The Indiana Life Sciences Summit drives conversations and provides content on important and timely topics with national thought leaders as well as speakers from Indiana’s life sciences community. The 2021 virtual conference (agenda below) focused on the opportunities for the life sciences sector based on what we learned over the last 18 months and what we can do to impact the industry. We heard from industry experts on inclusion, collaboration and igniting our innovation.

You can also check out the 2020 Indiana Life Sciences Summit just below for more on Indiana’s response to COVID-19.


Indiana Life Sciences VIRTUAL Summit 2021
Wednesday, October 13

What is the opportunity for the life sciences sector based on what we’ve learned over the last 18 months? What can we do to impact the industry?

Dan Peterson, Vice President of Industry and Government Affairs, Cook Group

Patty Martin, President and CEO, BioCrossroads

Kris Kirschner, Director of Corporate Communications, Community Health Network

INCLUSION: What can we do to ensure that we are inclusive in research, clinical settings and the delivery of care?

Keynote: Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, former Chief Patient Officer and Executive Vice President of Pfizer, Inc.

Keynote: Dennis Murphy, President and CEO, IU Health

Keynote: Dr. Virginia A. Caine, Director, Marion County Public Health Department

Keynote: Erhardt Preitauer, President and CEO, CareSource

Panel discussion

Life Sciences Champion of the Year

Presented by Dr. Richard DiMarchi, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, Indiana University

COLLABORATION: How do we take the collaboration that took place as a result of the pandemic and utilize those practices for future discovery, R&D, and commercialization?

Keynote: Dr. Anthony Philippakis, Chief Data Scientist, Broad Institute

Keynote: Dr. Peter Kim, Director, Therapeutics Research Program, Division of AIDS, NIAID, NIH

Keynote: Dr. Ajay Nirula, Vice President, Immunology, Lilly Research Laboratories, Lilly Biotechnology

Keynote: Dr. Alan Palkowitz, President and CEO, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

Panel Discussion: Dr. Alan Palkowitz and Dr. Ruth Gimeno, vice president of Diabetes Research and Clinical Investigation  at Eli Lilly


University Panel Discussion:

Dr. Jay Hess, Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, Indiana University

Dr. Theresa Mayer, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, Purdue University

Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, University of Notre Dame

Conclusion with Patty Martin talking the economic impact of the life sciences in Indiana

You can also hear from executives at companies like: Aunalytics, Elanco, Greenlight GuruRoche Diagnostics, and Eli Lilly and Company.