NEWARK, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17-18, 2011, Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc., a non-profit organization created to support, mentor, and develop minority-, woman-, veteran/service-disabled-, HUBZone-, and LGBT-owned, life sciences businesses, will host its fourth annual networking conference and EXPO event. The two-day event will be held at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, N.J. and will feature senior government officials, top-level pharmaceutical executives, and CEOs of diverse scientific and clinical enterprises. In order to facilitate personal networking, relationship building, and to enable smaller diverse companies to have a higher profile, the conference limits participation to 400 attendees.
Speakers will include Frans Johansson, award winning author of "The Medici Effect," widely named one of the best innovation books of the year and selected as one of the top 10 best business books by Amazon.com. Mr. Johansson has been featured on CNN's AC360, ABC's Early Morning Show, and CNBC's The Business of Innovation series along with Jack Welch and Muhammad Yunus. Dr. James H. Powell, MD, President of Strategic Medical Associates and Principal Investigator at National Medical Association, will be addressing the forum as well. There will be a special pre-conference executive coaching seminar on May 16 entitled: "Critical Success Factors & Pitfalls: "Thriving not just Surviving" given by Jane Lowenstein and Barbara Taylor, partners at JanBara & Associates.
Diversity Alliance for Science works to forge mutually beneficial relationships between diverse businesses, government agencies, pharmaceutical firms, biotech companies and academic medical centers in the life sciences. Diversity has been shown to be a key factor in leading to health care innovation, thereby driving leading-edge competitiveness, economic development and growth in communities.
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