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23.01.2020 17:00 | Save the Date: Swiss HLG Workshop with Zaki Sellam

Organizer: Biopôle SA
Venue: SE-B Building
Cost: Free, limited to 20 people

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28.01.2020 14:00 | Initiation to Clinical Research Methodology by Ali El-Ali

Organizer: Biopôle SA
Venue: SE-B Building
Cost: Free, limited to 20 people

This workshop is designed for people who are involved in clinical research, whether they are involved in drug development activities in the pharmaceutical industry or they work in the academic setting.

The workshop provides an overview of the main basic principles that a clinical researcher must know from a regulatory, medical, and statistical perspectives. Firsts, the different types of clinical studies are discussed in a way that shows the kind of scientific questions that each type is meant to answer. Then, the workshop focuses on the key elements of a clinical study design, such as the scientific question, the endpoints, the comparator, and others. The workshop leader shares his extensive experience in this field and proposes simple tools to navigate in a complex environment. Finally, some real examples of endpoints will be proposed to the participants to practice their learning. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion.



14:00 – 14:15 Introduction
14:15 – 14:30 General Principles
14:30 – 15:00 Types of Clinical Studies
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Key Elements of a Clinical Study
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:00 Formulating objectives and endpoints/practical examples (Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion)



Before starting his freelance activities, Ali held multiple positions as medical practitioner, as well as multiple executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry. The most recent position he held was the Senior Franchise Head, Hematology, in the oncology unit, at Novartis Pharma. During his time in the pharmaceutical industry, Ali worked on a large number of clinical studies, which allowed him to combine a rich practical experience in clinical research with an academic education in this field.

Ali earned his MD degree from the Russian State Medical University (RSMU), Moscow; and completed his training in gynecologic oncology at the RSMU and the University Claude Bernard, Lyon I. He completed a post-graduate program in Clinical Research Methodology at McGill University, Montreal, as well as an MBA program at the School of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Montreal, Canada. Linkedin profile >


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29.01.2020 11:00 | Rentrée de la Health Valley chez Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Organizer: Inartis
Venue: HPE Meyrin
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Nous y serons !

Retrouvez les dernières technologies qui font et feront la transition numérique des centres de soins et entrez dans la peau du patient avec des démonstrations live dans le cadre d’une visite VIP du Centre d’innovation client (CIC) européen de Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

Le 29 janvier 2019
de 11h à 15h

Chez HPE Meyrin
150, route du Nant-d’Avril
CH – 1217 Meyrin 2

Places limitées, inscriptions obligatoires sur

Un co-événement HPE/ Fondation Inartis, soutenu par les ambassadeurs de la Health Valley

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Organizer: Sachs Forum
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Back for its 13th Annual edition, this global bio-pharma industry forum addresses through its conference programme the main challenges for 2020 in investment, partnering and alliance management. Key players contribute their insights in panels which cover the macro picture as well as innovation in different therapeutic sectors.

The forum also features keynote speeches by KOL, about 60 selected corporate presentations from established (public and private) and emerging biotech’s seeking to promote investment and partnering opportunities, and 20+ pitches by seed companies and during our Rising Stars session. We expect over 350 delegates to attend the event. The forum will provide a number of networking opportunities via our online One-2-One meeting system which allows you to pre-book meetings with all the attendees at the dedicated meeting facilities. We anticipate more than 1700 face-to-face meetings to take place throughout 2 days.

Plenary Sessions will Include:

  • Global Outlook for Biopharma in 2020
  • Latest Trends in Private Equity & VC
  • Pharma DealMakers Roundtable
  • CEO Vision Debate​
  • China Partnering & Investment Panel
  • Early Stage Investor Roundtable
  • Rising Stars: Global Seed Session

Therapeutic Panels include:

  • Advances in C&G Therapies Panel
  • Neuroscience BD&L Panel
  • Autoimmune & Inflammatory Diseases Panel
  • Oncology Advanced Therapies and Diagnostics Panel
  • Platform Technologies & Novel Therapeutics Panel
  • Oncology DealMaking Panel

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03.03.2020 09:30 | FORWARD 2020

Organizer: EPFL/PME Magazine/Le Temps
Venue: SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL
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Ma PME dans cinq ans

Les nouvelles dimensions de l’innovation

Venez partager une vision, des expériences et enrichir votre réseau!

Les entreprises sont confrontées à des changements toujours plus rapides. La digitalisation induit-elle forcément une rupture? Ou faut-il plutôt viser une amélioration progressive des processus et des produits? De quelles compétences et de quels talents a-t-on besoin pour relever ces défis? Comment faire rimer durabilité et profitabilité? Autant de questions qui seront le fil rouge de cette troisième édition de FORWARD. Avec cette conviction : rien ne vaut des exemples concrets pour nourrir la réflexion.

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26.03.2020 09:00 | Tech Tour Growth Summit 2020

Organizer: Tech Tour
Venue: Geneva & Lausanne
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Overview Tech Tour Growth 2020 – Redefining Ambition

Europe’s boldest, most ambitious growth company CEOs and their investor shareholders brought together at the shores of lake Geneva!

 The 7th edition of the Tech Tour Growth will take place on 26-27 March, 2020 in Geneva & Lausanne and brought together 70+ of Europe’s boldest CEOs – the entrepreneurs with the vision and drive to build game changing businesses.

 We all know that each year the bar for global tech success gets higher. And each year we’re delighted to see Tech Tour “alumni” such as Farfetch, Adyen and Shazam go on to meet the promise of their bold ambition. ​

​That’s why the theme of this year’s summit was Redefining Ambition. The Summit was not a talking shop but based on facilitated, CEO only workshops and special activities. In this way, all participants had the opportunity to share their experience in a spirit of trust and collaboration. ​

 Following the CEO workshops on day one and the Tech Tour Growth Awards ceremony, day two started of with several guest presentations where after we hosted a series of roundtable discussions covering the impact, and opportunities created digitally enabled across a number of sectors and themes including Healthcare, Mobility, Blockchain, Business Productivity, Resource Efficiency and Internet of Things. Most importantly we covered what it takes to build truly massive companies from Europe. We Redefined Ambition.

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21.04.2020 09:00 | SWISS BIOTECH DAY 2020

Venue: Congress Center Basel, Switzerland
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The Swiss Biotech Day is the leading biotechnology conference in Switzerland. It is not just the place to be for members of the Swiss Biotech Association, who traditionally meet there for the association’s Annual General Assembly, but also for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, analysts, political decision makers and industry stakeholders from across Europe.

What you can expect:

· 900 attendees from 25 countries
· Presentation of the Swiss Biotech Report
· Swiss Biotech Success Stories
· 50 exhibitors
· Parallel tracks in the afternoon focused on innovative biotech start-ups and medium-sized biotech company presentations
· Thematically focused panel discussions in the afternoon
· Pre-scheduled one-to-one partnering meetings

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28.04.2020 09:00 | BIOTRINITY UK 2020

Organizer: BioTrinity
Venue: etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate
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BioTrinity is a long-running and highly regarded two day life sciences conference that takes place in Central London from 28-29 April.  BioTrinity focuses on partnering, investment and collaboration and aims to inspire growth and create opportunities for all who attend.  The core delegate mix includes early-stage and emerging biotech, medtech and digital health companies, big pharma executives and life sciences investors.

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08.06.2020 09:00 | BIO US 2020

Organizer: Bio
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
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The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 17,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

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