15th Annual Drug Discovery Summit 2014 Geneva

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  • Oxford Global Con­fer­ences are proud to present the 15th Annual Drug Dis­cov­ery Lead­ers Sum­mit 2014, tak­ing place on 2 & 3 June in Geneva, Switzer­land at the Inter­Con­ti­nen­tal Geneva. This sum­mit brings together a host of senior level experts to dis­cuss recent devel­op­ments in the indus­try and debate the best strate­gies and solu­tions to improve drug dis­cov­ery going forward.

    The dis­cov­ery land­scape faces many changes – the increas­ing role of stem cell tech­nolo­gies, recent advances in nan­otech­nol­ogy and a patient-​centric shift in the way we col­lect and utilise data will all impact the pipelines of the future. We are also see­ing research silos break­ing down, with cohe­sive DMPK strate­gies being applied to mul­ti­ple stages of research, biol­ogy and chem­istry teams work­ing together to improve drug design and genomic tech­nol­ogy play­ing a role in many aspects of the dis­cov­ery process.

    In addi­tion to explor­ing the trends out­lined above, our speak­ers will tackle cur­rent debates in the indus­try, such as the value of phe­no­typic screen­ing over target-​based screen­ing and the via­bil­ity of epigenetic-​target based dis­cov­ery. Pre­sen­ta­tions will also cover the lat­est inno­va­tions in dis­cov­ery tech­nol­ogy includ­ing 3D cell based assays, NMR screen­ing plat­forms and live cell imag­ing.

    The Dis­cov­ery Chem­istry & Drug Design Con­gress proved a pop­u­lar addi­tion to the sum­mit last year. This year the con­gress will include key case stud­ies in chem­i­cal genet­ics, com­pu­ta­tional chem­istry and flow chem­istry. Pre­sen­ta­tions will also focus on early de-​risking through drug design, focus­ing on the areas such as sol­u­bil­ity, potency and selectivity.

    The event is co-​located with our 6th Annual Drug Devel­op­ment Con­gress and the 2nd Annual Dis­cov­ery Chem­istry and Drug Design Con­gress 2014.


    Day 1 Stream 1: R&D Mod­els For The Future

    • Com­pound exchange: col­lab­o­ra­tion to strengthen pipelines
    • Open inno­va­tion case studies
    • Reviv­ing exist­ing drug prod­ucts: increas­ing ther­a­peu­tic potential
    • Prac­ti­cal inno­va­tion: what can we learn from biotechs?
    • Expand­ing ther­a­peu­tic areas: pain, anti-​addiction
    • CROs: devel­op­ing suc­cess­ful partnerships

    Day 1 Stream 2: Screen­ing & Assays: Enabling Technologies

    • Next gen­er­a­tion dis­cov­ery applications
    • Phe­no­typic screen­ing vs target-​based screening
    • High con­tent analy­sis: live cell imag­ing, 3D cell based assays, flow cytometry
    • Func­tional genomics screening
    • Novel tech­nol­ogy plat­forms: NMR & SPR
    • iPSC and pri­mary cells: phys­i­o­log­i­cally rel­e­vant assays

    Day 2 Stream 1: Tar­get Based Discovery

    • New meth­ods for tar­get­ing GPCRs, includ­ing allosteric mod­u­la­tor case studies
    • Tar­get based dis­cov­ery case stud­ies: rare dis­eases, pro­tein mis­fold­ing dis­or­ders, oligonu­cleotide therapies
    • Under­stand­ing the human kinome
    • Recent advances in epi­ge­netic drug targets
    • Tar­get­ing Ion chan­nels and PPIs
    • Macro­cy­cle drugs – open­ing up new targets?

    Day 2 Stream 2: Sup­port­ing Inno­va­tion: Data & Infor­ma­tion Management

    • Data dri­ven library optimisation
    • Incor­po­rat­ing devel­op­ment data into dis­cov­ery research
    • Legacy data: turn­ing chal­lenge into opportunity
    • Real time com­pound anno­ta­tion: improv­ing drug dis­cov­ery through data quality
    • Mak­ing the most of dis­cov­ery data: com­pound opti­mi­sa­tion, dos­ing reg­i­mens and trial design

    Become a Speaker

    Our speaker pro­grammes are care­fully researched each year to ensure that del­e­gates are exposed to the high­est level of exper­tise. How­ever, del­e­gates not only ben­e­fit from the expe­ri­ence of our speak­ers, but also gain an insight into the expe­ri­ences of other atten­dees – Q&A ses­sions and panel dis­cus­sions are utilised to enable shar­ing of knowl­edge and facil­i­tate idea exchange.

    If you have a cut­ting edge case study or rel­e­vant pre­sen­ta­tion and would like to join the speaker panel at one of our events, please con­tact Char­lotte Tighe at c.​tighe@​oxfordglobal.​co.​uk

    Sub­mit a poster

    For atten­dees inter­ested in sub­mit­ting a poster, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties now avail­able. Your poster pre­sen­ta­tion will be located in the exhi­bi­tion room for two days along­side other posters from senior sci­en­tists work­ing in indus­try and academia.

    How to sub­mit your poster

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Prin­ci­pal author, Organisation
    • Mail­ing address, Email, Tele­phone, Fax
    • Addi­tional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £125 will be required. The poster should be pre­sented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) por­trait size.

    To take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity you need to be reg­is­tered as a paid del­e­gate over the 2 days. We have lim­ited spaces avail­able, so please reg­is­ter soon!

    Who Will Attend

    The 15th Annual Drug Dis­cov­ery Lead­ers Sum­mit is an exclu­sive event designed for senior level atten­dees from lead­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and biotech­nol­ogy organ­i­sa­tions, along with highly esteemed mem­bers of aca­d­e­mic and gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions. Del­e­gates typ­i­cally include VPs, Direc­tors and Global Heads of:

    • Assay devel­op­ment
    • Can­di­date selection
    • Com­pu­ta­tional chemistry
    • Dis­cov­ery information
    • Drug design
    • Drug dis­cov­ery
    • Lead gen­er­a­tion
    • Lead opti­mi­sa­tion
    • Library opti­mi­sa­tion
    • Med­i­c­i­nal chemistry
    • Screen­ing technology
    • Struc­tural biology
    • Tar­get selection
    • Tar­get validation

    Del­e­gates will ben­e­fit from…

    • An exec­u­tive for­mat that facil­i­tates idea exchange and dis­cus­sion of rel­e­vant expe­ri­ences through case study pre­sen­ta­tions and panel discussions
    • Net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and knowl­edge share with highly-​esteemed peers
    • Pre-​scheduled one-​to-​one meet­ings with solu­tion providers offer­ing an oppor­tu­nity to forge part­ner­ships and dis­cover inno­v­a­tive solutions
    • Post-​event fol­low up pro­vid­ing all doc­u­men­ta­tion from the meet­ing and re-​booking discounts
    • Tailor-​made agenda – hand pick any con­gress and panel ses­sions you wish to attend
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