Speakers

SickBoy

SickBoy

Keynote Speaker

Biography

The three guys who make up Sickboy – Jeremie Saunders, Taylor Macgillivary and Brian Stever – are hilarious, ridiculously insightful and determined to break down the stigmas associated with illness and disease. Sickboy began because they recognized that when faced with difficult situations, illnesses and diseases, people tighten up, get awkward, and simply don’t know what to say. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, they help people understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh. Through the therapy of laughter, we can begin to understand that whether sick or healthy, we’re all human, and we’re all dying, so let’s talk about it.

It started in a public library recording room, moved into their own recording studio, was funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and within weeks they were among the top rated podcasts in the country. Their talks are engaging, forward thinking and hilarious. Let them inspire your audience and blow the conversation wide open today!

BioInnovation Challenge

List coming soon!

BIC Junior

List coming soon!

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.

Moderator

List coming soon!

The Future of Personalized Healthcare (Panel Session)

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.

Moderator

List coming soon!

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.

Moderator

List coming soon!