American Pharma & MedTech PPM Conference – West Coast

17th 2-Day Conference

Annual Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Conference in Pharma & Biotech with a focus on
New Ways of Working.




Hear from 30 speakers across 28 case-studies, panel discussions, workshop sessions, and keynote presentations to find industry trends, benchmark your work, and learn new strategies


Find real approaches to new ways of working. Learn about how key innovations (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence) are changing the ways we do Project & Portfolio and see how you could apply them.


Explore the event's in-person networking features to meet industry peers, share challenges, discuss opportunities, and find new approaches.


Noel Sobelman

Partner, Accel Management Group

Neeta Mhatre

Vice President, Global Program Management Office (Product & Digital) at Intuitive

Stephen Smith

Project Team Lead at Encoded Therapeutics

Joe Stalder

Exec. Director, Project Management at Mirati Therapeutics

Susan Whitehead

SVP Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management at PACT Pharma

Gilbert Hausmann

Director Program Management at BD Biosciences

Wouter Schul

Vice President Project and Portfolio Management, Sangamo Therapeutics

Christine Yang

Director, Program Management at Allogene Therapeutics

Mark Christopulos

R&D Portfolio Management

Richard Bayney

President & Founder, Portfolio Manager & Decision Analysist PPVC

Elise Brownell

Executive Level Project and Operations Management for Progressive Life Science Companies

Ailsa Mendez

Executive Director, Biotech Portfolio Lead PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Klemen Spaninger

Senior Director, Head of Project Management Office and Global Program Lead at Fresenius Kabi

Monika Sharma

Vice President, Product Development & Leadership at Wugen

Kyle Derstine

Principal Portfolio Manager at Genentech

Cindy Shafer

Chief of Staff, Clinical Development at Arcus Biosciences

Cassandra Hoffman

Therapeutic Area Head of Project Management (Immunology and Fibrosis) at Bristol Myers Squibb

Anne Wong

Senior Project Manager, Sangamo Therapeutics

Besaint Sahni

Director, Program Management at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Casey Owens

Sr Director, R&D Project Management, Eikon Therapeutics

Wen Sha

AD, Global Portfolio Management & Business Operations Lead at Seagen

Elke Vogt

Principal Project Manager, Sangamo Therapeutics

Grant Morgan

VP, Head of Program & Portfolio Management, Altavant Sciences

Sarah Hudson

Sr Director, Program and Alliance Manager, Avidity Biosciences, Inc.

David T. Madden

Associate Director of Program Management, Nkarta Therapeutics

Tom Schiavon

Senior Analyst, UAT and Validation, Clinical IRT at Bristol Myers Squibb

Norbert Leinfellner

Head of PMO at Element Science

Rissa Ream

Discovery & Development Program Leader at Corteva Agriscience

Marie Spark

Project Manager, Public Speaker, Golden Gate University

Jennifer Bixler,

Vice President, Program Management and Alliances, ArsenalBio

Lee Lambert

Founder of the PMP, Lambert Consulting Group
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From our previous events






Ticket | November 3-4
$ 2349
  • Access to All Conference Sessions of the 17th American Pharma & MedTech PPM Conference - West Coast
  • Access to Post Conferences Networking
  • Conference Materials
  • Includes Coffee Breaks, Snacks and Refreshments, Seated Lunch


Ticket | November 1-2
$ 2399
  • Access to Project, Program, and Portfolio Risk Analysis Masterclass with Industry Veteran Dr. Richard Bayney.
  • Individual consultancy with the trainer
  • Colored hardcopy of training materials in a binder
  • Electronic copy of trainer's textbook
  • Certificate of completion issued by the trainer

Masterclass + Conference

Ticket | November 1-4
$ 3499
  • Grants all Masterclass and Conference Ticket Benefits including access to the Project, Program, and Portfolio Risk Analysis Masterclass + 17th American Pharma & MedTech PPM Conference at a special rate.
SAVE $1249


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