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Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 7th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Enabling Technology - Leveraging Data - Transforming Medicine

The annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo will be held April 27-29, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Since its debut in 2002, the Expo has established itself as the premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. The Expo is the perfect place to share ideas and innovation through networking, education, and recognition.

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The Expo provides the opportunity to make connections and build alliances with peers, prospects, and thought leaders. The Expo attracts a highly influential audience consisting of senior level scientists, IT professionals and Executives from organizations across the life sciences industry including Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Health Systems, Academia, Government and National Laboratories. Over 1,500 delegates representing 23 countries gather to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving the drug discovery process.

The Expo provides over 140 technology and scientific presentations. The program features six parallel tracks in the areas of: IT Infrastructure, Genomic Medicine, Predictive and in silico Science, Computational Chemistry, Clinical and Medical Informatics, and Health IT.

Keynote presentations will be featured by Chris Dagdigian, Founding Partner and Director of Technology, BioTeam, Inc.; Clifford Reid, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Complete Genomics, Inc.; and Eric E. Schadt, Ph.D., Executive Scientific Director, Genetics, Rosetta Inpharmatics/Merck Research Labs.

A plenary panel discussion on the exciting field of "personal genomics" will be held. Bio-IT World magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Davies Ph.D., will moderate the discussion that will feature the most outstanding scientists, physicians and commentators in the field: Robert C. Green, M.D., M.P.H. (Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health), John Halamka, M.D., M.S. (Harvard Medical School), Clifford Reid, Ph.D. (Complete Genomics, Inc.), and Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D. (Navigenics, Inc.).

In addition to the program, pre-conference workshops, user group meetings and research poster presentations are offered.

Attendees can view novel technologies and solutions from 75+ companies in the expansive exhibit hall. Additionally, Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Bio-IT World recognize and celebrate leaders in innovation through its "Best of Show Award", "Best Practices Award", and "Benjamin Franklin Award" Programs. The Expo is honored to provide a forum to showcase the industry's talent and imagination.

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is the pulse of the industry. Every year, the Event is organically produced. Contributions from the life sciences community, Bio-IT World Magazine, and trend insights help determine the themes and topics that the Event will cover from year to year. The mission of the Event always stays the same: applied learning. Through networking, education, and recognition, participants can expect to apply knowledge gained to enable technology, leverage data and transform medicine. Please visit for more information.

About Bio-IT World
Bio-IT World (, the flagship publication of Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), is the leading source of news on technology and strategic innovation in drug discovery, development and clinical trials. Bio-IT World's focus is increasingly one that explores the tools and results of "predictive biology" as the industry adapts to the new world of "personalized medicine." Bio-IT World has won 34 national and regional awards, more than any other magazine covering the life sciences industry. Bio-IT World, part of Cambridge Healthtech Media Group--a division of CHI--also produces a comprehensive, continually updated website, topic-specific briefings, white papers, webcasts, podcasts, conferences, and the Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards. Established in 2001, the magazine is based in Needham, Mass.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Founded in 1992, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) ( is the industry leader offering the preeminent source of information to the leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic organizations. Delivering an assortment of resources such as events, reports, publications and eNewsletters, CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Events, Pharmaceutical Strategy Series, Barnett International, Insight Pharma Reports, Marketing Services, and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group.

Contact: Kaushik Chaudhuri
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
(781) 972-5419


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