Diversified Business Communications Announces Health IC Summit

Health IC Summit
PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2005--Diversified Business Communications announces the launch of Health IC: The Summit for Innovation and Convergence in Healthcare, January 23-25th 2006 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The Health IC Summit focuses on the most significant innovations occurring in healthcare today, showcases the business and convergence opportunities, presents a roadmap for the future and provides a forum specifically geared toward matching today's most innovative new companies with investors.

The Health IC Summit will focus on four key areas: REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, MEDICAL INFORMATICS, INNOVATIVE PATIENT CARE, and an INVESTOR FORUM.

“The convergence of relentlessly rising healthcare costs, groundbreaking advances in life sciences, and increasingly sophisticated consumer access to electronic medical information sets the stage for disruptive innovation that will displace traditional providers and enable a new generation of healthcare applications”

Health IC partners and collaborators include: Lab to Wallstreet, Life Sciences Group International, and the International Informatics Institute.

"With the healthcare industry reaching $1.7 trillion and comprising 15% if the U.S. GDP, we have identified new and emerging market categories in which to expand our growing healthcare portfolio," commented Megan Forrester, Managing Director, Health IC Summit. "The Health IC Summit serves the information needs of senior executives, policy leaders and investors by focusing on what is new, what is hot, and which healthcare innovations will have the greatest long term impact."

Diversified has several events serving the complementary and natural health care industries and a portfolio of Canadian events in the primary care market.

"The convergence of relentlessly rising healthcare costs, groundbreaking advances in life sciences, and increasingly sophisticated consumer access to electronic medical information sets the stage for disruptive innovation that will displace traditional providers and enable a new generation of healthcare applications," said conference chairman, Jack Powers. "The Health IC Summit examines these opportunities in the short, middle, and long term for investors, managers, and policy makers."

Leading up to the event, the Health IC Summit includes the conference chairman's web blog "HealthcareNBIC.org" with industry experts, keynote speakers, and thought leaders as guest bloggers. NBIC is scientific shorthand for the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive sciences.

For complete information visit: www.healthicsummit.com

Diversified Business Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through trade exhibitions, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents. Other products in the healthcare portfolio include the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Expo and Primary Care Today. Diversified serves a number of other industries including the ethnic food, seafood, commercial marine, and organic markets. For more information, visit: www.divbusiness.com

Contacts

Diversified Business Communications
Laila Hawe, 203-656-2001 x5
lhawe@divcom.com

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