Conference Agenda

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8:00-8:10a Welcome & Overview Brian M. Culley, CEO, Lineage Cell Therapeutics
Presenter’s Address – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
8:10-8:30a Marco Baptista, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer
Spinal Cord Injury – An Overview of the SCI Clinical Trial Landscape (Designs, Endpoints, Learnings, Ongoing Challenges)
8:30-9:00a Richard G. Fessler, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, RUSH Medical College
9:00-9:15a BREAK  
Panel 1:  Persons with Lived Experience – What Matters
9:15-10:10a Moderator Jack Allen, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Biotechnology, Baird Equity Research
Panelists Jake Javier, M.S.

Jerod Nieder, Positively Paralyzed, LLC

Presentation – California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
10:15-10:45a Lila Collins, Ph.D., Senior Science Officer
Panel 2:  The Future of Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials (Endpoints, Epidemiology and Global Considerations)
10:50a-12:00p Moderator  Joseph Pantginis, Ph.D., Managing Director, Research, H.C. Wainwright & Co. Inc.
Panelists Endpoints – Mary Jane Mulcahey, Ph.D., OTR/L, CPPC, CLCP, FASIA, Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University


Epidemiology – Michael Fehlings, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC, FACS, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

12:00 – 12:55p LUNCH
Corporate Presentations
1:00-1:20p AbbVie
Kimberly Pfleeger, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Director, Neuroscience Development
1:25-1:45p Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.
Brian Culley, Chief Executive Officer
1:50-2:10p Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America, Inc. Konstantin Zubovskiy, M.D., M.B.A., Senior Director, Clinical Development, Global Early Development Team Lead
2:15-2:25p BREAK
2:30-2:50p NervGen Pharma Corp. Daniel Mikol, M.D. Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer
2:55-3:15p ONWARD Aditi Roy, Vice President, Communications and
James Guest M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Univ. of Miami
3:20-3:40p EG 427 Cornelia Haag-Molkenteller, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer
Presentation – Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE)
3:45-4:00p Linda Jones, PT, PhD – Collaborating Investigator at SCOPE & Chair of the Research Committee of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
Jane Hsieh, M.Sc – Wings for Life, Accelerated Translational Program, Executive Director & SCOPE Co-Chair
Concluding Remarks
4:00-6:00p Networking Reception on Sanford Consortium Terrace