• Program Objectives

    By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

    • Employ new approaches to leverage genomic tools to validate targets, streamline clinical trials, decrease late development attrition and identify patient groups in the marketplace
    • Apply program concepts to inform decisions about R&D priorities and directions, evaluation of internal and external opportunities and strategic planning
  • Curriculum

    This intensive program will feature a combination of pre-work, lectures, panel discussions, case studies and group work. There will be ample time for networking with program faculty and peers.

    Program topic areas include:

    • Applications of genetics in common and rare diseases
    • Discovery and validation of new targets
    • Moving from genes to function and phenotypes
    • Identifying causal biomarkers for clinical development
    • De-risking development by predicting potential adverse effects
    • Patient segmentation to streamline clinical trials
    • Strategic approach to companion diagnostics
    • Regulatory implications of genetics-informed development
    • Implications for increased use of genetics for patient-centric R&D
    • Future state: new technologies and approaches
  • Who Should Participate?

    The program is intended for mid- to senior-level scientific and business leaders who make operational, strategic or investment decisions related to drug discovery and development. It is most appropriate for professionals in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, or related investing, venture capital and other professional services.

    Participants from functional areas, including R&D, medical affairs, strategy and business development, can benefit from this program. Typical titles include Director and above.

  • Program Fee

    Program Dates: June 4-5, 2019

    Program Fee: $3,650

    Team Discount: 20% discount off full program price for teams of 3 or more. Please contact one of our program advisors to learn more at executive_education@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-1538.

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Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director, Medical and Genetics Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dyax Corp
Chairman of the Board, Carrick Therapeutics
Chair, Emerging Companies Section, Board of BIO
Former Chief Executive Officer, Editas
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Renal Division in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Founding Director, Kidney-NExT
Vice President, Translational Development, Research & Early Development, Celegene
Head of the Inflammation & Immunology Thematic Center of Excellence Unit, Celgene
Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School