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November 18 – 19, 2020 • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Schedule

PART I

Diagnosing, Different

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

8:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks

SPEAKER | Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition

8:55 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks

SPEAKER | Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

9:00 a.m.
The Era of the ‘Living Drug:’ A Keynote Conversation With Dr. Carl June, Pioneer of CAR T-cell Therapy

During this opening keynote session, the University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Carl June, the discoverer of the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies that are unlocking a new era of personalized cancer care, will join Immatics US Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen L. Eck for a wide-ranging conversation about the future of personalized medicine, touching on issues including but not limited to access and affordability, regulation and manufacturing, and T-cell therapies beyond cancer.

MODERATOR | Stephen L. Eck, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Immatics US

Carl June, M.D., Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, University of Pennsylvania

9:45 a.m.
Transformative Technologies: Previewing the Value Proposition and Outlook for Disruptive Tools Designed to Enable Personalized Medicine

Emerging personalized medicine technologies may help facilitate earlier interventions that eliminate the need for expensive treatment of advanced diseases that have devastating consequences for patients. They can also help target treatments to only those patients who will benefit. But the success of these technologies depends on whether they can be integrated into a health system that has historically focused on treating diseases after symptoms have intensified, usually based on the assumption that every patient taking a given medication will respond to the treatment in a similar way.

During this session, Section 32 Managing Partner Dr. Michael J. Pellini will moderate a discussion between industry representatives and a payer about the value proposition and outlook for disruptive technologies that are designed to support more informed disease prevention and treatment plans. The conversation will focus on how developments in areas including but not limited to artificial intelligence, data analytics, genomic sequencing, liquid biopsies, and proteomics may impact the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.

MODERATOR | Michael J. Pellini, M.D., Managing Partner, Section 32

Steven J. Kafka, Ph.D., Partner, Third Rock Ventures; Executive Chairman, Thrive Earlier Detection

Nancy Mendelsohn, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Special Needs Initiative, UnitedHealth Group

Eric Schadt, Ph.D., CEO, Sema4

Roy Smythe, M.D., CEO, SomaLogic

10:45 a.m.
Networking Break
11:15 a.m.
Developing Diagnostics — Opportunities and Challenges in Personalized Medicine: A Two-Part Discussion

Diagnostic test developers are working to make personalized medicine possible by giving physicians tools that help them select the optimal treatment for every patient. Doing so requires that they navigate a complex business and policy landscape while being mindful of the day-to-day needs of payers and health care providers.

In this context, Mr. Mark P. Stevenson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, will take 10 minutes to introduce this two-part discussion titled “Developing Diagnostics — Opportunities and Challenges in Personalized Medicine.”

INTRODUCTION | Mark P. Stevenson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Discussion Part 1
Developing Diagnostics — From Concept to the Clinic: Perspectives on the Landscape for Developing and Integrating Personalized Medicine Diagnostics into Health Systems

To kick off the “Developing Diagnostics” discussion, Moffitt Cancer Center’s DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute Medical Director Dr. Howard McLeod will moderate a conversation among leaders from the clinical, diagnostics, IT, and pharmaceutical communities about the landscape for developing and integrating personalized medicine diagnostics into health systems.

MODERATOR | Howard McLeod, Pharm.D., Medical Director, DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at Moffitt Cancer Center

Assaf Halevy, Founder, CEO, 2bPrecise

Kris Joshi, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, President, Network Solutions, Change Healthcare

Peter Maag, Ph.D., CEO, CareDx

Hakan Sakul, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of Diagnostics, Worldwide R & D and Medical, Pfizer

Kenna R. Mills Shaw, Ph.D., Executive Director, MD Anderson Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy

Discussion Part 2
Developing Diagnostics — The Role of Research: A Closer Look at Efforts to Encourage the Clinical Adoption of Personalized Medicine Diagnostics by Studying the Clinical and Economic Utility of Genomic Sequencing

During the second portion of the “Developing Diagnostics” session, a health care provider, a health economist, an industry leader, and a payer representative will join moderator and Personalized Medicine Coalition Senior Vice President for Science Policy Dr. Daryl Pritchard to examine the impact of emerging research on the clinical and economic utility of genomic sequencing for patients with diseases including but not limited to cancer and suspected rare diseases.

