Mon., Sep. 18 | York Lanes Building, Room 280N

From PhD to Healthcare Consulting

Join the Science to Business Network Toronto Chapter and York University Graduate Management Consulting Association (York GMCA) for a candid discussion on how to navigate the transition from graduate studies into healthcare consulting.
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Time & Location

Sep. 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
York Lanes Building, Room 280N, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

About The Event

Join the Science to Business Network (S2BN) and York University Graduate Management Consulting Association (York GMCA) for a candid discussion on how to navigate the transition from graduate studies into healthcare consulting.

Session Objectives:

Discuss strategies used to navigate from academia to consulting.

Highlight trends in the healthcare consulting industry.

Profile the skills required for consulting success and how to develop them.

Host: Bruce Seet, PhD, MBA

With Guest Panelists:

Anne Mullin, PhD, MBA (Engagement Leader; Director, Team Development and Performance, Shift Health)

Wendy Dobson-Belaire, PhD, MBA (Respiratory Therapy Area Lead, Business Intelligence, GSK Canada; Formerly: Engagement Manager, QuintilesIMS)

Brian Knight, PhD, MBA (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Exponential Exchange Group Inc.)

David Cappadocia, PhD(c) (Consultant, Commercial Effectiveness Services, QuintilesIMS)

Anne Mullin Biography

Dr. Anne Mullin works with leading decision-makers across the HealthSphere to amplify the impact of biomedical discoveries and healthcare innovations on the health and well-being of populations in both developed and developing countries.

Anne’s collaborative approach to working with clients and rich academic track record in the study of infectious disease have supported the sustainability and success of numerous international product development consortia, allowed both industry and academic partners to manage risk of high-impact clinical trials, and helped clients from industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector attract capital, establish partnerships and drive innovation. Having led engagements in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa, Anne’s client base spans the globe.

Prior to joining Shift Health, Anne was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. While at UBC, Anne was also a committed leader in the public communication of science within British Columbia and Director of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology. Anne graduated with an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, a PhD in virology from The University of Cambridge and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where she specialized in healthcare and life sciences strategy.

Wendy Dobson-Belaire Biography

Wendy is a Therapeutic Area Lead in the Business Intelligence team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). She is responsible for leading a team of business intelligence partners/analysts focused on producing the insights that inform GSK’s key respiratory portfolio business decisions. Prior to joining GSK, Wendy was an Engagement Manager in the consulting group at QuintilesIMS responsible for supporting a variety of pharmaceutical stakeholders. Wendy has experience supporting diverse pharmaceutical commercialization business needs including marketing, sales, market access, HEOR and medical analytics and strategy.

She obtained a PhD from the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto in the areas of infectious disease and immunology and also has a Health Sector-focused MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western.

In her spare time, Wendy is kept very busy with joys of being a mom of two young sons but also looks forward to the occasional few moments of peace to read a good book or fall into the world of an HBO mini-series.

Brian Knight Biography

Brian is an entrepreneur, author and lecturer passionate about making significant positive change through innovation. He is a co-founder and managing partner of the Exponential Exchange, a creative digital agency.

Brian started his career as a scientist, completing his doctorate at the University of Toronto where he specialized in physiological genomics. He pivoted into business, selling laboratory products and earning a full scholarship to complete his MBA at the Rotman School of Business. Brian then worked as a management consultant, helping entrepreneurs as well as global organizations commercialize new products, plan their business and improve existing programs and services. He was later recruited by Roche to drive innovation. Brian regularly lectures on marketing innovation.

David Cappadocia Biography

David Cappadocia is a Consultant on the QuintilesIMS Canadian Commercial Effectiveness Services team. As a Consultant, David partners with leading life science companies to develop innovative and data-driven strategic insights to understand commercial opportunities and maximize the value of products and services. David has worked on projects involving competitive assessments of commercial markets, evaluating the effectiveness of marketing channels, targeting high value customers, and tracking patient flows in multiple disease areas. David is also a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at York University, and has over 9 years of experience as a scientific researcher. David holds a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Neuroscience from York University, and will defend his PhD in the fall of 2017.

5:45 pm Event Registration

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Panel Discussion

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Networking Reception*

*Pizza & Refreshments Provided

Cost: $5 Registration Online or $8 Onsite (depending on availability)

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