Sep 2016

9th International VPM Days - presentations online

9th International VPM Days
“Translational Medicine: From Bug to Drug”
15.-16. September 2016
im TWINCORE in Hannover

We thank all speakers who accepted our invitation to share their experience with us at the „9th International VPM Days“ in Hannover. Like the years before we are happy to provide the conference presentations online.

Thursday September 15th , 2016

13.00 – 13.20 Welcome & opening remarks
Dr. Bernd Eisele (VPM)
“From Bug to Drug –
The 5 Key Factors of Success in Translational R&D”

Key Note Lecture:
13.20 – 13.50 Prof. Dr. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann (Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie)
“Tuberculosis: How to conquer the most successful pathogen on earth”

Session 1: Translational Research & Development
13.50 – 14.10 Prof. Dr. Peter Seeberger (Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung)
“Opportunities of (semi)-synthetic glycoconjugated vaccines – addressing hitherto unmet needs“

14.10 – 14.30 Prof. Dr. Christian Menge (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Jena)
“Livestock ‘models’ in infectious disease research – mycobacterial diseases as prime examples“

15.00 – 15.20 Prof. Dr. Bodo Plachter (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
„Cytomegalovirus vaccines – fighting a notorious opportunist“

15.20 – 15.40 Dr. Christoph Conrad (Paul-Ehrlich-Institut)
“The Do’s and Don’ts for a fruitful Scientific Advice Meeting with Regulatory Authorities”

15.40 – 16.00 Dr. Victor Strugo (Triclinium)
“The regulatory landscape South Africa and neighboring countries – Updates, challenges and opportunities”

Session 2: Licensing & Finance
16.20 – 16.40 Dr. Henning Weigt (Fraunhofer-Institut für Toxikologie und Experimentelle Medizin)
“Drug Development at the interface between academia and industry
- a Fraunhofer perspective“

16.40 – 17.00 Matthias Sell (Matthias Sell Management Training)
“Large steps forward – Communication Models for Effective Team Development”

17.00 – 17.20 Dr. Isabel von Korff (Johnson & Johnson)
“Successful In-/Out-licensing – the Pharma Perspective“

17.20 – 17.40 Dr. Karsten Fischer (BioMedPartners)
“Biotech financing endangered“

17.40 – 18.00 Robert Simmons (Life Science Alliance Brandenburg - Berlin)
“Translation in Digital Health Care“

Friday September 16th , 2016

Session 3: Clinical Product Development
09.00 – 09.20 Dr. Kerstin Wilken (Vibalogics)
“Project Management in the Biopharmaceutical Service Industry
– Burden or Benefit?“

09.20 – 09.40 Dr. Mona Welschof (Vaccibody)
“Neoantigens – Novel vaccine strategies against cancer“

09.40 – 10.00 Dr. Karen Götz (Paul-Ehrlich-Institut)
“What is needed before a First-in-Human Trial can be started”  

10.00 – 10.20 Dr. Parikshit Tyagi (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.)
“Live-attenuated vaccines against influenza”

10.20 – 10.40 Tom Monroe (Vaxxilon)
“Creating a New Vaccine Company with Academia and Industry“

Session 4: Legal / IP
11.00 –11.20 Dr. Wolfgang Weiß (Weickmann & Weickmann)
“How to establish an international patent portfolio in the area of Life Science“

11.20 – 11.40 Dr. Dieter Link (Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH)
“A ‘lack of bedside’? - how MPG and MI transfer basic research results to translational sites”

11.40 – 12.00 Dr. Armin Bohmann (Bohmann)
“Protecting pharmaceuticals and medical devices – the IP world beyond patents“

12.00 – 12.20 Dr. Ivana Škrnjug (Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH)
„VPM1002BC as a novel Bladder Cancer immune therapy“
12.20 – 12.40
Closing remarks
Dr. Bernd Eisele (VPM)

EMBO conference Tuberculosis 2016

VPM will attend the EMBO conference “Tuberculosis 2016: Interdisciplinary research on tuberculosis and pathogenic mycobacteria”, that will be held at the Institut Pasteur from September 19 to 23, 2016

9th International VPM Days

VPM invites you to:

9th International VPM Days
Hannover, September 15th-16th 2016
Location: TWINCORE

Dear colleagues, continuing our annual tradition, VPM would like to invite you to our “9th International VPM Days”. They take place on September 15th and 16th 2016 at TWINCORE in Hannover. It is our pleasure to provide you our pre-final program and the registration documents with this link:

For registration and additional information please click here.
(pre-final version 07/27/16)

This year's conference topic is “Translational Medicine: From Bug to Drug”. The presentations during the event will address critical factors for successful translational research and development. The sessions will be grouped in Translational Research & Development, Licensing & Finance, Clinical Product Development and Legal & IP topics. Excellent speakers who have kindly agreed to share their experience with us will reflect on these topics from different perspectives e. g. Academia, Start-Up, Big Pharma, Regulatory, Finance and Legal/IP.

After the presentations on 15th of September the traditional get together BBQ dinner takes place at the TWINCORE park in the evening.

Please note, the 9th International VPM Days also provide continuing medical education points for physicians (“Ärztepunkte”).

We, the VPM team, are looking forward to welcoming you to Hannover. Enjoy two days of excellent presentations, fruitful discussions and networking with partners. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any further questions. See you in Hannover!

Kind regards,

Bernd Eisele M.D. CEO

Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH
Mellendorfer Strasse 9
D-30625 Hannover, Germany
Tel: +49 511 16 99 08 0
Fax: +49 511 16 99 08 29

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Bernd Eisele
Unternehmenssitz: Hannover
Amtsgericht Hannover
HRB 200051