May 9th, 2014

SABPA Bio-Pharma Conference 2014

Date:                     June 21, 2014, 8:00am – 4:50pm

Location:               Hilton, San Diego/Del Mar



$30 for early birds (by June 11th), $50 before end of June 18th, $80 for onsite registration,students and postdocs $10 off (The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee, lunch, parking at the hotel, and the program brochure).

Online registration closes after June 18th.

Organizer:             Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA)

Co-organizers:      BayHelix, SDCAA (San Diego Chinese American Association), ACS-SD (American Chemical Society – San Diego), UCSD


Bio-Pharma conference, SABPA’s annual flagship event, is fast approaching. With the recent waves of IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, and new drug approvals, this year we will showcase many San Diego biopharma companies and research institutes that are pushing the boundaries with breakthroughs in therapeutics ranging from small molecules, to proteins, nucleic acids and somewhere in between. You will hear many success stories from notable companies such as Celgene and Aragon. This conference will also bring together many business leaders from around the globe with renewed enthusiasm for investing in the San Diego biotechnology industry to share their insights on industry trends. The program is guaranteed to generate sizzling discussions and stimulate new ideas.




8:00am     Exhibition (all day)

8:00am     Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:45am     Welcome

9:00am     Keynote Speaker:

Thomas Daniel, MD, Executive Vice President and President of Global Research & Early Development, Celgene Corporation

9:40am     Session I

Alan Lewis, PhD, CEO, Medistem


10:40am     Coffee Break

11:00am     Session II Panel Discussion: 2014 San Diego Biotech in Focus

12:00pm     Luncheon

1:30pm       San Diego Bio-Pharma Achievement Award

Award Recipient: Richard Heyman, PhD, President and CEO, Seragon Pharmaceuticals

2:10pm       Session III

Alan Paau, CLP, MBA, PhD, Executive Dir. & Vice Provost for Tech. Transfer & Economic Development, Cornell University

                   David Kabakoff, PhD, Executive Partner, Sofinnova Ventures

3:10 pm     Coffee Break

3:30 pm     SessionIV Panel Discussion: Innovation, translation, and business transactions on a global scale

4:30 pm     SessionV Presentation from a Chinese Delegation

4:50 pm     Closing


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