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The 2020 STAT Summit: What’s next?

The coronavirus pandemic has reset our expectations of what is possible. New medicines and vaccines are being developed at a previously unimaginable pace. Telemedicine has replaced the doctor’s office. Now, we’re starting to figure out how the world has been reshaped in the wake of Covid-19, pushing us to reexamine long-standing inequities in health care and make new discoveries at top speed.

As we work to navigate this new order, we invite you to join us — and some of the greatest minds in science and medicine — for our virtual 2020 STAT Summit, where we’ll answer the big question on everyone’s mind: What’s next?

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Speakers

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Please note that all speakers are subject to change.

Behzad Aghazadeh, Ph.D.

Behzad Aghazadeh, Ph.D.

Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Avoro Capital Advisors

Peter Bach M.D., MAPP

Peter Bach M.D., MAPP

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

Liz Barrett
Sponsor Speaker

Liz Barrett

President and Chief Executive Officer, UroGen Pharma

Regina Barzilay, Ph.D.

Regina Barzilay, Ph.D.

Delta Electronics Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D.

Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D.

James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arie Belldegrun, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Sponsor Speaker

Arie Belldegrun, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Allogene Therapeutics

Rick Berke
STAT Moderator

Rick Berke

Co-founder & Executive Editor, STAT

Eric Boodman
STAT Moderator

Eric Boodman

General Assignment Reporter, STAT

Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D.

Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer

Robert A. Bradway

Robert A. Bradway

Chairman and CEO, Amgen

Helen Branswell
STAT Moderator

Helen Branswell

Senior Writer, Infectious Disease, STAT

Erin Brodwin
STAT Moderator

Erin Brodwin

Health Tech Correspondent, STAT

Shraddha Chakradhar
STAT Moderator

Shraddha Chakradhar

Reporter, Morning Rounds Writer, STAT

David Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Sponsor Speaker

David Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Allogene Therapeutics

Janice Chen, Ph.D.

Janice Chen, Ph.D.

Co-founder and CTO, Mammoth Biosciences

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Tony Coles, M.D.

Tony Coles, M.D.

Executive Chairman & CEO, Cerevel Therapeutics

David Cordani

David Cordani

President and CEO, Cigna Corporation

Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D.

Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, TruGenomix Inc.

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.

Biochemist and Co-inventor of CRISPR Technology

Giulio F. Draetta, M.D., Ph.D.,
Sponsor Speaker

Giulio F. Draetta, M.D., Ph.D.,

Chief Scientific Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo

California’s 18th District

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

David Feinberg, M.D.

David Feinberg, M.D.

Head of Google Health

Adam Feuerstein
STAT Moderator

Adam Feuerstein

Senior Writer, Biotech, STAT

Nicholas Florko
STAT Moderator

Nicholas Florko

Washington correspondent, STAT

Damian Garde
STAT Moderator

Damian Garde

National Biotech Reporter, STAT

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Walid Gellad, M.D., MPH

Walid Gellad, M.D., MPH

Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Gideon Gil
STAT Moderator

Gideon Gil

Managing Editor, STAT

Stephen Gruber, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Stephen Gruber, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Precision Medicine; Medical Oncologist, City of Hope

Priti Hegde, Ph.D.

Priti Hegde, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer, Foundation Medicine

Scott M. Heimlich, Ed.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Scott M. Heimlich, Ed.D.

Vice President, Amgen Foundation; Director of Philanthropy, Amgen

Linda Henry
STAT Moderator

Linda Henry

CEO, Boston Globe Media Partners

Matthew Herper
STAT Moderator

Matthew Herper

Senior Writer, Medicine; Editorial Director of Events, STAT

Samit Hirawat, M.D.

Samit Hirawat, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Global Drug Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

Pearl Huang, Ph.D.

Pearl Huang, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Cygnal Therapeutics

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Andrew Joseph
STAT Moderator

Andrew Joseph

General Assignment Reporter, STAT

Dara Kass, M.D., FACEP

Dara Kass, M.D., FACEP

Emergency Medicine Physician, Founder of FemInEM

Sekar Kathiresan, M.D.

Sekar Kathiresan, M.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Verve Therapeutics

Reshma Kewalramani, M.D.

Reshma Kewalramani, M.D.

CEO and President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Dean Li, M.D. Ph.D.

Dean Li, M.D. Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Discovery Sciences and Translational Medicine, Merck Research Laboratories

Ted W. Love, M.D.

