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Praxis Precision Medicines Movement Disorder Day 2021

Start Date:12/17/2021

Start Time:9:00 AM EST

Duration:180 minutes


Praxis’ management team will review the Movement Disorder franchise, including an assessment of the Essential Tremor market, the development path for PRAX-944 and PRAX-114 in Essential Tremor and a look forward at what’s next with a focus on the upcoming PRAX-944 study in Parkinson’s disease.

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Marcio Souza

President & Chief Executive Officer

Praxis Precision Medicines

Marcio Souza has served as a director and our President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2020. Prior to joining us, Mr. Souza was at PTC Therapeutics, Inc., or PTC, where he served as its Chief Operating Officer from May 2017 to April 2020 and its Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy from July 2016 to May 2017. Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Souza served in positions of increasing responsibility at NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme Corporation. Mr. Souza has served on the board of directors of Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. since June 2021. From May 2019 to May 2020, Mr. Souza also served on the board of directors of Clearpoint Neuro, Inc. (previously MRI Interventions, Inc.). Mr. Souza received a degree in pharmacy and biochemistry with a specialization in toxicology and clinical analysis from the University of São Paulo and an M.B.A. from Fundação Dom Cabral.

Nicole Sweeny

Chief Commercial Officer

Praxis Precision Medicines

Nicole Sweeny has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since August 2020. Prior to joining us, Ms. Sweeny was at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where she served as Vice President, Franchise Head, Rare Diseases from February 2019 to July 2020. Prior to Takeda, Ms. Sweeny served in several roles at Shire Pharmaceuticals plc (later acquired by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited) from August 2010 to January 2019, including Vice President, Head of US Marketing from September 2017 to January 2019 and Vice President, Global Product Strategy Lead from December 2016 to August 2017. Prior to joining Shire, Ms. Sweeny served in commercial positions of increasing responsibility at AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi Genzyme Corporation. Ms. Sweeny received her B.S. from Boston College.

Bernard Ravina

Chief Medical Officer

Praxis Precision Medicines

Bernard Ravina, M.D., has served as our Chief Medical Officer since August 2018. Prior to joining us, Dr. Ravina was at Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., where he served as Chief Medical Officer from February 2017 to August 2018 and as Vice President of Clinical Development from March 2014 to January 2017. Dr. Ravina was also Medical Director in Clinical Development at Biogen Inc. from 2010 to 2014, where he worked on both small molecule drugs and biologics for the treatment of neurological disorders. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Ravina was an Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of the Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders Unit, Associate Director of Clinical Trials Coordination Center and Vice Chair of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Ravina received a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an M.S.C.E. in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania where he completed his residency and fellowship training in Neurology.

Tim Kelly

Chief Financial Officer

Praxis Precision Medicines

Tim Kelly has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2021. Prior to joining us, Mr. Kelly was at Foundation Medicine, where he served as chief financial officer and head of corporate management from January 2019 to April 2021. In this position, he led the finance and corporate management teams, providing strategic leadership and oversight for the corporate functions, which included accounting and tax, billing and reimbursement, procurement, corporate development, project management and financial planning and analysis. Prior to working at Foundation Medicine, Mr. Kelly worked at the Roche Group for more than 15 years, serving in finance roles of increasing responsibility across product commercialization, pipeline development, manufacturing and strategic planning, most recently as the finance and corporate services director for Roche Pharma in the UK. Mr. Kelly holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the College of William and Mary, and a master’s in business administration from the Columbia Business School.
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