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November 14, 2019
21c Museum Hotel
Downtown Nashville

LSTCON is a powerful gathering for life science industry leaders to share the latest innovations moving the industry forward. 

AGENDA

8:30 a.m………………………….Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:30 a.m………………………….Keynote: Health Care and the Line at Starbucks

          Mark Baum, Founder and CEO, Harrow Health, Inc.

10:15 a.m………………………..General Session: Advances & Opportunities in Brain Science

          Lisa Monteggia, Barlow Family Director, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute

11:00 a.m……………………….Morning Breakout Sessions

So You Want to Write an SBIR Grant

Steven Ripp, COO, 490 Biotech Inc.

Jim Stefansic, Development Director, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc.

Updates on Predictive Medicine

Lisa Bastarache, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Brandy Mapes, Senior Project Manager, the Data and Research Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jud Schneider, Chief Technology Officer, Nashville Biosciences

11:45 a.m………………………….Networking Lunch – Presented by Vertex

12:00 p.m…………………………General Session: AgTech’s Journey to Market

Corinne Gould, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, TN Dept. of Agriculture

Claire Kinlaw, Director of Innovation Technology, Danforth Plant Science Center

Vaughan Stewart, Head of Customer Experience, Indigo Ag

12:45 p.m…………………………Life Science Tennessee Update

1:15 p.m…………………………..Legislative Update

Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville)

1:30 p.m…………………………..Assessing Tennessee’s Life Science Industry

Jennifer Ozawa, Senior Economist of Innovation and Economic Development, RTI International

2:15 p.m……………………………Afternoon Break

2:45 p.m…………………………..Afternoon Breakout Sessions

The Truth About IP

Matt Cox, Partner, Intellectual Property Group, Waller

Seth Ogden, Senior Associate, Patterson Intellectual Property Law

Bridging the Gap between Health Care and Life Science

Denise Bash, Vice-President, Strategic Account Development, The Lockwood Group

3:30 p.m…………………………..General Session: Innovation Across Tennessee

Jamari Brown, Director of Economic and Community Development, Nashville/Davidson County

Gwyn Fisher, Greater Memphis Regional Director, TN Dept. Economic & Community Development

Rep. Robin Smith (R-Hixson) 

Ted Townsend, Board Chairman, Life Science Tennessee (moderator)

4:00 p.m…………………………..Scipreneur Challenge Winners

4:15 p.m……………………………Venture Forum – Presented by Waller

5:30 p.m……………………………Tennessee Celebration Closing Reception