Ted W. Love, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Blood Therapeutics

Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D.

Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D.

President & CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Kabir Nath
Sponsor Speaker

Kabir Nath

President and CEO, Otsuka North America Pharmaceutical Business

Benjamin L. Oakes, Ph.D.

Benjamin L. Oakes, Ph.D.

Co-founder, President, and CEO, Scribe Therapeutics

Deval L. Patrick

Deval L. Patrick

Former Governor of Massachusetts; Founder & Chairman, TogetherFUND PAC

Peter WT Pisters, M.D., M.H.C.M.
Sponsor Speaker

Peter WT Pisters, M.D., M.H.C.M.

President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Research & Development, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

John Reed, M.D. Ph.D.
Sponsor Speaker

John Reed, M.D. Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research & Development, Sanofi

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Genentech Research and Early Development

David A. Ricks
Sponsor Speaker

David A. Ricks

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly and Company; Incoming Chairman of the Board, PhRMA

Caitlin M. Rivers, Ph.D.

Caitlin M. Rivers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Casey Ross
STAT Moderator

Casey Ross

National Technology Correspondent, STAT

Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D.

Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D.

Chairman of 4Catalyzer (Butterfly Network, Quantum-Si, AI Therapeutics, Hyperfine, Tesseract Health, EpilepsyCo, Homodeus)

Mace L. Rothenberg, M.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Mace L. Rothenberg, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.

George Scangos, Ph.D.

George Scangos, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer and Director, Vir Biotechnology

Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D.

Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Regeneron

Lynn Seely, M.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Lynn Seely, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Myovant Sciences

Kaylene Sheran

Kaylene Sheran

Student, Lasell University

Ed Silverman
STAT Moderator

Ed Silverman

Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer, STAT

Melissa Starovasnik, Ph.D.
Sponsor Speaker

Melissa Starovasnik, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor, Research, Genentech

Megan Thielking
STAT Moderator

Megan Thielking

News Editor, STAT

Stephen J. Ubl
Sponsor Speaker

Stephen J. Ubl

President and Chief Executive Officer, PhRMA

Bina Venkataraman
STAT Moderator

Bina Venkataraman

editorial page editor, The Boston Globe

Bert Vogelstein, M.D.

Bert Vogelstein, M.D.

Co-director of the Ludwig Center, John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dame Emma Walmsley

Dame Emma Walmsley

Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline

Anne Wojcicki

Anne Wojcicki

CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe

George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron

Agenda

What’s next?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind as we navigate the new post-Covid order, and one that we’ll answer at our November STAT Summit. This virtual event will be hosted online from Nov. 16-19, 2020. Each day will start at 1 p.m. ET, and programming will explore the development of new medicines and treatments, telemedicine, and the future of treatment.

Stay tuned for a detailed agenda, to be released by early October. And don’t forget to check out the highlights from last year’s Summit on our archive page.

November 16

1 p.m. ET

Welcome from STAT

5 minutes
Rick Berke, co-founder & executive editor, STAT

1:05 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Welcome Remarks

5 minutes
David A. Ricks, chairman and chief executive officer, Eli Lilly; incoming chairman of the board, PhRMA

1:10 p.m. ET

What’s next for GlaxoSmithKline?

20 minutes
Dame Emma Walmsley, chief executive officer, GlaxoSmithKline Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine, editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)

Two years in — and showing resilience during a pandemic — CEO Emma Walmsley charts GSK’s course.

1:30 p.m. ET

2020 STAT Biomedical Innovation Award

15 minutes

To be announced

Sponsor Introduction
Mace L. Rothenberg, M.D., chief medical officer, Pfizer
1:45 p.m. ET

From academia to industry

35 minutes
Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., co-founder and chief executive officer, Verve Therapeutics Dean Li, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president Discovery Sciences and Translational Medicine, Merck Research Laboratories Aviv Regev, Ph.D., executive vice president, Genentech Research and Early Development Damian Garde, national biotech reporter, STAT (moderator)

These executives have moved from the ivory tower to the corporate frontlines. What have they learned from the experience?

2:20 p.m. ET

A patient’s quandary

15 minutes
Kaylene Sheran, student, Lasell University Eric Boodman, general assignment reporter, STAT (moderator)

The subject of Boodman’s award-winning story “The Medicine Hunters,” Sheran refused to enter a clinical trial unless the drugmaker made its medicine affordable to volunteers for life. She tells her story.

