June 24 - 26, 2019

Charlottetown | Prince Edward Island | Canada

June 24 - 26, 2019

Charlottetown | Prince Edward Island | Canada

Full Conference Program

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

Discovery Day – Interact, Learn and Develop Relationships

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am Experiencing Innovation - Interactive Industry Demonstrations

Demonstrations and technology showcases by select animal health companies and life science technology providers.

Showcase Companies: VetNOW, BioTraceIT, FieldEtect, plus many more

Sir John A Ballroom

 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Scientific and Technical Tours

Tours of the Atlantic Veterinary College, the School of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island, and the National Research Council. Shuttle buses to and from the venues will be provided.

 

11.00 am – 1:00 pm Corporate Sponsored Sessions

These sessions are designed and hosted by VHG corporate sponsors and are offered to attendees by invitation only.

Archibald, Campbell, Cartier and Langevin Rooms

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Hall Open

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Discovery Day Workshop

Strategies for Maximizing Sales and Investments

Predictable growth and greater revenue is a result of three things: a revenue strategy, aligned tactics, and disciplined execution. GetMoreSales have done it, know how to reproduce it, and will help workshop participants succeed in these areas.

Sir John A Ballroom

Presenters: Frank Dion & Robert Kinch, Managing Partners, GetMoreSales Corp.

Sponsored by Emergence

 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm One-to-One Business Partnering Open

Sir John A Ballroom

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Reception

Brakish Outdoor Patio

Sponsored by Triveritas

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 | Conference Day 1

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am Welcome Breakfast

Keynote Address by Honorary Chair

Honorary Chair: Jeff Simmons, President & CEO, Elanco Animal Health

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Hall Open

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am SESSION I Panel

The World Around Us: Impacts on the Animal Health Industry

The animal health industry is impacted by a large number of external factors that can pose challenges, as well as present opportunities for the food and companion animal spaces. This panel will address some of the current and impending issues that will affect the animal health industry.

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

Moderator: Jeff Simmons, President & CEO, Elanco Animal Health

Panelists:

Ted Bilyea, President, Ted Bilyea & Associates

Obai Khalifa, Business Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Rory McAlpine, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Break

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm SESSION II - Innovation Spotlight 

Sponsored by Zoetis

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

Moderator: Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and Group President, International Operations, Commercial Development, Global Genetics, Aquatic Health and Human Medical Diagnostics, Zoetis

Emerging Company Presenters:

Adivo (Germany)

Because Animals (USA)

Biomatcan (Canada)

Test & Treat (UK)

Vetco Group (Taiwan)

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker

The Evolution and Impact of New Global Animal Health Product Distribution Systems

The distribution and commercialization of animal health, wellness and nutritional products continues to diversify. The role of the internet and the largest internet commercialization company will be detailed, with opportunities, challenges and future predictions presented.

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm One-to-One Business Partnering Meetings

Sir John A Ballroom

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm SESSION III Panel

The Global Regulatory Landscape for Animal Health Products: Evolution, Cooperation, and Future Opportunities

Global regulators continue to offer creative approaches to address the technologies and product types that are presented to them. In this session, new approaches to regulating animal health products will be presented including opportunities to creatively review submissions concurrently across various jurisdictions, using a number of different approaches.

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

Moderator: Dr. Paul Dick, President, PDA

Panelists:

Dr. Mary Jane Ireland, Director General, Canadian Veterinary Drugs Directorate

Dr. Ivo Claassen, Head of Veterinary Medicines Division, European Medicines Agency

Dr. Peter Borriello, CEO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, UK

Dr. Matthew Lucia, Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer at the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, CVM, US Food & Drug Administration

 

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm VHG 2019 Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner

Sponsored by HuvePharma

Harbourview Room

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 2019 | Conference Day 2

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration/ Partnering Help Desk Open

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Hall Open

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am SESSION IV Panel

Partnerships & Investments: Creating Successful, Win-Win Business Partnerships in the Animal Health Industry

The animal health industry continues to innovate through partnerships and investments. Panelists will detail their perspectives in terms of approaches to partner and invest; including best practices, challenges, opportunities and case study examples.

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

Moderator: Michel Fortin, CEO, Prevtec Microbia

Panelists:

Clint Lewis, Executive VP and President, International Operations, Zoetis

Charles Hoare, Head of European Healthcare, Stifel

Jim McIntyre, Head of Global Business Development, Merck Animal Health

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Break

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Conference Centre Foyer

 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm SESSION V : Innovation Spotlight

Sponsored by Zoetis

Emerging Company Presenters:

Canbiocin (Canada)

Cytophage Technologies (Canada)

Herdsy (UK)

New Metrica (UK)

Sidanis (Germany)

Torigen Pharmaceuticals (USA)

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker

The Human and Animal Microbiome: A case study

Humans and animals have huge microbial ecosystems called microbiomes. Optimizing their wellness and augmenting their healthfulness is critical in maintaining the overall health and productivity/ performance of animals. This is particularly important in the areas of “post- antibiotic use”.

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

Presenter: Dr. Zach Bush, Founder and CEO, Seraphic Group

Gut health, the microbiome, One Health

 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm One-to-One Business Partnering Meetings

Sir John A Ballroom

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm SESSION VI Panel

The Future of the Animal Health Industry; Possibilities and Predictions

The animal health industry continues to diversify across a spectrum of products including pharmaceuticals, biologics, immune mediators, wellness products, nutritionals, diagnostics and other new technologies that will have major impacts on future animal health targets. This session will present a number of best in class product/ service offerings coming out of the Veterinary Health Industry including the microbiome, cannabis and immunodulators.

MacDonald Coles Ballroom

Moderator: Jean Szkotnicki, President, CAHI

Panelists:

Peter Mosney, Director and Country Manager, IDEXX Canada

Apryle Horbal, President, VetNOW and OneHealth Solutions

Erwin Blomsma, CEO and Co-Founder, ViroVet

Nigel Walshe, Chief Scientific Officer, Chalante Animal Health

 

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks by VHG 2019 Honourary Chair

Honorary Chair: Jeff Simmons, President & CEO, Elanco Animal Health

 

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception

Delta Prince Edward Hotel Mezzanine Level