VeraSci attended the 6th Annual Diversity Alliance for Science West Coast Conference, February 20th-21st in Laguna Beach, California.
VeraSci is honored to participate in one of the leading organizations in the life science and healthcare industries which promotes the economic growth of small and/or diverse businesses and improves the quality of patient care by fostering intimate relationships between those businesses, and corporations, academic, and governmental agencies.
This conference included many meaningful takeaways and presentations. Quita Highsmith, Genentech- Head of Alliance and Advocacy Relations, Co-Lead for Advancing Inclusive Research, presented on the importance of “Advancing Inclusive Research.” This presentation stressed the importance of minority groups participating in clinical trials and DNA tests (23andMe, Ancestry, etc.) to collect DNA databases to better diagnose. Gregory Barnes, Amgen- Exec Director and Chief Information Security Officer, presented on “Cybersecurity.” This presentation emphasized the importance of cybersecurity, increased threats to our data, and the need for multi-factor identification and DMARC. Finally, a panel of former drug and alcohol addicts, joined Tommy Begres, Director Clinical Affairs- Adapt Pharma- maker of Narcan, and Anthony Perez, Regional Healthcare Director, Walgreens, to discuss “The Opioid Crisis- Impact to Innovation.” This discussion focused on the opioid epidemic and what needs to be done to change this moving forward.
We can’t wait to see what next year brings!