2:35 p.m. ET
Sponsor Session

Innovating against cancer

15 minutes
David Chang, M.D., Ph.D., president, chief executive officer, and co-founder, Allogene Therapeutics Arie Belldegrun, M.D., F.A.C.S., executive chairman and co-founder, Allogene Therapeutics Megan Thielking, news editor, STAT (moderator)

2:50 p.m. ET

Coffee Break

10 minutes

Sponsored by the National Pharmaceutical Council

3 p.m. ET

Welcome back from STAT

5 minutes

3:05 p.m. ET

Innovator’s dilemma

30 minutes
Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D., chairman, 4Catalyzer (Butterfly Network, Quantum-Si, AI Therapeutics, Hyperfine, Tesseract Health, Liminal Sciences, Homodeus) Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine; editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)

Handheld ultrasound. Portable MRI. Now, a Covid-19 test. The entrepreneur who helped put next-gen DNA sequencing on the map talks about his process, his new prospects, and the role of a serial entrepreneur in a pandemic.

3:35 p.m. ET

Covid-19: Facing winter

35 minutes
Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; professor of molecular cellular and developmental biology; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dara Kass, M.D., FACEP, emergency medicine physician, Founder of FemInEM Caitlin M. Rivers, Ph.D., assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Andrew Joseph, general assignment reporter, STAT (moderator)

Cases are surging across the U.S. and across Europe. What can we expect from the winter? What steps can be taken to slow the surge?

4:10 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Closing Remarks

5 minutes
Peter WT Pisters, M.D., M.H.C.M., president, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

4:15 p.m. ET

Event close and transition to breakout sessions

4:30 p.m. ET

Breakout Sessions

45 minutes
Merck’s new research — Dean Li, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president, Discovery Sciences and Translational Medicine, Merck Research Laboratories Hitting heart attacks, genetically — Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., co-founder and chief executive officer, Verve Therapeutics Covid-19: what’s ahead — Caitlin M. Rivers, Ph.D., assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dara Kass, M.D., FACEP, emergency medicine physician, Founder of FemInEM Tracking cancer with a blood test — Priti Hegde, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, Foundation Medicine Thinking like a top investor — Behzad Aghazadeh, Ph.D, managing partner & portfolio manager, Avoro Capital Advisors

Limited to participants with an Attendee Pass

November 17

1 p.m. ET

Welcome from STAT

5 minutes

1:05 p.m. ET

America's virologist

40 minutes
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); chief, NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institutes of Health Helen Branswell, senior writer, infectious disease, STAT (moderator)

Throughout the pandemic, Anthony Fauci’s voice has been among the most sobering and the most trusted. He joins STAT’s Helen Branswell to discuss where we are now.

1:45 p.m. ET
Sponsor Session

An industry looks ahead

10 minutes
Stephen J. Ubl, president and chief executive officer, PhRMA Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine; editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)

1:55 p.m. ET

Interstitial

10 minutes
Gideon Gil, managing editor, STAT

To be announced

2:05 p.m. ET

Pfizer led the vaccine race. What’s next?

30 minutes
Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer, Pfizer Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine; editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)

Who would have expected that Pfizer would be among the first to test a Covid-19 vaccine? CEO Albert Bourla is planning to bet on the company’s labs.

2:35 p.m. ET

Introducing the 2020 STAT Wunderkinds

35 minutes

To be announced

Sponsor Introduction
Giulio F. Draetta, M.D., Ph.D., chief scientific officer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
3:10 p.m. ET

Coffee Break

10 minutes

Sponsored by the National Pharmaceutical Council

3:20 p.m. ET

Welcome back from STAT

5 minutes

3:25 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Lessons learned collaborating to fight the pandemic

5 minutes
Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D., president, research & development, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

3:30 p.m. ET

Editing science’s DNA

30 minutes
Janice Chen, Ph.D., co-founder & CTO, Mammoth Biosciences Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., biochemist and co-inventor of CRISPR technology Benjamin L. Oakes, Ph.D., co-founder, president and CEO, Scribe Therapeutics Damian Garde, national biotech reporter, STAT (moderator)

Jennifer Doudna shared the chemistry Nobel Prize this year for her groundbreaking work on gene editing. But she’s been doing another kind of revision: training researchers who took leadership roles at the companies she founded. Here, she joins her proteges for a discussion of everything from Covid-19 testing to using CRISPR to create new therapies.

