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The up-coming annual conference is the highlight of the year round activities. Invited plenary speakers includes:
-Martin Chalfie, PhD, Professor of Columbia University Winner of 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
-Dean Li, MD, PhD, Sr. Vice President, Merck & Co.
-Peter Stein, MD, Director of CDER’s Office of New Drugs, US FDA
-Steve (Qing) Yang, PhD, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, Wuxi Apptec
-Xiaokui Zhang, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Celularity, Inc.
-Yi Feng, PhD, VP of R&D and Chief Strategy Officer, Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
-Andrew Chan, MD, PhD, Senior VP Research Biology, Genentech

And 2019 SAPA Distinguished Achievement Awardees:
-Xiaodong Wang, PhD, Founder and Director of National Institute of Biological Science (NIBS), Beijing, China
-Lawrence Yu, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, US FDA

Multiple parallel sessions were planned to cover: Investment, Career, Legal, Business Development, Clinical Development, New Drug, Biostatistics, CMC, and CEO forum. More than 60 leaders in different expertise are invited to present. Please find attached a full conference program. Here is a brief introduction of each session:

- Plenary Session 1: Pharma R&D 360º Perspectives
- Plenary Session 2: Pharmaceutical R&D: From Basic Research To Regulatory Science
- Parallel Session A: Business Development Forum: Embracing -- Innovation Dynamics and Globalization
- Parallel Session B: Healthcare and Life Sciences Investment Landscape and Trends
- Parallel Session C: An Ounce of Prevention: Data Privacy Compliance Update for the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Parallel Session D: Career Workshop: Mentorship Matters – Leverage Business Network
- Parallel Session G: Innovative Approaches and Modalities for Challenging Drug Targets
- Parallel Session H: CEO Forum: East Meets West
- Parallel Session I: Data Centric: Critical Roles of Statistics and Programming in Drug Development
- Parallel Session J: Clinical Development: Recent Advances and Innovations in Drug Development
- Parallel Session K: Pharmaceutical Development, CMC and Regulatory: Current Practice and Regulation .
- Parallel Session L: Sponsor Exhibition and Job Fairs

Finally, equally important, the SAPA AC will be fun! Join the conference lunch and the dinner, enjoy good food and sit at tables with old or new friends. You will make some amazing connections and even more amazing friends.

Online Registration will be open until 9/25 - please register early.
Reg. Fee ----------Regular(2 days)--Regular(1 day)--Onsite
Students -----------$60 ----------------- $50 -------------- $100
SAPA Members --$100 --------------- $80 -------------- $150
Non-Members ----$120 --------------- $100 ------------- $150

Look forward to seeing you!

Event Member Price Non-member price Student member price
Event Registration Fee 150.00 150.00 100.00
Conference Registration - Friday Only 150.00 150.00 100.00
Conference Registration - Saturday Only 150.00 150.00 100.00
Dinner on 9/28 60.00 60.00 60.00