PRE-CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY

Monday, August 5, 2024 | 11:30am - 6pm

Focus Day Option A

Future Proofing Your Life Sciences Workforce

  • Kaitlin Duffy Executive Director, HR, Verve Therapeutics
  • Alexis McManamon Director - People Partner Human Resources, Orna Therapeutics
  • Franny Levene Head of Global People Growth (L&D), Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
  • Kathy Roszczeda Associate Director - Human Resources, Calliditas Therapeutics
  • Manie Jerome P&C Lead - Global & US Talent Experience, Dewpoint Therapeutics

Synopsis

Join this dedicated pre-conference session to uncover how to best support new employees integrating into your organization and develop them into their best possible selves. The afternoon will feature case study led presentations of the most impactful strategies HR leaders have implemented, followed by a focused panel, mastermind session, and roundtable discussions to share best practices in engaging new generations and upholding your culture as an effective tool for engagement. This workshop is catered to HR generalists, People Operations, Talent Development and L&D leaders, but is open to everyone!

Focus Day Option B

Accelerating AI Technologies to Empower Your HR Team

Synopsis

Join this dedicated pre-conference session to discover the in-depth the tools you can leverage to empower your HR team and the wider organization. The afternoon will feature a panel discussion, case study led presentations of the most impactful strategies people leaders have implemented, followed by a dedicated mastermind session and speed learning discussions to share best practices in leveraging AI and other enabling technologies to support your HR team and life science organization. This workshop is catered to anyone curious about best practice to leverage AI Tools within HR from HR generalists to TA experts (it’s open to everyone)!

Focus Day Option C

Uncovering the Evolving Role of the Life Science CHRO

  • Tara Clark Vice President, Global HR Operations & Talent Acquisition, Sarepta Therapeutics
  • David Topp Chief Human Resources Officer, Sterling Pharma Solutions
  • Jennifer Leonard Chief People Officer & Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Eyepoint Pharma
  • Debbie Bumpus Chief People Officer, Blueprint Medicines
  • Sally Paull Executive Vice President - Human Resources, Regeneron
  • Tracy Kiernan Chief People Officer, Addgene

Synopsis

Join this dedicated pre-conference session to strategize the next steps you, as head of your HR function, can take to ensure your organization is ready for 2025. The afternoon will feature case study led presentations of the most impactful strategies CHROs have implemented, followed by a dedicated panel discussion and speed learning discussions to uncover how to tackle the top challenges and opportunities heads of HR face in 2024. This workshop was exclusively designed with CHROs and Heads of HR in mind but is open to all aspiring Heads of HR!