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MIXiii-Biomed 2018 Scientific Program                                                                                                                  

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

07:30  -  17:00

Registration Open

    09:30  -  11:20
    Hall A

    Opening Session

      09:30-09:50 Welcome by Conference Chairperons:
      Ruti Alon, Founder and CEO, Medstrada
      Ora Dar, PhD, Israel Innovation Authority
      Nissim Darvish, MD, PhD, Senior Managing Director, OrbiMed

      09:50-10:35 Arie S. Belldegrun MD, FACS, Founder, Kite Pharma; Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Allogene Therapeutics: “Passing the Torch”

      10:35-11:20 Francois Maisonrouge, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners:  “Health Care in 2020: Will we still Pay for Innovation?”

      11:20  -  11:50

      Coffee Break

        11:50  -  17:45
        Hall A

        Next Generation Oncology Treatments

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

          Immune Oncology
          11:50-11:55 Prof. David Sidransky, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Israel Biotech Fund, Co-Founder and General Partner

          11:55-12:35 Prof. Jeffrey A. Sosman, MD, Director, Melanoma Program, Director, Faculty Development, Co-Leader, Translational Research in Solid Tumors, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

          12:35-12:50 Julian Adams, Chairman & CEO, Gamida Cell

          12:50-13:05 Yaron Pereg, CEO, Kahr Medical: “KAHR Medical Dual Signaling Proteins (DSP) Platform – the Next Generation of Cancer Immunotherapy”

          13:05-13:20 Tehila Ben Moshe, CEO,Biond Biologics: “Biond Biologics- Translating Great Science to Innovative Bio Therapies”

          13:20-13:35 Aviv Boim, CEO, Tikcro Technologies: “Immune Oncology – Selective Blocking Antibodies”

          13:35-13:50 Irit Carmi-Levy, Drug Development Manager, BiolineRX: “AGI-134: Small Molecule Inducing Hyper-acute, Multi-arm Immune Response Targeting Tumor-specific Neoantigens”

          13:50-15:20 Lunch Break

          15:20-15:40 Phil L’Huillier, PhD, MBA,  Head, European Innovation Hub, MSD: “MSD Immuno-Oncology Overview”

          15:40-16:00 Tal Zaks, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer Moderna Therapeutics: “Translating mRNA Vaccines and Therapeutics into IO Agents”

          16:00-16:15 Dror Harats, MD, CEO Vascular Therapeutics: “MOSPD2: A Novel Target for Antibody-Mediated Killing of Tumor Cells”

          16:15-16:30 Roni Mamluk, PhD, CEO, Ayala Pharmaceuticals: “Ayala – A New Clinical Stage Precision Oncology Company”

          16:30-16:45 Ori Kalid, Co-Founder & CEO, Pi Therapeutics: “Novel First-in-class Inhibitors of Protein Degradation – an Unfolding Story”

          16:45-17:00 Gil Hakim, President, IL Operations, UroGen Pharma: “Transforming Local Therapies in Urology”

          17:00-17:45 Roundtable Discussion: Precision Medicine in Oncology
          Prof. Jeffrey A. Sosman, MD, Director, Melanoma program, Director, Faculty Development, Co-Leader, Translational Research in Solid Tumors, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
          Phil L’Huillier, PhD, MBA,  Head, European Innovation Hub, MSD
          Tal Zaks, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer Moderna Therapeutics
          Roni Mamluk, PhD, CEO, Ayala Pharmaceuticals
          Dror Harats, MD, CEO Vascular Therapeutic

          11:50  -  17:15
          Hall B

          Fighting Rare Genetic Diseases Using Novel Therapeutic Approaches

            Chair: Yael Weiss, MD, PhD, Vice President Business Development, Ultragenyx

            11:50-12:00 Yael Weiss, MD, PhD, Vice President Business Development, Ultragenyx: “Opening Remarks”

            12:00-12:15 Julia Hawkins, Partner, LocalGlobe: “The Journey of a Parent to a Child with a Rare Genetic Condition”

            12:15-12:35 Tal Zaks, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer Moderna Therapeutics: “Moderna mRNA Therapies for Rare Genetic Diseases”

            12:35-12:50 BatSheva Kerem, Founder, SpliSense: “Antisense Oligonucleotide Based Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis”

