Former Novartis CEO and Eli Lilly's Drug Development Leader are Featured Keynote Speakers at Veeva R&D Summit
Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) today announced that Joe Jimenez, former CEO of Novartis, and Rob Metcalf, vice president of medicines development at Eli Lilly and Company, are featured keynote speakers at the 2019 Veeva R&D Summit. As visionaries at the forefront of breakthrough treatments in life sciences, they will discuss opportunities to speed product development throughout the industry.
Mr. Metcalf will speak on Monday, Sept. 9, about the complexities and learnings in running a major pharmaceutical research and development organization. He will discuss how to speed the delivery of breakthrough science and get the right medicines to the right people safely and efficiently.
Tuesday will feature a fireside chat with Mr. Jimenez, whose commitment to research and development led Novartis to create one of the largest pipelines of self-originated drugs in the industry. Paul Sehkri, CEO of eGenesis, a leading-edge biotech focused on xenotransplantation, will discuss with Mr. Jimenez the impact of innovations such as gene therapy on patients and life sciences R&D.
More than 55 biopharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics professionals will share best practices using Veeva's unified suite of applications in clinical, regulatory, and quality to speed product development. Featured sessions include:
The 2019 Veeva R&D Summit takes place Sept. 8-10, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA and is expected to draw 1,700 life sciences professionals and industry experts. The annual event will include more than 75 sessions with leading life sciences companies:
Veeva R&D Summit is a complimentary event for Veeva customers and invited guests. Learn more, register, and view the full agenda at veeva.com/R&DSummit.
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