BioUtah’s 2018 Utah Life Sciences Summit Presented by ATL Technology Opens November 1, in Salt Lake City
BioUtah, Utah’s only trade association dedicated solely to the life sciences community, kicks-offs its 9th annual Utah Life Sciences Summit November 1, presented by ATL Technology. The Summit will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, in Salt Lake City, Utah. For registration, agenda and a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors, visit Utah Life Sciences Summit. Members of the press are welcome to attend.
The Summit is the largest of its kind in the state, where top life sciences business leaders, experts and professionals convene to provide companies with strategies and best practices to promote innovation, capitalize on opportunities, address challenges and grow the industry.
“This is our ninth year providing the life sciences industry with a knowledge-packed, high-value forum to help companies, large and small, be successful,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah. “We look forward to convening our life sciences industry and hosting the best Summit ever.”
The Summit will include a special announcement from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) about the establishment of a RAPS Utah Chapter that will put Utah on the map in terms of its expertise in quality and compliance.
An impressive lineup of speakers is scheduled throughout the day, including Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health; Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox;Dr. Marc Harrison, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare; Pat Jones, CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute; Juliette Tennert, director of economic and public policy research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute; State Senator Wayne Niederhauser,President of the Utah State Senate; and State Representative Robert Spendlove,member of the Utah State House of Representatives and chief economist at Zions' Bank.
“This meeting reflects the diversity and important trends in our industry,” said Rob Etherington, CEO of Clene Nanomedicine, and chair of the BioUtah Board of Directors. “For your business and professional development, the Summit is the place to be.”
A new addition to the program is the “Talk to the Experts” session, especially designed to give startups the opportunity to engage one-on-one with investors and seasoned industry experts.
Session topics include:
- FDA as Innovator
- Influencing Lives More Effectively
- The Urgency of Women’s Leadership
- Improving Utah’s Life Sciences Talent Pipeline
- Convergence of Advanced Data Analysis and Healthcare
- Regulatory Track: Combination Devices; IVDs; Cyber Security/Data Privacy; Navigating EU Regulations
- Entrepreneur Track: IP Pitfalls; Attracting Capital; Investor Pitches
BioUtah is an independent 501(c)(6) trade association serving Utah’s life sciences industry. Its member companies reflect a broad spectrum of the industry with strengths in medical device manufacturing and services, research and testing, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced diagnostics and healthcare IT, amongst others; and are a key driver of Utah’s economy.
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