University of Wisconsin–Madison

Annual Bioanalytical Conference (July Land O’ Lakes)

Innovation in Bioanalytical Research for Translational Medicine: New Modalities, New Technologies, and Evolving Regulations

Land O' Lakes Pharmaceutical Bioanalytical Conference

The Land O’Lakes Conference Series recognized worldwide as one of the premier teaching conferences for pharmaceutical scientists. The Annual Bioanalytical Conference is a three-day conference to discuss issues, innovations, and applications associated with the analysis of xenobiotics, metabolites, biologics an, biomarkers in biological matrices. This conference is designed to facilitate an open exchange of scientific and methodological applications for bioanalysis and provides a forum for interaction with regulators from multiple agencies. The program is an interactive mixture of lectures, panel discussions and a poster session.

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Developed & Conducted by the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists).


Registration Information


Refund Policy

Register by: Jul 15, 2019
Course date:Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019

Fluno Center
601 University Avenue
University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus
Madison, WI

Course fee:

$1375 after July 1
$850 Academic-Government rate

$175 Optional Short Course

Registration fee includes the opening dinner and all receptions.

Course Objectives

Overall Goal: The 20th Annual Bioanalytical Conference provides an educational forum to discuss issues and applications related to the analysis of overall approaches associated with New Modalities, New Platforms, Gene Therapy, Multiomics and the associated regulatory concerns that come from this growing area of research and application.

Conference objectives:

  1. Gain insight into problems and issues encountered during the drug discovery process and the interface between drug discovery and development
  2. Discuss current global regulatory issues affecting bioanalysis
  3. Identify processes for improving the identification and quantification of successful drug candidates and their measurement, including in vitro/in vivo implications
  4. Discuss analytical issues relating to drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and their applicability in drug development activity
  5. Provide a better understanding of the bioanalysis of Gene Therapy development, digital PCR, Nab/companion Diagnostics, Vectors and branched DNA
  6. Discuss issues associated with information management, data handling and automation in bioanalytical laboratories
  7. Gain insight into various perspectives on the drug development process, including industry, academia and regulatory agencies
  8. Evaluate the harmonization of methods validation, quality control and set standards for drug metabolite identification in studies involving bioanalysis
  9. Provide a platform for learning, networking, and exchanging ideas and solutions on bioanalysis of small and large molecule

Poster Session:

The Planning Committee for the 20th Annual Land O’Lakes Bioanalytical Conference invites interested parties to submit research poster abstracts for the 2019 Conference Poster Session on Wednesday, July 17, at the Fluno Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

All abstracts must be submitted via email to the University of Wisconsin by Monday, May 20, 2019.  Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by a review panel of Planning Committee members.  Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by e-mail, as well as notification of the acceptance or rejection of abstracts to primary presenters by June 10.  Please do not call the University of Wisconsin to find out the status of your abstract(s). 

To submit a poster for consideration, at least one author must be registered for the conference.  If the poster is not accepted, authors have the right to cancel their registration by the registration deadline of July 1  and will receive a full refund.  Any author present at the Conference must be registered for the entire Conference.

Accepted abstracts will be placed on the University of Wisconsin Web site by June 17, 2019.

Call for Posters 2019 Bioanalytical Conference

Poster Abstracts 2018 Bioanalytical Conference

Course Outline

Monday, July 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Optional Pre-Conference Short Course:

Gene Therapy Fundamentals
Speaker: Krishanu Shaha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

5:00 pm Registration for Conference
5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Sponsored by: TBA

6:00 PM

Opening Dinner

Sponsored by: TBA

6:30 pm

Dinner Speaker: Jason M Peters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Science Division, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Madison WI

CRISPRi in Bacterial Pathogens: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance with Broken Scissors"

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:45 am Continental Breakfast

First Plenary Session: Gene Therapy

Moderator: Lakshmi

8:20 am

Welcome and Conference Overview

Erik Burns

8:45 am

Regulatory for Gene Therapy

Speaker: Patrick Bennett, PPD

9:30 am

High Level Discussion of Vectors

Speaker: Glen Banks, BMS

10:00 am Round Table Discussion
10:30 am Networking Break
10:45 am

Branched DNA-Gene Therapy

Speaker: Elizabeth Pierson, PhD, Associate Principal Scientist, Analytical Sciences, Merck Research Laboratories

11:15 am

Implement qRT-PCR Methods to Support PK/TK, Drug Mechanism of Action, and PD (mRNA knockdown) to Advance RNAi Therapeutic Development 

