2018 Conference Agenda


October 23 - 25, 2018 |  Charleston, SC  |  The Gaillard

Tuesday, October 23 

1:30 - 3:30PM      Architectural Tour of Charleston (optional, advance reg. required, $25pp) 

2PM - 3:30PM     MUSC "Leading Health Innovation" Tour (optional, advance reg. required, FREE)

5:30 - 7:30PM     Grand Opening Reception (All Registrants) - The Dewberry Hotel Ballroom & Gardens
                                          presented by Charleston CVB and The Dewberry

Wednesday, October 24 – The Gaillard Grand Ballroom

7AM - 5PM           Registration Open & SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open all day

7AM                     Welcome Breakfast & Networking
8:30AM                Conference Kick-Off -- Stephanie Yarbrough, Conference
 Chair & Sam Konduros, SCBIO President/CEO
                              A Charleston Welcome 

                              SC Life Sciences:  State of the Industry -- Sam Konduros, SCBIO

                             Pharma Feature Panel  -- "Pharma's Future in the Palmetto State"
                                    Dr. James Davidson, VP Science & Innovation, Lachman Consultants
                                          Tom McKenna, COO, Thorne
                                          Aqeel Fatmi, former EVP, Banner Life & Industry Advisor
                                          Patheon/Thermo Fisher exec TBA
                                          Moderator:  Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals & Chair, SCBIO Board of Directors

                             Keynote to be announced

                             SC Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for  Individual Contribution presentation

                             "Global Perspective for  Life Sciences  -- Local Opportunity for SC"
                                  Hon. Jim Greenwood, Global President and CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

11:30AM             Networking break

12PM                  Southeastern Economic Development Luncheon  
Presented by DPR Construction

                            "South Carolina: Just Right for Life Sciences" 
                                    Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce, State of South Carolina

                                "Advancing Life Sciences Across the Southeast"
                                          Russell Allen, CEO, GA BIO
                                          David Day, CEO, SEBIO
                                          Jason Rupp, Executive Director/CEO, SEMDA
                                          Moderator:  Stephanie Yarbrough, Womble Bond Dickinson

1:10PM              "SC Success Story:  SoftBox Lands in South Carolina"
                                  Wayne Langlois, Global President, Softbox Systems
                                       John Hammes, North American General Manager, SoftBox Systems
                                       Noah Rhodes, Managing Executive, Great Point Partners
                                       Steve Navarro, Principal, Furman Company
                                       Moderator:  Sam Konduros, SCBIO

                            Gubernatorial Address:  "SC Life Sciences:  A View from the Statehouse" 
                                    The Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor, State of South Carolina

                            SC Life Sciences Partner Award for Organizational Contribution presentation

2:30PM             Networking break

2:50PM             "Med-Tech Feature Panel:  Accelerating Med Device Development in South Carolina"
  I.V. Hall, Global Orthopedic Franchise Leader, DePuy & Synthes
                                           Josh Ridley, Global Business Development Director, Zeus
                                            Adam Klonecke, Senior Site Director, Abbott Labs
                                           Moderator:  Shawn Regan, CEO, Rhythmlink

                           "Healthcare Executives:  The Future of Healthcare Delivery in South Carolina"
                                           Dr. Patrick Springhart, VP Innovation & Economic Development, Greenville Health System
                                           Dr. Patrick Cawley, CEO, Medical University of South Carolina Health System

                                           Mr. John Singerling, President, Palmetto Health System
                                           Moderator:  Thornton Kirby, CEO, SC Hospital Association

                          "Changing What's Possible in Healthcare through Industry Partnerships"
                                   Dr. David Cole, President, Medical University of South Carolina
                                         Dave Pacitti, President-North America, Siemens Healthineers 

5:30PM             Conference Crescendo Reception – The Gaillard Upper Lobby
                                   Presented by Womble Bond Dickinson

7PM on             Collaboration Dinner Parties  & Dine-Around


Thursday, October 25th The Gaillard Grand Ballroom

7AM                  Welcome Breakfast & Networking -- SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open

8:30AM             "Harper's Story:  Why We Do What We Do"
                                  A story certain to touch your soul, challenge your mind, and warm your heart

                          "The Future of Research Universities in Life Sciences"
                                  Dr. Harris Pastides, President, University of South Carolina

                          "Data & IT:  The New Currency of Healthcare"
                                       Ed Macko, CTO, IBM Watson Health
                                       Ravi Ravindra, VP & CTO, Blue Cross Blue Shield SC
                                       Katie Arrington, Cybersecurity Consultant
                                       Steve Cardinal, MUSC Information Security Officer
                                       Moderator:  Alexandra O'Rourke, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

                          "Attracting, Developing & Retaining the Life Sciences Workforce of the Future"
                                       Cynthia Keaton, VP Human Resources, Thorne
                                       Dave Shalaby, CEO, Poly-Med Inc.
                                       Dr. Cynthia Young, Dean-College of Sciences, Clemson University
                                       Additional panelist to be announced
                                       Moderator:  to be announced

                              "Profiles in Courage:  Raising Capital for Life Sciences"
                                       Bell Zhong, Director, of Healthcare Investment Banking, JP Morgan 
                                       Bob Crutchfield, Operating Partner, Harbert Growth Partners
                                       Bob Quinn, Executive Director, SCRA
                                       Amy Salzhauer, Principal, Good Growth Fund
                                       Moderator:  John Osborne, Executive Administrator, Charleston Angel Partners

12:30PM            SCBIO 2018 concludes

12:50 - 3PM      Boeing South Carolina VIP Tour (optional, advance reg. required)

1:30 - 3:30PM   African-American History Tour of Charleston  (optional, advance reg. required, $30pp)   

7:30 - 9PM        Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Tour  (optional), advance reg. required, $30pp)



Register Now While Space Remains!

Enjoy the Best of Charleston!