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2013 LifeScience Alley Conference to address Healthcare Transformation’s effects on Life Science Business Operations

This post is sponsored by LifeScience Alley. Life science organizations today are facing a variety of pressures related to public policy, the regulatory and reimbursement environments, technical innovation and business and finance. These forces are changing not only the way businesses operate, but also the delivery of care. Global experts will discuss the far-reaching impacts […]

This post is sponsored by LifeScience Alley.

Life science organizations today are facing a variety of pressures related to public policy, the regulatory and reimbursement environments, technical innovation and business and finance. These forces are changing not only the way businesses operate, but also the delivery of care.

Global experts will discuss the far-reaching impacts of these issues at “Healthcare Transformation — Surviving the Shift“, LifeScience Alley’s 2013 Conference. Leaders and innovators from more than 450 companies, 24 states, and 10 countries will gather on November 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota to learn how to stay ahead of the curve. Register online at www.LifeScienceAlleyConference.org.

Attendees will gain actionable knowledge to help them and their organizations adapt to the healthcare system of today and tomorrow.  Keynote speakers will address:

  • Controlling Costs in the New Healthcare Environment — Effectively Managing the Global Supply Chain (3M, FedEx and Medtronic)
  •  The 3D Printing Revolution Applied to Human Health (Stratasys)
  •  The Olin College Experiment — Re-Designing Engineering Education for Our Next Generation of Innovators (Olin College of Engineering)

In addition, three Breakout Session Tracks will offer attendees crucial updates and information covering regulatory science, reimbursement, product innovation and finance and funding in today’s environment.

Minnesota’s world-class life science cluster will be on display in the exhibit hall, showcasing a mix of cutting-edge technologies, leading research and vital business partners in the Medtech, Pharma, Biotech and Health IT sectors. Attendees will have an opportunity to make valuable connections with local, national and global partners throughout the day.

For the first time, the Conference will be preceded by a focused, full-day program on “International Business in Life Sciences”. Conference attendees able to join this pre-Conference day event will hear internationally recognized executives from Minnesota’s industry share perspectives on their organizational strategies for global partnering. During the day, other seminars will discuss trends in the U.S. life science market for international visitors, as well as global opportunities for U.S. businesses.

Confirmed Conference speakers include:

  • Randy Berger, Managing Director, Worldwide Services, FedEx
  • Aaron Jorgensen, Senior Director, Medtronic/Global Supply Chain Logistics, Transportation, Trade, & License Compliance
  • Brian T. Melchiori, MBA, Director, Lean Six Sigma & Supply Chain, 3M Company
  • Jon Cobb, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Stratasys
  • Richard K. Miller, President, Olin College of Engineering
  • Kathy Chester, VP Global Regulatory Affairs, St. Jude Medical
  • William A. Hawkins, III, MBA, CEO, Immucor, Inc.
  • Michelle McMurray-Heath, MD, PhD, Associate Director of Science, FDA/CDRH/OCD
  • Bill Murray, President & CEO, Medical Device Innovation Consortium
  • Lisa Wipperman Heine, MSc, Global Vice President, Medical Affairs, Covidien Vascular Therapies
  • Ralph Cardinal, MSEE, Computer Engineering, Director, R&D, Latitude, Boston Scientific, CRM
  • Christophe Echeverri, PhD, CEO/CSO, Cenix BioScience USA, Inc
  • Vincent Miles, PhD, Executive Partner, Abingworth
  • Fernando Bazan, Chief Technology Officer, Techne Corporation/R&D Systems Inc.
  • James D. Ingebrand,  MBA, President and General Manager, 3M Drug Delivery Systems Division
  • Mark Pacyna, Senior Director of Corporate Development, Medtronic, Inc.
  • John Evans,  Managing Director, Tractus Asia Ltd.
  • And many more

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