Corporate Forum Agenda

WPI Campus Center, Odeum
March 20, 2006

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Carol Simpson, Provost, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
9:10 a.m. The Future of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at WPI
Eric Overström, Department Head, Biology & Biotechnology, WPI
Grant McGimpsey, Director, WPI Bioengineering Institute
9:30 a.m. Plenary Speakers
Thomas Finneran, President, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Laura Allen, Director of Policy & Programs, MassMEDIC
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Panel Session
Moderated by Eric Overström and Grant McGimpsey
Panels, comprised of industry leaders from both large and small biotech and medical device companies, will address the biggest challenges and opportunities in the healthcare marketplace over the next 5 years, including personnel needs and the climate for R&D collaboration. A roundtable discussion will follow the presentations.
CellThera, Inc., Tanja Dominko, President
Cytyc Corporation, Theodore R. Allen, Patent Counsel
Genzyme Corporation, Michael Ceiro, Director, Business Development
Nomir Medical Technologies, Inc., Richard Burtt, CEO
Noon Lunch
1:15 p.m. Welcome from WPI's President
Dennis D. Berkey, President, WPI
1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Congressman James P. McGovern, Mass. 3rd District
1:45 p.m. Panel Session
Moderated by Eric Overström and Grant McGimpsey
Continuation of morning format. Roundtable discussion.
Abbott Bioresearch, TBD
Charles River Labs, Stephen Cornell, Director
ECI Biotech, Mitchell Sanders, Executive Vice President
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Darrell Ricke, Executive Director
3:00 p.m. Summary
Carol Simpson, Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, WPI
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Networking Reception
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