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Spring MIT

June 17 - 18

Longwood Healthcare Leaders Spring MIT is co-hosted by MIT Institute Professors Phil Sharp (Nobel laureate) and Bob Langer and held at MIT’s Koch Institute.

Join top biopharma CEOs, heads of R&D, life science investors, and leading academics for two days of top level content  

and senior networking at MIT.

Featured Speakers

Venue

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Longwood Healthcare Leaders Spring MIT will be held at MIT’s Koch Institute in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

 

Join us for two days of networking and off-the-record discussions with leaders in biopharma.

Agenda

Agenda

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7:00 am

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

7:30 am

LONGWOOD FUND INTRODUCTION

Christoph Westphal, General Partner, Longwood Fund

8:00 am

(BIG BIO)PHARMA PIPELINE SOURCING

Johanna Bendell, Global Head Oncology, Pharma Research & Early Development, Roche

8:30 am

TRANSLATING SCIENCE INTO MEDICINE

Sek Kathiresan, CEO, Verve Therapeutics

John Lepore, CEO, Profound Therapeutics

Brent VaughanCEO, Cognito Therapeutics

9:00 am

DRIVING PRODUCTIVITY IN R&D

Ivan Cheung, CEO, NextPoint Therapeutics

Martin MackayChair, RallyBio

Mathai Mammen, CEO, FogPharma

Yiannis Kiachopoulos, CEO, Causaly

9:30 am 

REGULATORY KEYNOTE

Peter Marks, Director, CBER, FDA

9:50 am

NETWORKING BREAK

10:20 am 

TARGETED LICENSING & ACQUISITIONS

Gilmore O’Neill, CEO, Editas Medicine

10:50 am 

INNOVATION IN DRUG DISCOVERY

Jeb KeiperCEO, Nimbus Therapeutics

Phil VickersCEO, Solu Therapeutics

11:20 am 

FIRESIDE CHAT

Chris ViehbacherCEO, Biogen

Phil SharpInstitute Professor, MIT; Scientific Co-Founder, Biogen

Moderator: Christoph Westphal, General Partner, Longwood Fund

11:40 am

SENATORIAL KEYNOTE

Ed MarkeySenator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

12:00 pm 

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

 

1:00 pm 

THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTHCARE

Anne Klibanski, President & CEO, Mass General Brigham

1:30 pm 

MODERATED KEYNOTE: DRIVING EARLY STAGE INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Sally Kornbluth, President, MIT

1:50 p

NAVIGATING PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS BORDERS

2:20 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

3:00 p

GETTING TO REGULATORY APPROVAL

Peter Hutt, former General Counsel, FDA

3:30 p

INNOVATIVE COMMERCIAL MODELS

4:00 pm

MAINTAINING PATIENT-CENTRIC FOCUS

Meg Alexander, Chief Strategy Officer, Ovid Therapeutics

4:30 p

DEVELOPING A STRONG SYNDICATE

Ansbert Gadicke, Managing Partner, MPM BioImpact

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm 

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Registered participants are invited to a cocktail reception at the Koch Institute at MIT at the close of the meeting.

Day 1 

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Day 2

7:00 am

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

7:30 am 

LONGWOOD FUND INTRODUCTION

David Steinberg, General Partner, Longwood Fund

8:00 am

CONGRESSIONAL KEYNOTE

Jake AuchinclossU.S. Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

8:30 am 

IDENTIFYING NEXT-GENERATION THERAPEUTICS

Carl Hansen, CEO, Abcellera

Joel Schneider, CEO, Carbon Biosciences

Bill Watt, President, Astellas Venture Management

9:00 am 

INNOVATION IN CLINICAL TRIALS

 

9:30 am 

FIRESIDE CHAT

Rochelle WalenskyDirector, CDC (2021-2023)

9:50 am 

NETWORKING BREAK

 

10:20 am 

ACCELERATING DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Joanne Smith-Farrell, CEO, Be Bio

10:50 am 

MANAGING THE RUNWAY

Paul Peter Tak, CEO, Candel Therapeutics

11:20 am 

PLATFORM TO PRODUCT PLAY

11:50 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT

Andy Plump, President, R&D, Takeda

12:10 pm 

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:00 pm 

ADVANCING LATE STATE ASSETS

Caroline Loew, CEO, Mural Oncology

1:30 pm 

ENSURING HEALTH EQUITY & ACCESS

Laurie Glimcher, CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2:00 pm 

FIRESIDE CHAT

Bob Langer, Institute Professor, MIT

2:20 pm 

R&D COLLABORATION

2:50 pm 

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:20 pm 

FIRESIDE CHAT
Christophe Weber, CEO, Takeda


3:40 pm 

ECOSYSTEM OF EXTERNAL INNOVATION

Bob Silverman, CBO, Turbine Simulated Cell Technologies                                                                                        
 

4:10 pm 

INVESTMENT OUTLOOK

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Accommodations

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To learn more about getting involved contact sg@longwoodfund.com

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