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Bio Connections Australia

Optimising Clinical Trials | Commercialising Great Science | Partnering for Growth

19-20 August 2019 | Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

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Early bird rate (save $400) expires 14 June 2019 // SEE PRICING BELOW


Australia is well positioned to be a leading destination for early phase clinical trials – currently commencing over 1000 new trials each year. But how can we further capitalise on this opportunity?

Bio Connections Australia is an annual, national event designed to foster the growth of early phase clinical research in Australia.

As a unique platform for networking and discussion, this comprehensive, two-day conference focuses on drug discovery, early phase clinical trials, translational research, and expediting Australia’s great science into commercialisation.

Bringing together a mix of the nation’s industry executives, researchers, and academics, the event is also attended by international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies looking to conduct clinical trial activity in Australia.

Key topics for discussion include:

  • The opportunities and obstacles to early phase clinical trials in Australia vs International
  • Aussie biotech success stories & the path to commercial success
  • Optimising drug development in Australia
  • Global best practice tools & techniques for designing a clinical development programme
  • Leveraging Emerging Technologies Including Machine Learning & Deep Sequencing for Clinical Development
  • Medical device trials in Australia
  • Assessing partnerships in clinical trials
  • Translational research and expediting research into commercialization
  • Models for turning discovery into drugs
  • Finding the funding – navigating challenges and getting ahead of the pack
  • Government incentives for biotech, pharma and medtech companies in Australia
  • Recruitment and engagement in clinical trials across Australia
  • Mitigating risk and ensuring patient safety
  • Australia as a springboard into Asia – regional partnership opportunities
  • The regulatory environment in Australia & comparing international regulatory pathways
  • Governance, bureaucracy, ethics: How we cultivate innovation rather than stifling it
  • Driving greater collaboration across academia and industry



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Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2795$2395+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (19/08/2019) $150+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2095$1695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner (19/08/2019) $150+GST
  • Early bird rate expires 14 June 2019


Dr Thomas Oxley

CEO and Founder, Synchron

Mark Sullivan

2019 VIC Australian of the Year and Managing Director, Medicines Development for Global Health

Jin-San Yoo

President & CEO, PharmAbcine, Inc, South Korea

Sam Cobb

Managing Director & CEO, AdAlta

Megan Baldwin

Managing Director & CEO, Opthea

Jeannie Joughin

Chief Commercial Advisor, Enable Injections Inc & Independent Commercial Advisor & Consultant

Dr Anand Gautam

Senior Director & Head l Asia Discovery lab & CTI l Emerging Science & Innovation, Pfizer

Chevlin Lee

Managing Principal, Chalten Capital

Brett Roberts

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

Professor Jacob George

Director, Storr Liver Centre at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research; Head, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Westmead Hospital and Sydney West Local Health District

Anita Van Der Meer

Clinical Trials Support Unit | Office for Health and Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health

Leanne Weeks

Program Director, CT:IQ

Gary Phillips

CEO, Pharmaxis

Leslie Chong

MD & CEO, Imugene

Kathy Harrison

Head of IP Strategy, ProTA Therapeutics

when & where

19 - 20 Aug 2019

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Rd,
Albert Park, VIC 3004
(03) 9529 4300

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Frankie Brewer
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4015

Danielle Newman
Business Development Executive
+61 (2) 9080 4432

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