Deep Tech Pharma Forum

Philadelphia, PA

Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Industry’s First Open Space Technology Collaboration Forum

Rather than a pre-set agenda and canned presentations, attendees will devise a multi-track agenda that meets their needs in real-time.  As an Open Space event, you're invited to speak and share, pose questions or ask for input. If you have an idea for a session right away or think of one in the middle of the conference, you’re welcome to propose it and run a session. 

 

If I am not a technology expert, can I still participate? YES! 

Just bring your expertise in what you do (ie. bench science, run clinical trials, manage the supply chain, advocate for patients, compliance, regulatory review, etc.) and we'll collaborate.  


The unique design of this Forum enables us to bring together a robust concentration of technologists, researchers, government regulators, academia, clinicians, pharmaceutical business and technical professionals, patient advocacy leaders, and other critical stakeholders. They will convene at this Forum because they are eager to understand how to leverage new technologies to unlock the answers hidden in patient and scientific data.

 

Address Technology Challenges and Create Opportunities Across the Pharmaceutical Value Chain 


This forum will focus on discussion and collaboration and the viable the use of AI, IoMT/Sensors, ML, Blockchain/DLTS, VR/AR to address challenges and create opportunities in the following areas of the pharmaceutical value chain:

  • R&D
  • Discovery
  • Genomics
  • Quality Compliance
  • Clinical Trials Research and Operations Process (Patient Recruitment, Data provenance, Patient Monitoring, etc.)
  • Drug Manufacturing (Raw Materials thru Commercialization)
  • Supply Chain (Packaging, labeling, security, distribution)
  • Third party risk management
  • Post-Market Surveillance
  • Plus, any other topic you identify as relevant and critical to the conversation and the solution.

Who would benefit from participating in Deep Tech Pharma Forum?

  • You are an innovative, inquisitive or progressive business or technical professional with current responsibilities within the pharma or life science value chain (ie. R&D, clinical trials/research, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain/distribution)
  • You would like to better understand how deep technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), distributed ledger technologies (DLT)/blockchain, IoMTs, VR/MR will revolutionized the drug development and distribution process
  • You are eager to be with critical stakeholders (ie. patients, pharma industry professionals, regulatory, clinicians, and others) collaborate with developers of cutting-edge technologies to leverage data assets for accelerating the development of medicine from bench to bedside
  • You are passionate and committed to finding better ways to conduct clinical trials, secure the pharmaceutical supply chain, leverage existing R&D data, empower patients to be an active partner in the drug development process

 

Why you should attend the Deep Tech Pharma Forum

  • This is a participatory event. You, the attendee, will propose and lead sessions in real-time at the conference on relevant topics, ideas and challenges that matter to you.
  • This is an outcome-based event. Deep Tech Pharma Forum is the platform to help progress new ideas, offer insights to overcoming challenges, and design processes and protocols to drive adoption of these technologies.
  • The time is right. Pharma’s operational approach to the development and distribution of medicine requires innovative thinking and technologies. The cutting-edge technologies are here; now we need all the key players to come together and put them to work to deliver on the promise of a more secure, efficient, and optimized patient experience.

 

Pharma and Technology Subject Matter Experts

 

 
Munther Baara
Head of New Clinical Paradigm
Pfizer
 
 
Robert Celeste
Founder
Center for Supply Chain Studies
 
 
Ed Busktel
CEO
Clinical Blockchain
 
 
Robert Chu
Founder and CEO
Embleema
 
 
Tory Cenaj
Founder and Chief Editor
Blockchain in Healthcare Today
 
 
Dr. Kevin Clauson
Associate Professor
Lipscomb University
 
 
Dany DeGrave
Senior Director Innovation Programs & External Networks
Sanofi
 
 
Heather Flannery
Chair of IEEE P2418.6™ Blockchain for Healthcare Standards Working Group; Co-Founder, Co-Founder & Chair, Blockchain in Healthcare Global (“BiHG”) Alliance, an IEEE ISTO
 
 
Kat Kuzmeskas, MPH
MPH, Founder and CEO
SimplyVital Health
 
 
Dr. Tim Mackey
Professor
University of San Diego
 
 
Dr. Mathew Rose
Founder and CEO
Saavha
 
 
Jim Nasr
VP of Technology & Innovation
Certara
 
 
Vahan Simonyan
Senior Director of Bioinformatics
CRISPR Therapeutics
 
 
Raj Tiwari
Advance Technologies Leader
Johnson & Johnson
 

How It Works

The Agenda is Created Live Each Day By You

The agenda will be created live each morning by attendees who are present at the opening of the day. Anyone who wants to host a session that day will announce the topic and chose a space and time. There is no voting or picking, other than with your feet, where you choose to go. In addition, you'll have plenty of chances to exchange ideas and network. You can see the growing list of potential topics here put forth by those who have already registered.


Dynamic Participation and Tangible Outcomes

With no assigned speakers or panels, it's about getting stuff done. The event is designed to deliver outcomes – (i.e industry notes repository, new pre-standards workstreams, etc).

To ensure each day progresses in a organized manner that meets everyone's needs and objectives, a certified Open Space facilitator will manage the process.


Seating is Limited to 100
Registration Fee: $299*

*Includes breakfast, lunch and break refreshment for 2 days plus Day 1 Icebreaker Reception and access to the ongoing online platform

 

 

The Forum Activities Timeline

 

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Registration Check-in and Breakfast
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM AM – Introductions, Open Space Agenda Creation – Stake Your Session!
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Collaboration Sessions
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Networking Lunch
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM Collaboration Sessions
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Session Recap and Closing
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM Networking Reception
06:00 PM Day 1 Concludes
08:30 AM - 09:30 PM Registration Check-in and Breakfast
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Open Space Agenda Creation – Stake Your Session!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Collaboration Sessions
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Networking Lunch
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Collaboration Sessions
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Session Re-cap and Closing
04:00 PM Day 2 Concludes
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
AM – Introductions, Open Space Agenda Creation – Stake Your Session!
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Collaboration Sessions
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Networking Lunch
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Collaboration Sessions
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Session Recap and Closing
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Networking Reception
06:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Day 1 Concludes
Thursday, 11 April 2019
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Open Space Agenda Creation – Stake Your Session!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Collaboration Sessions
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Networking Lunch
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Collaboration Sessions
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Session Re-cap and Closing
04:00 PM
Registration Check-in and Breakfast
Day 2 Concludes

The Venue

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsorships

Underwriting support enables us to support initiatives that bring technologists, business managers, patient advocates, regulatory leads, and other stakeholders together to collaborate and find ways to drive adoption of these new technologies. Your support helps us to keep prices affordable for all participants to engage and contribute to solutions, develop standards and enable commercial collaboration. Click here to learn more about getting involved.


Contact Information

For any inquiries on the Forum development, registration or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Maria Palombini, Program Director. 

 

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