The Swedish American Life Science Summit 2013 Goes Global in the Beautiful City of Stockholm, August 21-23!
It is my great pleasure to invite you to our ninth Swedish-American
Life Science Summit in beautiful Stockholm. Time flies when you’re
having fun and as we all are getting older, so is the world population.
Global aging represents huge challenges to the world’s healthcare
systems, but also increases the focus on developments in
enhanced humanity, including regenerative medicine and the ever
expanding use of stem cell research. We are looking forward to having
Dr. Brian Kennedy from the Buck Institute for Aging tell us
about their latest research. Here in Sweden, Karolinska Institutet
(KI) has successfully recr uited Dr. Kenneth Chien from Harvard
Stem Cell Institute to lead their new Regenerative Department.
We are proud to present at SALSS the renowned Alzheimer expert Dr. Bengt Winblad. Also, Dr. Vincent Giampapa will bring us up to date on his stem cell research and applications, which he recently presented at the Vatican Stem Cell Symposium. Regenerative Medicine and stem cell development are hot subjects in the media in New York, not only because of the 2012 Nobel Prizes but also several succesful treatments that have generated great public interest. To this end, we are fortunate to have Ms. Susan Solomon of the New York Stem Cell Foundation to help us navigate the reported advancements of stem cell therapies.
Of the many articles published about SALSS last year, it was with great pride we noted the one in the Institutional Investor that concluded that “Stockholm has now become the deal making hub for Life Sciences”. In embracing this mission, we have gathered some of the top business executives in the industry to explore what it really takes to nurture exciting new sciences into lasting successful Life Science ventures. We will conclude our Summit on a Brazilian note, a country of growing financial importance to the U.S. and a market that has seen several Swedish Life Science companies make successful inroads. All in all, we feel confident that this year’s program should expand if not our life span, but definitely our health span.
Highlights from the Program
EVENING OF AUGUST 21, 2013
Welcoming Reception at the Hotel Kung Carl,
Hosted by LAURENT LEKSELL, Executive Director, Elekta
AUGUST 22, 2013
Select Speakers at Ernst & Young Headquarters
DR. BRIAN K. KENNEDY
CEO, Buck Institute for Aging
DR. ANDERS HAMSTEN
DR. WILLIAM A. HASELTINE
Chairman, ACCESS Health International
DR. KENNETH R. CHIEN
Professor of Cardiovascular Research, KI
MS. SUSAN L. SOLOMON
CEO, the New York Stem Cell Foundation
DR. BENGT WINBLAD
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, KI
MR. MICHAEL KOPE
CEO & Co-Founder, SENS Research Foudation
DR. PETER COFFEY
Director, the London Project to Cure Blindness
DR. ANDREW HESSEL
Futurist, Singularity University
DR. VINCENT GIAMPAPA
Founder & CMO, CellHealth Institute
DR. KARIN HEHENBERGER
CMO & EVP, Coronado Biosciences
Dinner Cruise on m/s Riddarfjärden
AUGUST 23, 2013
Select Speakers at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA
DR. JAIME OLIVEIRA
DR. CHRISTINA ÅKERMAN
Director General, Läkemedelsverket
MR. PAUL J. SEKHRI
Group EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, TEVA
MR. G. STEVEN BURRILL
CEO, Burrill & Company
DR. HÅKAN BJÖRKLUND
Chairman, H. Lundbeck A/S
DR. MATHIAS UHLÉN
Center Director, SciLifeLab Stockholm
DR. JOHANNA ADAMI
Health Director & Head of Division, VINNOVA
H.E. LEDA LUCIA MARTINS CAMARGO
Ambassador of Brazil to Sweden
MR. ANTONIO PONCE
VP, Elekta Latin America
Rising Stars Exhibit hosted by Danske Bank
Festive Concluding Luncheon
In order to facilitate deeper, more meaningful and personal interactions, we deliberately keep the event small and as such would like you to secure your place at your earliest. Please contact Project Manager Veronica Råberg-Schrello at firstname.lastname@example.org
Impressions from SALSS 2012
Barbro and Sana,
I'm sure you are getting lots of emails praising your 2012 SALSS and I just wanted to add mine to the chorus. I think it was superbly well planned and executed and I was happy to be a small part of it. The boat trip was real fun (and the weather cooperated) and the Friday morning session I was involved in seemed to go very well. You had a great audience, and I'm sure they all appreciated being a part of it. Thanks for including me and congratulations on a superb event!
Steven G. Burrill
CEO Burrill & Company
Dear Ms. Barbro,
It was a wonderful Summit last week in Stockholm! Many thanks again for inviting me. I really got to know lots of new friends. And I did find some opportunities between parties. Hope we have the opportunity to host you and Sana in Shanghai, or meet together in the US soon.
SVP & Head of International Investment Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group
Dear Barbro and Sana,
To say that I enjoyed every second of my association with SALSS would be an understatement. To say "Thank You" somehow seems totally inadequate. SALSS will truly be etched in my memory for all time to come. As I also organize a major conference every year I came prepared to note down the deficiencies, which are part and parcel of every meeting, so that I could hopefully avoid them. Try as I might I could not document any. I am therefore disappointed! I do hope you will consider having a satellite meeting of SALSS in India, so that many, many more will benefit. Considering the leadership it was not surprising that your team was equally outstanding
Professor K. Ganapathy
President Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation
I want to tell you how much I appreciate your inviting me to SALSS. You do magnificent work. I have attended many conferences and been an organizer of many of them and you do the best I have ever seen. The topic is spot on and how you treated me and the other guests was remarkable. You including me in the dinners and the events was fabulous. I was thrilled to be so honored. Hope to see you soon.
