OCTOBER 20, 2022


The Stephen F Austin Hotel
701 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Join us for our annual Fall Policy Summit and Luminary Awards Dinner this fall. This important meeting will focus on key issues THBI and it's member companies will be preparing for ahead of the 88th Texas Legislative Session. 

The Summit will be a half day conference with conversations focused on health policy initiatives and issues impacting patient access, research and development, and the future of the healthcare and life sciences industries in Texas. The event will also recognize industry leaders who have furthered innovation in Texas with the presentation of the annual Luminary Awards at a dinner following the Summit. The events will bring together members of the Texas Legislature and their staff, the Texas Congressional delegation members and their staff, state agency staff, patient groups, THBI members and life science industry professionals.                                                                

The Summit event is THBI’s main fundraising event each year. All dollars raised through the event are dedicated to furthering the public policy agendas for our member organizations, demonstrating the importance of strong policies, and growing the life sciences industry. For more information about the event, please contact Julia Perkins at julia@thbi.com.


Registration Opens

1:15- 5:00pm

Fall Policy Summit

Panel: Dynamic Academic Research in Texas
Giulio Draetta, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Shreek Mandayam, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Texas State University

Jon Mogford, PhD, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Texas A&M Health

Panel: Recent Advancements in Economic Development

Gerry Farrell, PhD. Chief Operating Officer, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Tom Luce, CEO of Biotech Initiatives, Lyda Hill Philanthropies
·  Patrick Plues, VP of State Government Relations, BIO

Panel: Legislative Insights Ahead of the 88th Texas Legislative Session 

Texas State Representative Sam Harless
Texas State Representative Donna Howard
Texas State Representative Armando Walle
More panelist to be confirmed

Fireside Chat: A Conversation with the Chiefs

Enrique Marquez, Chief of Staff, Speaker of the House Dade Phelan
Luis Saenz, Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Greg Abbott


5:00- 6:00 pm 
Networking Reception

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Luminary Awards Dinner

Keynote Speaker: 
Ross Ramsey, Former Executive Editor and Co-founder of The Texas Tribune

2022 Luminary Awards Presentation:
Texas State Senator Carol Alvarado
Texas State Representative Giovanni Capriglione
President Peter WT Pisters, M.D., MHCM