MODERATOR | Daryl Pritchard, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Science Policy, Personalized Medicine Coalition

Roy J. Gandolfi, M.D., Medical Director, SelectHealth

Lincoln Nadauld, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Precision Health, Intermountain Healthcare

Peter J. Neumann, Sc.D., Director, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center

Ammar Qadan, Vice President, Global Head of Market Access, Illumina

12:55 p.m.
Seated Luncheon
2:10 p.m.
Overcoming Opioids: Considering the Potential of Personalized Medicine to Address the Opioid Crisis in the US

Emerging technologies present new opportunities to study the genetic, biological, and environmental factors that drive public health crises, with an eye toward developing personalized medicine health care strategies that can mitigate their devastating consequences.

During this session, Dr. Alissa M. Resch, Chief Scientific Officer, Coriell Institute for Medical Research, will explore the significance of Coriell’s ongoing effort to inform interventions that may help prevent opioid addiction by identifying with more precision which patients are most likely to develop dependency on this class of drugs.

SPEAKER | Alissa M. Resch, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

2:30 p.m.
Assessing Progress Toward the Clinical Integration of Personalized Medicine: A Landscape Analysis

Case studies and anecdotal reports suggest that leading academic medical centers and pioneering community health systems have begun to integrate personalized medicine approaches into their clinical work streams. The extent to which health care providers more generally have begun to adopt personalized medicine strategies that go beyond the ordering of genomic sequencing, however, remains unclear.

During this session, Gary Gustavsen, Partner, Managing Director, Health Advances, will share preliminary findings from a PMC-commissioned survey that examined the landscape for the clinical integration of personalized medicine in the U.S. based on a multi-factorial definition of the field. Survey respondents included a geographically diverse set of academic medical centers and community health systems.

INTRODUCTION | Daryl Pritchard, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Science Policy, Personalized Medicine Coalition

SPEAKER | Gary Gustavsen, Partner, Managing Director, Health Advances

2:50 p.m.
The 15th Annual Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award

After accepting the 15th Annual Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award, Genomic Health Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Steven Shak will share his vision for the future of the field with conference attendees.

INTRODUCTION | Kimberly Popovits, Chairman of the Board, CEO, President, Genomic Health

AWARDEE | Steven Shak, M.D., Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Genomic Health

3:20 p.m.
Networking Break
4:00 p.m.
Wellness in the Workplace: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges Associated With Employer-Sponsored Genetic Testing Programs for Healthy Patients

Reasoning that genetic testing may encourage healthy lifestyles by providing information about an employee’s relative risk of developing various diseases, employers seeking to improve patients’ lives and mitigate downstream health care costs have begun to sponsor genetic testing for healthy employees by partnering with various genetic testing companies, some of which sell the tests directly to consumers.

This session, moderated by Quest Diagnostics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jay G. Wohlgemuth, who is responsible for overseeing health care benefits for Quest’s employees, will spotlight two employer-sponsored genetic testing partnerships and explore the relevant issues. The panel discussion will focus on the significance of information generated from genetic testing, the differences between various genetic testing business models, and the privacy risks associated with the collection of genetic data.

MODERATORJay G. Wohlgemuth, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President, Quest Diagnostics

Jane Cheshire Gilbert, C.P.A., Director, Retiree Health Care, Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky

Michael Doney, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Head of Medical Affairs, Color

Karen E. Knudsen, M.B.A., Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Oncology Services, Jefferson Health; Enterprise Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Scott Megill, President, CEO, Coriell Life Sciences

5:00 p.m.
Preparing Policies: A Keynote Address on the Policy Landscape for Personalized Medicine by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

During this keynote address, former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb will share his thoughts on the evolving policy landscape for personalized medicine.

INTRODUCTION Cynthia A. Bens, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Personalized Medicine Coalition

SPEAKER | Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

5:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

SPEAKER | Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition

6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Welcome Reception

at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

November 13, 2019 – 6:15 p.m.
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

We will convene for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum immediately after the first day of conference programming. The museum is in walking distance from the Conference Center.
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

We will convene for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum immediately after the first day of conference programming. The museum is in walking distance from the Conference Center.

