Posted by: Audrey Erbes | April 18, 2010

Audrey’s Picks for Week of April 19th Plus

Another week starts tomorrow–with new opportunities to learn, make new acquaintances and master some new skills. Here are my picks of the week:

  • CACO Workshop, Monday Afternoon, April 19, 2010 –Event Topic: Drug Transporters: Interpretation and Application of the International Transporter Consortium Whitepaper and Draft FDA Guidance;Speakers: Joseph Polli (GSK), Caroline Lee (Pfizer), Harma Ellens (GSK), Xiaoyan Chu (Merck)
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, April 20, 2010–Topic: “Biotech Start-ups from the Inside Out—An Unconventional Story of 3 Decades in the World of Emerging Companies;” Speaker: David DeNola
  • Pharmaceutical Executive, Free Webinar, Tuesday Morning, April 20, 2010-Topic: “The Future of Commercial Models in Pharma;” Presenters:
    Chris Nickum, Vice President, Practice Leader, Commercial Effectiveness, IMS Health;Patrick J. Retif, Global Leader, Commercial Effectiveness, Center of Excellence,IMS Health; Moderator: William Looney, Editor-in-Chief, Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, April 21, 2010-Topic: “Biotechnology Investing From 1976 to the Present: Successes and Lessons Learned;” Speaker: Jean Deleage, Ph.D., Founding Partner and Managing Director, Alta Partners
  • EMBS, Wednesday Evening, April 21, 2010-Topic: “MEMS based ultrasonic transducers in medical imaging and therapy;” Speaker: B. (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub, Stanford University
  • BayBio Therapeutic Breakfast, Thursday Morning, April 22, 2010-Title: “Preparing for Coverage & Reimbursement: Demonstrating Value;” Panel Moderator: Mary Bordeaux, Former Vice President of Health Systems, ALZA;Panel Speakers: Adina L. Safer, MBA, MPH, Vice President, Business Development,TheraCom, Former Vice President of Marketing, CaremarkRx, Inc.; Barrie O’Donnell, Executive Director, Health Systems, Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Peter K Yi, Director, Commercial Operations, ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • San Jose Biocenter, Thursday All-Day, April 22, 2010-Topic: “Meet with… Amgen”
  • FountainBlue Life Science Forum, Monday Evening, April 19, 2010–Topic: “Physician’s Panel: Partnering with Entrepreneurs to Better Address Patient Needs;” Facilitator Roger Royse, Royse Law Group; Panelist D. Christopher Chung, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, R&D, and Engineering, Natus Medical; Panelist Gary Heit, former Stanford Professor, Staff Neurosurgeon, Dept of Neurosurgery, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Redwood City; Panelist Michael Leong M.D., Interim Executive Director, Pain Center Stanford; Panelist Brian Wilfley, Chief Scientist and co-Founder, Triple Ring Technologies
  • VC Task Force, Thursday Evening, April 22, 2010-Event: “The Life Sciences VC Connection;”Distinguished panelists:Scott Karchmer, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, KT Moorgat, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Jonathan MacQuitty, Abingworth, Sarah Bodary, SV Life Sciences, Doug Foster Longitude Capital

A full list of meetings through part of June is available here. Click on list and it will open in a new window.

Have a great week!



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