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Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

The conference will focus on new partnerships, trends and paradigms created in the face of changing investment in clinical and translational research. Subject matter experts representing academia, industry, foundations, investors and governments will describe current models and innovative trends to shape our understanding of the future. The keynote speaker is Pablo Legorreta, Founder & CEO of Royalty Pharma.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Morehouse School of Medicine-Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia  30310
United States
Contact: GaBio Main Office
404-221-0617 opt. 3

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Event Description:

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, organizes this conference annually. 

This year’s conference will profile successful public-private-partnerships followed by an expert panel featuring stories of successful academic/industry partnerships and first-hand stories of commercializing new technologies and startup creation.

The conference will close with a fast-paced Shark Tank featuring faculty, student, and industry innovators presenting their technologies to investors and successful bioscience entrepreneurs and executives.

Keynote - Pablo Legorreta, Royalty Pharma, Founder & CEO
Royalty Pharma recently bought drug rights on Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ cystic fibrosis treatments from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a deal believed to be the largest financial return ever made by any charitable organization working to find cures for medical disease. The profits will lead to further CF research.


AccuHealth Technologies
Genoma, Inc.

Thomas H. Callaway, M.D., Venture Partner, HealthQuest Capital
Rachael Hagan, Coulter Translational Research Partnership
Dennis Liotta, PhD, Emory Institute for Drug Development
Eric Riesenberg, CPA, Atlanta Center for Medical Research
James Lillard, Morehouse School of Medicine
D. Andrew Stevenson, T3 Labs

For program questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACTSI’s Elizabeth Thompson (, 404-727-2579)

Program Outline:

9:00am - Welcome and Keynote

10:15am - Panel: Case Studies of Successful Partnerships

11:30am - Lunch

12:15pm - Shark Tank

ACTSI (Emory, MSM, GA Tech faculty & staff) $20
GaBio Members $30 (View our member directory to see if your company is a member.)
Non-Members $60


Morehouse School of Medicine
Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


All cancellation requests must be made to / 404-221-0617 within 48 hours of the event to receive a refund.




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