© PHARMED CANADA

AGENDA 2018

11:30-12:00

                   INSCRIPTION | REGISTRATION

12:00 

Mots d'ouverture |Opening remarks

Perry Niro, President, Pharmed Canada, Executive Director, Quebec Center for Biotechnology Innovation   

12:10 - 13:00
Déjeuner conférence | Luncheon Conference
 

The Power Of Persistence!
Dr. Sheldon Elman

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER, MEDISYS HEALTH GROUP

FOUNDING PARTNER,  PERSISTENCE CAPITAL PARTNERS

 

13:15 - 14:00    

Alternative Financing Models in Life Sciences

 

Moderator: Andreanne Auger, Senior Patent Agent, BCF Legal Services

Super Angel Funds: The BCF Ventures Investment Model

George Korkejian, Investment Counsel, BCF Ventures

 

Impact investment in Life Sciences: the Neomed case study

Pierre-Yves Desbiens, Chief Operating Officer, Néomed

Update on CED’s New Business Assistance Program for Start-Ups
Jean-Phillipe Charbonneau, Advisor, Greater Montréal Business office, Economic Development Canada

 

 

14:00 - 15:00    

Fireside talk - The Journey of Successful Life Science Entrepreneurs

Moderator: Anthony Ferrara, Associate Vice President, Life sciences and Health - Business Banking, National Bank of Canada
 

Speakers

- Roberto Bellini,President & CEO, Bellus Health

- Martin Leblanc,President & CEO, Caprion 

- Pierre Lemieux, COO, Acasti Pharma

- Serge Verreault, President & CEO, Crescita Therapeutics

 

Topics

- A bit of background on the entrepreneur’s story

- What drives you to keep going when it's really tough

- The challenges you faced, the solutions you built

- The importance of maintaining activities in Quebec

15:00        Networking Break

15:20 - 15:50

Life Sciences Stock Exchange & Public Market Overview

 

Moderator: Lolita Guerrera, Associate Vice-President, RBC Royal Bank

 

Market Review in Life Sciences

Douglas Miehm, Managing Director, Global Research, Healthcare,

RBC Capital Markets, Toronto

 

15:50 - 17:15

 Dragon Den's Start-Up Pitch
Four companies will make a 5 minutes pitch to our panels of investors. The panelists will be invited to comment on the presentation, give some advice and share some insight. Following these presentations, participants will be invited to vote on the best presentation. 

 

The winner will receive a package of professional services. 

 

This year's Dragons are:

1. Jean-Francois Pariseau, Co-Founder and Partner, Amplitude Ventures

2. Pierre Beauparlant, Venture Partner, Sanderling Ventures

3. Sheldon Elman, Founder and Partner, Medisys / Persistence Capital

4. Michael Mee, Senior Associate, Flagship Ventures
5. Stefan Larson, Partner, Sectoral Asset Management

Our participants this year are:

- Jeremi Lavoie, Co-Founder & CEO, Arctic Fox AI

- John Gillard, Vice President Drug Development, Kalgene Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Alain Rheault, Executive Vice President & CFO, StemAxon
- Yvan Beaudoin, President & CEO, THORASYS Thoracic Medical Systems Inc.

17:15

Closing Remarks & Networking Cocktail

​15:00

Closing & B2B Meetings