OPT Congress Will Be A Virtual Event For 2020

Like many of you, we have been closely following updates and evolving guidances from local, national and global agencies for COVID-19. There is still much uncertainty around the coronavirus, and how long our communities may be impacted by the pandemic, but it seems certain that decisions about how we work, travel and gather together will continue to be influenced for weeks and months still to come.

We have made the decision not to move forward with an in-person meeting for the OPT Congress this year. Instead, we are hard at work transitioning to a virtual event featuring online sessions, networking, exhibits and posters, running on the original October dates.

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Keynote Speakers

Brett Monia, PhD
CEO, Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Edward Kaye, MD
CEO, Stoke Therapeutics

Amy Simon, MD
Executive Director, Clinical Research, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Dmitry Samarsky, PhD
CTO, Sirnaomics

Ekkehard Leberer, PhD
Senior Director, R&D Alliance Management, Sanofi; Scientific Managing Director, COMPACT Consortium

Marvin Caruthers, PhD
Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado

Phil Baran, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research

Peter Hagedorn
Senior Principal Scientist and Team Leader of Bioinformatics and RNA Biology, Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen

Francis Ring

Francis Ring
Assistant Director, Manufacturing & Operations, Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Kerry Benenato, PhD
Senior Director, Discovery Chemistry, Moderna

Roumen Radinov, PhD
Director Process Chemistry, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

David Corey, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern

With thanks to our Executive Advisory Board

Dmitry Samarsky, PhD
CTO, Sirnaomics

Muthiah (Mano) Manoharan, PhD
Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Arthur Levin, PhD
Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Avidity Biosciences

Lubo Nechev, PhD
Vice President Process and Analytical Sciences, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Ekkehard Leberer, PhD
Senior Director, R&D Alliance Management, Sanofi

5th Annual Oligonucleotide & Precision Therapeutics Congress VIRTUAL: Join us this Fall

(Dates: October 19-21, 2020  Location: VIRTUAL)
Bringing together leading discovery scientists, developers, CMC experts, regulatory specialists and technology providers, OPT Congress provides a unique opportunity to discuss advances in next-generation oligonucleotide therapies throughout the drug development process. Attend in 2020 to optimize your drug design, delivery and performance, accelerate time to market and achieve commercial success. Based on the resounding success of last year’s inaugural 2-day program dedicated to Oligonucleotide CMC & Regulatory Strategies we will once again be adding this content to complement our established Oligonucleotide Discovery and Delivery conference.

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