Add to Calendar 8/26/2020 8:00:00 AM 8/27/2020 5:00:00 PM 2020 State of Possible Conference

Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Morgan Stanley

Registered attendees will receive an email with the subject line “Welcome to the State of Possible Conference 2020 - Event Access Link” from

The State of Possible Conference, MassBio's Annual Meeting, will now be hosted virtually on August 26-27, 2020. Featuring interactive networking and a groundbreaking viewer experience, this event will not be your average webinar.  

We will celebrate what’s possible in our industry and for patients today that wasn’t five or 10 years ago. The two-day event will draw over 600 industry leaders from Massachusetts and beyond to debate the most pressing challenges facing the life sciences to ensure we can continue this incredible success. Attendees will hear from the brightest minds through keynotes, panel discussions and 15-minute Possible Talks®, inspiring and engaging content in the style of a TED Talk.

"It's the Woodstock of Life Sciences, with all-star performers playing their greatest hits all on one stage.” – 2019 State of Possible Conference attendee
If you haven’t attended our State of Possible Conference before, it is the premier east coast life sciences conference. We have some of the brightest names in biotech talking about the issues impacting our industry, covering topics from the realities of precision medicine to advancing new drug targets faster.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura Rudberg.

2020 State of Possible Conference Refund Policy

NOTE: MassBio makes every effort to accommodate our entire community at each of our events. Please let us know at least 3 days in advance of the event if you require special accommodations, such as captioning.
Online Conference, Link will be sent in advance of the event.
Session Title Start Time End Time
Lifting the Curtain on R&D to Advance New Drug Targets Faster
Science is driven by reproducible experimental evidence under peer-review toward global consensus, and it’s full of trial-and-error. There has been a push by some to make that research – successes and failures – more transparent to prevent others from making the same mistakes or going after the wrong targets. What can our innovation ecosystem do to share findings widely, challenge engrained beliefs, and follow new avenues, all while preserving a competitive advantage that academic and industry research require?
8/26/2020 11:30 AM 8/26/2020 12:00 PM
Realities of Precision Medicine – How Small is Too Small?
The world of precision medicine has evolved dramatically over the years, with targeted treatment for specific patients dating back 2,500 years to Hippocrates. Although genetic and biomarker testing to guide treatment is possible, and in theory should improve care while lowering costs, barriers to widespread adoption remain. Hear from expert panelists as they offer competing views on the shifting paradigm, from biohackers and ultra-rare disease, to more mainstream targeting. How small is too small?
8/26/2020 1:00 PM 8/26/2020 1:30 PM
AI and Drug Discovery: Marrying Data Science with Core Biology
Machine learning and model-based drug discovery is rapidly becoming the norm. Computational biology is now integrating 'wet' in vitro/in vivo and 'dry' insilico biology accelerating and saving time and resources, at least in the early stages of drug discovery. This panel will explore the new world of digital biology as a way to model potential drug effects more accurately and quickly.
8/27/2020 10:15 AM 8/27/2020 10:45 AM

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