13th Public Relations & Communications Summit – 13th Public Relations & Communications Summit

According to recent reports, only nine percent of consumers in the U.S. think pharmaceutical and biotech companies put patient well-being ahead of profits. Unfortunately, it’s not difficult to understand why — every day seems to bring a new story that presents life science companies in a negative light. The healthcare industry is also receiving more attention than ever before on the Hill, with both parties in agreement that something has to change. Although life science organizations are curing or better managing more medical conditions than ever before and providing even greater value, it’s hard to communicate these advances in a sincere way that doesn’t come off as being defensive.

The 13th annual Public Relations & Communications Summit is designed to help you address negative (and sometimes inaccurate) perceptions head on, and build upon your company’s reputation by clearly and openly communicating the value you provide. Now more than ever, it’s important that the press and public understand what the industry does and the good it provides. Join us for two days of hands-on learning and unparalleled networking opportunities, all taking place at Celgene’s campus in Summit, NJ.

A special thank you to our distinguished advisory board members:

  • Cathy Cantone, Senior Director, Public Relations, Immunology and Inflammation, CELGENE CORPORATION
  • Karen Carolonza, Managing Partner, GREEN ROOM COMMUNICATIONS
  • Nikki Copas, Senior Vice President, DNA COMMUNICATIONS
  • Tom Jones, Healthcare Practice Director, KETCHUM
  • Andrew Lewis, Head of Communications, Global Medical and Development, ASTELLAS
  • Chris Loder, Senior Director of Worldwide Communications and Head of U.S. Media Relations, BAYER HEALTHCARE
  • Tierney Saccavino, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, ACORDA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
  • Buddy Scalera, Senior Director of Content Strategy, THE MEDICINES COMPANY
  • Candace Steele Flippin, Vice President, External Communications, ST. JUDE MEDICAL
  • Wendy Lund, Chief Executive Officer, GCI HEALTH

Featured Speakers

Who Should Attend

The 13th Public Relations & Communications Summit is designed for life science professionals responsible for:

  • Public/Media Relations
  • Communications: Corporate, Brand, Internal, External, Integrated, Multichannel
  • Marketing
  • Public/Government Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Investor Relations
  • Community/Advocacy Relations
  • Strategic Alliances

This event is also of interest to agencies and other vendors that support those who work in public relations, public affairs and communication roles at life sciences companies such as communications agencies, publications and data analytics firms.

Startdate: 2017-07-18
End Date 2017-07-19

Description: The 13th Public Relations & Communications Summit is the leading event for communicators and public affairs executives within the life sciences industry.
Performer: ExL Events
Address : 556 Morris Ave 13th Public Relations & Communications Summit

Event Testimonials

Pfizer Turkey
Senior Corporate Communication Project Manager

Very insightful and structured. The topics were very well throughout, very relative to the industry today.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Senior Director Communications

This conference is like Communications Continuing Education. Love it. Lots of new ideas.

Celgene Corporation
Director, Public Relations, Immunology and Inflammation

It’s really important to have this conference as it’s the only forum where it is just us in public relations and communications where we can share information and best practices.