Today, LifeScience Alley opens registration for its 2012 Conference:
Today's Science. Tomorrow's Healthcare. This year's conference will be
held on Dec. 5, 2012, at the Minneapolis Convention Center and features
an updated program focused on bridging the gap between life science
therapy developers and the rapidly evolving health care delivery system.
The day's events will include plenary keynote addresses, interactive
breakout sessions, a new technology showcase and an exhibit hall
redesigned to facilitate resource identification and networking. During
the conference, attendees will have access to a new mobile event guide,
which houses the event schedule, speaker biographies and networking
tools. Also new this year is the opportunity to connect with attendees
pre-conference at the Minnesota Warm-Up Reception on Dec. 4.
This year's keynote speakers include a variety of seasoned professionals
with a vision for health care innovation. Dr. Veronique Roger, chair of
Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic, is leading a keynote session
entitled "From Strategy to Execution - Think Big. Start Small. Act
Fast." Julie McHugh, COO of Endo Health Solutions, will be delivering an
address titled "Owning the Care Pathway ? A Redefined Healthcare Model."
LifeScience Alley is also taking a fresh approach to its interactive
seminars this year, decreasing the number of options in order to
increase depth and relevancy for all attendees.
"We want to provide insights on a smaller number of life science topics,
but dig into them more deeply and increase the level of applicability in
each sector of the life sciences," says Liz Rammer, COO at LifeScience
Alley. This year's event will feature topics like big data, the new
health care customer, neurological therapy development and accessing
In addition to standard exhibit booths, 10 organizations from around the
country will be selected to display a novel or innovative technology in
this year's New Technology Showcase. The selected technologies will
represent a significant potential market impact and will reduce health
care costs in medical devices, biologics and pharmaceuticals, health IT
and health care delivery. Applications for the showcase are being
accepted through July 31, 2012.
Online registration for this year's Conference and the New Technology
Showcase application are available at www.LifeScienceAlleyConference.org.
About the LifeScience Alley Conference
The largest gathering
of life science and health care industry professionals in the Midwest,
LifeScience Alley's conference brings together global leaders in the
industry to share vital knowledge, resources and practices necessary to
innovate more effectively, meet evolving clinical and customer needs and
better position businesses to succeed. This event includes participants
from over 650 organizations worldwide and showcases novel life science
technologies and student research. For more information, visit www.LifeScienceAlleyConference.org.
About LifeScience Alley
LifeScience Alley is an
international leader in sharing best practices and is the largest
state-based life sciences trade association in the United States. With a
26-year track record of providing valuable services and results-oriented
outcomes to its members, LifeScience Alley enables business success
through educating workforces, influencing state and federal public
policy, supporting advancement in research and technological innovation
and fostering industry connections. The Association's membership employs
approximately 250,000 Minnesotans and its reach extends throughout the
Midwest and Canada. Through a strategic affiliation, LifeScience Alley
partners with The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota to strengthen the
regional economy by assisting in the growth of established and emerging
industries, and attracting new companies, talent and capital. For more
information, visit www.LifeScienceAlley.org.