#MontelWilliams @ Life Sciences Future

Patient Spotlight – Keynote Speaker – Day 2: September 19
September 18 - 19, 2017 | Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | Philadelphia, PA

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Montel Williams
@ Life Sciences Future

Patient Spotlight: Keynote

Day 2 – September 19

Montel Williams

Emmy-Award Winning TV Host | Multiple Sclerosis Patient | Advocate


Montel Williams and the Medical Device that May Help So Many

In 1999, Emmy Award-winning TV personality Montel Williams was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Shortly after being diagnosed, Williams established the Montel Williams MS Foundation to further the scientific study of MS, provide financial assistance to select organizations and institutions conducting research, raise national awareness, and educate the public – granting more than $1.5 million to research initiatives.

 

Hear from Montel on Day Two of Life Sciences Future as he discusses his experience with a medical device being developed by Helius Medical Technologies – a Pennsylvania-based life sciences company.

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Also On Stage at the Life Sciences Future Patient Spotlight

Jeri Lake and a Life-Changing Medical Device

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) left Jeri Lake with devastating neurological damage.  Three years of rehab brought little to no improvement, and her doctors said there was no more that could be done – she would have to adapt to her brain injury and its resulting symptoms.  In 2010 she was introduced to a medical device called PoNS™, a small experimental technology now being developed by Pennsylvania-based Helius Medical Technologies.  Hear Jeri’s story during the Patient Spotlight – only at Life Sciences Future.

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Ali Gorman, R.N.
@ Life Sciences Future

From the Heart of Cellacon Valley: Plenary Discussion

Day 2 – September 19

Ali Gorman, R.N. | Moderator

6ABC Action News Health and Medical Reporter


6ABC ACTION NEWS Health and Medical Reporter Ali Gorman Moderates Panel with Leaders in Cell & Gene Therapy

Leading industry experts from Adaptimmune, GSK, Spark Therapeutics, and WuXi AppTec take the stage on Day 2 of Life Sciences Future to discuss research, funding, manufacturing, and commercializing of cell and gene therapies. These are the companies, and individuals, getting it done in Cellacon Valley!

 

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Life Sciences Future

Offering the most innovative and timely speakers and panels – in an atmosphere designed to facilitate connections and interaction.

Where

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When

September 18 - 19, 2017

Agenda At-a-Glance

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Day 1 - Monday, September 18
9:00 AM – 12:45 PM – Partnering Session I
11:30 AM – 4:15 PM – Scientific Poster Session
12:45 – 1:00 PM – Conference Kick Off and Theme

Christopher P. Molineaux | Life Sciences Pennsylvania
Lori Reiner
| Conference Chair, EisnerAmper LLP

Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA | University City Science Center

 

1:00 PM – Opening Keynote 

Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D. | Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

 

1:35 PM – Fireside Chat

Dario Altieri, M.D. | The Wistar Institute

 

3:00 – 5:30 PM – Company Reverse Pitches & Company Presentations
3:00 – 5:30 PM – Partnering Session II
4:15 – 5:30 PM – Funding Meet-Ups
5:30 PM – Cocktail Hour and Networking
Day 2 - Tuesday, September 19
7:30 – 8:45 AM – Breakfast in the C-Suite

Mark Rosenker | CBS News, NTSB
*Invitation Only

 

7:30 – 8:45 AM – Networking & Breakfast
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Exhibit Hall
7:30 – 8:45 AM – Partnering Session I
9:00 – 9:15 AM – Welcome

Christopher P. Molineaux | Life Sciences Pennsylvania

 

9:15 – 10:00 AM – Plenary Session
10:00 – 11:15 AM – Panel Discussion

Adrian Rawcliffe | Adaptimmune
Felix Hsu | WuXi AppTec
Jessica Imrie | GSK
Jeff Marrazzo | Spark Therapeutics

 

11:15 AM – 1:10 PM – Partnering Session II
11:15 AM – 1:10 PM – Company Reverse Pitches & Company Presentations, and Short Takes
1:15 – 2:15 PM – Patient Spotlight: Keynote Speaker

Montel Williams | Emmy-Award Winning TV Host, Multiple Sclerosis Patient, Advocate
Phil Deschamps | Helius Medical Technologies

 

2:00 – 4:35 PM – Company Reverse Pitches, Company Presentations, and Short Takes
3:30 – 4:35 PM – Funding Meet-Up II
2:00 – 4:35 PM – Partnering Session III
4:35 – 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Cocktail Hour and Networking
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