Celebrate Leadership and Innovation, Embrace Diversity, Foster Career

October 2, 2020

11:25 am - 12:00 pm ET

This session will start with a powerful Women Professionals panel discussion in collaboration with BioNJ. Prominent women leaders will share their experience and views on the topics related to leadership, gender equality, and career advancement of female professionals, as well as diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The world is facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. People everywhere are anxiously awaiting the emergence of effective vaccines and better therapies. The pharmaceutical and biotech industry have therefore become ever more vital. This session will feature our keynote speaker, Mr. Kenneth Frazier, Chairman, President and CEO of Merck, and other industry leaders, who will share their experience, viewpoints, and visions on the war between virus and humans. We will take the opportunity to honor and celebrate the great achievements of Dr. Roy Vagelos, Chairman of the Board at Regeneron, the retired Chairman and CEO of Merck, and a renowned philanthropist, who led the way in conquering prior viruses and saved millions of lives, and Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the Laureate of 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, whose research in understanding how misfolded proteins can spread through cells has laid a foundation for development of therapies for treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig's, among others. With them, we celebrate science, innovation, and humanity, and showcase our industry’s unique role and great promise for promoting health and saving lives in the new era.