Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Pre-Conference Workshops

Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to offer morning and afternoon pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The workshops are designed to be instructional, interactive and provide in-depth information on a specific topic. They allow for one-on-one interaction and provide a great way to explain more technical aspects that would otherwise not be covered during the main conference tracks that take place Wednesday-Thursday.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 | 8:00 - 11:30 AM

W1. Data Management for Biologics: Registration and Beyond - Detailed Agenda

Monica Wang, PhD, Principal Bioinformatics Architect, Project and Program Manager, Global Research IT, Takeda

Angelika Fuchs, Head, Biologics Workflows, pRED Informatics Group, Roche, Pharma Research and Early Development

Sergio Rotstein, PhD, Director, R&D Business Technology, Pfizer Inc.
Clemens Wrzodek, PhD, Scientific Software Engineer, Technical Project Manager, Roche
Ruo Steensma, PhD, IT Director, Business Technology Leader, Janssen Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson

Sebastian Schlicker, Director, Biologics Business, Genedata, Basel, Switzerland

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W2. Data Visualization to Accelerate Biological Discovery - Detailed Agenda

Nils Gehlenborg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

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W3. Lab Informatics: An Insider’s Guide to Project Success - Detailed Agenda

Randy Hice, Managing Director, Astrix Group

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W4. AI for Pharma - Detailed Agenda

Ken Aoshima, PhD, Executive Director, Data Science Laboratory, hhc Data Creation Center, Eisai Co., Ltd.
Bino John, PhD, Associate Director, AstraZeneca

John Van Hemert, PhD, Research Scientist, Bioinformatics, Corteva Agri Science, A Dow-Dupont Division

Peter Henstock, PhD, Machine Learning & AI Technical Lead, Business Technology, Pfizer, Inc.
Timothy Kassis, PhD, Lead Instructor, New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wenlong Tang, PhD, Research Investigator II, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

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W5. A Platform for Managing Sensitive and HIPAA-Controlled Data - Detailed Agenda

Greg Nawrocki, Director of Customer Engagement, Globus, University of Chicago

Brigitte Raumann, Product Manager, Globus, University of Chicago

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W6. DNA Sequencing 101 - Detailed Agenda

Adnan Derti, PhD, Director of Translational Science, Surface Oncology, Inc.

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W7. Blockchain 101 - Detailed Agenda

Abigail Sirus, Senior Blockchain Consultant, IBM

Mark Treshock, Global Blockchain Solutions Leader, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16 | 12:30 - 4:00 PM

W9. Research Project Management - Detailed Agenda

Gregg TeHennepe, Program Manager, Computational Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory

Beena Kadakkuzha, PhD, Research Project Manager, The Jackson Laboratory

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W10. Digital Biomarkers in Pharma R&D: Technical Challenges and Strategies for Advancing Personalized Medicine - Detailed Agenda

Amir Lahav, ScD, Rare Disease Research Unit, Pfizer

Graham Jones, PhD, Professor, Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts Medical Center
Timothy Aungst, PharmD, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University
Elena Ismailova, PhD, CSO, Koneska Health

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W11. Digital Data Strategy for the Lab - Detailed Agenda

Dave Dorsett, Principal Software Architect, Astrix Technology Group

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W12. Data Science Driving Better Informed Decisions - Detailed Agenda

Farhan (CJ) Hameed, MD, MS, Senior Director, Global Real World Evidence Center of Excellence, Patient & Health Impact, Pfizer, Inc.

Meeta Pradhan, PhD, Senior Data Scientist, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

Nigel Greene, PhD, Director, Head, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Drug Safety and Metabolism, AstraZeneca

Meghan Raman, Director, Digital Capability Management, R&D Data Lake and Integration, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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W14. The Gene Pattern Notebook Environment for Open Science and Reproducible Bioinformatics Research - Detailed Agenda


Thorin Tabor, Senior Computational Genomics Engineer, Mesirov Lab, Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Barbara Allen Hill, Senior Test Engineer, GenePattern Product Owner, Cancer Informatics Development, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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