CSL Behring Podcast: World of Promise
CSL Behring presents the World of Promise podcast series, focused on biotechnology and its promise to transform the lives of people and patients around the world living with serious and rare diseases.
Each episode features conversations with leading medical experts, patients or other people involved in the field of biotechnology, with a goal of, "providing engaging and useful content to people with rare and serious diseases and their families, health care providers and others interested in learning more about these topics. The format of a podcast allows us to go more in-depth on these topics that are so critically important to our patients,” says Anthony Farina, CSL’s Chief Communications Officer, who is also the show’s host.
Episode 14: Digital Transformation and Rare Disease Patients
7 January 2021
For more than 30 years, Mark Hill has worked in digital technology for large, global biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Now, as CSL's Chief Digital Information Officer, Mark chats about his experiences and where he sees digital transformation taking biotechnology in the future.
Episode 13: It's International Plasma Awareness Week
7 October 2020
Willy Pardinas, General Manager and Vice President of CSL Plasma, world leader in plasma collection, discusses the importance of plasma donation to people around the world living with rare and serious diseases.
Episode 12: Suffering in Silence: Rare Disease Awareness & Management in Asia-Pacific
21 July 2020
A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit takes a look at the challenges facing patients living with rare diseases across five Asia-Pacific economies. Listen to hear the editor's thoughts on the report.
Episode 11: Super Bowl MVP Discusses His Family’s Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease
15 June 2020
The Steelers legend Santonio Holmes - and Dad to a son with the disease - talks about his foundation that helps families cope.
Episode 10: Why We Do Clinical Trials
3 June 2020
Hear from Deirdre BeVard, CSL Behring’s Senior Vice President of R&D Strategic Operations, about how clinical trials benefit patients, why they are so critical to the advancement of biotechnology and how they are being impacted by COVID-19.
Episode 9: Celebrating 30+ Years of World Hemophilia Day
14 April 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, rare disease patient groups continue to provide support and outreach to their communities, and community is more important than ever for those with bleeding disorders.
Episode 8: Lessons from COVID-19
1 April 2020
Tony Strickland, Head of Enterprise Security at CSL Behring, talks about being on the front lines of company security during these unusual times.
Episode 7: Chasing the Cure
20 February 2020
Dr. David Fajgenbaum was diagnosed with a rare disease in medical school. Rather than give up hope, he began researching it and remarkably, his research led to remission. He went on to write a book about his journey and how he is now living his life “in overtime.“
Episode 6: The “Palpable Passion” of Patient Focus
29 January 2020
Chief Medical Officer Charmaine Gittleson explains how CSL works closely with patients to listen their needs and brings together the palpable passion of employees from across the organization to better understand how each employee can take a part in addressing those needs.
Episode 5: CSL’s COO Shares the 3 "C"s of Management
24 September 2019
Early in his career, CSL's Chief Operating Officer Paul McKenzie discovered the three “C”s, a concept that he says has been critical to his success as a leader. Listen to learn how he creates, channels, and conserves energy.
Episode 4: Taking on a Cause With No Offseason
20 August 2019
Nonprofit organization Uplifting Athletes wants to connect 30 million football fans with 30 million rare disease patients. Hear Executive Director Rob Long explain why.
Episode 3: Growing Up with Sickle Cell Disease
18 June 2019
June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day. In honor of this day and the more than four million people around the world living with this genetic blood disorder, podcast host Anthony Farina sat down with a person living with Sickle Cell Disease to talk about the challenges she faces, and has faced, as a person with the condition.
Episode 2: From Heartache Comes Hope
21 May 2019
When young Jeffrey Modell continually begged his parents to “do something” about his primary immunodeficiency, it broke their hearts. In 1987, one year after Jeffrey’s death, the Modells founded a foundation in their son’s name. Now the Modell's story is the subject of a documentary being released on June 11. Host Anthony Farina asks the Modells about Jeffrey, the film and the foundation's work.
Episode 1: World Hemophilia Day
16 April 2019
In our first episode, Host Anthony Farina interviews Dr. Andra James of Duke University. Her research and publications pertain mainly to the care of women with blood and bleeding disorders, with a special focus on von Willebrand Disease. With World Hemophilia Day on April 17, Dr. James talks about von Willebrand Disease, and how it relates to the more well-known disease, hemophilia.