            12:50-13:05 Robert Ward, CEO, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals: “About Eloxx Pharmaceuticals”

            13:05-13:20 Yael Weiss, MD, PhD, Vice President Business Development, Ultragenyx: “From Small Molecules to Gene Therapy and Everything in Between”

            13:20-13:35 Prof. Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD, New Stem Ltd: Human Haploid Pluripotent Stem Cells”

            13:35-13:50  Aleks ScheinART BioScience: “mRNA Therapeutics for the Treatment of Rare Diseases”

            13:50-15:20 Lunch Break

            15:20-15:35 Natalie Yivgi Ohana, PhD, Founder & Chief Scientist, Minovia Therapeutics: “Mitochondria Augmentation Therapy for Rare Mitochondrial Diseases”

            15:35-15:50 Or Kakhlon, Department of Neurology, Hadassah Medical Organization: “Using Small Molecules to Treat Glycogen Storage Disorders: New Mechanistic and Translational Insights”

            15:50-16:05 Chris Adams, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Cydan II Inc: “Rare Disease Company Formation”

            16:05-16:20 Daniel Fischer, Founder at Tevard Biosciences: “A Parent on the Race to Find a Therapy for Dravet Syndrome”

            16:20-16:35 Tauhid Ali, PhD, Vice President and Head of TAK-celerator, Takeda: “A Rare Disease Unit within Big Pharma”

            16:35-17:15 Panel: Rare Diseases – Not a Rare Success. Developing Therapies for Rare Genetic Diseases
            Moderator: Yael Weiss, MD, PhD, Vice President Business Development, Ultragenyx
            Julia Hawkins, Partner, LocalGlobe
            Tauhid Ali, PhD, Vice President and Head of TAK-celerator, Takeda
            Chris Adams, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Cydan II Inc.
            Daniel Fischer, Founder at Tevard Biosciences

            11:50  -  17:45
            Hall C

            Novel Clinical Trial Designs and Technologies to Accelerate Drug Development

              Chair: Iris Grossman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Camp4 Therapeutics

              11:50-12:00 Iris Grossman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Camp4 Therapeutics: “Introduction”

              12:00-12:20 Iris Grossman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Camp4 Therapeutics: “Regulatory Landscape, from Cures Act to INFORMED, Recent Guidances and Future Perspective”

              12:20-12:35 Erhan Bilal, PhD, IBM Research, Computational Biology Center: “Sensor-based Assessment of Parkinson’s Disease”

              12:35-12:50 Marc Funk, COO & President, Lonza Pharma & Biotech: “Novel Tools to Accelerate Early Drug R&D”

              12:50-13:05 Daphna Laifenfeld, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Ibex Medical Analytics: “Data Driven Repurposing of Existing Drugs”

              13:05-13:50 Panel Discussion
              Panelists: All

              13:50-15:20 Lunch Break

              15:20-15:35 Dan Vesely, Co-founder, CliniCrowd, Partner at Sdemagroup: “Patient-driven R&D and the Power of Crowd Source for Therapeutics”

              15:35-15:50 Avital Pushett, Business Development, NeuroSense: “Repurposed and Abbreviated ALS Disease Modifying Therapeutic Development”

              15:50-16:05 Yoran Bar, Founder & CEO, BeaconCure: “Accelerating Clinical Submissions via Text Analytics AI”

              16:05-16:20 Chen Admati, Head of Intel Pharma Analytics Platform, Intel Corporation “From Sensors to Therapeutics via Machine Leaning”

              16:20-16:35 Nadav Kidron, CEO, OraMed Pharmaceuticals: “Abbreviated Drug Development: Patient-centered Approaches to Innovation”

              16:35-16:50 Natalie Gavrielov, PhD, Scientific Lead, Data2Life: “Patient Voice in R&D – Proactive Drug Safety Monitoring”

              16:50-17:05 David Harel, CytoReason: “Data-driven Approach to Discover and Develop Immunotherapy Solutions”

              17:05-17:20 Ellen Leinfuss, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Certara: “Modeling and Simulations Lead Efficient and Effective Drug Development”

              17:20-17:35 Nadav Navon, Chief Operating Officer, Intec Pharma: “The Accordion Pill a Unique Oral Delivery Platform to Enhance Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Benefit of Challenging Drugs”

