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The Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference has been and will continue to be a platform in recognizing the potential for new technologies and research in molecular medicine, diagnostics, drug discovery, and drug development that have a pivotal role in mitigating disease, improving access to healthcare, and identifying transformative treatments. The Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference offers a plenary keynote session on Monday from 5:00-6:00pm, Tuesday from 8:00-9:15am, and Wednesday from 8:00-10:00am. Join approximately 1,000 of your colleagues in each of these plenary keynote presentations. These are the only times each day that bring all attendees from all the conference programs together in one room.

MONDAY, MARCH 11 5:00 - 6:00PM 

3 & 7

5:00 Welcome Remarks
Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Rheonix5:05 NEW: Keynote Introduction

Brooke Schwartz, Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, Rheonix, Inc.


5:15 Biospecimen Donation: Personal Journey of a Family and Genetic Diagnostic Lab Advancing Biomedical Research
Sarah shares the now world-famous story of how she anonymously donated her infant son’s post-mortem tissue for biomedical research to some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the country, including the University of Pennsylvania. Years later, she tracked down each donation. She met with researchers and scientists who received the donations to learn how they are being studied in cutting-edge research for medical discoveries. One of these research scientists who received her son’s retinas is Dr. Arupa Ganguly. Dr. Ganguly directs the genetic diagnostic lab at the University of Pennsylvania and studies retinoblastoma, a childhood-onset cancer caused by mutations in tumor suppression gene. They will share their experience and perspective on biospecimen donation.

Gray_SarahSarah Gray, Author, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science 
Ganguly_ArupaArupa Ganguly, PhD, Professor of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania



6:00 Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing and Book Signing*

*Book Signing with Sarah Gray, Author, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science
(Book will be available for purchase onsite)


TUESDAY, MARCH 12 8:00 - 9:15AM

3 & 7

8:00 Welcome Remarks
Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN,Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Lucidworks8:05 Keynote Introduction
Diane Burley, VP, Content Marketing, Lucidworks

8:15 Toward a Global, Data-Driven Platform for Precision Medicine
Big data, AI and molecular medicine are revolutionizing healthcare. Algorithms trained on population-wide data sets, combined with a deeper understanding of -omics, are transforming disease detection and diagnosis, clinical testing, treatment personalization, as well as drug development and clinical trials. These advances have largely taken place in isolation from one another. To realize their full potential, they must be integrated into a synergistic global system that continuously learns from each and every patient and experiment. The panel, representing broad clinical and biomedical expertise, will engage in a highly interactive exploration of this opportunity and the challenges that must be overcome to achieve it.

Moderator: Marty Tenenbaum, PhD, Founder and Chairman, Cancer Commons; Prominent AI Researcher; Cancer Survivor


Gottfried_SaraSara Gottfried, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Metagenics; Author, Brain Body Diet (releasing March 2019) and Happy Self and Younger

Kaushik_GauravGaurav Kaushik, Co-Founder, Cascade Bio, Inc.  

Shrager_JeffJeff Shrager, PhD, Co-Founder and Director R&D, xCures, Inc. 





Stockert JackJack Stockert, MD, Managing Director, Strategy and Business Development, Health2047, Inc.


9:15 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing and Book Signing*
*Book Signing with Sara Gottfried, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Metagenics; Author, Brain Body Diet: 40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized (releasing March 2019) and Happy Self and Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years (Books will be available for purchase onsite)


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 8:00 - 10:00AM

3 & 7

8:00 Welcome Remarks
Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

8:15 Plenary Session Panel: Emerging Technologies and Industry Perspectives
A popular session at Tri-Conference! This panel session will feature a series of short podium presentations on emerging and hot technologies in molecular medicine. Each speaker will have 7 minutes to present. After all speakers have presented, there will be a moderated Q&A with attendees. The presentations are not meant to be a corporate or specific product pitch. Each speaker will focus on a technology and solution framed around a motivational clinical problem and how their particular company/organization is solving it.


Kristin Ciriello Pothier, Global Head of Life Sciences Strategy, Parthenon-EY; Author, Personalizing Precision Medicine

Scott Palmer, Vice President and Head of Precision Medicine, Parthenon-EY


Arianpour_ArdyArdy Arianpour, CEO & Co-Founder, Seqster

Packard_NormanNorman Packard, CEO, Daptics

Ianelli_ChrisChris Ianelli, PhD, MD, Founder & CEO, iSpecimen

Florian Bell, Senior Member, Technical Staff-System Integration, Qorvo Biotechnologies, LLC

Michael Fero, PhD, CEO, TeselaGen Biotechnology

Martha Najib, Vice President, Strategic Marketing Analyst, Ximedica

Johnson_TrevorTrevor Johnson, CEO, Flagship Biosciences

Shields_LaurenLauren Shields, PhD, Head, Customer Success, East, Benchling

Smith_PaulPaul Smith, CEO, ANGLE Biosciences, Inc.


10:00 Refreshment Break and Poster Competition Winner Announced in the Exhibit Hall

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