University investigators and industry executives have been searching for a place to answer their questions on how to collaborate and translate lab bench discoveries into bedside medicines and medical devices. Learn the best strategies for success on February 3, 2010, at the Emory Conference Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., when the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), and Georgia Bio host a half-day meeting, titled Academic & Industry Intersection: Accessing Partners.
ACTSI, representing Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Bio, the state's life sciences industry association, have organized this conference to provide critical information on how universities and industry work together. Other organizations participating are the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Georgia Research Alliance.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1:00 - 1:30 pm Welcome & Keynote Speaker Dennis W. Choi, MD, PhD; VP for Academic Health Affairs, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; Executive Director, Comprehensive Neurosciences Initiative, Emory University
1:30 - 2:45 pm How can the academic partners of the ACTSI help industry?
Moderator: Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD, President and CEO, Altea Therapeutics Panelists: Todd Sherer, PhD, Director of Technology Transfer, Emory University Mark Allen, PhD, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology James Lillard, PhD, MBA, Assistant Dean for Research, Morehouse School of Medicine
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break and Exhibition Viewing
3:00 - 4:15 pm How can state and federal governments help industry?
Moderator: Susan E. Old, PhD, Senior Advisor for Translational Research, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health Panelists: Andrew Kurtz, PhD, SBIR Program Director, National Cancer Institute Vivian Chenault, PhD, Associate Director, External Expertise and Partnerships, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Julie Turner Collins, Biosciences Project Manager, SBIR Assistance Program, Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology Representative, Georgia Research Alliance
4:15 - 4:30 pm Break and Exhibition Viewing
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Industry Case Studies: Challenges and Successes
Moderator: Susan E. Old, PhD, Senior Advisor for Translational Research, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health Panelists: Scott Ferguson, Staff Engineer, Aderans Research Institute David Perryman, President and CEO, Zirus Bob McNally, PhD, President and CEO, GeoVax Labs Rusty Ross, PhD, Senior Technical Leader, Kimberly Clark, Global Nonwovens Dean Sproles, President & CEO, Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc.
6:00 - 7:00 pm Exhibition Viewing & Networking Reception