Transformative Cancer Therapies

Chair: Prof. David Sidransky, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Co-Founder and General Partner, Israel Biotech Fund

11:20-11:25 Opening by Chair

11:25-11:50 Gary Gordon, MD, PhD, Former Vice President, Global Oncology Development, AbbVie, Inc: “The 20 Year Journey of an Oncology Drug”

11:50-12:05 Prof. Elizabeth Croydon, Senior Clinical Director, Oncology – EU Clinical Development, Merck Sharp & Dohme: “MSD Immune-oncology Innovative Therapies”

12:05-12:20 Shoshi Tessler, R&D VP, BioSight: “Biosight Ltd. is Developing BST-236, a Novel Antimetabolite for First-line Treatment of Hematological Malignancies and Disorders”

12:20-12:35 Julian Adams, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Gamida Cell: “Ex Vivo Expanded Cells to Treat Hematological Malignancies”

12:35-12:50 Baruch Schori, Chief Executive Officer, PTM Biosciences: “PTM Biosciences is Promoting Precision Medicine by Transforming Post-Translational Modifications into Novel Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers for Disease Management”

12:50-13:05 Tehila Ben Moshe, PhD, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Biond Biologics: “Biond Biologics: From Innovative Science to the Clinic; Transforming the Treatment of Cancer”

13:05-13:20 Israel Isaac, Chief Executive Officer, Kitov Pharma: “NT-219, a First-in-class Dual Inhibitor of STAT3 and IRS1/2 is Overcoming Drug Resistance”

13:20-14:50 Lunch Break

14:50-15:10 Ulrich Brinkmann, PhD, Scientific Director, Roche Pharma Research & Early Development, Roche Diagnostics GmbH: “Bi-Specific Antibodies and Fusion Proteins in Cancer Therapy”

15:10-15:25 Prof. Dror Harats, CEO, Vascular Biogenics: “Turning ‘Cold’ Tumor into ‘Hot’ Tumor – Lessons from  VB-111, a Viral Immuno-oncology Agent and VB-611, a Novel Bi-specific Antibody”

15:25-15:40 Roni Mamluk, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Ayala Pharmaceuticals: “Ayala Pharmaceuticals – Precision Oncology Targeted Therapy”

15:40-15:55 Frank Haluska, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Ofiicer, Anchiano Therapeutics: “Gene Therapy for Early Stage Bladder Cancer: The Pivotal Program with Inodiftagene”

15:55-16:10 Mark Schoenberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer, UroGen Pharma: “UroGen Pharma: Paradigm Changing Technology for Urologic Oncology”

16:10-16:25 Asher Nathan, CEO, NeoTX Therapeutics Ltd: “Selective T Cell Redirection (STR): A Second Generation Immunotherapy”

16:25-16:40 Amnon Peled, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Biokine Therapeutics: “Development of First in Class High Affinity Small Molecule Antagonist of a Novel Cancer Target Critical for Tumor Cell Migration and Survival”

16:40-17:00 Concluding Remarks