Part II

Targeting Treatment

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

8:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks

SPEAKER | Stephen L. Eck, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Immatics US

8:55 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks

SPEAKER | Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Dean Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

9:00 a.m.
Going Global: Learning From Governmental Efforts to Advance Personalized Medicine Around the World

Global leaders are working to accelerate an era of personalized medicine around the world by encouraging innovation, modernizing policies, and reforming health systems to speed the clinical adoption of personalized medicine products and services.

During this panel discussion, four governmental representatives will share their visions for the future of personalized medicine and elaborate on their efforts to accelerate progress in the field.

MODERATOR | Antonio L. Andreu, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Director, EATRIS (European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine)

Wadha Al Muftah, M.D., Ph.D., Manager, Clinical Initiatives, Qatar Genome Program

Noella Bigirimana, Strategic Advisor, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda; Government Fellow, World Economic Forum

Erja Heikkinen, Ph.D., Deputy Director, General Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

Raquel Yotti, M.D., Ph.D., General Director, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spain)

10:00 a.m.
Networking Break
10:15 a.m.
Innovation in the Era of Personalized Medicine: A Keynote Conversation With Dr. Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

During this fireside chat with CNBC Reporter Ms. Meg Tirrell, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels will help frame the second half of the conference program by sharing the pharmaceutical industry’s perspective on the emerging issues in health care, touching on topics including costs, prices, and access.

MODERATOR | Meg Tirrell, Reporter, CNBC

Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

10:45 a.m.
Prospecting the Pipeline: Exploring the Implications of a Biopharmaceutical Pipeline Dominated by Personalized Treatments

As researchers develop an enhanced understanding of the molecular causes that underpin various diseases, many biopharmaceutical companies have begun to develop therapies that are targeted to patient subgroups and even personalized to individual patients. In oncology, for example, there are reportedly more than 900 personalized “immunotherapy” treatments being tested in the clinic, with more than 1,000 in preclinical development. The challenging scientific questions and systemic implications associated with these new therapies do not always fit neatly into existing regulatory, payment, and care delivery frameworks.

During this session, CNBC Reporter Ms. Meg Tirrell will moderate a panel discussion that explores the scientific, regulatory, reimbursement, and other systemic issues associated with future gene editing treatments, gene therapies, immunotherapies, and targeted therapies. The panelists, who include industry representatives, a researcher, and an academic leader, will also consider a new approach to immunotherapy for cancer patients in which a unique product is developed for every patient treated.

MODERATOR | Meg Tirrell, Reporter, CNBC

Donald L. Siegel, Ph.D., M.D., Director, Division of Transfusion Medicine & Therapeutic Biology, Director, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine

Harpreet Singh, Ph.D., CEO, Immatics

Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Alex Vadas, Ph.D., Managing Director, Partner, LEK Consulting

11:45 a.m.
Bag Lunch
12:45 p.m.
Balancing Business and Social Objectives to Advance Personalized Medicine: A Case Study of the Dementia Discovery Fund

This interactive case study discussion will explore how and why a group of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies came together to support the Dementia Discovery Fund, focusing on whether a disease-specific venture that seeks to create meaningful new medicines in part by capitalizing on the evolving science underpinning personalized medicine can successfully balance social and business objectives.

MODERATOR | Richard Hamermesh, D.B.A., Co-Faculty Chair, Harvard Business School Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator

1:45 p.m.
Toward a Shared Value Proposition in Health Care: Pursuing Value-Based Solutions in Research, Regulation, Reimbursement, and Clinical Adoption

To advance the principles of personalized medicine, the field’s proponents will need to align representatives from multiple sectors of the health system on a shared value proposition that recognizes the importance of addressing the shortcomings of one-size-fits-all medicine.

During this session, M2Gen Executive Chairman Dr. William S. Dalton will convene a commercial payer, an industry representative, a patient, and a value assessment framework developer to explore research, regulatory, clinical adoption, and especially reimbursement solutions that will, in the interest of patients, advance the principles of personalized medicine.

MODERATOR | William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., Executive Chairman, M2Gen

Bonnie J. Addario, Co-Founder, Chair, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Sarah K. Emond, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

Anne-Marie Martin, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Global Head of Precision Medicine, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Michael Sherman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

2:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

SPEAKER | Edward Abrahams, Ph.D., President, Personalized Medicine Coalition