BIOCOM Holds 14th Annual CALBIO Conference
California Health and Human Services Secretary to Deliver
Keynote on Governor’s Health Care Initiative
SAN DIEGO — Feb. 23, 2007 — BIOCOM is pleased to announce that CALBIO 2007, the annual convention for the Southern California life science community, will feature Kimberly Belshé, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, as the keynote speaker during its plenary lunch.
The 14th annual all-day conference will be held March 6, 2007, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. CALBIO will feature a slate of panels on life science issues, with Secretary Belshé’s lunch plenary focusing on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s health care plan for California.
“CALBIO will be the place to learn about the important issues that affect the biotechnology and medical device community,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of BIOCOM, the trade association for the life science community in Southern California. “We are bringing together speakers who will cover all aspects of the industry, from company formation and workforce development to big pharma partnerships and interactions with government agencies like the NIH and FDA.”
CALBIO is an important event for networking, with more than 500 attendees at the conference enjoying informative panel presentations and two plenary meals. The breakfast plenary session will focus on technology incubation plans in Southern California; the plenary lunch will feature Secretary Belshé.
The conference offers eight panel sessions with top-notch speakers on topics including:
- Drug Manufacturing
- Partnering with Big Pharma
- NIH Funding
- The Reimbursement Environment
- Workforce Development
- Financing From International Sources
- FDA Survey Results
- Preparing For Commercial Launch
Following the conference, don’t miss BIOCOM’s Fifth Annual Celebration of Life dinner, which this year will feature a keynote by NFL player Vince Papale, a cancer survivor and subject of the movie “Invincible.”
Visit www.biocom.org for the full list of panels and biographies of CALBIO speakers and presenters.
Limited registrations for CALBIO 2007 are still available. Register online at www.biocom.org.
Accredited media can obtain press passes by contacting Valerie Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 455-0300 ext. 112.
Seats at annual dinner are almost sold out; please contact Valerie Sanderson at BIOCOM immediately for more information.
BIOCOM is the largest regional life science association in the world, representing 530 member companies in San Diego and Southern California, including almost 50 medical device firms. The association focuses on initiatives that positively influence the growth of the life science industry and the development and delivery of products that improve global health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development, and scientific discovery and development. For more information on BIOCOM or the San Diego regional life sciences community, please visit the organization's Web site at www.biocom.org, or contact our offices at (858) 455-0300.