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The State of Possible Conference celebrates how the life sciences make the impossible possible. As MassBio’s annual meeting, the State of Possible Conference taps today’s brightest minds for engaging conversations on the latest developments in our industry, key insights from the past year, and building a better future for patients around the world.
 
Join MassBio and more than 800 virtual attendees for a free, interactive day of networking, keynotes, panel discussions, and Possible Talks from some of the most inspiring voices in the industry.

Session Title Start Time End Time
Platform Open for Networking
Connect with members of the life sciences community during this open networking session.
5/19/2021 9:00 AM 5/19/2021 10:00 AM
Welcome and Annual Board Business
Kendalle Burlin O'Connell, President & COO of MassBio, and Charles Wilson, Board Chair of MassBio, kick-off the 2021 State of Possible Conference.
5/19/2021 10:00 AM 5/19/2021 10:30 AM
Keynote Address: Moderna’s Transformational 2020
Moderna's CMO Tal Zaks will provide an in-depth look at the company's meteoric rise - from small Massachusetts HQ'd startup to global household name leading the fight against COVID-19.
5/19/2021 10:30 AM 5/19/2021 11:00 AM
Q&A Session with Keynote
5/19/2021 11:00 AM 5/19/2021 11:15 AM
Possible Talk: Shorten the Diagnostic Journey with Rare Answers
While we have more medical data than ever before, much of it is untapped, disorganized, and unusable. Alexion's Seb Lefebvre will dig into the latest tools and resources to address this issue, including technologies the life sciences community can use to shorten the diagnostic journey for children with rare disease.
5/19/2021 11:15 AM 5/19/2021 11:30 AM
Interactive Networking Session
Connect with members of the life sciences community during this open networking session.
5/19/2021 11:30 AM 5/19/2021 12:00 PM
Lunch Break UberEats!
5/19/2021 12:00 PM 5/19/2021 12:15 PM
Henri A. Termeer Innovative Leadership Award Presentation
Presented annually, the Henri A. Termeer Innovative Leadership Award is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the growth and success of the life sciences industry in Massachusetts.
5/19/2021 12:15 PM 5/19/2021 12:30 PM
Clinical Trials in 2021 and Beyond: What is the New Normal?
Although many clinical trials were disrupted, cancelled or delayed in 2020, the scientific R&D industry's response to the pandemic actually helped accelerate innovation in clinical trials. Our panelists will discuss the key trends that have emerged over the past year - including new models and partnerships, trial design, and the importance of diverse representation - and will assess what the future of clinical trials looks like.
5/19/2021 12:30 PM 5/19/2021 1:00 PM
Panel Breakout Discussion
Attendees will discuss findings from the clinical trial panel during this interactive session.
5/19/2021 1:00 PM 5/19/2021 1:30 PM
Possible Talk: The Power of Prehab
Loriana Hernandez-Aldama went from telling everyone else's story to "becoming the story" - in 2014, her high profile career as an Emmy award-winning journalist took an unexpected, near fatal turn when she was diagnosed with AML. During this possible talk, Hernandez-Aldama will share her journey and provide perspective on today's patient experience.
5/19/2021 1:30 PM 5/19/2021 1:45 PM
The Biotech Boom: What Does the Future of Funding Look Like?
With investor confidence in the biopharma industry at an all-time high (and driving record-breaking investment), emerging companies have more pathways to scale than ever before. Our panelists will discuss the current state of biopharma investment, including the SPAC boom of 2020, innovative partnerships, and projections for 2021 and beyond.
5/19/2021 1:45 PM 5/19/2021 2:15 PM
Panel Breakout Discussion
Attendees will discuss insights from the funding panel during this interactive session.
5/19/2021 2:15 PM 5/19/2021 2:45 PM
Closing Keynote: The Power of Women of Color as Champions to Advance Equity
As a physician scientist, Dr. Charlotte Jones-Burton has dedicated her life's work to creating healthier communities globally through drug development, advocacy, empowerment, and engagement. Dr. Jones-Burton will discuss the critical ways the biopharmaceutical industry can address health inequities and positively impact patients and communities of color.
5/19/2021 2:45 PM 5/19/2021 3:15 PM
Closing Comments
Kendalle Burlin O'Connell will close out the 2021 State of Possible with a focus on building a better future for patients around the world.
5/19/2021 3:15 PM 5/19/2021 3:30 PM
Platform Remains Open for Networking
5/19/2021 3:30 PM 5/19/2021 4:00 PM

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