BioPort 2019 Schedule

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Registration (Light breakfast provided)
9:00am – 9:30am
BIC Junior (Open to the public)
Budding life science entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. (high school & first-year post-secondary students)
9:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break (on your own)
12:00pm – 1:30pm
BioInnovation Challenge (Open to the public)
Semi-finalists will pitch to a panel of judges to determine the top three finalists to go on stage during the BioPort conference on Wednesday, November 6th.
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Welcome Reception
Join us to open BioPort – For all conference attendees, an opportunity to meet and network.
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Kick-off Keynote: TBA
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Registration (Light breakfast provided)
7:30am – 8:30am
Welcome and Opening Address
Join us as members of industry and government discuss the opportunities within Health and Life Sciences.
8:30am – 8:45am
Growing our Health and Life Sciences Cluster (Fireside Chat)
How can industry align the interests of government, academia and research to develop a health and life sciences cluster that drives economic development in the region? In this fireside chat we will learn about effective cluster-based activities and initiatives that will foster entrepreneurship and innovation. Join us as we talk to trailblazers of cluster development and industry leaders about the opportunities and challenges of building a health and life sciences cluster.
8:45am - 10:00am
Networking Break
10:00am – 10:15am
BioInnovation Challenge - Final Presentations
The top three finalists will present to the judges and the audience to determine the winner, announced at the end of day.
10:15am - 11:15am
Moving Health and Life Sciences Forward (Presentation)
Scott Moffitt, Executive Director, BioNova
12:00pm – 12:25pm
Lunch Reception
12:00pm – 12:25pm
Keynote Luncheon: TBA
12:25pm – 2:00pm
Networking Break
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Concurrent session #1: The Future of Personalized Healthcare (Panel) Sponsored by Genome Atlantic
Personalized healthcare presents an incredible opportunity to revolutionize health. Enhancements in genomic testing, technology and health data are unlocking predictors of health and disease. Join us as we talk to industry trailblazers about the ecosystem of personalized healthcare in the region and the impacts for patients, clinicians, researchers and our health system.
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Concurrent session #2: Tapping into Atlantic Canada’s Natural Resource Economy (Panel)
How can we leverage our bio-resources in oceans, forestry and agriculture sustainably to build high value products like medicines, nutritional supplements and bioplastics to drive global innovation in Atlantic Canada? Join us as we talk to industry leaders about the growing global sustainable resources market.
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Announcement of BioInnovation Challenge Winner & Closing Reception
3:30pm – 4:30pm