              17:35-17:45 Iris Grossman, PhD Chief Scientific Officer, Camp4 Therapeutics: “Closing Remarks”

              Wednesday, May 16, 2018

              09:30  -  11:30
              Hall A

              Plenary Session

                09:30-09:50 Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority

                09:50 – 10:50 Corporate Panel: Corporate Investing: Can Strategics Rescue Cash-Starved Start-Ups?
                Moderator: David Cassak, Managing Partner, Innovation In Medtech
                Michael Martin, PhD, Global Head, Takeda Ventures, Inc.
                Zeev Zehavi, Vice President of Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC)
                Gil Bar-Nahum, PhD, Managing Director, Jefferies International, London, UK
                Michal Silverberg, Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund
                Simon Gisby, Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
                David Neustaedter, Vice President, Venture Capital Medtronic
                William Shen, Executive Director, Business Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb

                10:50-11:30 Bruce R. Rosengard, MD, Vice President, External Innovation, Medical Devices, Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices:  “Innovation: Challenges and Creative Solutions”

                11:30  -  12:00

                Coffee Break

                  12:00  -  17:15
                  Hall A

                  Nanomedicine and its Role in New Medical Therapeutics

                    Chair: Prof. Simon Benita, PhD, Head of Nano Delivery Systems, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

                    Session 1: Nanomedicine: Future Promises

                    12:00-12:30 Anand Subramony, PhD, Vice President, Novel Product Technologies, MedImmune: “Nanomedicine and its Role in New Medical Therapeutics”

                    12:30-13:00 Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda, PhD, Dean, Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine “Targeted Nanoparticles for Improved Hematological Cancers”

                    Session 2: Presentation of Start-ups

                    13:00-13:15 Alon Moran, CEO, BioNanoSim Ltd: “Innovative Nano-carriers for Improved Delivery and Drug Performance”

                    13-15-13:30 Amotz Shemi, PhD, CEO, Silenseed Ltd: “RNA Interference is Progressing Toward Commercialization – the Case of Phase 2 in Pancreatic Cancer”

                    13:30-13:45 Yoram Ashery, CEO, Nobio Ltd: “Nobio Nanoparticles for Permanent Antimicrobial Protection”

                    13:45-14:00 Ronen Eavri, PhD, CEO, Barcode Diagnostics: “Barcoded Nanoparticles for Personalized Drug Screening in Cancer Patients”

                    14:00-15:30 Lunch Break

                    15:30-15:45 Amir Bahar, PhD, CEO, Nurami Ltd: “Scaffolds of Electrospun Nanofibers for Soft Tissue Repair”

                    15:45-16:00 Shlomzion Shen, PhD, MBA, CEO, Seevix Material Sciences Ltd: “Seevix Spidersilk “SVXgro”: First Man-Made Spidersilk Produced With Bio- and Nano-Technology”

                    Session 3: Nanotechnology Up-scaling Challenges: From Bench to the Market

                    16:00-16:07 Menashe Levy, PhD, CTO, Clexio Biosciences: “Regulatory and CMC Considerations of Nanotechnology Pharma applications”

                    16:07-16:15 Shimon Amselem, PhD, Chief Scientist, Delivery Technologies, Adama Ltd: “Challenges in the Development and Up-scaling of Liposomes for Diagnostic Imaging”

                    16:15-16:30 Frederic Lallemand, PhD, Scientist, Santen SAS, “Challenges in the Up-scaling Manufacturing of Cationic Nanoemulsions

                    16:30-16:45 Prof. Simon Benita, PhD, Head of Nano Delivery Systems, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: “Challenges in the Development and Up-scaling of Drug-loaded Nanoparticles”

                    Session 4 Closing Lecture

                    16:45-17:15 Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, PhD, Head, Cancer Angiogenesis & Nanomedicine Laboratory, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University: “Reverting Cancer’s Poor Prognosis using Precision Nanomedicines Based on Molecular Fingerprints of Long-term vs Short-term Survivors“

                    12:00  -  17:40
                    Hall B

                    From Academic Research to Industry

                      Chair: Gil Granot-Mayer, CEO, Yeda R&D – Technology Transfer, Weizmann Institute of Science

                      Block 1 – Life Cycle of Technology Transfer – From Initial Disclosure to Success Story

