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Date:13 Nov
Venue:Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport


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Mia Ritterband-Rosenbaum

Mia Ritterband-Rosenbaum

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MVA Annual Summit 2023

Unleashing the Medicon Valley potential

Join us at the MVA Annual Summit 2023 for a day focused on unlocking the vast potential of Medicon Valley. This event will bring together industry leaders, researchers, and experts to explore the latest advancements and opportunities in the vibrant Medicon Valley region. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the conversations shaping the future of Medicon Valley.

Save the date for the MVA Annual Summit 2023 and stay tuned for more details!

Date: Monday November 13th 2023
Time: 10:00 – 17:30
Venue: Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Ellehammersvej 20, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark



Members of MVA and members of the press: Participation is free of charge for members of MVA and members of the press.


Non-members: Non members can join the Annual Summit 2023 for a participation fee of 3,996 DKK (approximately 540€) plus VAT (4,995 DKK inlcuding VAT).


Registration ends on November 9th, 2023.

Note that if your company applies for membership within 14 days after the event the cost of that ticket will be deducted from your first membership fee. If you are considering becoming a member of Medicon Valley Alliance, you can find more information here or contact David Munis Zepernick, Director of Member Engagement and Communication ( or +45 2498 1668).



10:00 Registration and coffee
10:30 Welcome
Niels Abel Bonde, Chair of the Board, Medicon Valley Alliance / VP HCP Marketing Obesity, Novo Nordisk
10:35 State of Medicon Valley
Anette Steenberg, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
Daniel Chancellor, Thought Leadership and Consulting Director, Citeline

The Future of Personalized Medicine and ATMP – synergies in Medicon Valley

10:55 Front-runners within ATMP? Initiatives and ambitions in Denmark and Sweden
Jenni Nordborg, Director of International Affairs, Lif Sweden
Ida Sofie Jensen, CEO, Lif Denmark
Q&A from the audience
Bringing an intracerebral pluripotent stem cell therapy to clinical trial for Parkinson’s Disease
Malin Parmar,  Professor, Lund University
Agnete Kirkeby, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen and Lund University
Q&A from the audience

Sustainability – a Nordic Life Science Stronghold

11:55 Sustainable healthcare – a Nordic stronghold
Daniel Eriksson, Founder/CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
How to reach sustainable production through a local partnership
Mette Wendel, Senior Project Manager, Kalundborg Symbiosis
Circular Solution for Life Science Research Laboratory Plasticware Waste
Flavio Ortigao, Founder & CTO, ReLabware
Panel discussion: Sustainability in Nordic Life Science
12:45 Lunch

Women’s Health – Important AND Good Business

13:45 Sex-specific health data science
Søren Brunak, Professor, University of Copenhagen
From Realheart to Miniheart – gender equality in cardiac devices
Ina Laura Perkins, CEO, Scandinavian Real Hearts
Roche’s commitment to women’s health – time to close the gap and change the facts
Darine Ghanem, General Manager, Roche Denmark
Investing in innovative healthcare for women – a good business
Martin Stenfeldt, Chairperson, Uvisa Health
Panel discussion: Good business
14:55 Coffee Break

AI – Game Changer of Future Life Science

15:25 Key note: AI’s Game-Changing Influence on Life Science Development and Launch
David Staunton, Industry Transformation Leader, Cognizant Life Sciences
15:55 Embedding of AI in Discovery, Development and Commercialization of Medicines
Hisham Hamadeh, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Data Science & AI, Genmab
How AI enable AstraZeneca to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines
Magnus Nydén, Executive Director, Astra Zeneca
AI – will it redefine pharma?
Thomas Senderovitz, Senior Vice President Data Science, Novo Nordisk
Panel discussion and Q&A 


17:00 Niels Abel Bonde, Chair of the Board, Medicon Valley Alliance / VP HCP Marketing Obesity, Novo Nordisk
17:05 Networking, Snacks & Drinks
17:45 End of Annual Summit



Lisa Kirsebom
Life science journalist & writer


Keynote speaker

David Staunton
Industry Transformation Leader
Cognizant Life Sciences




Niels Abel Bonde
Chairman of the board Medicon Valley Alliance
VP HCP Marketing Obesity, Novo Nordisk
Anette Steenberg
Medicon Valley Alliance
Daniel Chancellor
Thought Leadership and Consulting Director

Jenni Nordborg
Director of International Affairs
Lif Sweden
Ida Sofie Jensen
Lif Denmark
Malin Parmar
Lund University
Agnete Kirkeby
Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen and Lund University
Daniel Eriksson
Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
Mette Wendel
Senior Project Manager
Kalundborg Symbiosis
Flavio Ortigao
Founder & CTO
Søren Brunak
University of Copenhagen
Ina Laura Perkins
Scandinavian Real Hearts
Darine Ghanem
General Manager
Roche Denmark
Martin Stenfeldt
Uvisa Health
Hisham Hamadeh
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Data Science & AI
Thomas Senderovitz
Senior Vice President Data Science
Novo Nordisk
Magnus Nydén
Executive Director
Astra Zeneca



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Cancellation policy and No-Show-Fee

Cancellations can be made free of charge when they occur before the event takes place and must be sent as soon as possible by email to

If you are unable to attend you are welcome to transfer your registration to a colleague. Please let us know who to transfer the registration to at

In case of non-appearance from the event without cancellation, MVA charge a fee of DKK 500 ex. VAT. The fee covers our incurred costs for catering, room hire and administration.