The Vanguard Forum for Life Sciences Leaders - Online, October 21 - 22

Leading Into Recovery


October 21 - October 22



This year’s Life Sciences Forum will focus on how top leaders can drive the recovery of their organizations from the pandemic impacts, and catalyze high performance for the long term. 

The online forum will be held from noon - noon on October 21 and 22, with eight virtual sessions over two days. Pragmatic, real-world leadership topics relevant to current and future C-suite life sciences leaders in earlier-stage companies.

Session leaders are deeply experienced life sciences and healthcare leaders and leadership experts. 

Participants learn from the sessions — and each other. Intimate format and vigorous, engaging dialogue around critical leadership challenges. 



  • Murray Aitken, Executive Director, IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science

  • Mike Atieh, Board Member, Immatics; past Board Chair, ElectroCore Inc.

  • Marcus Dahllof, Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange

  • Matt Davis, Strategic Communication Consultant, Matt Davis Communications

  • Cameron Durrant, Chairman and CEO, Humanigen

  • Amber Edwards, Chief Commercial Officer at Alastin, Inc

  • Carl Guess, Executive Presentation Coach, Elevator Speech

  • Jason Hanson, President and CEO, Engene

  • Rick Heinick, Founder and Board Chair, TearClear

  • Matt Meyer, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Vivek Ramaswamy, Founder and CEO, Roivant Sciences

  • Dickie Steele, Partner, McKinsey & Company



How long is the experience?

We don't put a time limit on the experience. Patrons are welcome to stay as longer, listen to the music and build connections with everyone. This is a safe space where openess and connection is encouraged.

How many courses can I expect?

This is a sharing experience and there will be a number of dishes on offer. We ensure that there is enough food and variaty for all, and yes, dessert is included!

Is wine included in the price?

Yes. Our wine pairing is set up by someliers to ensure that the food is accompanied with a wine that bodes well with the menu.

Do you accomodate special dietary requirements?

It really depends on the number of patrons that require a specific menu. We do aim to create specific nights where the theme of the conversation, along with the food on offer to be specific to a dietary group ensureing that everyone can partake.


This learning and networking experience builds on previous highly impactful Vanguard Forums, which The Vanguard Group for Leadership has been producing since 2014. The Vanguard Group, led by Ken Banta, is dedicated to helping current and future C-suite executives build sustainable high performance in their organizations.

Forum participation is by invitation only and is offered to General Counsels from across all business sectors in North America.  

Importantly, participation in the Forum in September is just the beginning. The Forum registration fee includes an annual membership in the Vanguard Network, which brings a variety of valuable benefits. These include access to the private networking and leadership-learning platform Vanguard Connect, where members connect with one another and Vanguard faculty, discuss key leadership topics, and find original and curated leadership-learning videos, podcasts and articles.


Members are also entitled to invitations to small, virtual and face-to-face Vanguard Leadership events led by senior faculty members and to a 20% on any other invitation-only Forums across the year.




For more information or to request an invite, please fill out the form below.


Contact:  Irene Silber, Associate Principal
(612) 516-6068

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