The infraNET Project and
The Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo
Two Heads (and a
Computer) are Healthier than One:
Knowledge and Collaboration Tools
from Drug Discovery to Patient Treatment
VP, Pharmaceutical and
Life Science Solutions
Open Text Corporation
Wednesday, April 16,
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
There is no charge.
Space is limited.
We recommend registering for the seminar to reserve your seat.
Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
There have been recent explosions of
data in all life science fields. But, it would be a mistake to assume
that most information is found, or can even be managed, in databases.
In fact, it has been estimated that 80% of the information in any given
organization is in an unstructured form; so information management
strategies must embrace and integrate both structured and unstructured
content. More recently, we have also discovered that for information
repositories to be useful, they must be tightly integrated with supported
processes, ranging from ad hoc group collaborations to highly structured
and sequenced workflows. These concepts will be illustrated using examples
from the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from drug discovery to clinical
Martin Sumner-Smith, Ph.D., is currently Vice
President, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Solutions, Open Text Corporation,
where he is responsible for developing the global life sciences market
for Open Text s Livelink product. Martin was trained in molecular biology
and genetics (B.Sc. & M.Sc., University of Guelph) and received his Ph.D.
from the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Toronto. After postdoctoral
research in RNA-protein interactions at Yale University, he joined Allelix
Biopharmaceuticals Inc. in 1984 as a Research Scientist. While at Allelix,
he held a number of positions in both the commercial and research sides of
the company, including Director of Research. Martin has authored more
than 70 referred scientific papers and presentations and has taken
three drug candidates into clinical trials. In 1996, Martin founded
Base4 Inc. and served as its President & CEO until its acquisition
by Open Text in 2001. Base4 pioneered the application of knowledge
management technologies to facilitate the drug discovery and
development process in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Education
Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP) and The infraNET
Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part
of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of