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Access to Innovation

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Our 8th Annual Access to Innovation conference is a full day event that brings together life sciences leaders from academia, research, health institutions, government, and industry to discuss emerging trends, innovation, economic impact, translational science, and policies to advance the sector. This year’s event will resume in person.

The BC life sciences sector has never been stronger, leading the country in the pace of discovery and company creation. By leveraging our world-class research, we are well-positioned to deliver innovative product solutions and services critical to the health system while driving economic diversification and competitiveness.

As leaders, we need to seize the opportunity to significantly advance the sector and ensure that BC builds on the extraordinary momentum of the last few years by working together to develop policies and strategies that attract capital and talent and enable scale. The time for sustained collaborative action – between industry, research and academia, and government – is now.

Please join us as we dive into the most pressing issues facing the BC life sciences sector.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Paul Armitage, Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Dr. Julia Bickford, Regional Director, Research Evaluation and Analytics, Northern Health
  • Dr. Michael Chen, Clinical Pathologist, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Island Health; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia & University of Victoria
  • Abi Coman-Walker, COO, Acuitas Therapeutics
  • Stephen Filby, Founder & Principal Consultant, WestPAR Consutancy
  • Dr. David Goodlett, Professor, University of Victoria; Director, University of Victoria-Genome BC Proteomics Centre
  • Dr. Fraser Hof, AVP Research, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Diana Ionescu, Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia; Consultant Pathologist, BC Cancer Agency
  • Dr. Shirin Kalyan, VP, Scientific Innovation, Qu Biologics
  • Dr. Barb Kinnaird, CEO, Response Biomedical
  • Dr. Véronique Lecault, COO, AbCellera
  • Jennifer Marles, Partner, Oyen Wiggs
  • Dr. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research & Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
  • Nathan Michaels, Director, Precision Medicine and Genetic Services, Ministry of Health
  • Alison Orth, Director, Clinical Trials BC, Michael Smith Health Research BC
  • Dr. Federica Di Palma, CSO & VP, Research and Innovation, Genome BC
  • Eric Petersson, Trade Commissioner, Pacific Regional Office, Global Affairs Canada
  • Darcia Pope, Chief Transformation Officer & Vice President, Innovation & Planetary Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Andrea Sambati, President and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada
  • Angie Schick, Executive Director, New Ventures BC
  • Helen Sheridan, Chief Human Resources Officer, STEMCELL Technologies
  • Dr. Cynthia Shippam, Industry Technology Advisor, National Research Council Canada – IRAP
  • Dr. Gavin Stuart, Professor, Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia
  • James Taylor, General Managr, Genomics Medicine, Cytiva
  • Ali Tehrani, Venture Partner, Amplitude Ventures
  • Dr. Bryan Tennant, Scientific Director, Medical Affairs – Vaccines, GSK
  • Carlene Todd, VP Access, Roche
  • Laura Walsh, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
  • Dr. Stephen Yip, Neuropathologist, Vancouver General Hospital; Medical Director of CGL/CCG, BC Cancer

Confirmed Session Themes:

  • A Vision for Clinical Trials in British Columbia
  • Evolving Access to Innovations in Precision Medicine
  • Immuno-engineering: From Genomics to Therapeutics
  • Innovations in Infection and Immunity
  • Licensing and Collaboration Agreements in the Life Sciences Sector
  • Navigating Government Support of IP Strategies

Date: February 23, 2022

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West – Level 3

Agenda:

Guest Arrival: 8:00am PT

Programming: 8:30am-6:30pm PT

Networking Reception: 6:30pm-8:00pm PT

Buffet lunch and light reception refreshments will be provided.

Early Bird pricing available until February 3

For more information, please contact:

Claire Nelson

Manager, Events

cnelson@lifesciencesbc.ca

Office: (604) 669-9909 Ext. 105

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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