University of Dundee

20th BioDundee International Conference

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 09:00 to 16:30
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20th BioDundee International Conference

in association with AMICULUM and Medtronic

Free Virtual Conference, Exhibition and Networking

Join experts from industry covering topics around the key sectors for economic recovery

Wednesday 12th May 2021

09:00 – 16:30

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09:00: Welcome and Introductions

09:20: Session 1 - The UK Landscape for Life Sciences and Healthcare: Funding and Legislation (Sponsored by MHA Henderson Loggie)

  • ROD MATHERS - Corporate Finance Partner, MHA Henderson Loggie (Chair)
  • DR DEBORAH O’NEIL - Chief Executive Officer, NovaBiotics Ltd
  • MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!           

10:00: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition

10:20: Session 2 - Driving Health Technologies in the New Environment

  • PETER ELLINGWORTH - Chief Executive, ABHI (Chair)
  • MARK COOK - Director of Government Affairs, Medtronic
  • JONATHAN CAMERON - Deputy Director for Digital Health & Care, Scottish Government
  • DR DEBBIE WAKE - CEO and cofounder MyWay Digital Health, NHS Diabetes Consultant, Clinical Reader, University of Edinburgh
  • PROFESSOR EMILY JEFFERSON - Director Health Informatics Centre (HIC), University of Dundee

11:00: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition

11:20: Session 3 - The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

  • DAVE TUDOR - Managing Director MMIC, Biologics and Quality CPI (Chair)
  • COLIN MACKAY - CEO, Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services
  • TOM SHEPHERD - Chief Executive Officer, Captor Therapeutics
  • DR JULIE BRADY - Business Development Manager for Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee
  • JOHN ARTHUR - Operations Director, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, CPI

12:00: Lunch - Networking and Exhibition

13:00: Session 4 - Animal Health, Agri-tech and Aquaculture (AAA): Strengths and Opportunities in Scotland

  • JOHN MACKENZIE - CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre (Chair)
  • DR. JENNA BOWEN - Postdoctoral Researcher, SRUC / SEFARI Fellow
  • DR SIMON DOHERTY - GlobalScot, Institute of Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast
  • DR LAWRENCE BROWN BVM&S MBA MRCVS - Innovation Manager for Health, Edinburgh Innovations

13:40: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition

14:00: Session 5 - 20 Years On: Reflecting and Looking to the Future

  • ALISON HENDERSON - CEO, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce (Chair)
  • MARY BALLANTYNE - Independent Consultant / Current Team Leader, Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, NHS Tayside
  • ROBIN PRESSWOOD - Executive Director of City Development, Dundee City Council
  • SIR MIKE FERGUSON - Regius Professor of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
  • PROFESSOR DEREK STEWART - Director of the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, The James Hutton Institute

14:40: Comfort Break - Networking and Exhibition

15:00: Session 6 - What do the next 20 years hold for the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors?

  • GEORGE CROOKS, OBE - Chief Executive Office, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (Chair)
  • RICHARD HEBDON - Interim Deputy Director – Health & Life Sciences, Innovate UK
  • CALUM MACRAE MD, PHD - Director, One Brave Idea / Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Professor, Harvard Medical School

15:40: Closing Address

16:00: Networking and Exhibition

16:30: Virtual Conference Closes

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