                      12:00 Gil Granot-Mayer, CEO, YEDA; “Introduction”

                      12:00-12:35 Panel:  Looking at Both Sides of the Curtain with Technology Transfer – New Technology Transfer Practices, the Convergence of Digital Technology into the Pharma World, Commercializing Platforms, and Better Understanding of what is Driving TTO Policy
                      Moderator: Mr. Benjamin Soffer, CEO, T3
                      Tamar Raz, CEO. Hadasit
                      Sylvie Luria, CEO Sheba
                      Yaron Daniely, CEO, Yissum
                      Shlomo Nimrodi, CEO, Ramot
                      Netta Cohen, CEO, BGN Technologies
                      Gil Granot-Mayer, CEO, Yeda
                      Larry Loev, CEO, Ariel Scientific Innovations

                      12:35-13:00 Showcase of New Start-ups from Academia Part 1 of 3
                      Moderator: Larry Loev, CEO, Ariel Scientific Innovations
                      Yitshak Francis, Scientific Advisor, Qrons; Ariel University
                      Yoram Eshel, CEO, On-Sight; Weizmann Institute of Science
                      Prof. Fuad Fares, Founder, CanCuRX; Haifa University
                      Jessica Weiss, CEO, Lydus Medical; Clalit

                      13:00-13:55 Major Israeli Success Stories in Life Sciences – Fireside Chat with Professors who Championed Academic Innovation into Industry
                      Moderator: Shay Sela, VP, Business Development of Life Sciences, YEDA
                      Prof. Michel Revel, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Weizmann Institute of Science and Chief Scientist, Kadimastem Ltd
                      Prof. Yechezkel “Chezy” Barenholz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Founder of Numerous Startups
                      Prof. Moussa B.H. Youdim, Prof. Emeritus at the Technion, Founder of Numerous Startups, and President & Chief Scientific Officer at Youdim Pharmaceuticals
                      Prof. Avigidor Scherz, Weizmann Institute of Science and Developed the technology behind Steba BioTech

                      14:00-15:30 Lunch Break

                      Block 2 – Creating the Environment for Successful Technology Transfer:

                      15:30-16:10 Funding and Performing Translational Research – Models in Taking Bench Side Research to Market. (Collaboration with the IIA; Horizon 2020; NIH; Spark (Stanford) programs)
                      Moderator: Gil Granot-Mayer, CEO, YEDA
                      Michael Salgaller, Supervisor, Invention Development and Marketing Unit (IDMU), Technology Transfer Center, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
                      Pasi Sorvisto, Director, SPARK Finland Program
                      Leah Klapper, Chief Technology Officer, FutuRx
                      Prof. Eli Hazum, Head, IDEA program at YEDA
                      Aviv Zeevi Balasiano, VP, Head of Division – Technology Infrastructure Israel Innovation Authority
                      Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center

                      16:10-16:30 Showcase of New Start-ups from Academia Part 2 of 3
                      Moderator: Larry Loev, CEO, Ariel Scientific Innovations
                      Nadav Peles, Co-Founder, Acting CEO, Ta Geza; Sheba
                      Prof. Noam Shomron, CSO, Variantyx; TAU
                      Tomer Behor, CEO, RenewSenses; Hebrew University

                      16:30-17:15 View of the Israeli Life Science Ecosystem – How do we Realize the Potential?
                      Moderator: Daphna Murvitz, Co-founder & CEO, 8400 Health Network
                      Zeev Zehavi, Vice President, Venture Investments JnJ
                      Prof. David Sidransky, MD, General Partner at the Israel Biotech Fund
                      Einat Zisman, Former CEO of FutuRx
                      Yuval Ofek, Founder & Chairman at DayTwo
                      Roni Mamluk, PhD, CEO at Ayala Pharmaceuticals
                      Itai Kela, Senior Director, Head of Healthcare and Biotechnology, Israel Innovation Authority

                      17:15-17:50 Showcase of New Start-ups from Academia Part 3 of 3
                      Moderator: Larry Love, CEO, Ariel Scientific Innovations
                      Daria Lemann-Blumenthal, CEO, Belkin Laser; Sheba
                      Hila Goldman Aslan, CEO, DiA Imaging Analysis; Ben Gurion University
                      Prof. Ayala Pollack, MD, Inventor & Medical Director, OphtimedRx; Clalit
                      Seth Salpeter, Co-Founder & CTO, CuResponse, Weizmann Institute of Science

