Dan Vickery, Ph.D. is a pharmaceutical business development consultant. Prior to starting his practice in 2005, he held a senior business development position at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, overseeing their Branded Products and Drug Delivery divisions, during which he focused on transactions for Drug Delivery products in the EU, and in-licensing and out-licensing of branded products. Prior to joining Mylan, Dr. Vickery had worldwide commercial development responsibility at Pharmacia for the therapeutic areas of Urology, Women's Health Care, and Sexual Dysfunction. Dr. Vickery also has significant experience in drug development, having lead the Regulatory Affairs department at Parke-Davis division, Warner-Lambert Canada, during the time in which Lipitor was approved and launched. Dr. Vickery has an M.B.A. from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, and his Ph.D. (Genetics) and B.Sc. (Biology) are from the University of British Columbia.
C. Lowell Parsons, M.D., Is a leader in medical research into the causes and treatment of interstitial cystitis, which is a painful bladder syndrome with typical cystoscopic and/or histological features in the absence of infection or other pathology, and has published over 200 scientific articles and book chapters in this area describing his work. Dr. Parsons received his M.D. degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, in 1970. After completing his medical internship at Yale in 1971, Dr. Parsons spent two years as a staff associate in the Laboratory of Microbiology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He then completed his urology residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1977. Dr. Parsons joined the Division of Urology faculty at the University of California, San Diego, or UCSD, in 1977 as assistant professor. He served as Chief of Urology at the UCSD-affiliated Veterans Affairs Medical Center in La Jolla from 1977 to 1985. Since 1988, he has been Professor of Surgery/Urology.