Dr. Florence Haseltine
Founder & NIH Emerita Society for Women's Health Research
Kära Barbro och Team,
Vilken fantastisk succé! Ni gjorde alla ett otroligt jobb, och jag var sa imponerad av er professionella attityd och hur ni levererade över förväntningarna.Tack for att ni inkluderade mig, och for att ni fick mina gäster att hoppas på ytterligare ett år av SALSS!
Dr. Karin Hehenberger
EVP & CMO Coronado Biosciences
One additional big success on your record. The 2012 SALSS was one of the best meetings to date. You managed to assemble a very impressive list of participants and selected excellent topics. Finally, I want to declare you as the "Queen of SALSS"!
Dr. Yuval Binur
Managing Partner Orchestra Medical Partners
I hope you are well and relaxed after the weekend break. I just wanted to thank you again for a great conference last week and say how much I appreciate all the hard work to make it such a splendid event.
David C. Levinger
CEO Aura Capital Partners
Thank you so much for putting together such an organized, effective and fun meeting. You and your team of BBBs were fantastic. We met so many people who we have shared interests with, and who we hope to develop relationships with in the future. We look forward to attending next year!
COO Life Science Institute™
Tack för två fantastiskt inspirerande dagar under SALSS! Förutom mycket intressanta föredrag och diskussioner på agendan, så träffade jag även så många otroligt inspirerande människor som gav nya tankar och idéer. SALSS har blivit en riktig think tank för nya perspektiv! Hoppas du är minst lika nöjd!
Susanna Francke Rodau
Therapeutic Area Manager Pfizer Germany
Tack för inbjudan till SALSS 2012 och mycket roligt att vara med på mottagningen i onsdags och träffa många bekanta och nya ansikten. Det är som vanligt en imponerande samling människor som du lyckas få till Stockholm genom att erbjuda ännu ett fantastiskt SALSS. Det är lätt att förbise det hårda arbete som ligger bakom det galanta arrangemanget. Hoppas att du är nöjd med årets upplaga och att det leder till många ringar på vattnet. Soliga hälsningar
Senior Adviser International Department Ministry of Finance
Hej Barbro och Sana,
Gratulerar och tackar för ett fantastiskt SALSS 2012, nog den allra bästa konferens jag någonsin deltagit i, och det är ganska många nu!
Overseas Representative Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
Congratulations Barbro ....you did an outstanding job and have created a special kind of gathering..like no other ....based on your charm competence and motivating powers ...and I am pleased that you are getting the recognition you so rightly deserve!
CEO AVRA MIRO Design Center GmbH
Mere words cannot begin to adequately express the gratitude I have for being included in the stirring , inspiring and riveting events orchestrated by you in Stockholm last week. I recognize now, in retrospect, that I was invited to participate in an annual celebration of "Life and Sciences" (Life Sciences), an eighth year anniversary party, for the health, welfare, happiness and edification of your extraordinary extended family. Laughter and learning were boon companions throughout, an Enlightenment Spirit which permeated both lecture halls and dining tables, being embodied by Barbro's ,"Best and Brightest," Their admiration and love for you is palpable, and their beauty, intellectual capacity and elegant generosity, reflected, like shards of a mirror, qualities manifest in you.
Timothy Moynahan Attorney
The Moynahan Law Firm
Stort tack för ditt fantastiska arrangemang Swedish-American Life Science Summit 2012!
Jag ser med glädje fram emot nästa års event.
CEO Stockholm Science City Foundation
Oändligt stort tack för de fantastiska SALSS-dagarna. Bill var eld och lågor över vad han tyckte var det bästa SALSS-året. Vi båda knöt ovärderliga nya kontakter under de mest välordnade omständigheterna. Många visade stort intresse för ACCESS Sweden vilket var synnerligen glädjande. Vi tackar också för möjligheten att ställa ut som Rising Stars vilket resulterade i en hel drös med visitkort. Vidare var Sana verkligen en klippa och bemötte mig med en fantastisk allt-är-möjligt attityd vid varje förfrågan. Bästa hälsningar och med förhoppning om snart återseende,
Country Manager Access Health International
As I prepare to board my flight home I think back on the splendid SALSS conference and all the new friends I've made, new knowledge I've gained and business opportunities opened. Thanks to you for being such a gracious host and excellent organizer. Kudos as well to Lena and all your staff, particularly the BBBs who I'm quite certain have fabulous careers in front of them. Kind regards. Till next year...
Robert L. Pakter
Founder & CEO PillJogger
Barbro och Sana,
Stort tack för ett par fantastiska dagar med SALSS i förra veckan. Vilket toppmöte!! Jag upplevde det ännu en gång att folk var som lyriska. Programmet, talarna, gästerna, sponsorerna, besökarna, artisterna -WOW!! Bra jobbat ännu en gång!! Stor kram till er båda.
Editor-in-Chief MedTech Magazine
Hej Sana och Barbro,
Tack för ett mycket givande och väl arrangerat möte. Bästa hälsningar.
Vice President, Corporate Finance Large Corporations & Institutions Swedbank AB