Conference: Innovation in Life Sci & Healthcare Res and Prod Development

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Conference: Innovation in Life Sci & Healthcare Res and Prod Development

I am posting the details of an upcoming meeting. Please note that there are travel bursaries available and there is a Call for Papers.

Innovation in Life Science & Healthcare Research and Product Development

InnovationWell Autumn Community of Practice Meeting
14-17 October 2008, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, USA

Conference Link:

Themes: Critical Path Advances in Drug Development, Innovation &
Knowledge Management in R&D and Translational Medicine, Computational
Biology, Predictive ADME, Predictive Toxicology, Metabolomics,
Biomarkers, Systems Biology

Program Summary
Systems Biology, chaired by Keith Elliston (Genstruct)
Computational Biology, chaired by Debraj Guhathakurta (Merck)
Knowledge Management in Translational Medicine, David Bousfield (Ganesha Associates)
Applications of Metabolomics to Drug Discovery & Development, chaired by Bruce Kristal (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Predictive ADME, chaired by Anthony E. Klon (Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery)
Predictive Toxicology, chaired by Artem Cherkasov (University of British Columbia)

Pre-Conference Workshop, October 13, 2008
Knowledge Management in R&D
chaired by John Conway (Accelrys) and Frank Hollinger (FRESH Directions Consulting)

Keith Elliston (Genstruct), Debraj GuhaThakurta (Rosetta Inpharmatics, Merck & Co.), Stephen W. Edwards (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Paul McDonagh (Gene Network Sciences), Christopher M.L.S. Bouton (Pfizer), James R. Brown (GlaxoSmithKline), John Wilbanks
(Creative Commons), Barry Bunin (Collaborative Drug Discovery), Michael Liebman (Windber Research Institute), Jerry Wright (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions), Anastasia Christianson (AstraZeneca), James Golden (Science Applications International Corporation), John Speakman
(National Cancer Institute), William Hayes (Biogen Idec), Andrew McMurray (Harvard University), Eugene Clark (Partners Healthcare), Alvin Berger (Metabolon), John Newman (USDA), Bruce Kristal (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), Anton Hopfinger (University of New Mexico), Heidi
Einolf (Novartis), Yojiro Sakiyama (Pfizer), Olga Obrezanova (BioFocus DPI, UK), Anthony E. Klon (Pharmacopeia), Artem Cherkasov (University of British Columbia, Canada), Ann Richards (US EPA), Curt Breneman (RPI), Alex Tropsha (UNC), Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect), Weida Tong (FDA)

We invite contributed papers from members of academic, government research and commercial organizations on areas of new research and innovation relevant to innovation and knowledge management in the life sciences. The work presented should involve innovative new method
development or application in the areas of systems biology,
translational medicine, knowledge management, computational biology, metabolomics, predictive ADME, predictive toxicology or bioinformatics. Studies including experimental work in medicinal chemistry, screening,
experimental toxicology, pre-clinical evaluation, lead optimisation and translational medicine are welcome.

Abstracts (300-500 words) should be submitted to innovationwell [at] by 31 July 2008, and be accompanied by a short biography of the presenting author (300-500 words). Abstracts approved by the scientific organizing committee will be selected for scheduling
on the conference program and in meeting poster sessions. Authors will be notified of acceptance as soon as a review of submitted materials takes place and at the latest by 15 August 2008.

Bursary Awards will be used to support the attendance of a selection of academic young investigators at the meeting and workshops. Applicants should be working in a relevant area of research related to life science, healthcare, and drug product discovery and development at the postdoctoral, graduate student and senior undergraduate levels.

To apply for the bursary please send an email with a) your abstract and biography (300-500 words each), b) your CV of 1-2 pages, c) a short description of your interests and career motivations related to R&D (300-500 words) to
innovationwell [at]
by 31 July 2008. The recipients of the bursary awards will be selected based on an evaluation of the quality and innovation of the described research and the potential positive impact of attendance at the meeting on their research and career progress. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 August 2008.

Poster Session
All InterAction Meeting registrants are eligible to present a Conference Poster. The Poster Sessions will take place in the evenings in Thomas Great Hall on campus, where refreshments and dinner are also served. Poster Abstracts (300-500 words) with Title, Institution, Authors and
Contact Information should be submitted to
barry.hardy [at]
Abstracts will be considered based on date of submission and quality, and will be reviewed and accepted as they are
received. To be considered for the formal program, they should be submitted at the very latest by 31 August 2008.

Program: Dr. Barry Hardy, InnovationWell Community of Practice, Douglas Connect. Tel: +41 61 851 0170
barry.hardy [at]

Registration Enquiries: Nicki Douglas, Douglas Connect, Baermeggenweg 14,
4314 Zeiningen, Switzerland. Tel: +41 61 851 0461 InnovationWell [at]