Carin Canale is BAM’s secret weapon of agency know-how. Carin is currently president and founder of Canale Communications Inc, a life science strategic communications firm based in San Diego. In her role as president, Carin works closely with client teams, having provided senior level strategy to more than 125 life science companies of all shapes and sizes ranging from start-ups to billion dollar public companies. In addition to client services, Carin is actively involved in the life science community. She is currently the vice chairwoman of the board of directors for BIOCOM, Southern California’s life science trade association, and president of the board of directors for the San Diego Venture Group. Prior to founding Canale Communications, Carin was president of the life sciences division of international public relations firm Porter Novelli. Carin joined Porter Novelli when the firm acquired boutique life sciences communication firm, Atkins + Associates, in which Carin was partner and managing director. Carin has moderated many panels during her career, including for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (also on the topic of media best practices), San Diego Venture Group (IPO strategy/partnering), Biocom (capital development) and many others including the Public Relations Society of America, UCSD, and several sessions over the years at the BIO Annual Conventions and CALBIO.