McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Drug Discovery and translation — innovating health care in challenging times

Seminar Information


Monday, November 12, 2018


Dr. Steve Gyorffy, director, Specialty Care Medicine — Oncology and Fibrotic Diseases, Boehringer Ingelheim, Canada

Dr. Ted Witek, senior vice president, Corporate Partnerships,
and Chief Scientific Officer, Innoviva, San Francisco; senior fellow, Institute of Health Policy,
Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; adjunct professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Pharmacy; and past-president and Chief Executive Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Canada

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain understanding of drug development from preclinical to Phase III registration
  • What are the current and future challenges in bringing new medicines for unmet medical needs?
  • How are new agents funded and made accessible to patients?
  • Become familiar with challenges beyond drug registration and bridging the "second valley of death" for the pharmaceutical industry

Contact Information:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Cathy Stampfli
Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 73115