2019 Conference Agenda


October 29 - 31, 2019 |  Greenville, SC  |  Hyatt Regency

Tuesday, October 29 

5 - 7PM     Grand Opening Reception (All Registrants) - The Greenville ONE Center; 2 W. Washington St.
                                          presented by Prisma Health

Wednesday, October 30 – Hyatt Regency Greenville Regency Ballroom

7:30AM - 5PM     Registration Open & SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open all day

7:30AM                Welcome Breakfast & Networking

9AM                     Conference Kick-Off -- Heather Jones, Conference Chair & Marc Metcalf, Co-Chair
                              A Greenville Welcome -- Mayor Knox White, City of Greenville
                              Welcome to the Palmetto State -- S.C. District 1 Senator Thomas Alexander

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

                             Keynote -- "Innovation for a Better Tomorrow"
                                    Ms. Michal Preminger, Leader, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston MA

                             SC Life Sciences Hall of Fame Award  -- presented by Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron
                                          sponsored by Nephron Pharmaceuticals

                             Feature"Ignite the Future:  Transformation of Healthcare in South Carolina"
                                  Thornton Kirby, President & CEO, South Carolina Hospital Association
                                        Dr. Pat Cawley, CEO, MUSC Health

                                  Dr. David Cull, VP of Academic Development, Health Sciences Center, Prisma Health

11:20AM           Networking break - Meet Poster Session Contributors in Exhibit Corridor

12PM                 Ignite The Future Luncheon
                                    Sponsored by BIO; welcome by Bob Dearth, Regional Business Development Manager, BIO

                            Briefing"On the Front Lines: Advocacy for an Industry"
                                  Thomas Hardaway & Sharon Lamberton, PhRMA with Debbie Hart, President & CEO, Bio NJ

                             Feature"Dean's Story:  Why We Do What We Do"
                                         A story certain to touch your soul, challenge your mind, and warm your heart
                                         Presented by Marsh & McLennan 

                             SC Life Sciences PINNACLE Award for Individual Contribution
Presented by Chuck Crumpton, CEO, Medpoint
                                  Special comments by Dean Marjorie Jenkins, USC School of Medicine - Greenville

                                        sponsored by Medpoint 

                            Feature:  "NextWave Wellness:  An Interactive View of the Future of our Industry" 
                                    Kim Ramko, Pharma/CRO Market Leader, EY and Kenny O'Neill, NextWave Wellness Author, EY

 2:30PM             Networking break

 2:50PM               Feature"South Carolina:  Just Right for Life Sciences"
                                          The Honorable Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor, State of South Carolina

                            SC Life Sciences PINNACLE Award for Organizational Contribution presentation

3:20PM                    Feature:  "Igniting Opportunity & Investment in Life Sciences"
                                           Moderator:  Tiffany Wilson, CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation
                                            Dr. Gautam Ghatnekar, President, First String Research
                                            Bob Crutchfield, Director, BrightEdge Venture Fund, American Cancer Society
                                            Dr. Denis C. Guttridge, AD Translational Sciences, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC

4PM                   Free Time to Enjoy Greenville

5:30PM             Ignite The Future Reception – Hyatt Regency Greenville Studio 220
                                   Presented by Greenwood Partnership, Greenville Area Development Corp. , City of Greenville
                                                                               PSAV AudioVisual  and  VWR/Part of Avantor

7PM on             Dinner On Your Own

9 - 11PM           Hospitality Suite -- The Pergola @ Roost, Hyatt Regency Greenville


Thursday, October 31 Hyatt Regency Greenville Regency Ballroom

7:30AM              Welcome Breakfast & Networking -- SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open
                                 Meet Poster Session Contributors in Exhibit Corridor

8:30AM              Feature"The Power of Partnerships"
                                  Dr. Jim Clements, President, Clemson University
                                       Follow-On Discussion with:

                                            Dr. Cynthia Young, Dean, College of Science, Clemson University 
                                            Trudy Mackay, Self Family Endowed Chair of Human Genetics, Clemson Dept. of Genetics & Biochemistry
                                           Jim Dascani, Director of Healthcare Administrator Relations, Arthrex
                                           Moderator:  Jack Ellenberg, AVP, Corporate Partners & Strategic Initiatives, Clemson University

                            Feature"Driving Value-Based Care Through Collaboration"
                                       Christian Howell, Vice President, Value-Based Healthcare Partnerships, Medtronic
                                       Caroline Brown, Director of External Affairs, Medical University of South Carolina

                           Feature: "From Concept to Cure to Commercial Success"
                                       Murray Aitken, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science
                                       Robert Ryan, CEO & Founder, Innova Therapeutics
                                       Moderator:  Sam Konduros, President & CEO, SCBIO

                              Briefing:  "South Carolina Life Sciences Workforce Report"
                                       Adam Hoots, Life Sciences Market Leader, DPR Construction & Carla Whitlock, Apprenticeship Carolina
                                              Presented by Milliken Healthcare Products

                           Feature:  "Turning Up The Heat:  5 SC Success Stories You Need to Know"
                                      ChartSpan -- Jon-Michial Carter, Founder and CEO
                                       Milliken Healthcare -- Geoff Haas, Commercial Director

                                       Natalist -- Dr. Liz Kane, Chief Scientific Officer
                                       Humimic -- Joel Edwards, Managing Partner
                                       Charles River Laboratories -- Ian Jester, CVP Microbial Sales
                                       Moderator:  Erin Ford, Executive Vice President, SCBIO

11:30AM           SCBIO BREAKOUT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  How SC Will Win at Life Sciences
                                      Bob Quinn, Executive Director, South Carolina Research Authority
                                      Chad Hardaway, Associate Director, USC Office of Economic Engagement
                                      Heather Flanagan-Steet, Director of Functional Studies, Greenwood Genetic Center
                                      Laura Corder, Managing Director, SC Department of Commerce Office of Innovation
                                      Moderator:  Heather Simmons Jones, CEO, Greenwood Partnership Alliance
                                          Presented by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd


  11:30AM         SCBIO BREAKOUT ON WORKFORCE:  What SC's Industry Needs in Tomorrow's Workforce
                                Breakout located in Teal Ballroom upstairs

                                      Kathy Griffin, VP of Human Resources, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
                                      Sheila Dela Cruz, HR Leader, Poly-Med, Inc.
                                      Tom McKenna, Chief Operating Officer, Thorne
                                      Kelly Shumaker, HR Director, Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
                                      Tracy Lindquist, HR Leader, Abbott
                                      Moderator:  Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals

                                          Presented by Milliken Healthcare Products

                                           Following panel discussion, companies are invited to meet with students and candidates attending program.

A Record Gathering Attended SCBIO 2019

Enjoy the Best of Greenville!