4:00 p.m. ET

How Cigna is changing health care

20 minutes
David Cordani, president and CEO, Cigna Corporation Casey Ross, national technology correspondent, STAT (moderator)

You know Cigna best as a health insurance company — but it’s also been making big moves in health tech, equity, and breaking down silos in the health space. CEO David Cordani talks about what’s next.

4:20 p.m. ET

Event close and transition to breakout sessions

4:30 p.m. ET

Breakout Sessions

45 minutes
Navigating rapid innovation in health care — David Cordani, president and CEO, Cigna Corporation Genetics and the brain — Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D., co-founder and chief scientific officer, TruGenomix Inc. CRISPR diagnostics — Janice Chen, Ph.D., co-founder & CTO, Mammoth Biosciences Using CRISPR in therapeutics — Benjamin L. Oakes, Ph.D., co-founder, president and CEO, Scribe Therapeutics Inside Bristol’s pipeline — Samit Hirawat, M.D., executive vice president, chief medical officer, global drug development, Bristol Myers Squibb

Limited to participants with an Attendee Pass

5:15 p.m. ET

Special session: Bill Gates looks ahead

30 minutes
Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Rick Berke, co-founder and executive editor, STAT (moderator)

The philanthropist warned about the threat of a pandemic again and again — including in an interview with STAT two years ago. Now he joins us with his advice on where society should invest to get out of this mess and prevent this from happening again.

November 18

1 p.m. ET

Welcome from STAT

5 minutes

1:05 p.m. ET

Biotech 2021

35 minutes
Robert A. Bradway, chairman and CEO, Amgen Ted W. Love, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Global Blood Therapeutics Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., CEO and president, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Adam Feuerstein, senior writer, biotech, STAT (moderator)

Everyone’s life was put on hold because of the pandemic. But people still need medicine even if all your meetings are on Zoom. How they coped.

1:40 p.m. ET

Google’s plan for health care

25 minutes
David Feinberg. M.D., head of Google Health Erin Brodwin, health tech correspondent, STAT (moderator)

A longtime hospital administrator, David Feinberg has said he joined Google Health in order to help billions of people. He joins STAT to explain what that means.

2:05 p.m. ET

Regeneron takes on Covid-19

25 minutes
Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, president, and chief executive officer, Regeneron George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, president, and chief scientific officer, Regeneron Matthew Herper, senior writer, medicine; editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)

Regeneron made headlines when President Trump used its experimental Covid-19 treatment. So what’s next?

2:30 p.m. ET
Sponsor Session

No Forgotten Patients: A Desired Legacy for UroGen

10 minutes
Liz Barrett, president and chief executive officer, UroGen Pharma Gideon Gil, managing editor, STAT (moderator)

2:40 p.m. ET

Lessons on health care reform

25 minutes
Deval L. Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts; founder & chairman, TogetherFUND PAC Nicholas Florko, Washington correspondent, STAT (moderator)

One of the biggest reforms in the history of U.S. health care system began in 2006 in Massachusetts. Executing the rollout fell to then-Gov. Deval Patrick. He joins STAT to discuss how lessons learned could apply to the next four years.

3:05 p.m. ET

Coffee Break

10 minutes

Sponsored by the National Pharmaceutical Council

3:15 p.m. ET

Repurposing nature’s nanotech

30 minutes
Angela M. Belcher, Ph.D., James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Materials scientist Angela Belcher was a finalist in our STAT Madness competition thanks to work that used carbon nanotubes to help surgeons detect ovarian tumors. She’s here to talk about how to change biology on the nanoscale.

Sponsor Introduction
Melissa Starovasnik, senior scientific advisor, research, Genentech
3:45 p.m. ET
Sponsor Session

Data vs. Disease: How Precision Medicine Is Reshaping Cancer Care

10 minutes
Stephen Gruber, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., director of the Center for Precision Medicine; medical oncologist, City of Hope Bina Venkataraman, editorial page editor, The Boston Globe (moderator)

Cancer is an almost unfathomably complex disease. The gap between the care patients receive and the care they should receive is widening. Find out how precision medicine helps ensure patients receive the right care at the right time — early in their disease.

3:55 p.m. ET

How much drug research will we sacrifice to save money?

