Friday, November 6, 2020
Program Agenda

8:00 AM BioCalm: Pilates

8:30 AM Break

9:00 AM Opening & Keynote

Welcome and Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Session Awards
• Maria Thacker-Goethe, MPH, President & CEO, Georgia Bio; CEO, CGHI
• Stacy Shuker Reece, Ph.D., Down South Innovation Connector, Healthcare, and Life Science Innovation

Keynote Address: “Preparing for the Next Pandemic”
• Featured Remarks from the Honorable Sonny Perdue, United States Secretary of Agriculture
• Patty Fritz, VP, Corporate Affairs, UCB, Inc.
• Dr. Russell Medford, Chairman and CEO, Covanos
• Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health

10:00 AM Career Fair & Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions

TRACK A – STUDENTS
Evolving Roles for Scientists During the Pandemic: Filling the Gaps

TRACK B – INDUSTRY
Engaging your Future Workforce: A Roadmap

11:50 AM Break

12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

TRACK A – STUDENTS
The Hunt: Recruiting and Job Seeking During COVID-19

TRACK B – INDUSTRY
Creating an Environment of Diversity & Inclusion

12:50 PM Break

1:00 PM Keynote & Closing

Keynote Address: " Reimagining the Future of Life Sciences & Public Health: Workforce, Patients and Innovation”
• Dr. Rishi Desai, Chief Medical Officer, Osmosis
• Mary Dunkle, Vice President of Educational Initiatives, National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
• Dr. Philip Gibson, Director of the Georgia Bioscience Training Center

Closing
• Maria Thacker-Goethe, MPH, President & CEO, Georgia Bio
• Summit Chair Remarks: Everett Hoekstra, President, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc.

2:00 PM Partnering

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