Marketing Toolkit

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Marketing Toolkit

Please share the information below with your contacts and in social media posts. Click any blue text to find more information about a speaker, feature or topic.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Liz Murnane, Communications Coordinator, Life Sciences Pennsylvania. // 610.947.6800 ext. 217

Sample Social Media Posts

  • XX days until @SethJoyner kicks off @LifeSciencesPA’s #LSFBioPharm conference! Tickets are still available to purchase at
  • Don’t miss Eli and Ella Vivian’s share their #CellandGeneTherapy story during the Patient Spotlight at #LSFBioPharm
  • @DavidFajgenbaum, author of recently published memoir #ChasingMyCure takes the stage during lunch at #LSFBioPharm to tell us about living with #CastlemanDisease and his lessons learned from nearly dying 5 times.
  • @Spark_tx and @CHOP_Research patient @christiansings joins us at #LSFBioPharm for a fireside to tell us about gaining his vision after receiving #LUXTURNA. The @AGT semi-finalist will end the conference with a performance
  • Join us October 3 for a jam-packed day featuring inspirational speakers and patient stories. Check out the agenda and register here

Featured Speakers

Conference Kickoff – 9:00 AM

  • Seth Joyner, Former NFL Linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles and Breast Cancer Patient Advocate
    To read Seth Joyner’s bio, click here.

Patient Spotlight – 9:15 AM

  • Eli and Ella Vivian: Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Gene Therapy Patients
    • In 2012, Steven and Becky Vivian learned their youngest two children, Eli and Ella, were diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic disorder called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). Doctors told them there was no cure or treatment, but through a Facebook connection they learned about a gene therapy clinical trial being performed in Milan, Italy. Eli and Ella became the 10th and 11th children in the world to undergo this treatment with Dr. Alessandra Biffi. The Vivians’ hope is to bring awareness to MLD, how it can be prevented, found early, and hopefully be treated with gene therapy in the United State.
      To read more about Eli and Ella, click here.

Keynote with Dr. David Fajgenbaum – 12:20 PM

    • David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, Physician, Castleman Disease Patient, Author, Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action; A Memoir, Released September 10
      To read Dr. Fajgenbaum’s bio, click here.


Conference Features

    • Download the agenda here.
    • Company Presentations
      • The Company Presentations at Life Sciences Future – BioPharm provide an unparalleled opportunity for small and emerging companies to present their technology, data, business plan and opportunities for investment and partnerships.
      • Companies presenting:
        • XyloCor Therapeutics, Engage Therapeutics (@EngageEpilepsy), Vallon Pharmaceuticals (@VallonPharma), Vironika, LLC, Geistlich Pharma NA, NeuExcell Therapeutics Inc., EpiVario Inc. (@EpiVario), OcuMedic, Inc.
    • Partnering
      • *Partnering is OPEN! Check your inbox for an email from for your credentials and access the partnering website here.
        • Make the most of your conference experience by using our partnering system to connect with other attendees and schedule one-on-one meetings.
    • Exhibiting (SOLD OUT)
      • Showcase your business, products and services, and connect with more than 400 life sciences leaders within the medtech industry.
    • Scientific Poster Presentations (SOLD OUT)
      • Scientific Posters provide an opportunity to connect business development professionals, investors, and other major players in the industry. Posters are displayed and highlighted throughout the day.
    • Company Reverse Pitches
      • Experience presentations from major biotech and pharma organizations about the technologies they are seeking and how to navigate the process.
        Companies presenting: BrightEdge – Philanthropic Fund of the America Cancer Society (ACS), GlaxoSmithKline (@GSK), Janssen (@JanssenUS), Merck (@Merck), Pfizer (@Pfizer)
    • Knowledge Bursts
      • Visit the Knowledge Burst stage throughout the day to hear from inspiring speakers on an array of topics to engage, inform and challenge your thinking. Knowledge Burst speakers will tell their stories to impart practical wisdom you can use to improve your business practices or to just stay informed.
      • Knowledge Burst topics:
        • Cell & Gene Therapy – Can Pennsylvania Own It?
          Dr. James Wilson, University of Pennsylvania (@Penn)
        • Trends in Deal-Making – Show Me The Money
          Jon Civitarese, SVB Leerink LLC (@SVBLeerink)
        • Medical Cannabis – Patients As Regulators
          John Collins, PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept)
        • Drug Development – Increasing Success Through Genetics
          Carolyn Buser-Doepner, GlaxoSmithKline (@GSK)