Speaker: Elena Castellanos-Rizaldos, Alnylam

11:45 am

Bioanalysis of Nanoparticles

Speaker: TBA

12:30 pm Lunch/Networking

Afternoon Session: Patient Centric Bioanalysis

Moderator: Mark Arnold

1:30 pm

Digital Health - Data Capture

Speaker: Lisa Shipley, Merck

1:55 pm

At Home Sampling

Speaker: Erwin Berthier

2:20 pm


Speaker: Russ Grant

2:45 pm Networking Break
3:00 pm


Speaker: Brian Booth

3:45 pm

FDA Summary

4:00 pm

Tech Showdown #1

4:20 pm

Tech Showdown #2

4:40 pm

Tech Showdown #3

5:15 pm

Evening Reception

Sponsors: TBA

7:15 pm Evening free to explore Madison
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:45 am Continental Breakfast

Second Plenary Session: Size Matters: Multiomics Miniaturization

Moderator: Melanie Anderson

8:30 am


Speaker: Jiang Wu

9:00 am

Laser Micro Dissection (ASMS session-miniaturization)

Speaker: Ryan Kelley, BYU

9:20 am


Speaker: Dan Spellman, Merck

9:40 am

Networking Break

10:00 am

Ion Mobililty Proteomics

Speaker: TBA

11:15 am


Speaker: Anna Juncker-Jensen

12:00 pm

Companion Diagnostics

Speaker: Mark Roberts, Covance

12:30 pm Lunch/Networking

Afternoon Session: New Technology

Moderator: Chad Briscoe

1:30 pm

Tech Showdown #4

Speaker: John Sausen, Agilent

1:55 pm

Tech Showdown #5

Speaker: TBA

2:20 pm


Speaker: TBA

3:00 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm

Scheduled Afternoon activities

6:00 pm

Exhibits, Poster Session and Reception

Sponsor: TBA

Exhibitors: TBA

8:00 pm Evening free to explore Madison
Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:45 am Continental Breakfast

Third Plenary Session: Ask a Regulator

Moderator: TBA

8:30 am

ICH 10 Meeting Summary

Speaker: TBA

9:00 am

Panel Discussion: Ask a Regulator-New Guidances

Speaker: Mark Arnold, Brian Booth

10:00 am

Panel Discussion: Ask a Regulator-Diagnostic Tests

Speaker: TBA

11:55 am Closing remarks

12:00 pm Conference Adjournment


Krishanu Shaha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Planning Committee

Link to comments from the 2018 Planning Committee

2019 Planning Committee:

Erik Burns, MBA, EdD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Conference Director
Melanie Anderson, Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, PA, Conference Chair
Lakshmi Amaravadi, PhD, Shire, Boston, MA
Mark Arnold, PhD, Covance Clinical Labs, Trenton, NJ
Patrick Bennett, Executive Director, Biomarker Lab, PPD
Chad Briscoe, PhD, PRA Health Sciences, Lenexa, KS
Raj Dhodda, PhD, AbbVie, North Chicago, IL
Eric N. Fluhler, PhD, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mahwah, NJ
Stacy Ho, PhD, Sanofi, Waltham, MA
Qin C. Ji, PhD, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ
Leo Kirkovsky, PhD, Pfizer Worldwide Clinical Assay Group, La Jolla, CA
Jeff Moran, inVentiv Health, Lincoln, NE
Stephanie Pasas-Farmer, PhD, Bio Data Solutions, Inc., Eagleview, PA,
John Stubbs, PhD, Stubbs and Hensel Pharma Consulting, LLC, Blue Bell, PA
Sriram Subramaniam, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Springs, MD
Meredith Voelkel, AAPS


Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the registrant.

Fluno Center
(conference location)
601 University Ave
Madison, WI  53715
Rate: $143.00
Booking link
Room block held until June 16

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown
(5 blocks away)
440 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI  53703
Rate: $169.00
Group Name: Bioanalytical Conference  Group Code: BIA
Room block held until June 15
Booking link

DoubleTree by Hilton
(4 blocks away)
525 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI  53703
Rate: $179.00
Room block held until June 3
Booking link

Graduate Hotel
(3 blocks away)
601 Langdon Street
Madison, WI  53703
Rate: $189.00
Room block held until June 14
Booking link

The Lowell Center
(3 blocks away)
610 Langon Street
Madison, WI  53703
Rate: $115.00
Group code: LANDBIO
Rooms held until June 15
Booking link

Program Coordinator

Erik Burns, MBA, EdD

Course Coordinator
Division of Pharmacy Professional Development
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-2431 FAX
(608) 262-3130