NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, USA – December 16, 2016 -- The Association of Commercial Professionals – Life Sciences (SAMPS) announced the members of the program team for its 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held near Boston, MA, USA on October 25-27.
The Annual Meeting Program Team collectively have experience in all aspects of commercializing life science products and services. The team is accountable for assuring the program content meets the needs of all members and attendees. This year's meeting will include multiple workshop tracks so attendees can take advantage of more sessions.
Chairperson, Product Suppliers
Mike DeMayo, Former VP of Commercial Operations, Americas at Affymetrix will serve as the chair of the program committee representing product suppliers.
Joanne Dimitrakopoulos has an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive start-up expertise, having founded two companies prior to transitioning into the scientific industry. While at university she founded the Shadow-a-Student Program to provide insight for high school students wishing to pursue a career in the Life Sciences. Joanne began her marketing career at Millipore before moving on to several start up companies where she enjoyed the fast-paced environment and ability to try her hand at sales. During her time at eBioscience she was able to turnaround multiple stagnant product portfolios resulting in tremendous revenue growth. She is renowned for developing progressive marketing strategies and implementing novel tactical campaigns that exceed expectations.
|Mike DeMayo||Former VP of Commercial Operations, Americas||Affymetrix|
|Keith Osiewicz||VP and Head of Marketing||The Science Exchange|
|Caroline LaManna||Associate Director of Scientific Outreach||Addgene|
|Olga Torres||Marketing Director||Averica Discovery|
|Kathy Lee-Koenig||Business Development Manager||Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|Ethan Kopit||Co-Founder||Mimir Insights|
|Yianni Dimitrakopoulos||New Graduate||University of Oregon, Crime, Law and Business|
"A lot of effort and coordination goes into putting together a high caliber event,” said Chuck Drucker, President of the SAMPS. "We very much appreciate the time and skill the volunteers on the program team put forth to develop the program for the 5th SAMPS Annual Meeting."
The SAMPS Annual Meeting enables attendees to meet with colleagues and peers regarding key issues concerning commercial professionals working for life science suppliers. Sessions are designed specifically for those who work for CROs, CMOs, scientific equipment and reagents manufacturers, and consultancies.
Details are available at sampssoc.org/annual-meeting