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KGI and Smith College Announce Speakers for Women Leadership Forum in Bioscience

CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), in partnership with Smith College, today announced a lineup of more two dozen industry speakers for the "Next Generation Bioscience Leaders" forum designed to help women managers advance in the life sciences industry.

The KGI-hosted forum will be held Jan. 13-18, 2008. Registration for the event ends Dec. 10.

"KGI is proud to bring together so many senior executives in the life science industry for this first-of-its-kind forum," said Sheldon Schuster, Ph.D., KGI's president. "The women attending the Next Generation Bioscience Leaders forum will enjoy a tremendous opportunity to meet and learn with many of the women and men who are shaping the future of the life sciences."

Demand for biotechnology professionals continues to rise, with over 100,000 new jobs added in the last five years, according to the US Department of Labor. Furthermore, a recent study by KGI shows that over 80 percent of new job openings at the top biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies call for workers with skill sets in both business and science.

Offering a comprehensive perspective on the industry, the forum will include seminars, roundtable discussions and breakout sessions featuring the following speakers and topics:

Monday, Jan. 14, 2008:

"What shapes the global biotechnology industry today?"

Rick Winningham, CEO, Theravance, Inc.

"What will drive the global biotech industry tomorrow?"

Magda Marquet, Ph.D., founder, co-President & CEO, Althea Technologies,


Julia Brown, Advisor to the CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.

"Real world lessons from bioscience leaders"

Kate Farrell, Ph.D., Director, Global Clinical Supply Chain Management,

Amgen, Inc.

Fahti Khosrow-Shahi, Vice President, Campbell Alliance


Troy Wilson, Ph.D., J.D., co-Founder, President & CEO, Intellikine, Inc.

Tuesday, Jan

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