; co-founder, Longwood Fund

Moderator:
Michelle Browner PhD, CEO, Enlight Biosciences

5:30pm-7:00pm
Garden Terrace
Opening Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Dinner on the town (with fellow attendees)
Friday, May 18th
7:30am-4:00pm
Pavilion Reception
Registration
7:30am-8:30am
28 Atlantic
Breakfast
8:30am-9:00am
Pavilion
Welcome and Introductions
9:00am-9:45am
Pavilion
Venture Capital & Company Creation Speaker:
Mark Levin, Founder, Third Rock Ventures

Moderator:
Katrine Bosley
, former CEO, Avila Therapeutics 
9:45am-10:15am Networking Break
10:15am-11:00am
Pavilion
Thinking Differently About Drug Development Speakers:
Julian Adams, PhD, President of R&D, Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Philip Vickers, PhD, SVP of R&D, Shire Human Genetic Therapies  

Moderator:
Bruce Booth, Partner, Atlas Venture
10:30am-11:30am Guest Activity: Family-friendly yoga on the beach. (Sign-up on-site.)
11:00am-11:30am Networking Break
11:30am-12:15pm
Pavilion
What's Next: A Look at Breakthrough Devices & Diagnostics Speakers:
Jong Lee, SVP, Business Strategy, ConforMIS
Sameer Sabir, CEO, MoMelan Technologies
David Steinmiller, COO, OPKO Diagnostics  

Moderator:
Brian Johnson
, Publisher, MassDevice.com 
12:15pm-2:00pm
Garden Terrace
General Lunch
12:15pm-2:00pm
Private Dining Room 

Lunch Discussion:  Client Case Presentation by Foley & Lardner

Insight into the Mindset of FDA

Speakers:
Edward O'Lear, President and CEO, Cellay, Inc.
Daniel Schultz, MD, former Director, Center For Devices and Radiological Health; Sr. Vice President, Medical Devices & Combination Products, Greenleaf Health, LLC

Moderator:
David Rosen, former official, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

2:00pm-3:00pm Guest Activity: Cupcake decorating at the Wequassett Children's Center (Sign-up on-site.)
2:00pm-2:45pm
Pavilion
Genzyme's Next Phase Speaker:
David Meeker, MD, CEO, Genzyme  

Moderator:
Alison Taunton-Rigby, PhD, Director & Trustee
Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services
2:45pm-3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm-4:00pm
Pavilion
The New Rules of Partnerships & Collaborations Speaker:
Steven Holtzman, EVP of Corporate Development, Biogen Idec
Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, PhD, SVP BioTherapeutics R&D, Pfizer 
Anna Protopapas, EVP, Global Business Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Moderator:
Ryan McBride, Executive Editor, FierceBiotech
4:30pm-6:00pm Attendee and Guest Activity: Bay Cruise around Strong Island & Bird Sanctuary (Sign-up on-site.)
4:30pm-6:30pm Attendee and Guest Activity: Tennis Round Robin at the Wequassett courts. Bring your own racquet or one will be provided. (Sign-up on-site.)
6:30pm-9:30pm Children's Program: "Circus" theme at the Wequassett Children's Center (Dinner included, sign-up on-site.)
7:00pm-10:00pm
Outer Bar
Clambake (Convergence attendees are welcome to have 1 guest join them.)
Saturday, May 19th
8:00am-12:00pm
28 Atlantic: Private Dining Room
Registration
8:00am-9:00am
Garden Terrace
Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am
28 Atlantic
Investing Through a Corporate Lens   Speaker:
Jens Eckstein, PhD
, CEO, SR One
Reid Leonard, PhD, Managing Director, Merck Research Venture Fund

Moderator:
Chris Earl, PhD, CEO, Innotrove  
9:45am-10:15am Networking Break
10:15am-11:00am
28 Atlantic
Research, Innovation, and Spin-Outs at Major Institutions   Speaker:
John Brooks III, CEO, Joslin Diabetes Center
Leonard Guarente, PhD, Novartis Professor of Biology, MIT  
Li-Huei Tsai, PhD
, Director, Picower Institute for Leaning & Memory


Moderator:
Bruce Rychlik, Managing Partner, Park Square Executive Search

10:30am-12:00pm Guest Activity: Bay Cruise around Strong Island & Bird Sanctuary (Sign-up on-site.)
11:00am-11:30am Networking Break
11:30am-12:15pm
28 Atlantic
New Insights from Data   Speakers:
Anmol Madan, PhD, Founder, Ginger.io
Julie Yoo, Co-Founder, Kyruus  
David Steinberg, Partner, PureTech Ventures

Moderator:
Iya Khalil
, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare
12:15pm-2:00pm
Private Dining Room
Upper & Lower Veranda
Closing Lunch

*Activities subject to change