Galien week of innovation

Galien Week of Innovation 2022

OCT. 24-28

Galien Medal
PHARMA - Wednesday Oct. 26


11 AM - 12 PM ET

How much more mileage is in store for blood-based cancer survival rates, which have been increasing steadily in recent years? And what is being done about the flip side of this success, expressed in more treatment-related morbidities, disease relapse and higher incidence of other malignancies?

Paul Adam

Dr. Paul Adam
Head of Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation, 
Boehringer Ingelheim

Pam Kaur

Paramjit Kaur, PhD, MS
Asset Leader,
Servier Pharmaceuticals

Reshma Rangwala

Reshma Rangwala, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer,
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.

12 PM - 1 PM ET

What is the state of progress in extending cell-based gene therapies to fight solid tumor cancers? How successful has the pharma industry been in building new therapeutic and diagnostic platforms to fight major cancers and address their prevalence in vulnerable populations, including the aged, minorities, and pediatric patients?

Sanjay Srivastava, PhD

Dr. Sanjay Srivastava
Managing Director, Cell & Gene therapy lead,

Greg Friberg

Dr. Greg Friberg
VP Medical Affairs, ELMAC Region, Amgen, Inc.

Mark Cornfeld_Incyte

Mark Cornfeld, MD, MPH
Vice President, Hematology Oncology Clinical Development, Incyte Corp.

Patrice A. Lee, PhD

Patrice A. Lee, PhD
Vice President, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Exploratory Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Kiran Patel

Dr. Kiran Patel
Vice President Clinical Development, Solid Tumor Franchise,

Susan Pandya

Susan Pandya, MD
Vice President, Clinical Development and Head of Cancer Metabolism Global Development Oncology & Immuno-Oncology,
Servier Pharmaceuticals

1 PM - 2 PM ET

Chronic non-communicable diseases now account for three quarters of annual deaths worldwide, with a fast rising percentage taking place in low and middle income countries. With this in mind, how important is incentivizing more industry investment in costly clinical trials and other research targeting key areas of unmet need in major chronic conditions like CVD? Will a better understanding of the common molecular signatures that underlie many serious autoimmune disorders result in more progress in therapeutic interventions, including prevention?

Sanskriti Thakur

Sanskriti (Sans) Thakur
Chief Growth Officer,

Sarah Akerman_Alkermes

Sarah Akerman, MD
Executive Medical Director, Alkermes, Inc.

Dr. Volker Knappertz

Dr. Volker Knappertz
Executive Vice President of Research & Development, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bev Incledon

Bev Incledon, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Robert O. Blaustein

Robert O. Blaustein, MD, PhD
Associate Vice President, Global Clinical Devpt., Cardiovascular & Respiratory,
Merck & Co., Inc.

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Inflammation & Immunology Research Unit,

2 PM - 3 PM ET

Will progress in therapies that promise a genetic cure for devastating rare diseases lead to similar innovations in patient access to these high-cost, high-touch treatments?


Jessica Federer
Managing Partner, 
Supernode Ventures

Dr. Colin Hislop

Dr. Colin Hislop, MBBS
Senior Vice President, Clinical and Development Operations, Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rodolfo Perini

Rodolfo Perini, MD
Associate Vice President, Global Clinical Development, Oncology,
Merck & Co., Inc.

Pam Vig

Pam Vig, PhD
Head of Research & Development, Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

3 PM - 4 PM ET

With a global pandemic raising awareness of the importance of vaccines and anti-viral/anti-microbial drugs, are private-sector R&D incentives aligned to meet future contagion threats?
Gauging unmet needs in women’s health therapeutics and promising new drugs in the development stage.

Alison Holland

Alison (Ali) Holland
Head of Decentralized Clinical Trials,

Graham Dixon

Graham Dixon
Chief Scientific Officer, Mithra, Mayne Pharma

Juan Camillio Arjona Ferreira

Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira
Chief Medical Affairs Officer,
Myovant Sciences, Inc.

Dr Kimberly Smith

Dr. Kimberly Smith
Senior Vice President, Head of Research & Development,
ViiV Healthcare