Informing Innovation 2023

At every stage of development, life sciences companies require a wide range of information. Time spent hunting for information is time spent away from developing technologies that can improve the quality of life through therapies, diagnostics, medical devices and agricultural technology.

Join NCBiotech on Sep. 20 for Life Science Intelligence’s (LSI) Informing Innovation one-day conference. Get up to speed with life sciences resources, search strategies, industry tools, and more. This event will feature concurrent sessions and networking opportunities to connect with content providers.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Development professionals seeking market information to bolster strategic decisions
  • Professionals seeking access to scientific content for your company
  • Consultants who need ongoing resources to support their clients
  • Administrators, librarians, and information professionals who make decisions about information resources, articles or identifying and managing database subscriptions for your organization 


  • Fabio Urbina, Associate Director, Collaborations Pharma
  • Josh Starmer, CEO of StatQuest and Lead Educator at Lightning AI
  • Michelle Cawley, Interim Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences & Director, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Siobahn Grady, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Information Science, North Carolina Central University 
  • Tim Martin, New Ventures, NC State Office of Research Commercialization
  • Gillian Kelly, Data Analyst, NCBiotech
  • Hannah Rozear, Science Librarian, Duke University
  • Penny Doane-Setzer, Sr Healthcare Research & Data Analyst, Clarivate
  • Anne T. Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill 
  • Andrew Kierstead MS, MBA, Senior Consultant, Adivo Associates 
  • Pratik Patel MD, MBA, Consultant, Adivo Associates 
  • Matt Zimo, Data Analyst, NCBiotech
  • Lori Delaney, Research Analyst, NCBiotech
  • Claire Kozak, Program Manager, LSI, NCBiotech
  • Kayt Leonard, Global Health and Life Sciences Strategic Advisor, SAS
  • Karin Shank, Senior Research Analyst, NCBiotech


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                
Check-In/Networking and Refreshments

9:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.              
Welcome Remarks and Keynote   
Harnessing the Power of AI in the Information Landscape (panel + hybrid session)                                    

10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.            
Concurrent Sessions 1
How to Master Your Market 
Gain Confidence in Searching the NCBiotech Company Directory
11:20 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.            
Concurrent Sessions 2 
ChatGPT and Emerging Tools for Research [Hybrid Session] 
“Exactly what I want!”
Copyright and Research: Some basics and current issues 

12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.            
Lunch (included with registration)

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.              
Concurrent Sessions 3
Identifying your Niche: Biopharma Market Research 
General Tools for Finding Information on the Internet: Search Engines and Browsers
1:20 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.                
Concurrent Sessions 4 
Help, I'm an Accidental Librarian! Panel presented by NCBiotech LSI staff (hybrid session)
PubMed Essentials: Using the Free Biomedical Citation Database

2:05 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                
Networking and Refreshments

2:15 p.m. - 2:45/3:00 p.m.       
Concurrent Sessions 5 
10 Free or Low-cost Tools That Can Help You Harness Information Effectively (hybrid session)
The Future of Clinical Trials? It’s Time to Get There Faster
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Searching in PubMed


  • In-person Cost: $35 through July 31/ $50 beginning August 1
  • Virtual Cost: $35 (includes access to four select sessions chosen by the NCBiotech programming committee)

More Information

If you have questions, please contact


15 T.W. Alexander Dr. 
Durham, NC 27709

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