2013 Archived Content
Tenth Annual

Molecular Diagnostics

Streamlining Companion Diagnostics


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Friday, February 15

8:00 am Morning Coffee


It Is Brain Surgery: Changing the Standard of Care to Include Molecular Diagnostics 


How to improve diagnostic accuracy and clinical outcomes using the latest molecular tests available including NGS and PCR.

Moderator: William G. Loudon, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, University of California Irvine; Section Chief, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Orange County

Panelists: Leonard S. Sender, M.D., Medical Director, Hyundai Cancer Institute, CHOC Children's; Medical Director, Clinical Operations and Program Development, UC Irvine Medical Center Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jing Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Neuro-Oncology Program, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina

Bob S. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Division Chief, UCSD Neurosurgery

10:05 Sponsored Presentations (Opportunities Available)

10:35 Coffee Break


Cost/Benefit Analysis of Companion Diagnostics 


Economic factors driving pharma's decision-making regarding the companion diagnostic route, as well as the perspectives of the payer and regulator.

Moderator: Bruce Quinn, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Health Policy Specialist. Life Science & Government Strategy & Medical Coverage & Reimbursement, Foley Hoag

Panelists: Emily S. Reese, MPH, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Larry J. Lesko, Ph.D., FCP, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Abbott Molecular12:00 Luncheon Presentation I: Improving Patient Care through Companion Diagnostic Success: Biomarker Discovery to Global CommercializationChris Jowett, Global Commercial Head, Companion Diagnostics, Abbott MolecularThe business aspects of creating a successful companion product will be discussed. Phama and IVD manufacturers have the need to engage in efficient partnerships in order to drive specific but flexible and timely health care solutions that are patient focused. This talk will focus on collaborative partnerships that drive positive impact on patient care including models for successful development and market acceptance.

1:00 Luncheon Presentation II: (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own 


Companion Diagnostics Post-Approval 

1:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Companion Diagnostics Post-Approval: Communicating Information to the Patient in a Global Environment

Remaining challenges of selling and marketing a companion diagnostic in the global marketplace and communicating information to the patient.

Moderator:Glenn A. Miller, Ph.D., Vice President and Head, Personalized Healthcare and Biomarkers, Strategy, Portfolio and Alliances, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Panelists: Richard E. Buller, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Translational Oncology, Pfizer, La Jolla

Walter H. Koch, Ph.D., Vice President and Head, Global Research, Roche Molecular Diagnostics

William Pignato, Global Head, Regulatory Affairs, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

3:20 Close of Conference



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