AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood will serve as opening keynote speaker for the second annual Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Summit which will be held on February 4-5, 2015, during the state’s 84th Legislative Session.
Specialists, analysts, and CEOs from both state and national perspectives have been recruited to provide insightful commentary during panel discussions and keynote sessions throughout the two-day summit scheduled to take place at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol (February 4th), followed by an advocacy day fly-in at the Texas State Capitol (February 5th).
The program will highlight topics such as the future of Texas’ economic incentives, healthcare policies impacting the life sciences industry, and discussions with state leaders on current and future legislative priorities.
The Summit’s full agenda can be accessed here.
“Congressman Greenwood is recognized as the leading national expert on healthcare and bioscience public policy; we are excited that he will set the tone for an important two-day discussion on these critical issues,” said Tom Kowalski, President and CEO of Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute.
Additional confirmed speakers and panelists include: Texas Health & Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek, Chip Davis, EVP for Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA); Brett Giroir, M.D., CEO of The Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response; Patricia Hurn, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, The University of Texas System; and Robert Robbins, M.D., President and CEO, The Texas Medical Center Corporation.
“THBI is, and always has been, the leading public policy voice for this industry in Texas,” says Tom Kowalski. “There is no other statewide conference like ours and we are excited about hosting this Summit again this year.”
The Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI) is the leading voice of the Texas Healthcare Bioscience Industry and the only provider of statewide resources to our members and the industry. With a focus on using advocacy as a tool to create a more favorable environment for the life sciences, THBI works with government and industry leaders to attract new participants in the life sciences to Texas and to promote effective government legislation on behalf of the industry. The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization. http://www.thbi.com
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.
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