                      17:40 Gil Granot-Mayer, CEO, YEDA; “Closing Remarks”

                      12:00  -  17:30
                      Hall C

                      Cutting Edge Medical Device Technologies: Metabolic, Ophthalmology

                        Metabolic Chairs: Irit Yaniv, MD, General Partner, Accelmed and Prof. Moshe Phillip, Director of the Institute for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Israel National Center for Childhood Diabetes

                        Ophthalmology Chair: Barak Azmon, MD, Ophthalmic Entrepreneur

                        Metabolic Session (Presentations + Q&A by Co-chairs)

                        12:00-12:17 Yuval Avni, CEO, Beta O2: “Bio Artificial Pancreas”

                        12:17-12:34 Boaz Behar, CEO, Digma Medical: “Restoring Glycemic Control – Type 2 Diabetes”

                        12:34-12:51 Eran Atlas, CEO, DreaMed Diabetes: “Ask your Advisor; decision-support technology for patient-specific insulin treatment plans”

                        12:51-13:08 Dan Hashimshony, PhD, Medical Device Entrepreneur, CEO, Epitomee: “A Self-Administered, Drug-Free Shapeshifting pH Sensitive Super Absorbent Scaffold That Promotes Weight Loss By Balancing Food Consumption”

                        13:08-13:25 Boaz Brill, CEO, GluSense: “GluSense GlydeTM CGM – a Long-term Implantable Glucose Sensor”

                        13:25-13:42 Yael Glassman, CEO, Nutrino Health: “How Personalized Nutrition & FoodPrint™ Contributes to Diabetes Care”

                        13:42-13:59 Christopher R. Shepard, GM/Chief Executive, SmartZyme BioPharma: “Better Continuous Glucose Monitors with a Next-Generation Glucose-Sensing Enzyme”

                        14:00-15:30 Lunch Break

                        Ophthalmology Session (Presentation + Q&A by co-chairs & panelists)
                        Prof. Anat Loewenstein MD, MHA, Head, Ophthalmology Division, Tel Aviv Medical Center
                        Prof. Ehud Assia, MD, Head, Ophthalmology Division, Meir Medical Center
                        Elo Kent, Head, Global Innovation , Santen
                        Barak Azmon, MD, Ophthalmic Entrepreneur

                        15:30-15:47 Ram Ben-Yehuda, Senior VP Operations, Orcam Technologies: “OrCam – Sophisticated Technology for the Low Vision and Blind”

                        15:47-16:04 Aryeh Batt, Co-Founder & CEO, Precise Bio: “Bio-manufacturing – Printing the Eye“

                        16:04-16:21 Nahum Ferera, CEO & Co-Founder, EyeYon Medical“EyeYon Medical – Innovative Solutions for Corneal Healing”

                        16:21-16:38 Yaakov Milstain, CEO, Nano-Retina: “Artificial Retina”

                        16:38-16:55 Shahaf Zommer, Project Manager, BeyeOnics-Elbit “Placing the Surgeon in the Center – A Novel 3D Visualization Platform for Eye Surgery Providing Transparent Display, Data Overlay and Guidance”

                        16:55-17:12 Marc Abitbol, CEO, Visionix, “Visionix: From the Incubator to  a Global Market Leader”

                        17:12-17:29 Udi Gordon, CEO, CameraEyes: “The Next Generation of Fundus Cameras”


                        15:30  -  17:00
                        Hall D

                        Start-up Competition by Israel Innovation Authority

                          Alpha Tau Medical

                          Neurosteer, Prof Nathan Intrator, CEO

                          NovaSight, Ran Yam, CEO

                          PixCell Medical, Dr Avishay Bransky

                          Brainvivo, Assaf Horowitz, CEO

                          CorNeat Vision, Dr. Gilad Litvin, CMO

                          TempraMed Israel, Ron Nagar

                          E-Motion Medical Ltd.

