My efforts to raise funds in support of the Fred Hutch Cancer Center inspired the idea of the Emerging Frontiers in Oncology summits. The first event, held in 2019, was hugely successful. Not only did I achieve my fundraise goal as part of the Timmerman Climb to Fight initiative (supporting the Fred Hutch), I was also able to bring together ~100 biotech execs, investors, and operators. They engaged a diverse set of panelists as they discussed the future of oncology. After the first event I received an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm & interest to annualize the event, the rest is history as they say!
Each year I develop a timely, and provocative theme that fosters deep thinking around the root drivers of innovation (research), core elements that are required for translation (innovation), and the skills necessary to enhance the likelihood of success (people).
There are three panels, each centered on an area core to fostering growth in the biotech industry:
Lastly, the setting is intimate, with a curated list of attendees.
Uciane Scarlett, PhD