2nd Annual Academic and Industry Intersection Conference

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2nd Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference: Profiles of Success

Recognizing the interdependence of the efforts between academia, industry, not-for-profits, foundations, private investment, and government needed to move scientific discoveries to practical application, the Second Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference seeks to profile successful collaborations as well as examine potential ethical pitfalls related to the life science partnerships.

ACTSI, led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, have organized this conference to provide critical information on how academia and industry along with other important players can work together.

The program will include panelists from academia, industry, not-for-profits, foundations, private investment, and government discussing the challenges and successes of their relationships. In addition, Emory President Jim Wagner will deliver the key note address discussing ethical considerations of academic industry partnerships.

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Preliminary Agenda
The 2011 Academic & Industry Intersection Conference will focus on ethical issues involved in translating academic research into commercial therapeutics, devices and other technologies aimed at improving health and prolonging life. This year’s conference will feature a keynote speech by Emory University President Dr. James W. Wagner, vice chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical issues, in addition to panel discussions and case studies by leading researchers.

12:00 - 12:30
Registration Opens / Networking / Exhibition Viewing

12:30 - 12:40
Introductory remarks: Charles Craig, Georgia Bio & David Stephens, ACTSI

12:40 - 1:15
Key Note Speaker: James W. Wagner, President, Emory University

1:15 - 2:00 Session I: Ethical Concerns Facing Academic Industry Collaborations

2:00 - 2:30
Break & Exhibition Viewing

2:30 - 3:30 Session II : Case Study of IP Development Involving Academia, Foundation Support, Industry and Venture Capital

3:30 - 3:45
Break & Exhibition Viewing

3:45 - 4:30 Session III: Government, Academic, Non-profit, Industry Partnerships to Improve Global Health

4:30 - 6:30 – Networking Reception & Exhibition Viewing

For questions contact Georgia Bio's Maria Thacker (maria.thacker@gabio.org, 404-920-2042)


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