Wednesday, April 26th from 12:30 – 6:30 pm
Omni Providence Hotel
MedMates is organizing the Life Sciences EXPO 2017, and you are invited!
This comprehensive Life Sciences EXPO will have attendees from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and will showcase the exciting growth and diversity of the life sciences in Rhode Island and Southeastern New England. Companies on the cutting edge of biotechnology, neuroscience, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and more will present their exciting work, growth potential and why they love living and working here. MedMates’ Life Sciences EXPO 2017 serves as an important catalyst for continued growth of this vital sector of our economy, and offers a great opportunity for all attendees to connect directly with leading companies, researchers and supporters of the local life science community.
Tickets TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE.
EXHIBITOR TABLES AND SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!
To learn more about these opportunities, download our Exhibitor Invitation or Sponsor Invitation with all of the details.
EXPO FINAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
MedMates is pleased to announce the final Life Sciences EXPO 2017 program. Join us to hear from leaders in the Rhode Island and Southeastern New England life science ecosystem, and discuss answers to questions such as: How much are we contributing to our regional New England life science economy? Which industry-leading companies are choosing to establish business here? How do the strengths of the collaborative partnerships between academic institutions and life science companies advance the work of both? In what ways does the Rhode Island government support our ecosystem? What are the benefits and challenges to growing the life science sector?
Full program information and the detailed agenda can be found HERE.
John Heffernan, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (Presenting Sponsor)
Keynote: Stefan Pryor, Secretary of Commerce, State of Rhode Island
Plenary: Tom Osha, Senior VP of Innovation & Economic Development, Wexford Science + Technology
First Panel: “Advances and Future Outlook in Neuroscience”
Stevin Zorn, PhD, MindImmune Therapeutics; George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, URI (moderator)
Steven A. Rasmussen, MD, MMS, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Carl Saab, PhD, Departments of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience, Brown University & the Neurosciences Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
John Simeral, PhD, Providence VA Medical Center and the VA Center for Neurorestoration & Neurotechnology; School of Engineering, Brown University
Second Panel: “Precision Medicine Innovation”
Patrice M. Milos, PhD, Medley Genomics (moderator)
Barrett Bready, MD, Nabsys
Katrina Loomis, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development
William Martin, EpiVax
Third Panel: “Design Innovation in Medical Devices”
Tracy MacNeal, MBA, Ximedica (moderator)
David Brin, JD, C.R. Bard
Carl Dumas, Ximedica
John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, Materials Science Associates
Scott Stropkay, Essential Design
See the complete bios of the speakers, panelists, and moderators HERE.
ABOUT THE EXPO
WHAT: A comprehensive life sciences expo including:
Exhibitor Tables • Scientific Panels • Networking • Keynote • Food • Sponsorships
Several event areas will be active during the EXPO:
•Exhibition Hall – The main networking area with all exhibitor tables, and refreshments during the evening Networking Reception
•Panel Theater – An adjacent area with theater-style seating for a great view of the scientific program
•Start-Up Central – A staffed satellite area offering expert advice and materials on resources available to start and grow businesses
•Student Hub – A dedicated area with student-specific resources including a free life-science oriented résumé review
WHY: Showcase the exciting growth and diversity in the Rhode Island and greater southeastern New England life science industry!
WHERE: The Omni Providence Hotel: 1 West Exchange Street, Providence RI 02903
(View in Google Maps HERE.)
WHO: Everyone involved with med-tech, health-tech, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and related fields including:
•Start-up, growth, and mature companies
•Universities and educational institutions
•Professional and trade organizations
•Service providers (legal, financial, real estate, marketing, incubators, staffing, etc.)
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
BENEFITS FOR ALL ATTENDEES: At the Life Sciences EXPO 2017 you can:
•Network with the largest gathering of life science organizations in Rhode Island
•Speak directly each of the 50 exhibitors about their innovative products and services
•Engage with each of the three scientific panel discussions
•Showcase and learn about the advantages of working in Rhode Island
•Be recognized and included as an active member of our growing life science economy
Benefits for Life Science Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs
Benefits for Life Science Growth Companies
Benefits for Life Science Mature Companies
Benefits for Medical Professionals
Benefits for Universities and Educational Institutions
Benefits for Service Providers
Benefits for Non-Profit, Trade and Professional Organizations
Benefits for Government Agencies
Benefits for Investors
Benefits for Independent Consultants
Benefits for Students
Benefits for Elected Officials
Benefits for the Media
A general-useprintable, shareable pdf flyer of the Life Sciences EXPO 2017 is available HERE.
A student-specificprintable, shareable pdf flyer of the Life Sciences EXPO 2017 is available HERE.
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