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AbbVie Partnering Day

AbbVie has the expertise of a proven pharmaceutical leader and the focus and passion of a biotech. The result is something rare in health care today – a global biopharmaceutical company that has the ability to discover and advance innovative therapies and meet the health needs of people and societies around the globe. AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott.

AbbVie partnerships are dedicated to two important outcomes: developing innovative new medicines and delivering a remarkable impact on peoples’ lives. AbbVie takes a highly strategic approach to developing these partnerships with a goal to create long-term mutually beneficial relationships. A passion for translating science into effective medicine and a shared vision for a successful outcome are important foundations for AbbVie partnerships.

This AbbVie Partnering Day is focused on a core set of therapeutic areas where the company has proven expertise and where AbbVie believes it can have an even greater impact on the disease and how it is managed.

Confirmed AbbVie Participants

Jim Sullivan
Vice President, Discovery

John Poulos
Vice President, Licensing & Acquisition

Anna Maroney
Vice President, Alliance Management

David Donabedian
Vice President, Ventures and Early Stage Collaborations

Kevin Lynch
Vice President, Scientific Assessment

Anil Singhal
Vice President, AbbVie Biotherapeutics*

Alberto Zacarias
Senior Director, Innovation, AbbVie Biotherapeutics*

Michelle Calhoun
Director, CMO Sales & Marketing

*AbbVie Biotherapeutics is Abbvie’s biotech located in the San Francisco Bay Area.


AbbVie Partnering Day


Thursday, April 24, 2014
One-on-one Meetings
(application required)

Plenary Session
AbbVie: Partner of Choice and Corporate Overview
(open admission)

Networking Reception
(open admission)


San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402


$3 per hour on-site parking available


Application is required for one-on-one meetings. Only companies reviewed and approved will be scheduled for a one-on-one partnering meeting. Application review is on a rolling basis, so we suggest applying early due to a limited number of available appointments.

Apply for One-on-One Meeting

The AbbVie Plenary Session followed by a Networking Reception is open to the general public. If you are interested in attending, please register below. Attendance to the Plenary Session does not guarantee a private one-on-one meeting with the AbbVie Team. For a private meeting, please submit the application above. Only companies reviewed and approved will be scheduled for a one-on-one partnering meeting.

Due to high demand, the Plenary/Reception is now restricted to employees of bioscience companies only.

Click Here to Register

Attire:Business attire suggested

Please contact Amanda Detzel at or 650-871-3257 for further information.

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Due to state transparency reporting requirements, AbbVie requires MA, DC, WV, and CA licensed prescribers to complete a sign-in sheet when consuming a meal or meal items.  Please see an event coordinator for the form.

Due to state law restrictions, MN, VT licensed prescribers are prohibited from participating in complimentary meals.

AbbVie tracks and reports payments and transfers of value to healthcare professionals under applicable state and federal reporting obligations