                          Barimote Ltd,  Lior Fleischer, CEO

                          SpacePharma, Yair Glick, Director of Microgravity Research

                          Thursday, May 17, 2018

                          09:30  -  11:05
                          Hall A

                          Plenary Session

                            09:30-09:45 Winner of Startup Competition
                            Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chairman, Israel Innovation Authority

                            09:45-10:25 Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering at Google Research“Accelerating Bio Discovery with Machine Learning” 

                            10:25-11:05 Paul R. Biondi, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb: “Business Development’s Key Role in Delivering the BMS Strategy”

                            11:05  -  11:35

                            Coffee Break

                              11:35  -  17:25
                              Hall A

                              Digital Health, IoT, and Big Data – New Armamentarium in Medicine

                                Co-Chairs: Anat Naschitz, Managing Director, Orbimed Advisors and Allen Kamer, Managing Partner, OurCrowd Qure

                                11:35-11:40 Anat Naschitz, Managing Director, Orbimed Advisors

                                11:40-11:45 Allen Kamer, Managing Partner, OurCrowd Qure

                                11:45-12:05 Elie Lobel, CEO, Orange Healthcare: “Leveraging Technology & Data For Consumer’s Health Improvement”

                                12:05-12:40 John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess System: “Emerging Innovations in Healthcare Information Technology”

                                12:40-13:15 Peter H.J. van der Goes, Jr., Partner, Head of Healthcare IT and Digital Health Banking at Goldman Sachs: “Healthcare Technology: The Outlook for M&A and Capital Markets Activity”

                                13:15-13:45 Joshua Milner, MD, Chief, Genetics and Pathogenesis of Allergy Section, National Institute of Health: “Building a System and a Culture of Sharing in the Ever Blurring Line of Clinical and Research Genomics”

                                13:35-15:05 Lunch Break

                                AI AND CYBER
                                15:o5-15:20 Ziv Ofek, Founder and CEO, MDClone: “Liberating the Data: when Big-Data and Innovation Meet”

                                15:20-15:35 Amir Magner, CEO, CyberMDX: “Strategies for Mitigating Medical Devices Cyber-Security Threats”

                                PATIENT DRIVEN CARE
                                15:35-15:50 Ofer Tzadik, COO, TytoCare: “TytoCare: A New Model for Healthcare Delivery”

                                15:50-16:05 Ran Shaul, Co-Founder, K Health: “Patient Empowerment for Better Health”

                                16:05-16:20 Ariel Beery, CEO, MobileODT“How MobileODT is Disrupting Women’s Health using AI/ML”

                                16:20-16:35 Prof. Amir Lerman, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic: “Patient Derived Care: The Physician’s Perspective”

                                DATA AND BIOLOGY – A 2 WAY STREET
                                16:35-16:50 Prof. Shai Shen Orr, Chief Scientist, CytoReason; Faculty of Medicine, Technion: “CytoReason: A Machine Learning Model of the Immune System for Informed Decision Making in Drug Development”

                                16:50-17:05 Prof. Zohar Yakhini,  School of Computer Science, Herzeliya Inter-Disciplinary Center: “Synthetic DNA – From Regulation to Storage”

                                17:05-17:25 Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering at Google Research: “Connecting with Industry” 


                                11:35  -  17:25
                                Hall B

                                Personalized Diagnostics and Treatments

                                  Chair: Varda Shalev, MD, MPA, Managing Director, Morris Kahn & Maccabi Research and Innovation Institute at Maccabi Health Care Services

                                  11:35-11:55 Varda Shalev, MD, MPA, Managing Director, Morris Kahn & Maccabi Research and Innovation Institute at Maccabi Health Care Services: “Opening Remarks” & Presentation: “Personalized Medicine and Big Data – Morris Kahn and Maccabi Research and Innovation Institute”

                                  11:55-12:20 Miro Venturi, PhD, Global Head – Diagnostics Biomarkers & Personalized Healthcare, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd: “The Future of Personalized Healthcare: The Interplay of Disease, Information and Technologies”

                                  12:20-12:35 Reuven Duer, PhD, Founder & CEO, Proactive Diagnostics: “Monitoring Chronic Inflammation – Proactive Diagnostics”

                                  12:35-13:00 Randy J. Prebula, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.:  “FDA Oversight of Personalized and Precision Diagnostics – Increasing Familiarity and Emerging Flexibility”

                                  13:00-13:15 Ran Shaul, Co-Founder, K Health: “What 4K Doctors said about my Symptoms”

