Past event: Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences

Cross-functional perspectives and best practices for conducting efficient and effective due dilligence on M&A, licensing and strategicalliance targets

The 6th Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences, taking place on May 20-21, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA, is the industry's leading cross-functional life science event focused on the needs of due diligence professionals. This conference will highlight the latest M&A trends in the market, educate due diligence professionals on the different aspects and challenges faced by cross-functional team members, and provide attendees with the strategies and insight they need to effectively conduct thorough due diligence to ensure a profitable investment in a new product, portfolio, company or strategic alliance.

Over the last five years, this summit has provided due diligence professionals with a platform to explore innovative models and deal structures for collaborating with strategic partners, and discussed valuable strategies for conducting efficient and effective due diligence. Join your peers at the 6th Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences for the opportunity to network and engage with some of the industry's leading experts.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Gain valuable insight from cross-functional due diligence team members, as well as leaders in the medical device and biotech industries
  2. Understand how to conduct a comprehensive intellectual property due diligence investigation, and how it can alter the strategy for your deal
  3. Learn how to evaluate and effectively manage strategic alliances through case studies from industry leaders
  4. Explore best practices for companies of all sizes looking to acquire or in-license a product
  5. Discover the impact company culture can have on the success of integrating the workforce post-merger or acquisition

Who Should Attend:

This conference is designed for representatives from pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies with responsibilities in the follow areas:
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Alliance/Alliance Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Licensing
  • Intellectual Property and Patent Counsel
  • Search and Evaluation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Scientific Assessment
  • General Counsel/Corporate Counsel
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research and Development
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Operations
  • Lifecycle Management
This conference is also of interest to:
  • Investment Banks
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Data Room Providers
  • Due Diligence Consultants
  • Law Firms
  • Clinical Affairs and CRO Partners
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Partners


  • Jane Daun-Tremblay, Ph.D., Director, Due Diligence, EMD SERONO
  • Chris Davie, Executive Director, Diligence, MUNDIPHARMA
  • Miriam K. Franchini, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, CMC (R&D), SMITH & NEPHEW
  • Diego Garzon, Ph.D., MBA, Director, Scientific Assessment, ALLERGAN
  • Ian Hassan, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of Due Diligence and Evaluation, BAYER
  • Jill Kearney, MBA, Director, Licensing and Acquisitions, BioResearch Quality and Compliance, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • Joe Kiely, Director, Business Development and Licensing, GSK CONSUMER HEALTHCARE
  • Forrester Liddle, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Director of Intellectual Property, JOUNCE THERAPEUTICS
  • Mike Myers, Senior Director, Lilly Research Labs - Due Diligence, ELI LILLY
  • Will Tilton, MBA, Former Group Vice President, Due Diligence, Integration, and Divestment, SHIRE
  • Chris J. Vlahos, Ph.D., Global Head, External Innovation for Rare Diseases and Neuroscience, IPSEN

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Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market St, 19103
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Explore the comfort and fresh, contemporary vibe at the all-new Sonesta Philadelphia. A premier choice among hotels in Philadelphia enjoys spacious, modern accommodations and luxurious amenities while staying in the heart of downtown and only steps away from Rittenhouse Square.

Relax and retreat in spacious accommodations. Treat yourself to a tasty bite, cocktails, and people watching at ArtBar. Go for a swim or lounge with a drink at our seasonal rooftop pool. Or wander through our gallery featuring the finest local artists around the city. Casual sophistication, impeccable service, and delightful added touches are what set us apart from Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square hotels.

To make reservations please call 1.800. SONESTA and request the negotiated rate for ExL's May Meetings. To make reservations online Click Here

The group rate is available until May 7, 2019. Please book your room early as rooms available at this rate are limited.
Event details
Organizer : ExL
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20309