Agenda – 2016 Questrom Health & Life Sciences Conference

Friday, October 14th, 2016 at the Boston University Questrom School of Business

8:00am Registration in Atrium
Coffee service and light refreshments will be provided. Please arrive by 8:45am to allow adequate time for check-in and seating.
8:55 – 10:30am Healthcare Delivery Session

  • 8:55am – Opening remarks by Conference Chair
  • 9:00am – Jonathan Woodson, MD, Director, Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy
  • 9:30am – Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, PhD, President and CEO, Emeritus, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • 10:00am – James Donohue, MBA, Associate Principal, ECG Management Consultants
10:30 – 10:55am Coffee & Networking Break
10:55am – 12:00pm Digital Health Session

  • 10:55am – Opening remarks by Paul Carlile, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum and Innovation Information Systems, Questrom School of Business
  • 11:00am – Paul Bleicher, MD, PhD, CEO, Optum Labs, United Health Group
  • 11:30am – Brigitte Nettesheim, MBA, CEO, Accountable Care Solutions, Aetna
12:00 – 12:30pm Boston University Faculty Innovators Panel

A discussion with Boston University professors who have started their own life sciences companies:

  • Moderator: Mark Philip, PhD, MBA, Lecturer, Operations and Technology Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • Irving J. Bigio, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University
  • Ed Damiano, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
  • Mark Grinstaff, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Boston University
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch in Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom
1:45 – 2:45pm Breakout Panels & Workshops – Session 1

  • Wearables & Connected Health Panel featuring:
    • Moderator: Carlos Rodarte, Founder & Managing Director, Volar Health
    • Sherri Dorfman, MBA, CEO, Connected & Digital Health Technology Innovation Specialist, Stepping Stone Partners
    • Isaiah Kacyvenski, MBA, Global Head, Business Development, Sports-Medicine Advisory Board Chairman, MC10
    • Sean Lorenz, PhD, MTS, Founder & CEO, Senter
    • Josh Pearlstein, MBA, Assistant Manager, Partnerships, Digital & Devices, Bayer
  • Medical Devices Panel featuring:
    • Moderator: Frederick Schoen, MD, PhD, Professor, Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Harvard Medical School
    • Josh Goodman, MBA, Partner, Simon-Kucher
    • Dave Pierce, MBA, SVP, President Urology and Pelvic Health, Boston Scientific
    • Pam Weagraff, MBA, Director, Medical Device & Diagnostics Regulatory Team Lead, Quintiles Advisory Services
  • ACHE Workshop – Strategies for 21st Century Healthcare Partnerships, featuring:
    • Stanley Lewis, MD, Chief System Development and Strategy Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Rachel Rosenblum, MHA, Vice President, Business Development, Atrius Health
    • Leah Gassett, MBA, Principal, ECG Management Consultants
3:00 – 4:00pm Breakout Panels & Workshops – Session 2

  • Medication Adherence Panel featuring:
    • Moderator: Bill Prenovitz, MBA, Founder, Waypoint Consulting
    • Leena Dalal, MBA, Marketing Director, Shire
    • Jon Michaeli, MBA, EVP, Marketing & Business Development, Medisafe
    • Tom Kottler, JD, CEO, Co-founder, HealthPrize Technologies
    • Thomas Kowalski, RPh, Director of Clinical Pharmacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    • Rachel Sha, MBA, Global Central Transactions Lead, Business Development & Licensing, Sanofi
  • EHR Interoperability Panel featuring:
    • Moderator: Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute
    • Greg Carey, Technology Standards and Policy Manager, athenahealth
    • John Kelly, MHA, Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs
    • Dan Newman, MD, MBA, President, DPN Clinical Informatics Consulting
    • Karla Schnell, RN, National Healthcare Practice Clinical Lead, Centric Consulting
  • Propel Careers Workshop – Navigating a Career in the Life Sciences Industry hosted by:
    • Lauren Celano, MBA, CEO & Founder, Propel Careers
4:00 – 4:20pm Break
4:20 – 5:25pm Biopharmaceutical Session

  • 4:20pm – Opening remarks by Stephen Ober, MD, MBA, Director, Boston University MD/MBA Dual Degree Program
  • 4:25pm – Greg Crescenzi, MBA, Product Leader, Xcellerex & Cell Culture, GE Healthcare
  • 4:55pm – Ken Sawka, MA, CEO, Fuld + Company
5:25pm Closing Remarks and Alumni Awards
Remarks and award to be presented by Ned Rimer, MBA, M.Ed, Faculty Director, Health Sector Management Program, Boston University Questrom School of Business
5:30pm Evening Networking Reception in Atrium
Join the speakers and industry professionals for a networking reception. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
7:00pm Conference Closure