23rd October 2018

Consilium Strategic Communications, Berenberg, Cooley and Westwicke Partners to host Annual Healthcare Conference 2018



~ Conference Programme published today ~

LONDON, 23 October 2018 – Consilium Strategic Communications (“Consilium”), a global leader in strategic healthcare communications, together with Berenberg, Cooley and Westwicke Partners, will host their Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday 13 November 2018 in London.


This annual event brings together individuals in senior roles from across the international healthcare sector and investment community to provide new perspectives on the key topics impacting the industry alongside high-quality networking.


With up to 300 delegates expected from companies across Europe and the US, as well as representatives of the funding and investment community and business development specialists, this year promises to be our best-attended and most dynamic event yet.


Programme for conference:


12:00pm – 1:00pm  

LUNCH and networking

1:00pm – 1.15pm 

Welcome and Introductions

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Keynote Speech by Tom Lynch

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Venture Forth


Newer and more diverse forms of venture capital coming into the sector, changing the rules of engagement for companies seeking funding and increasingly becoming involved in IPOs. How should companies take advantage of this new influx of venture money? And what are the implications for the broader investment model.



  • Naveed Siddiqi, Andera Partners
  • Victor Christou, Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • Eva-Lotta Allan, C4X Discovery
  • Tom Burt, Sofinnova Partners
  • Mike Townend, IP Group

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Advanced Therapies


With ground-breaking medicines such as gene and cell therapy coming of age, how is the infrastructure of the biopharma industry, companies, regulators and governments alike, responding to the pace of challenge, how will it be priced and reimbursed?



  • Chris Hollowood, Syncona
  • John Brown, Cell Therapy Catapult
  • Annalisa Jenkins, Cell Medica
  • James Noble, Adaptimmune
  • Bharatt Chowrira, PureTech Health

3:00pm – 3.30pm


3.30pm – 4:15pm

Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence has moved from blue-sky thinking to the Next Big Thing. How will AI shape treatment and policy for healthcare?



  • Lord Paul Drayson, Sensyne Health
  • Shane de-Bhrun-Smith, Canaccord Fund Management
  • Jean-Pol Detiffe, OncoDNA
  • Clive Dix, C4X Discovery

4.15pm – 5:00pm

Fireside chat

Michael Hayden, Former President of Global R&D and Chief Scientific Officer at Teva, Killam Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, speaking to Mike Ward, Chief Content Officer, Scrip

5:00pm – 6:30pm



“This has been another positive year for the industry and the pace of change has remained as fast as ever – with Consilium thriving at the heart of it and continuing its rapid international growth in its sixth year since establishment. Our conference has become an annual fixture and a great opportunity to take stock of these developments and think about the year ahead. With an afternoon of high-quality discussion from key decision-makers and an evening of good networking we, along with our partners Berenberg, Cooley and Westwicke Partners, look forward to welcoming you to the event."

Mary-Jane Elliott

Managing Partner of Consilium Strategic Communications



For more information, please contact:

Consilium Strategic Communications

Mary-Jane Elliott / Chris Gardner

Tel: +44(0)20 3709 5700



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About Consilium Strategic Communications

Consilium Strategic Communications is a global leader in strategic healthcare communications and investor relations advisory with offices in Europe and across the US. Consilium's highly-skilled team provides strategic, long-term PR and IR advice to healthcare companies, Boards, senior decision makers and executives on critical communications programmes and stakeholder challenges. The Company has established deep knowledge and expertise across all areas of the global healthcare sector through broad involvement in representing international clients spanning the Fortune 500, FTSE 100, FTSEurofirst 300 and FTSE 250, through to discrete specialist reputation management projects.


About Cooley LLP

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900+ lawyers across 13 offices in the United States, China and Europe.


About Berenberg

Founded in 1590, Berenberg is one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks today, with 1,600 employees in its Wealth and Asset Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking divisions. Headquartered in Hamburg and led by managing partners, Berenberg maintains a strong presence in the financial centres of Frankfurt, London and New York.


About Westwicke Partners

Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore with regional offices in Boston, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.westwickepartners.com.



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