BioOhio Annual Conference to Embark on Regional Innovation Tour

COLUMBUS, Ohio--()--In 2010, BioOhio’s Annual Conference is multiplying. For the first time, BioOhio will host its annual event in three regions on three different dates. Coined the “Innovation Road Show,” the conference will make stops in northeast Ohio on September 28, central Ohio on October 28, and southwest Ohio on November 17.

At each location the focus will be biomedical innovation — defining it, discussing it, debating it, and understanding how essential it is from R&D through commercialization to market. The agendas incorporate ample networking time for Ohio’s bioscience innovators to share ideas and initiate collaborations.

BioOhio has secured keynote speakers with volumes to share on the featured topic. The September 28 event at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside features Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron’s President & CEO Frank Douglas, PhD, MD, and Philips Healthcare Senior Vice President Jay Mazelsky.

An award-winning industry veteran with more than 24 years of experience as a leader in healthcare, pharmaceutical research, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Douglas serves as day-to-day chief strategist for the Austen BioInnovation Institute, a new biomaterials institute built on a unique collaboration of five leading medical and educational institutions. Dr. Douglas was formerly executive vice president, chief scientific officer, and a member of the board of management of Aventis, where he headed drug innovation and approval, with global responsibilities for research, development, and regulatory and marketing support.

Mazelsky is leading development of the Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center to be based at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, in which Philips has invested $33.4 million. During the center’s announcement in June, Mazelsky said the collaboration will provide strategic research, development and clinical validation for advanced imaging technologies and will further develop Philips’ presence in northeast Ohio. His presentation will segue way to a panel discussion on the future of medical imaging.

The keynote speaker on October 28 in Dublin is Christine Poon, Dean of Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. Poon joined OSU after a 30-year career in the health care industry, most recently as vice chairman and member of the board of Johnson & Johnson and worldwide chair of the Pharmaceuticals Group.

Cincinnati-native Dr. Thomas Fogarty will be the keynote speaker on November 17 in Mason. Dr. Fogarty is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon and inventor. He owns over 100 medical patents, including the revolutionary Fogarty Balloon Embolectomy Catheter and the widely used Aneurx Stent Graft.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such inspiring keynote speakers at this year’s events,” said BioOhio’s Matt Schutte. “These are individuals that combine vision and expertise to drive innovation everywhere they’ve been.”

Each location’s agenda also will include a panel discussion on the Council for American Medical Innovation’s “Gone Tomorrow?” report as well as a session called Innovation Open Mic, which will feature up to 10 BioOhio members riffing rapidly on innovation in the workplace and marketplace. Networking receptions conclude each program.

Registration for the BioOhio Annual Conference events costs only $55 for members, $90 for non-members, and $45 for full-time students. The low registration fees are made possible by event sponsors: Neace Lukens, Stipkala, Skoda Minotti, Calfee, BioEnterprise and Thomson Reuters. Learn more at BioOhio.com or by calling 614-675-3686.

Contacts

BioOhio
Matt Schutte, 614-675-3686, x6
Director, Corporate Communications
mschutte@bioohio.com

Contacts

BioOhio
Matt Schutte, 614-675-3686, x6
Director, Corporate Communications
mschutte@bioohio.com