From Molecule to Miracle: An Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process

From Molecule to Miracle: An Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process
Event on 2015-10-23 08:00:00
Please join the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) and healthcare stakeholders from throughout California at the October 23 "From Molecule to Miracle" event in San Diego. At this free educational seminar, you will learn about the challenging process of drug discovery, development and approval. It takes an average of more than 10 years for a medicine to make it from the molecule stage in a lab to the medicine cabinet – if it makes it at all. The chance of a new lifesaving drug getting to market is one in 5,000, and of those that make it, only two out of 10 actually pay for themselves. Featured topics include: Types of Drugs – Biologics vs. Small Molecule Spotlight on Biologics for Chronic Conditions Safety and Efficacy Testing Therapeutic Options Preclinical and Clinical Trials Keynote Speaker: Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum, BioTech Primer Prior to joining BioTech Primer five years ago, Dr. Burke worked as a patent writer for ISIS Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad, CA, taught biology and biotechnology classes at San Diego Miramar College, and conducted post-doctoral research on the molecular pathogenesis of respiratory syncytial virus and Lassa fever virus at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Burke received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Burke delivers training classes nationally and internationally, and has been an invited speaker at many events including the annual BIO International Convention and the California Life Science HR Conference. Patient Perspectives Panel: Moderator: Scott Suckow, Vice President of Development and Government Relations, Mental Health Systems and Convener, California Chronic Care Coalition in San Diego County Panelists: Mary Ball, President & CEO, Alzheimer's Association of San Diego/Imperial Counties   Karen Hooper, Executive Vice President, National Multiple Sclerosis Society / Pacific South Coast Chapter   Susan Mahler, Ph.D., Heart Transplant Survivor and Board Member, American Heart Association / American Stroke Association – San Diego Division; Patient Advisor, Kaiser Permanente San Diego / Southern California Regional   For additional information, please contact Jodi Epstein at: or (323) 466-3445. Complimentary breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Free parking is available on-site.

at Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, United States

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