Kirstie Hook | Dec 07, 2011
The LifeScience Alley Conference, now in its 10th year, unites the medical technology community at the Minneapolis Convention Center to share vital resources, practices, and information on the shifting commercialization landscape. While Minnesota may not seem a glamorous winter conference destination, the density of major medical research, technology, and development businesses and academic institutions make it an ideal location to showcase advancing medical technologies.
Highlights of the 2011 conference include an exhibit hall, featuring more than 200 product and service providers, the opportunity to tour world-renowned medical care and technology facilities, and an innovation & collaboration center to facilitate private business meetings and networking during the day. Additionally, the exhibit hall will feature an interactive zone, offering hands-on medical device displays, an international zone, showcasing businesses and organizations from across the world, a new technology showcase, and a student research poster session.
The mid-day sessions include seven distinct tracks: finance and leadership, research and innovation, product development and engineering, clinical and regulatory, reimbursement, health information technology, and sales and marketing, with general sessions during the luncheon and at the close of the afternoon. In demonstration of the state’s strong commitment to life sciences and technology, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will offer opening remarks at the afternoon general session.
This event is designed to provide value to all levels of the medtech community, and anyone serving in executive leadership, clinical and regulatory, reimbursement, manufacturing and quality, health care technology and delivery, product research and development, finance and investing, marketing and sales, or academia – whether in leadership or support positions – will find opportunities to expand knowledge and make connections at this conference.
Attendance is anticipated to reach 1,500-2,000 this year, and opportunities are still available. For those with limited time or funds, the registration options are flexible and customizable, with greatly discounted rates for full-time faculty or students.
About the Author: Kirstie lives in Kansas City, MO after moving across the state from St. Louis, MO. She's spent a good portion of her career in medical/scientific research, and have organized conferences in that field targeted at local to international audiences. As a St. Louis and Kansas City local, she loves to visit events centered around food and wine, and take in the various festivals that explore ethnic cultures.