What is AIM?

A multi-university, academia-to-industry careers conference that will provide a forum for up to 200 graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals to learn from one another, discuss the future of the life science industry, and network. AIM is co-organized by Industry Link and the Science to Business Network.


MAJOR OBJECTIVES

  1. Expose graduate students to exciting industry career options.
  2. Discuss preparation for careers in the health science industry.
  3. Provide companies with a cost-effective platform to screen and recruit strong candidates. 

      HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote addresses
  • Panel discussions 
  • Networking meals
  • Company information fair

Venue

The Atrium @ McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1

The Atrium boasts an award winning design, 186,000 square feet, 5-level office, laboratory and conference facility offering collaborative space for researchers and entrepreneurs and is the commercialization hub of the park. The Atrium is home to over 40 businesses and organizations that are fostering innovation through development of new businesses, products, and research initiatives with a focus on commercialization.

 
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Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

9:00-9:45 | Registration & Breakfast

9:45-10:00 | Opening & Introductions

10:00-10:45 | Keynote Address

10:45-11:30 | Panel Discussion A

11:30-12:15 | Panel Discussion B

12:15-1:15 | Networking Lunch

1:15-2:00Keynote Address

2:00-2:45 | Panel Discussion C

2:45-3:00 | Closing Remarks

3:00-4:30Company Information Fair & Networking


Keynote SpeakerS

DR. BRUCE SEET Director of Medical Affairs Sanofi Pasteur

DR. BRUCE SEET

Director of Medical Affairs

Sanofi Pasteur

Dr. Bruce Seet earned a B.Sc (Honours human physiology) and Ph.D. (Microbiology and Immunology) from Western University (London, Canada), followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital (Toronto). He later completed his MBA (part time) at the Rotman School of Management (Toronto). Following a decade of research in academia, Dr. Seet joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2006 and held a variety of roles in Medical Affairs, Marketing, Policy and Market Access and Reimbursement and supported a range of therapy areas such as vaccines, oncology and other specialty care products. He is currently a Director, Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur Canada. Among his volunteer work, he guest lectures at the Rotman School of Management, serves on the Research Management Committee and the HQP Development Committee for BioCanRx, an NCE that accelerates the development of biotherapeutics for cancer treatment, and is the President and founder of the Science to Business Network (S2BN).

 
DR. SHURJEEL CHOUDHRI Senior Vice President and Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs Bayer HealthCare

DR. SHURJEEL CHOUDHRI

Senior Vice President and Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs

Bayer HealthCare

Dr. Shurjeel Choudhri Senior Vice President and Head, Medical and Scientific Affairs at Bayer HealthCare. Dr. Choudhri is responsible for contributing to both the Canadian and International Business objectives, with timely development, registration, and post-registration scientific/medical support for innovative, safe and effective pharmaceutical products of Bayer, Inc. Dr. Choudhri joined Bayer Corporation in 1999 and has significant experience with the Bayer US medical and Global Medical organizations. He served as Global Clinical Leader of Anti-Infectives with the Bayer Global Clinical Development group. Prior to Bayer, Dr. Choudhri served as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medical Microbiology and Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was also the Director of the AIDS program at the St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg; and the Manitoba Satellite Director for the Canadian HIV Clinical Trials Network. He completed a senior research fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1996, he was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Association of HIV Researchers. Dr. Choudhri authored or co-authored over 100 scientific abstracts and contributed to over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Choudhri obtained his MD from the University of Manitoba and also did his specialty training in Internal Medicine and sub-speciality training in Infectious Diseases in Manitoba.


PANELISTS

Andrew Chin Junior Consultant, Mark Longo and Associates

Andrew Chin

Junior Consultant, Mark Longo and Associates

Eleanor Ndaiga Communications Analyst, Bloom Burton & Co.

Eleanor Ndaiga

Communications Analyst, Bloom Burton & Co.

Dr. Gabriel Gyulay Medical Science Liaison, Bayer

Dr. Gabriel Gyulay

Medical Science Liaison, Bayer

Dr. Heather VanSeggelen Scientific Advisor, GSK

Dr. Heather VanSeggelen

Scientific Advisor, GSK

Katie Porter Director of Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences

Katie Porter

Director of Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences

Professor Maja CEO, ALL IN Inc. 

Professor Maja

CEO, ALL IN Inc. 

Dr. Nicole De Long Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Dr. Nicole De Long

Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

PJ Stephen Creative Strategist, Klick Health

PJ Stephen

Creative Strategist, Klick Health

Dr. Sarthak Matravadia Research & Development, Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. 

Dr. Sarthak Matravadia

Research & Development, Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. 

Dr. Tom Leung Founder and CSO, BenchSci

Dr. Tom Leung

Founder and CSO, BenchSci

Dr. Youssef Hayek Consultant, Shift Health

Dr. Youssef Hayek

Consultant, Shift Health

 

[More panelist profiles coming soon!]


Participating Companies 


Sponsors

Gold

 
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Silver

 
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Bronze

 
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Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact us here to learn more about the various sponsorship packages. 


REGISTRATION

Graduate Student/Post-Doctoral Fellow - $20

Academic Faculty/Staff - $30

Industry Professional - $30