Chicago, Illinois USA

June 21-22, 2016

Featured Speakers

Matthew DeSilva, CEO, Notable Labs

Daphna Laifenfeld, Ph.D., Director, Personalized and Predictive Medicine and Big Data Analytics, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Aytekin Oto, MD, Professor of Radiology, Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging, Chief of Body MRI, The University of Chicago

Larry Sklar, Ph.D., The Maralyn S. Budke and Robert E. Anderson Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Drug Discovery, Director, UNM Center for Molecular Discovery, The University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Marty St. Clair, Ph.D., Clinical Virology, ViiV Healthcare

Vikram Sudarson, Head, Cipla Technologies, Cipla New Ventures

Alice Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Verge Genomics


About the Conference

Join us in Chicago, where we will highlight the latest developments in the fields of drug repositioning, repurposing and rescue. This conference continues to serve as a global meeting place for those engaged in efforts to further drug development through new means of collaborations, including patient advocacy efforts and industry/academic/government cooperation. 

Key Themes at This Year's Conference

Emphasis on and engagement with patient advocacy groups, who are investing in drug repositioning efforts to an unprecedented degree
The conference will explore how new partnerships between various groups, including government, industry and academia are teaming up to advance repurposing efforts 
Leaders in drug repositioning will discuss their successes, failures and the way forward 
Government/Academic/Industry Collaborations will be explored and highlighted in order to determine how disparate groups can achieve success
Repurposing is no longer based on serendipity as more and more companies are designing tools to streamline and increase the odds of success

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What Past Attendees Have to Say About this Conference

"They were great presentations, which delivered valuable information ranging from the computational method to rational selections, successful drug repositioning cases, patent knowledge, and foundation grant opportunities."
“It was a perfectly organized conference. The topics were very good combined and there was enough time for discussion and networking. It was also a perfect size.”
“Great group of people was assembled making for excellent discussion and networking”
"I was able to have an opportunity to interact with all attendees."
“I liked that everyone here is openly networking and trying to help each other succeed. Thank you for selecting great speakers.”
"Quality of attendees was great!"
"Very well put together topics - diverse and quite interesting."
"Hearing multiple perspectives and approaches to drug repurposing was very helpful and gave a broad picture of what is happening."
"The quality of presentations and the combinations of different approaches were excellent."
"I appreciated the diversity of preclinical and clinical, industry and academics, for-profit and non-profit."

More About Drug Repositioning, Repurposing and Rescue

Drug repositioning has emerged as a potentially cost-effective and quicker alternative to provide new drugs for pharmaceutical companies’ waning pipelines. Approved drugs have already met with the FDA’s approval therefore, the early stages of drug development can be bypassed. By mining existing drugs for new uses, researchers can focus instead on the clinical testing portion of the process. This shortens the development timeline and gets new treatments to patients faster. With new technologies and approaches, drug repositioning has become more streamlined and less accidental than it was in the past. By using a more systematic approach, existing compounds are being tested for both common and neglected diseases faster and with more success.

Who Should Attend


► Pharmaceutical Companies ► Contract Research Organizations
► Specialist Repositioning Companies ► Government/Regulatory Bodies
► Mid Cap/SME Biotechs ► Academic/Research Institutes
► NGOs/Public Health  

VPs, Directors, Managers & Associates responsible for:

► Research & Development ► Toxicology
► Business Development ► Product Development
► Drug Discovery ► Chemistry
► Medical Affairs ► Informatics
► Scientific Affairs ► Translational Biology
► Clinical Development


Contact Us

Arrowhead Publishers
5780 Lincoln Drive, Suite 205
Edina, MN 55436


About Us

Our events give attendees a conference experience that encompasses learning, networking and professional growth. We strive to facilitate connections. At our events, attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors have opportunities to network and then to utilize those connections to further their professional goals. At Arrowhead Publishers, our focus is on bringing life sciences industry professionals together to help move research forward.