CLSA Events

Lilly Partnering Day

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Driving scientific breakthroughs through collaboration. Since Eli Lilly and Company was founded more than 135 years ago, our mission has remained unchanged: Create high-quality medicines that make life better. Healthcare challenges are complex and the unmet need is great; we know we can’t do it alone. We must be innovative in our science and in our approach to partnerships to bring medicines to the people who need them. Our approach has three critical components:

  • COMMUNICATION: Hear your ideas, share our interest, start the conversation
  • EXPLORE: Dive into science, strategy and commercial potential of every project
  • COLLABORATE: Integrate our collective strengths to shape the science to benefit patients

Areas of Interest

Biotherapeutic Technologies
Regional Innovation
Drug Delivery and Devices
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Confirmed Lilly Participants

Brian Bloomquist, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation – Diabetes, Lilly Research Labs

Johnston Erwin
Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Corporate Business Development

Brian Edmonds, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation – Biotechnology Discovery Research, Lilly Research Labs

Andrew Hass, M.S.
Vice President, Search & Evaluation – Oncology, Lilly Research Labs

Takao Honda
Sr. Manager, Search & Evaluation – Japan

Jennifer Laird
Vice President & Regional Head, Europe-Australia-Canada, Neuroscience, Corporate Business Development

Hsiao Lieu
Managing Director, Chorus, Lilly Research Labs

 John Mc Gill
Vice President, Discovery Operations – Lilly Research Labs

Ronit Phail, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation – Action Team, Corporate Business Development


Veena Rao, Ph.D.
Director, Search & Evaluation – Drug Delivery and Devices, Lilly Research Labs

Gurkeerat Singh
Vice President, Search & Evaluation – Emerging Markets 

Kaname Ueda
Sr. Associate, Medical Liaisons -Japan

Ed Torres
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Lilly Ventures

Chris Vlahos, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation – Cardiovascular, Lilly Research Labs

Heather Wasserman , Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation – Immunology, Lilly Research Labs

Ryan Westphal
PhD, Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation – Neuroscience, Lilly Research Labs

Akikazu Yoshikawa
Sr. Director, Science & Regulatory Affairs, Japan



Lilly Partnering Day


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Networking Cocktail Reception
4:30pm — 6:30pm

This event, part of the CLSA Partnering Day, will provide a great opportunity to network with Eli Lilly Senior R&D and Business Development Leadership.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

9:00am — 9:45am
Q&A Panel Session
9:45am – 10: 45am

Join us for a morning plenary and learn how a large biopharmaceutical company evaluates external research and approaches licensing and partnerships. Following the plenary, there will be a Q&A panel discussion with the Eli Lilly Team.

One-on-one Meetings
1:00pm — 5:00pm

(application required)


San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 S Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402




One-on-One Meeting: 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.

Networking Cocktail Reception: Due to high demand the reception is limited to employees of bioscience companies only. For questions please email

Plenary & Panel Discussion: Due to high demand the morning plenary is limited to employees of bioscience companies only. For questions please email

  • Early registration is highly advised as space is limited and there will be no on-site registration
  • Pre-registered attendees will receive an immediate receipt/confirmation after submission
  • Please print this receipt/confirmation and bring it with you to receive your conference credentials
  • Photo ID (driver’s license or passport) will be required at check-in
  • All sales are final

Please mail your event-related questions to: or you can contact us via phone: 650-871-3257.

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