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Oregon's 2004 Bioscience Conference

Bioscience Growth in Oregon: Collaboration, Innovation and Focus

Presented by the
Oregon Bioscience Association

Monday, May 10, 2004
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Members: $75.00
Non-members: $95.00

Registration includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch.


Morning Keynote Address:
Thomas G. Zimmerman, an inventor and educator, exploring the frontiers of human-computer interaction will present the evolution of IBM Life Sciences research and development, reflecting the needs of both commercial and non-profit bioscience organizations.

Luncheon Keynote Address:
Blair Childs, Executive Vice President of AdvaMed speaking on the commercial opportunities and regulatory hurdles related to application of information technology to healthcare systems and processes in Oregon.

Panel I: Enabling the Digitization of Healthcare
As a follow on to the Digital Healthcare Summit, held March 31 Ė April 1, this discussion will report on findings, next steps and obstacles on the path toward digitization of patient records and other elements of the healthcare system.

Panel II: The Business of Biotech: Today's Environment
This panel will discuss the variables that support or obstruct business success for members of the bioscience industry in Oregon. Discussion points will include requirements for start-ups, financing trends, demographics and the impact of the national business climate.

Panel III: From Science to Sales: Bridging Oregonís Research and Innovation Resources to Commercial Opportunity
Panelists will showcase some of Oregonís best innovation resources, Oregon Nanoscience and Micortechnologies Institute OHSU, the University of Oregonís Iconic Grid project and more. Translation of these resources into commercial opportunity will be a focus of the panel.

Panel IV: Company Showcase
Companies from several "bioscience hotbeds" of Oregon - Bend, Eugene and Portland - will present their technologies, which will provide six examples of leading edge technologies that draw multiple bioscience and digital technology disciplines.

This yearís conference brought to you in conjunction with the Intel ISEF. For more information go to: http://www.intelisef2004.org

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