BioWest Schedule


September 10, 2014 | Full Day Conference Agenda 

7:00-8:00 am                   


8:00-9:00 am Founder’s Breakfast Panel:  
The Business Behind Health & Wellness

  • Jandel Allen- Davis, MD, Government & External Relations,Kaiser Permanente
  • James Hill, Ph.D. Executive Director, Anschutz Health & Wellness Center
  • Len Tacconi, President, HMR Weight Management Services Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc
  • Moderated by: Steve VanNurden, President & CEO, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority

9:00-9:45 am


Networking Coffee Break
Visit with the BioWest exhibitors in the exhibit hall 

         C-Level Unplugged
         Larry Gold, Chairman of the Board, SomaLogic and 
         Jim Wilson, Partner, EY

9:45-10:45 am

Colorado Companies: From Concept to Market
Bringing a product to market is becoming an increasingly difficult task, hear from local CEO’s who have crossed the finish line:
  • Bill Aldrich, CEO, EndoShape
  • David Brunel, CEO, Biodesix
  • Byron Hewett, CEO, SomaLogic 
  • Moderated by: Jim Langley, The Mead Consulting Group
10:45-11:50 am

BioTalks: Big Bold Innovative Ideas

  • Trends in Healthcare: Investments & Exits
  • Ethics in Clinical Trials 
  • Harnessing the Power of Real World Data

12:00-1:15 pm

Lunch Keynote:
Russell Slifer, Director, United States Patent & Trademark, Rocky Mountain Regional Office

1:15-1:45 pm

   1:15-1:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break 
Visit with the BioWest exhibitors in the exhibit hall 

     C-Level Unplugged
    Shar Matin, Chief Operating Officer, Spectranetics and
    Jim Wilson, Partner, EY

1:45-2:45 pm

Venture Showcase
Three emerging life science companies present to a panel of investors for a $7,500 Venture Showcase cash prize. 

Panelists include Michael Weiner, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney and Ned Scheetz, Aphelion Capital

3:00-4:30 pm

BioTalksBig Bold Innovative Ideas

  • Cultivating the Innovation Economy 
  • The Truth Behind Superbugs 
  • Leverage Outsourcing to Bridge Valley of Death
  • Industry Cross Collaboration
  • Beer Fermentation Science

4:45-5:15 pm 

Closing Keynote:
Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, US Food and Drug Administration

5:30-6:30 pm Closing Reception and Venture Showcase Award