New York: Delivering on the Promise for Patients

Breaking News!

New York actress and activist Fran Drescher to address NewYorkBIO Annual Meeting on May 17, 2018 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center. Read the complete press release.

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Fran Drescher has a reputation for passion and commitment. She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as the lovable “Miss Fine” on CBS’s hit series The Nanny, which she both created & executive produced. TV Land aired the ground breaking sitcom Happily Divorced, which she also created, executive produced and starred in. The series was inspired by her own life; Fran played a woman sharing a loving friendship with her gay ex-husband. An accomplished author, Fran received the prestigious NCCS writer’s award for Cancer Schmancer, which along with Enter Whining, were New York Times best sellers. Most recently she penned the celebrated children’s book Being Wendy. Fran recently made her Broadway debut as͞ “Madame” in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony-award winning Cinderella. Her famous voice is currently featured in the top-grossing film Hotel Transylvania 2, in which she reprises her role as Eunice, the wife of Frank Stein.

Announcing Keynote Speaker:

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to keynote NewYorkBIO Annual Meeting held May 16-17, 2018 at 10am on the Park at Time Warner Center. Read the complete press release.


Dr. Califf is Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science and Director of Duke Forge, the Donald F. Fortin, MD Professor of Cardiology in the Duke University School of Medicine, and an advisor for Verily Life Sciences, a member of the Alphabet family of companies formed by Google. He served in the administration of President Barack Obama as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2015-2016, and as Commissioner of Food and Drugs from 2016-2017. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Califf was a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University. He also served as director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute and founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf has led many landmark clinical trials and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science, with 1,250 publications in the peer-reviewed literature.

NewYorkBIO is a leading advocate for the life sciences industry in New York State. Our diverse membership includes entrepreneurial biotech start-ups alongside the world’s largest pharma companies and over 250 business, academic, financial and government institutions committed to advancing life science research.

This year’s annual meeting underscores the value of New York’s diverse ecosystem; the agenda highlights the increasing impact of innovative partnerships and collaborations on the delivery of scientific breakthroughs leading to improved patient outcomes. Leaders from a variety of sectors will engage attendees on topics such as the progress of recent government initiatives, productivity metrics for various investment models, and how both big data and individual patients are improving health care.


The scheduled agenda is only a part of the NewYorkBIO Annual Meeting experience. The program and venue provide multiple opportunities for planned and impromptu interactions amongst attendees that may themselves become new collaborations which yield future breakthroughs.

Meeting App:

In the interest of sustainability, the NewYorkBIO 2018 Annual Meeting will be entirely paperless. Our meeting app will contain all information including scheduled agenda, presenter bios, and the ability to schedule 1:1 meetings with other attendees throughout the event. After you register, you will receive a link to download the event app to ensure you get the most out of the meeting! If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?

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