This comprehensive Life Sciences EXPO will have attendees from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and will showcase the exciting growth and diversity of the life sciences in Rhode Island and Southeastern New England. Companies on the cutting edge of biotechnology, neuroscience, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and more will present their exciting work, growth potential and why they love living and working here. MedMates’ Life Sciences EXPO 2017 serves as an important catalyst for continued growth of this vital sector of our economy, and offers a great opportunity for all attendees to connect directly with leading companies, researchers and supporters of the local life science community.
EXHIBITOR TABLES AND SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!
MedMates is pleased to announce the final Life Sciences EXPO 2017 program. Join us to hear from leaders in the Rhode Island and Southeastern New England life science ecosystem, and discuss answers to questions such as: How much are we contributing to our regional New England life science economy? Which industry-leading companies are choosing to establish business here? How do the strengths of the collaborative partnerships between academic institutions and life science companies advance the work of both? In what ways does the Rhode Island government support our ecosystem? What are the benefits and challenges to growing the life science sector?
Full program information and the detailed agenda can be found HERE.
John Heffernan, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (Presenting Sponsor)
Keynote: Stefan Pryor, Secretary of Commerce, State of Rhode Island
Plenary: Tom Osha, Senior VP of Innovation & Economic Development, Wexford Science + Technology
First Panel: “Advances and Future Outlook in Neuroscience”
Stevin Zorn, PhD, MindImmune Therapeutics; George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, URI (moderator)
Steven A. Rasmussen, MD, MMS, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Carl Saab, PhD, Departments of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience, Brown University & the Neurosciences Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
John Simeral, PhD, Providence VA Medical Center and the VA Center for Neurorestoration & Neurotechnology; School of Engineering, Brown University
Second Panel: “Precision Medicine Innovation”
Patrice M. Milos, PhD, Medley Genomics (moderator)
Barrett Bready, MD, Nabsys
Katrina Loomis, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development
William Martin, EpiVax
Third Panel: “Design Innovation in Medical Devices”
Tracy MacNeal, MBA, Ximedica (moderator)
David Brin, JD, C.R. Bard
Carl Dumas, Ximedica
John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, Materials Science Associates
Scott Stropkay, Essential Design
See the complete bios of the speakers, panelists, and moderators HERE.
Plentiful adjacent parking at the RI Convention Center Garage ($15) or the Providence Place Mall Garage ($10)
MedMates is Rhode Island's first healthcare technology network group dedicated to galvanizing collaboration between health-tech companies, hospitals, health care facilities, health insurance providers, universities, researchers, sources of capital and governmental partners. Founded in 2013, MedMates members have deep experience in the fast-changing health-tech field, ranging from startups to mature companies and everything in between. Our mission is to showcase and strengthen the Ocean State's health-tech ecosystem by building an interconnected web of people and companies dedicated to innovation and growth of this important sector.