                                  113:15-13:30 Joseph Mossel, CEO & Co-Founder, Ibex Medical Analytics Ltd: “Leveraging AI-based Algorithms and Deep Learning for Prostate Cancer Diagnostics”

                                  13:35-15:05 Lunch Break

                                  15:05-15:30 David Fenstermacher, PhD, VP R&D-Bioinformatics, Medimmune

                                  15:30-15:50 Prof. Gideon Rechavi, MD, PhD, Head, Sheba Cancer Research Center

                                  15:50-16:05 Dekel Taliaz, CEO, Taliaz: “Using AI and Real-world Data for the Design of Decision Support Tools for Doctors”

                                  16:05-16:25 Shai Rosenberg, MD, PhD, Neuro-Oncology and Head of Cancer Computational Biology Lab., Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center: “Personalized Medicine for Glioma”

                                  16:25-16:40 David Israeli, MD, CEO, Magenta Medical: “First-in-Man Experience with the Transcatheter Renal Venous Decongestion System for the Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure”

                                  16:40-16:55 Haim Gil-Ad, CEO, NovellusDx: “NovellusDx – Solving the missing piece of Cancer Dx”

                                  16:55-17:10 Lihi Segal, CEO, Day Two: “DayTwo Personalized Nutrition Based on Your Gut Microbiome” 

                                  17:10-17:25 Eldad Shemesh, Cofounder & CEO, Cardiacsense: “Continuous Monitoring Device for Heart Arrhythmia and Hypertension“

                                  11:35  -  17:20
                                  Hall C

                                  Brain Health

                                    Chair: Tetsuyuki Maruyama, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Dementia Discovery Fund, SV Life Sciences Managers

                                    11:35-11:55 Tetsuyuki Maruyama, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Dementia Discovery Fund, SV Life Sciences Managers: “Where are we in Research, Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimer Disease and Dementia? – Lessons in Drug Development from the Past Year and the Status of the Current Drugs in Late-phase Development“

                                    11:55-13:05 Panel: “Innovations In-development” to Improve Treatment for Brain Diseases – Challenge the Traditional Drug Development Frameworks
                                    Moderator: Tetsuyuki Maruyama, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Dementia Discovery Fund, SV Life Sciences Managers
                                    Panelists: :
                                    Mark Carlton, CSO, Cerevance Therapeutics
                                    Michal Schnaider Beeri, PhD, Director, Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center
                                    Michael C. Irizarry, Vice-President of Early Phase Neurosciences, Eli Lilly
                                    Michael Martin, PhD, Global Head, Takeda Ventures, Inc
                                    Yuval Mor, CEO, Beyond Verbal: “Using Voice and AI to Revolutionize Healthcare by Discovering Vocal Biomarkers”

                                    13:05-13:20 Eyal Baror, CEO, Neuronix Medical

                                    13:20-13:35 Gili Hart, CEO, Mitoconix: “Treating Neurodegeneration by Improving Mitochondria Health”

                                    13:35-15:05 Lunch Break

                                    15:05-16:05 Panel: Getting Closer to Validated Biomarkers
                                    Moderator: Tetsuyuki Maruyama, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Dementia Discovery Fund, SV Life Sciences Managers
                                    Prof. John Gallacher, Director, Dementia Platform UK, University of Oxford
                                    Michael C. Irizarry, Vice-President of Early Phase Neurosciences, Eli Lilly
                                    Prof. Nir Giladi, MD, Director, Neurology Division, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

                                    16:05-16:20 Sefi Epel, CEO, BrainMarc: “No Pain No Gain”

                                    16:20-16:35 Adam Shames, Director of Business Development & Strategy, Brainsway: “Deep TMS for the Aging Population”

                                    16:35-16:50 Michal Izrael, VP of R&D ALS & Neurodegenerative Diseases, Kadimastem: “Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Astrocytes for the Treatment of ALS, and Insuling Secreting Islets for the Treatment of Diabetes”

                                    16:50-17:05 Ehab Shakour, CEO, InnoSphere: “InnoSphere Overview”

                                    17:05-17:20 Prof. Jonathan Javitt, Founder & CEO, NeuroRx, Inc: “Suicide is a Druggable Target: Treating Suicidal Depression and PTSD with a Small Molecule NMDA/5-HT2A Dual-targeted Drug Platform”