News | June 7

Join LSC at The Board Meeting June 19th

Our friends at Crush Life Sciences have offered to contribute to Life Science Cares for every registration we can earn– AND you get a discount off registration!

Please join us at The Board Meeting on June 19 at Belmont Country Club in Belmont, MA (just outside of Boston).

The Board Meeting presents practical and insightful strategies for enhancing the board’s role beyond governance—to employees, shareholders, patients and beyond. The board’s leadership has a far reach and influences everything from shaping a company culture and successful capital raising to fulfilling a broader corporate responsibility, all while continuing to drive company strategy and generate value.

Life Science Cares would like to offer you a discounted rate using the code LIFESCIENCECARES.  Please register HERE.


The Board’s Role Beyond Governance: Employees, Shareholders, Patients, and Beyond

8:00 – 8:45 am                  Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am                  Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:30 am                Crisis Communications: An Interactive Experience Among Stakeholders
Dale Weiss,
Senior Vice President and Crisis Practice Leader, CommCore Consulting Group

10:30 – 11:00 am              Networking Break

11:00 – 11:45 am              Creating the Lines of Communication
Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch
, Chief Business Officer, Ipsen; Ankit Mahadevia, CEO, Spero Therapeutics; John Waid, Founder and CEO, C3 Corporate Culture Consulting
Moderator: Donna Higgins, President and CEO, The Higgins Group

11:45 – 12:30 pm             Sounding Board: The Board’s Role in the IPO Process
Peter Verhaeghe,
Chairman of the Board, Argenx; Lori Henderson, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Moderna Therapeutics
Moderator: Bill Hicks, Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Practice, Mintz

12:30 – 1:30 pm               Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 pm                 Pricing Paradigm: A New Driver of Corporate Strategy
Laura Randa,
Vice President, Market Access, Novartis; Roger Longman, CEO, Real Endpoints; Bruce Nash, Chief Physician Executive and Senior Vice President, Health and Medical Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

2:15 – 3:00 pm                 Patient Perception: Bringing the Patient into the Board Room
Rob Perez, Founder and Chairman, Life Science Cares; Mary Thistle, Chief of Staff, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Initiative; Robert Brown, Founding Partner, Atlas Impact Partners

3:00 – 3:30 pm                 Networking Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm                 Creating a Functioning Culture Within a Board
Milind Deshpande
, CEO, Nayan Therapeutics; Dan Fisher, Managing Partner and Consulting Psychologist, Contemporary Leadership Advisors; James Geraghty, Chairman of the Board, Idera Pharmaceuticals

4:15 – 5:00 pm                 KEYNOTE

5:00 – 6:00 pm                 Networking Cocktail Reception