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Track 10 - April 21 – 23, 2015

Collaborations and Open Access Innovations 

Using Collaborative Technologies and Methodologies to Accelerate Basic, Translational and Clinical Research

Track 10 presents case studies on collaborative technologies and methodologies used to aggregate and harmonize data from heterogeneous sources to accelerate basic, translational and clinical research. Speakers will show novel approaches of key drivers, technology innovations, collaboration platforms, open-source frameworks, and other factors that are managing data and empowering transformative changes through translation. Additional themes that will be covered include emerging security, analytic and semantic capabilities.

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Imitation and Disruption: Impact on Open Source Software Success in the Life Sciences

Jay Bergeron, Director, Translational and Bioinformatics, Pfizer, Inc.

OpenBEL: Collaborative Knowledge Base and Tools for Biomedical Research

Natalie Catlett, Ph.D., Senior Computational Scientist, Engineering, Selventa

One Pharmaceutical’s Journey to a Beacon

Karen King, Head, Genetic Data Sciences, Genetics, GlaxoSmithKline

NeuroBANK™, Accelerated Research Environment as a Model for Collaboration and Cooperation in Clinical Research

Alex Sherman, Director, Strategic Development and Systems, Neurological Clinical Research Institute at MGH, Massachusetts General Hospital  

Creating an Open Innovation Platform for the Promotion of Precompetitive Collaboration - The Pistoia Alliance's Interactive Project Portfolio Platform (IP3) 

Carmen Nitsche, Executive Director, Business Development North America, Pistoia Alliance


The CureAccelerator™: The Online Platform for Creating Innovative Repurposed Solutions to the World’s Unsolved Diseases 

Bruce Bloom, DDS, J.D., President and CSO, Cures Within Reach

Delivering On a Promise: Achieving a Patient-Centric Open Information Ecosystem

Walter Capone, President and CEO, The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

PANEL DISCUSSION: Multiple Sclerosis Conquered by the Data Science Revolution: Patients Win

Robert McBurney, CEO, Accelerated Cure Project

Marcia Kean, Chairman, Strategic Initiatives, Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Ken Buetow, Ph.D., Director, Computational Sciences and Informatics,
Arizona State University

Incubating Open Innovation: The IMI2 Case Study

Sandor Szalma, Ph.D., Head, External Innovation, R&D IT, Janssen R&D, LLC

Allotrope Foundation: A Collaboration Making Real Progress Addressing the Data Management Problems Facing the Analytical Laboratory

Dana Vanderwall, Ph.D., Associate Director, Cheminformatics, Research Information Technology and Automation, Bristol-Myers Squibb

PANEL DISCUSSION: The New tranSMART Platform v1.2 Provides Unparalleled Functionality for Translational Medicine

Rudy Potenzone, Ph.D., Vice President, Marketing, tranSMART Foundation

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