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 Grand 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 & Sam Konduros, SCBIO President/CEO
                              A Greenville Welcome 

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

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

                             SC Life Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Award presentation

                             Feature"Ignite the Future:  Optimizing The Future of Healthcare"
                                  Thornton Kirby, President & CEO, South Carolina Hospital Association
                                        David Sudduth, VP & COO, Prisma Health - Upstate Health Sciences Center

                                  Two additional panelists to be announced

                             Briefing"On the Front Lines: Advocacy for an Industry"
                                  Thomas Hardaway and Sharon Brigner, PhRMA

11:20AM             Networking break

12PM                  Lunch 

                            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 presentation

                            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

 2:05PM             Networking break

                                Feature"South Carolina:  Just Right for Life Sciences"
                                          Ms. Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor, State of South Carolina

                            SC Life Sciences PINNACLE Award for Organizational Contribution presentation

3PM                    Feature:  "Igniting the Future of Healthcare"
  Halle Tecco, CEO & Founder, Natalist
                                            Tiffany Wilson, CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation
                                            Moderator:  Erin Ford, Executive Vice President, SCBIO

3:45PM              Free Time to Enjoy Greenville

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

7:30PM on       Dinner On Your Own

8 - 11PM           Hospitality Suite -- The Pergola @ Roost, Hyatt Regency Greenville


Thursday, October 31 Hyatt Regency Greenville Grand Ballroom

7:30AM              Welcome Breakfast & Networking -- SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open

8:30AM              Feature"Turning Education & Research Into Cures & Companies"
                                  Dr. Jim Clements, President, Clemson University
                                       Follow-On Discussion with:

                                            Dr. Cynthia Young, Dean, College of Science, Clemson University 
                                            Additional participant to be announced

                            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 Apprenticeship Carolina

                           Feature:  "Turning Up The Heat:  5 SC Success Stories You Need to Know"
                                      ChartSpan -- Jon-Michial Carter, Founder and CEO
                                       4 additional companies to be announced
                                       Moderator:  to be announced

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
                                      Third panelist to be announced
                                      Moderator:  HeatherSimmons 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

                                      Nephron Pharmaceuticals
                                      Poly-Med, Inc.
                                      Other participating companies to be announced
                                      Moderator:  to be announced
                                           Following panel discussion, companies are invited to meet with students and candidates attending program.

Register Now While Space Remains!

Enjoy the Best of Greenville!