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
8/26/2020 10:00 AM 8/26/2020 10:30 AM
Possible Talk: Dr. Steven Arnold, Interdisciplinary Brain Center, MGH
8/26/2020 10:00 AM 8/27/2020 3:00 PM
Shifting the Drug Industry’s Public Narrative Through Stories of Success
Shifting the Drug Industry’s Public Narrative Through Stories of Success The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the true value of the life sciences industry – every person in the world now knows what it feels like to live with an unmet medical need. Will this have a lasting impact on the reputation of the industry? This panel will address the evolving public opinion about drug prices, innovation, and the industry, and how first-hand experience of patients, employees, and physicians could be a critical piece of reframing the debate.
8/26/2020 10:30 AM 8/26/2020 11:15 AM
Innovative Leadership Award Presentation & Lunch
MassBio’s Innovative Leadership Award honors Dr. Abbie Celniker who has contributed significantly to the growth and success of the life sciences in Massachusetts, is a leader in her communities, and a leader for employees by creating a positive work environment.
8/26/2020 12:15 PM 8/26/2020 12:25 PM
Possible Talk: Patient Stories - Lina Rebeiz's Road to Medical School
8/26/2020 12:45 PM 8/26/2020 1:00 PM
Possible Talk: Empowering the Financial Lives of People & Companies
8/27/2020 10:00 AM 8/27/2020 10:15 AM
Possible Talk: The Process of Turning What Ifs into Realities through the Life Sciences
8/27/2020 11:00 AM 8/27/2020 11:15 AM
Building a Digital Health Community in Massachusetts
The biopharma industry is increasingly utilizing digital technologies and digital health tools that promise to modernize drug discovery and development, along with patient care and measurement of patient outcomes. There has been continued focus on supporting this convergence in Massachusetts, both within the leading academic institutions and government, but there’s still much more than can be done to build a sustainable community here. This panel will draw insights from other clusters on how to support better connectivity and collaboration between digital health and the life sciences.
8/27/2020 12:00 PM 8/27/2020 12:30 PM
Possible Talk: Determination Through Adversity
8/27/2020 12:45 PM 8/27/2020 1:00 PM
KEYNOTE: Leading in 21st Century Technologies: Our Products and Our People
8/27/2020 12:45 PM 8/27/2020 1:15 PM

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