Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Announces 2009 Preliminary Agenda

The Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Bio-IT World invite you to attend the seventh annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo to be held April 27-29, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA.

Click here to view the preliminary agenda | Click here to register for a special early-bird discounted rate

Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & 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 2009 event will continue to provide an unparalleled opportunity to witness cutting-edge technologies and strategies for improving the efficiency of the drug discovery enterprise.

The 2009 event features keynote presentations by Chris Dagdigian, Founding Partner and Director of Technology, BioTeam, Inc. and Clifford Reid, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Complete Genomics, Inc.

Another highlight of the 2009 event is a special keynote panel discussion entitled "The Future of Personal Genomics" featuring Robert C. Green, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Neurology, Genetics and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health; John Halamka, M.D., M.S., CIO, Harvard Medical School; Clifford Reid, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Complete Genomics, Inc.; and Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, Navigenics, Inc.

Spanning three days, the meeting includes six concurrent conference tracks:

Track 1: IT Infrastructure & Operations
Efficiently prepare, acquire, manage, integrate, and analyze data and IT infrastructure/operation activities.

Track 2: Informatics for Genomic Medicine
Apply informatics tools, science and statistics to extract the most knowledge from medical and clinical data for genome analysis, biomarker detection, and target discovery.

Track 3: Predictive and in silico Science
Use of model-simulated therapeutics, in silico tools, drug discovery and development, and predictive bio-simulations & models to explore and understand chemical and biological systems.

Track 4: Computational Chemistry
Enabling discovery and improving knowledge management through access to public and commercial science, tools and databases and through the integration of chemical and biological data.

Track 5: Clinical and Medical Informatics
Role IT solutions, theoretical knowledge and social infrastructure have in allowing for efficient gathering and analysis of clinical data.

Track 6: eHealth Solutions NEW
Integrating life sciences, IT and general healthcare to support the care delivery process and innovative R&D of next generation health IT and personalized medicine solutions.

Here are just some of the features of the 2009 event:
  • Access All Six Tracks for One Price
  • Network with 1,500+ Attendees
  • Hear 100+ Technology and Scientific Presentations
  • Choose from Five Pre-conference Workshops
  • Attend Bio-IT World's Best Practices Awards
  • Connect with Attendees Using CHI's Intro-Net
  • Participate in the Poster Competition
  • See the Winners of the following 2009 Awards:
    Benjamin Franklin
    Best of Show
    Best Practices
  • View Novel Technologies and Solutions in the Expansive Exhibit Hall
  • And Much More!

Best Practices '09: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Following the gratifying success of this year's Best Practices competition, we are pleased to announce the call-for-entries for the 2009 contest. We are seeking to identify and showcase outstanding examples of innovative partnerships, technologies and strategies impacting research and drug development. "[The Best Practices Awards] is an indication of how we are all working together in this era and that is a wonderful thing."

Calling All Exhibitors!
Hurry and reserve your sponsorships and exhibition spots in the Exhibit Hall before there's nothing left! For Sponsorship and Exhibit Information, please contact Katelin Fitzgerald, Manager, Business Development at 781.972.5458 | or Ilana Schwartz, Manager, Business Development at 781-972-5457 |

We invite you to visit the event website at for detailed information on the 2009 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. We look forward to your attendance in April in Boston.


The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Team

P.S. Register by January 23rd to take advantage of early bird pricing and save up to $500!

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