CHI to Host the 3rd Annual Companion Diagnostics Conference, Aug. 22-23, 2012, Washington, DC

Hear Diagnostics Perspectives on Personalized Medicine and Companion Tests. This conference is part of the Next Generation Dx Summit: Moving Assays to the Clinic.
May 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) will host its 3rd Annual Companion Diagnostics conference on August 22-23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. This conference is part of CHI’s Next Generation Dx Summit: Moving Assays to the Clinic. This unique program presents diagnostics perspectives on personalized medicine and companion tests development from industry and academia.

The conference will cover some of the most important issues, including:

- Solutions for successful partnership with pharmaceutical companies
- Scientific advances in companion testing
- Reimbursement of companion testing
- Business models for pharma-diagnostics partnership
- Internal diagnostics and pharmaceutical partnership

Plenary Keynote Session:
Regulation of LDTs and RUOs

Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of in vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety, Food & Drug Administration
Moderated by: Franklin R. Cockerill, III, M.D., Ann and Leo Markin Professor of Microbiology & Medicine; Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; President and CEO, Mayo Medical Laboratories and Mayo Collaborative Services, Inc.

Plenary Keynote:
Position of IVDs on Regulatory Issues

Alan Mertz, President, American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA)

Diagnostic Manufacturers: Key Regulatory Issues
Andrew C. Fish, Executive Director, AdvaMedDx

Distinguished Speaker Faculty:

Peter Collins, Ph.D., Vice President  & Head, Diagnostics, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Philip D. Cotter, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G., Co-Founder, ResearchDx, LLC
Bruce H. Davis, M.D., President & Founder, Trillium Diagnostics, LLC
David C. Duffy, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Quanterix Corporation
Gavin Erickson, Principal Consultant, GfK Bridgehead
Joseph V. Ferrara, President, Boston Healthcare
Matthew J. Hawryluk, Ph.D., Director, Business Development , Foundation Medicine, Inc.
Elaine K. Jeter, M.D., Medical Director, Palmetto GBA
Walter Koch, Ph.D., Vice President & Head, Global Research, Roche Molecular Systems
Tara Kochis, President, Slone Partners
Rainer Metzger, Ph.D., Vice President, Pharma Partnerships, Leica Biosytems
Richard A. Montagna, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, RHEONIX, Inc.
Michael Nohaile, Ph.D., Global Head, Novartis Molecular Diagnostics
Richard K. Schatzberg, President and CEO, Generation Health
Catherine A. Schnabel, Ph.D., Senior Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs, bioTheranostics, Inc.
Cecilia Schott, Ph.D., M.B.A., Business Development Director, Personalized Healthcare, AstraZeneca
Premal Shah, Ph.D., Director, Business Development, Genomic Health, Inc.
Charles (Buck) Strom, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Medical Director, Genetics, Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
Patrick F. Terry, Principal, Pricing & Market Access Practice, Scientia Advisors
Speaker to be Announced, Myriad RBM
Sheila D. Walcoff, Esq., Founding Principal, Goldbug Strategies LLC and Counsel for the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine

As part of the Next Generation Dx Summit (Enabling Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Emerging Molecular Markers of Cancer, Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Disease, Companion Diagnostics, Commercialization of Molecular Diagnostics, Mass Spec for the Clinic), this event will bring together all of the major players in the evolving areas of diagnostics.

Those that register by June 1 will save up to $350.

To register and view the full agenda, visit

To inquire about sponsorship/exhibit opportunities, contact Joseph Vacca at 781-972-5431,

Writers and editors are invited to attend.  To request a press pass, email

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