Main Conference Day One: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
8:35 AM OPENING KEYNOTE: Why You Matter: Saving Lives through Evolving Supply Chain and Patient Centric Delivery Models
This inspiring keynote will focus on the importance of a patient-centric company culture for adding deeper meaning to drug development and building patient advocacy into everyday business practice and strategy. Hear John’s experiences on how he went about setting up Novazyme Pharmaceuticals and overcame challenges in R&D to final drug delivery, saving his childrens’ lives against Pompe disease.
John Crowley is a well-chronicled biotech executive famous for his quest to cure two of his children of Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder. Crowley’s life in biotech is well documented. Recent books include The Cure by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geeta Anand and Crowley’s memoir Chasing Miracles. The movie Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell depicted Crowley and his wife Aileen’s path to find a cure for Pompe disease.