Tuesday, August 27
|5 - 6 p.m.
|6 – 7:30 p.m.
Kick off the meeting at the welcome reception and enjoy an evening of cocktails and networking.
Wednesday, August 28
|7 – 8:00 a.m.
|7 – 8:00 a.m.
|8 – 8:10 a.m.
||Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
Bret Ford, MBA, CLP, Kansas State University
Brian Wright, PhD, RTTP, CLP, Auburn Universit
|8:10 – 8:50 a.m.
George Gunn, Stonehaven Consulting
In this session you’ll get an overview of animal health market dynamics, including a review of key companies, and a breakout of the markets by product category, species and geography. We’ll also discuss the top selling products in each industry.
|9 – 10:00 a.m.
Meet for informal discussions, stop by the Technology Showcase or take advantage of AUTM Connect to set up your meetings and make the most of your time in Kansas City.
|10:10 – 10:50 a.m.
||Panel Discussion: Venture Capital in Animal Health
Brad Fabbri, TechAccel
Bob Nordgren, Yield Lab
Rob Readnour, Mountain Group Partners
In this session we’ll discuss how venture capital firms and venture capital units within animal health companies deploy capital to externally accelerate technology development and invest in small companies.
|11 a.m. – Noon
Another chance to meet for informal talks, visit the Technology Showcase and take advantage of AUTM Connect to set up your meetings and make the most of your time in Kansas City.
|Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Join us for a relaxed lunch including informal discussions about the challenges in commercialization and product development in the animal health and nutrition industries.
|1 – 1:50 p.m.
||Panel Discussion: Translational Medicine in Animal Health
Nathan Chubb, Zoetis
Natalie Hawryluk, Celgene
Aaron Massecar, Colorado State University
Casey Wegner, Zomedica
Valentine Williams, Kindred Bio
This interactive session, composed of both industry and academic representatives, will cover how innovations initially destined for human medicine found a home in animal health and how lessons learned from human medical research and animal health research can be leveraged to benefit one another.
|2 – 3:00 p.m.
If you haven’t yet, now’s your chance to connect for informal discussions, and stop by the Technology Showcase.
|3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
||Panel Discussion: Academia-Industry Interactions in Animal Health
Anthony Boccanfuso, University Industry Demonstration Partnership
Brenda Bondesen, Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health
Bret Ford, Kansas State University
Bruce Taillon, Elanco Animal Health
This interactive session, composed of both industry and academic representatives, will focus on the challenges, pitfalls, roadblocks, solutions and best practices of working together in the animal health space. We’ll cover technology marketing, licensing, sponsored research and interacting with start-up companies. Learn from those with first-hand experience about meeting and overcoming challenges. Audience questions are welcome.
|4:20 – 5:00 p.m.
Did you meet for informal discussions or stop by the Technology Showcase? Now’s the time to finish networking using AUTM Connect.
||Formal Meeting Adjourns
||Departure – Oakland Athletics @ KC Royals (First pitch at 7:15 p.m.)
For those who purchased tickets to the baseball game, meet in the host hotel lobby by 5:15 pm. Transportation to and from the game will be provided. We will depart at 5:30 pm. The first pitch is at 7:15 p.m. Batter up!