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EPPIC was founded on March 4, 1998, by a group of Silicon Valley life science professionals who shared both a passion for their industry and a common heritage from the Indian subcontinent. EPPIC's mission is to promote networking, entrepreneurship and mentoring for life science professionals, create US-India life science synergy, and be a resource for industry and academia.

EPPIC is an entirely volunteer-driven non-profit organization run by individuals passionate about making a difference. EPPIC has a number of illustrious scientists and industry leaders as active members who are in synch with the latest ideas, trends, needs and drive the organization's mission. It is noteworthy that in the past 15 years EPPIC has organized over 50 quarterly networking events and seven annual conferences for the benefit of the life science community, not to mention the numerous start ups and longstanding mentoring relationships that have blossomed out of EPPIC meetings. EPPIC events have attracted sponsorships from well-regarded industry leaders and corporate houses. Industry leaders have endorsed EPPIC events for rich and meaningful science and engineering content and the valuable networking opportunities that EPPIC events create. EPPIC membership is open to all professionals interested in all sectors and functions in the life science industry.

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EPPICon 2015 - 9th Annual EPPIC Global Conference


Digital Disruption in Life Sciences


Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA


About EPPICon 2015: The life sciences industry is on the precipice of a digital disruption. The next few years will provide numerous opportunities that will fundamentally change how life science companies deliver healthcare in a patient-centric paradigm. EPPICon 2015 will explore interdisciplinary technology breakthroughs with an exponential impact on accelerating concept-to-commercialization of drugs and medical devices. EPPIC has invited thought leaders who are playing a lead role in shaping the future of the life science industry through technological innovation. Come, listen, participate and network with experts in the biotechnology and pharma industry, diagnostics and medical devices, digital health and venture capital.

EPPICon 2015 will continue to showcase the exciting Speed Pitch panel wherein startups looking for funding will make a pitch to a panel of investors. The conference will also recognize, for the first time, startup companies from around the globe that will compete to receive the 2015 "EPPIC Eleven" awards.

Join us for an exciting EPPICon 2015!

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Researchers, Investors and Professionals (including Service Providers) from Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Digital Health, IT Technology and Academia

Registration: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yykzt
- Advance Registration: $150 (Mar 17th to 27th)
- On-site Registration: $175 (Mar 28th)
- EPPIC Charter Members / Sponsors / Event Speakers: Complimentary (Please contact EPPIC Global at eppic@eppicglobal.org for details)

EPPICon 2015 Conference Agenda
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome Address: Ravi Mistry, EPPIC Global President
Opening / Plenary Keynote: "How Advancing Technologies Will Transform Healthcare"
Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University
Panel 1: Drug Development - Novel Approaches
Dr. Suneel Gupta, CSO, Impax Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Brandon Allgood, CTO, Numerate
Dr. Dirk Brockstedt, SVP, Research & Development, Aduro BioTech
Dr. Eric Peters, Group Leader, Companion Diagnostics Development, Genentech
Panel 2: Innovations in Devices/Diagnostics
Dr. Mickey Urdea, Co-Founder & Partner, Halteres Associates
Lucy Lu, CCO, iNDx Lifecare
Dr. Chirag Patil, Neurosurgeon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Anurag Mairal, Executive Vice President, Orbees Medical
Panel 3: Investor Panel
Dr. Faz Bashi, Chair of Digital Health & Sciences Screening Committee, Life Science Angels
Vinod Mahendroo, Band of Angels
Nat Goldhaber, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures
Dr. Rajeev Dadoo, Partner, SR One
Speed Pitch:
Invited Startups to Pitch to Panel of Investors
Panel 4: Digital Health
Dr. David Persing, CTO, Cepheid
Dr. Deborah Profit, Director, Corporate Projects, Otsuka
Dr. Marsha Rose Gillentine, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox LLC
Jared Heyman, CEO, CrowdMed
Closing Keynote: "The Importance of Innovation and Science in Addressing Global Health Challenges in the Developing World"
Kim Bush, Director, Life Sciences Partnerships, Gates Foundation
Closing Remarks:
Dr. Raji Pillai & Mohan Uttarwar, EPPICon 2015 Co-Chairs
Evening Reception & EPPIC Eleven Awards Ceremony

EPPICon 2015 Program
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Previous Annual Events »
2014: EPPIC Annual Conference 2014, Saturday, March 29, 2014 - Interdisciplinary Innovations in Life Sciences  [more...]
2013: EPPIC Annual Conference 2013, Sunday, January 6, 2013 - New Frontiers in Health Care Sciences  [more...]
2012: EPPIC Annual Conference 2012, Sunday, January 8, 2012 - Leveraging Emerging Markets and Technologies in Life Sciences [more...]
2011: EPPIC Annual Conference 2011, Sunday, January 9, 2011 - Partnering Paradigms for Life Sciences  [more...]
2010: EPPIC Annual Conference 2010, Sunday, January 10, 2010 - Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Life Sciences  [more...]
2009: EPPIC Annual Conference 2009, Sunday, January 11, 2009 - A Passage to Innovation in the Life Sciences  [more...]
2008: EPPIC's Biennial Symposium, January 12, 2008 - Life Sciences Business in India- The Next Steps [more...]

Interactive Symposium focussed on:
Innovative R & D and Follow-on Biologics

The event was a grand success and attracted participants from different continents.

EPPIC Symposium - 2005, Information and Photographs [more...]
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