2024 Plenary Keynote Program


7:00 am Registration

8:00 am Recommended Pre-Conference Workshops and Symposia*

On Monday, April 15, 2024, Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to offer nine pre-conference Workshops scheduled across three time slots (8:00–10:00 am, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, and 2:00–4:00 pm) and six Symposia from 8:00 am–4:20 pm. All are designed to be instructional, and 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 Tuesday–Wednesday.

*Separate registration required. See details on the Symposia here and details on the Workshops here.


4:30 pm Organizer's Remarks

Cindy Crowninshield, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

4:35 pm Plenary Keynote Introduction

Greg Mazzu, Regional Sales Manager, WEKA

4:45 pm PLENARY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Unleashing the Power of Advanced Computing in Biomedical Informatics: A Vision for Transformative Collaboration

Daniel Stanzione, PhDDaniel Stanzione, PhD, Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

In the dynamic intersection of life science and computing, our mission at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is to propel biomedical informatics into a new era of discovery and innovation. As computational leaders, we are dedicated to harnessing the potential of high-performance computing (HPC), machine learning (ML), and data analytics to revolutionize medicine. In this visionary pursuit, we prioritize the development of user-friendly interfaces and intuitive platforms. This approach ensures accessibility for executives and leaders in the life sciences industry, promoting seamless interaction with computational tools and fostering an environment where scientific and technological advancements coalesce. This presentation shares our vision for shaping the future of biomedical informatics where innovation, collaboration, and cutting-edge technologies converge to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of medicine.

6:00 pm Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

7:15 pm Close of Day


7:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee


8:00 am Organizer's Remarks

Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director, Bio-IT World

8:05 am Plenary Keynote Introduction

Josh Bond, Head of Product Management, Revvity Signals

8:15 am PLENARY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Unveiling Tomorrow's Possibilities: Embrace the Power of Digital Twins in Cancer Care and Research

Caroline Chung, MDCaroline Chung, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CIP, Vice President and Chief Data Officer and Director of Data Science Development and Implementation of the Institute for Data Science in Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Explore the transformative potential of digital twins in revolutionizing cancer care and research. Gain insights into how digital twins can help deepen biological understanding, accelerate drug discovery, and personalize therapeutic strategies to optimize treatment outcomes for every individual. Amidst the exciting opportunities are the challenges that must be tackled to harness the power of digital twins to advance precision oncology, empower researchers and clinicians with unprecedented insights, and improve patient outcomes.

9:30 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)


7:30 am Registration and Morning Coffee


8:00 am Organizer's Remarks

Cindy Crowninshield, Executive Event Director, Cambridge Healthtech Institute

8:05 am Innovative Practices Awards

Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director, Bio-IT World
Joseph Cerro, Independent Consultant
John Conway, Chief Visioneer Officer, 20/15 Visioneers
Chris Dwan, Independent Consultant, Dwan, LLC

The Innovative Practices Awards recognizes and celebrates technology innovation in the life sciences. Bio-IT World is currently accepting entries for the 2024 Innovative Practices Awards, a competition designed to recognize partnerships and projects pushing our industry forward. Winners will be announced in mid-March 2024, recognized during the Wednesday, April 17 Plenary Keynote Program, and scheduled to give a podium presentation about their project during the conference. The deadline for entry is February 2, 2024. For more details about the Awards and to submit an application, visit www.bio-itworldexpo.com/innovativepractices.

8:20 am Plenary Keynote Introduction

Satinath Sarkar, Vice President of Product Development, Clovertex

8:30 am PLENARY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Lights, Camera, Science: Film and Social Media Influence on Real-world Scientific Progress and Innovation

David HewlettDavid Hewlett, Actor/Writer/Director; Creator, The Tech Bandits

Now, more than ever, life sciences is subject to misinterpretation, reduction, and inaccuracies at the hand of social media and Hollywood. And while it might be tempting to ignore the fake science streaming on YouTube and TikTok, there’s a generation of would-be investigators for whom those platforms might be their primary introduction to research and discovery. David Hewlett has had his share of big screen roles representing science—and science fiction—and he believes it’s imperative that the scientific and technology communities take back the narrative, filling gaps between what’s real and what could be real soon! He’s meeting this future generation where they are in schools, on YouTube, and on Twitch, championing real science in all its iterative, messy, exploratory glory, to recruit bright, diverse minds to lead the next generation of real scientists. He’s got our report from the front lines.

8:05 am Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

Exhibit Hall and Keynote Pass

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