"The Future Isn't What it Used to be": The Path Forward for Pharma
The speaker will provide a brief overview of the drug discovery process focusing on:
The drug and biologic/vaccine discovery and development enterprise has undergone significant changes over the past few decades. While technology and science have made great strides in advancing our scientific and medical knowledge, the actual pace of drug discovery and the ROI have actually declined. We will look at the process, especially the diverse risks posed by pharmaceutical R&D, the drivers of the 20th century, and how the pharma industry has been trying to position itself for the sea of change being played out in the 21st century. Issues such as patent cliffs and off shoring, the responses and the reasons for the activities will be explored as we look at the issue of change management and where it is going remembering however the quote from Yogi Berra that “..Predictions are difficult to make; especially about the future.”
5:00 p.m. - Registration Opens
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner Buffet Served
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. - Presentation
7:45 - 8:15 p.m. - Questions/Open Discussion
9:00 p.m. - Meeting adjourns
Our Guest Speaker:
Dr. Dennis Gross, MS, PhD
Associate Dean and Director
Professional Science Master's Degree
Programs and Graduate Certificate
Jefferson College of Graduate Students
Thomas Jefferson University
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Jefferson Medical College
Dennis M Gross, MS, PhD assumed his current position at Thomas Jefferson University in 2006 as Associate Dean of the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies and Director of the Professional Science Master’s Degree Programs in the Biomedical Sciences (Biomedical Sciences, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Pharmacology) and Graduate Certificate Program. In addition, he is the Interim Director for the Post baccalaureate Pre-Professional Program. He also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a member of the College’s Graduate Council, various University committees and task forces, is a member of the University Emergency Preparedness Team, and staffs the University Command Center. Prior to this, he was at the Merck Research Labs (MRL) for 28 years retiring in 2006 as Senior Director and Head of West Point Business Operations with overall responsibilities for facilities in Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts.
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