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Time Title Speakers/Moderators
Thursday, May 16th
8:00am-4:45pm
Pavilion Reception
Registration
8:00am-9:30am
Garden Terrace
Networking Breakfast 
9:30am-10:00am
Pavilion
Conference welcome and participant introductions
10:00am-11:00am
Pavilion
Radical Life Extension, and What Happens if It Succeeds Speaker:
David Ewing Duncan
, Author, "When I'm 164"; Chief Correspondent, "Biotech Nation"

Moderator:
Rachel Gotbaum, Special Correspondent, WBUR-FM
11:00am-11:15am Networking Break
11:15am-12:00pm
Pavilion
Predictions for FDA Regulation over the Next 5 Years - What We Might Expect

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner
Speakers:
Daniel Schultz, MD, SVP, Medical Devices & Combination Products, Greenleaf Health, LLC
Curtis Scribner, MD, Senior Vice-President, Medical and Regulatory Affairs, RRD International, LLC

Moderator:
David Rosen, Partner, Foley & Lardner
12:00pm-1:30pm
Garden Terrace

Private Dining Room
General Lunch


Lunch Discussion:Recruiting Top Talent and Creating a Winning Culture
 



Discussion Leaders:

Katrine Bosley, former CEO, Avila Therapeutics
Erich Raichle, Vice President of Human Resources, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

1:30pm-2:30pm
Pavilion
How Healthcare Evolves Speaker:
Charlie Baker
, Entrepreneur in Residence, General Catalyst Partners
David Matheson, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Moderator:
Alison Taunton-Rigby, PhD, OBE, Director & Trustee, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services
2:30pm-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm-3:45pm
Pavilion
R&D: What Changes Speakers:
Michael Gilman, PhD, SVP of Early-Stage Pipeline, BiogenIdec
Arthur Tzianabos, PhD, SVP and Head of Research, Shire HGT


Moderator:

Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy columnist, Boston Globe

3:45pm-4:00pm Networking Break
4:00pm-4:45pm
Pavilion
The Future of Partnerships & Collaborations Speaker: 
Katherine Bowdish, PhD, Vice President, R&D, Sanofi
Fran Heller, SVP Business Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb  
Michael Metzger, EVP and COO, Mersana Therapeutics

Moderator:
Jeff Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, Bluebird Bio
5:00pm-6:00pm
Croquet Lawn
Attendee and Guest Activity: Ice Cream Social and Croquet  (Sign-up on-site.)
5:00pm-6:30pm
Meet at dock
Attendee and Guest Activity: Bay Cruise around Strong Island & Bird Sanctuary (Sign-up on-site.)
5:00pm-7:00pm
Tennis courts
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 Center
Children's Program - "Clowning Around" at the Wequassett Children's Center (Dinner included, sign-up on-site.)
7:00pm-9:30pm
Outer Bar
Clambake (Convergence attendees are welcome to have 1 guest join them.)
Friday, May 17th
8:00am-3:30pm
Pavilion Reception
Registration
8:00am-9:00am
Garden Terrace
Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am
Pavilion
The Future of Drug-Device Combinations Speaker:
Robert Langer, ScDDavid H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT

Moderator:
Rich Kivel,
Chairman, Rhapsody Biologics  
10:00am-10:15am Networking Break
10:15am-11:00am
Pavilion
The Art of the Exit: Playing to win in the No-Limit Game of Biotech
Speaker:
Philip Astley-Sparke, Chairman, Oxyrane Ltd; President, US, uniQure; Venture Partner, Forbion Capital Partners  

Moderator:
Steve Dickman, CEO, CBT Advisors
11:00am-11:15am Networking Break
11:15am-12:00pm Cancer: Challenges & Breakthroughs Ahead Speaker:
Deborah Dunsire, MD, CEO, Millennium, The Takeda Oncology Company  

Moderator:
Katrine Bosley, former CEO, Avila Therapeutics
12:00pm-1:30pm
Garden Terrace
General Lunch 
12:00pm-1:30pm
Private Dining Room
Lunch Discussion: Inside Johnson & Johnson's Boston Innovation Center Speaker:
Mark Barrett, Transactions Leader, Johnson & Johnson
1:30pm-2:15pm
Pavilion

Cultivating (and Funding) Breakthrough Innovations

Speakers:
Alexis Borisy, Interim CEO, Warp Drive Bio; Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Daphne Zohar
, Managing Partner, PureTech Ventures  

Moderator:
Maggie LeFlore, PhD, Lead Independent Director, AesRx, LLC

2:15pm-2:30pm Networking Break
2:30pm-3:30pm
Pavilion
Making Asset-Centric Virtual Development Work

Speakers:
Bruce Booth, D.Phil., Partner, Atlas Venture
Sheila DeWitt, PhD, CEO, DeuteRx
Marc Foster, Co-Founder and COO, Transparency Life Sciences, LLC
Jonathan Gertler, MD, Senior Partner, Back Bay Life Science Advisors

Moderator:
Laurie Halloran, President & CEO, Halloran Consulting Group

3:30pm-4:30pm
Private Dining Room
Casual Milk & Cookies Conversation: How Online Patient Communities will Impact Biotech, Pharma & Med Devices Speaker:
Benjamin Heywood, Co-Founder, President, PatientsLikeMe
*Activities subject to change