30 minutes
Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, California’s 18th District Walid Gellad, M.D., MPH, director, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D., president & CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Ed Silverman, Pharmalot Columnist, senior writer, STAT (moderator)

For years, drug companies have argued for caution in reducing drug prices, saying there will be less research to create new medicines. But is this a real tradeoff society needs to weigh? A discussion of the real, hard truths around drug pricing.

4:25 p.m. ET

Event end and transition to breakout sessions

4:30 p.m. ET

Breakout sessions

45 minutes
Launching a drug in a pandemic — Ted W. Love, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Global Blood Therapeutics Prescription 2021 — Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes Antibody quest — George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, president, and chief scientific officer, Regeneron Building a startup in a pandemic — Pearl Huang, Ph.D., president & CEO, Cygnal Therapeutics A drug hunter looks at the pandemic —George Scangos, Ph.D., chief executive officer and director, Vir Biotechnology

Limited to participants with an Attendee Pass

November 19

1 p.m. ET

Welcome from STAT

Linda Henry, CEO, Boston Globe Media Partners

1:05 p.m. ET

Bringing diversity to genetics

40 minutes
Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D., co-founder and chief scientific officer, TruGenomix Inc. Tony Coles, M.D., executive chairman & CEO, Cerevel Therapeutics Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder, 23andMe Erin Brodwin, health tech correspondent, STAT (moderator)

This year brought a reckoning to our society about racial disparities in health and medicine. These entrepreneurs are all working to solve that problem in one important arena: genetic research.

1:45 p.m. ET
Sponsor Session

Driving R&D Innovation Amid Covid-19

10 minutes
John Reed, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president, global head of research & development, Sanofi Rick Berke, co-founder and executive editor, STAT (moderator)

John Reed, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president, global head of research & development at Sanofi, joins us to speak about how the company’s ambitious R&D strategy, unveiled in December 2019, remains committed to driving growth and innovation amid a global pandemic while, in parallel, taking a leading role in developing a Covid-19 vaccine.

1:55 p.m. ET

Biotech's smartest investor

25 minutes
Behzad Aghazadeh, Ph.D, managing partner & portfolio manager, Avoro Capital Advisors Adam Feuerstein, senior writer, biotech, STAT (moderator)

Behzad Aghazadeh engineered an activist takeover and turnaround of cancer drug maker Immunomedics, and then sold to Gilead Sciences for $21 billion. His $5 billion hedge fund, Avoro Capital Advisors, ranks among the top biotech stock pickers on Wall Street.

2:20 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Redefining Care: Beyond Covid-19?

5 minutes
Lynn Seely, M.D., chief executive officer, Myovant Sciences

2:25 p.m. ET

An algorithm for health

20 minutes
Regina Barzilay, Ph.D., Delta Electronics Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Casey Ross, national technology correspondent, STAT (moderator)

After a breast cancer diagnosis, Regina Barzilay pivoted the focus of her AI research to medicine. Six years and a MacArthur grant later, she's using algorithms to find new antibiotics and make mammograms more equitable, bridging the gap between AI research and the greater good.

2:45 p.m. ET

Coffee Break

10 minutes

Sponsored by the National Pharmaceutical Council

2:55 p.m. ET

The future of cancer detection

25 minutes
Bert Vogelstein has been one of the leading researchers in personalized medicine for more than two decades. Here, he tells the personal story of his quest for a holy grail: a blood test to detect cancer.

Bert Vogelstein, M.D., co-director of the Ludwig Center, John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Kate Sheridan, general assignment reporter, STAT (moderator)

3:20 p.m. ET
Sponsor Session

Four lessons on changing science education

10 minutes
Scott Heimlich, vice president, Amgen Foundation; director of philanthropy, Amgen Linda Henry, CEO, Boston Globe Media Partners (moderator)

The Amgen Foundation just turned 30. Vice President Scott Heimlich will present points of wisdom from the experience.

3:30 p.m. ET

Persuading vaccine skeptics

25 minutes
Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation Helen Branswell, senior writer, infectious disease, STAT (moderator)

One of the biggest barriers to controlling Covid-19 with a vaccine will be convincing people to take it. Chelsea Clinton will discuss steps that can be taken to combat vaccine hesitancy.

4 p.m. ET
Sponsor Speaker

Closing Remarks

5 minutes
Kabir Nath, president and CEO, Otsuka North America Pharmaceutical Business

4:30 p.m. ET

Closing from STAT

5 minutes

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