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Conference Agenda

9:00-9:45 am

Registration and Light Breakfast

Sponsored by: Kingston Economic Development and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

9:45-10:00 am

Opening Ceremonies

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

10:00-10:45 am

Keynote Address: Dr. Jason Field, PhD, President of Life Sciences Ontario

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

10:50-11:50 am

Panel A: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Industry     

Sponsored by: Queen’s Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy

Biosciences Complex 

Auditorium

With Guest Panelists:

  • Linda Zhao, PhD, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Cyclica

  • Brenda Brouwer, PhD, Head of Academic Partnerships at Vector Institute

  • Ali Etemad, PhD, Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University. 

  • Shyam Ramchandani, PhD, Vice President, Research and Development at Analytics for Life

11:50-12:00 pm

Sponsored by: BenchSci and Queen’s School of Graduate Studies

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

12:00-1:00 pm

Panel B: Transitioning from Academia to Industry  

Sponsored by: Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

​​​With Guest Panelists:

  • Stuart Young, PhD

  • Ahmed Elharram, PhD

  • Muhammad Usama Arabi, PharmD, RPh

  • Ayesha Shabbir, PharmD

  • Scott Fitzpatrick, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison, Bayer Canada. 

1:00-2:30 pm

Networking Lunch and Company Pitch

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

Sponsored by: Octane and CMC Microsystems

2:30-3:30 pm

Panel C: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Life Sciences

Sponsored by: Sanofi Pasteur

Biosciences Complex 

Auditorium

​​​With Guest Panelists:

  • Nuala Trainor, PhD, Director of Biological Programs at Octane

  • Maurice Shen, PhD, Head of Academic Relations at BenchSci

  • Craig Desjardins, MBA, Director of Office of Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships at City of Kingston

  • Jim Banting, PhD, Assistant Vice-Principal (Partnership and Innovation), President and CEO at PARTEQ Innovations

3:40-4:25 pm

Keynote Address: Dr. Bruce Seet, MBA, PhD, Director of Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur

Biosciences Complex 

Auditorium

4:25-4:35 pm

Closing Remarks

Biosciences Complex 

Auditorium

4:35 pm

Networking and Company Information Fair

Biosciences Complex 

Atrium

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