CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS AND TOPICS
Following last year’s success the Organizing Committee continues
to highlight specific disease states and certain basic issues common
to our industry.
The Organizing Committee has decided to integrate into the conference
the successful and vibrant Israeli medical device sector and as such
we are committed to making the BIOMED 2006 conference a showcase of the
entire Israeli life sciences industry.
We are pleased to note that this year the Israeli Cardiovascular association
and the Israeli Association of Bioengineering joined Biomed as sponsors
of their respective sessions.
This year the conference will be dedicated to four therapeutic areas
in which Israel has much to offer:
- Cardiovascular diseases-Cardiology is a major disease area
with significant unmet needs, Israel is a fertile source of innovation
in this area in both innovative therapies and breakthrough medical
- Orthopedics has the perception of a mature area. Renowned
Keynote presenters from academia and industry will discuss breakthrough
scientific and technological advances in this field.
- Nerve Stimulation is being recognized as a new way to intervene
in the actuation / deactivation of muscle and glands involved in
many disease states. Worldwide pioneers in this field will present
their work and vision for this new exciting area.
The future of our industry will be highly dependent on our ability
to develop and validate biomarkers as diagnostics, research tools and
surrogate study end points.We are pleased to announce that world-renowned
experts Dr. Marvin Woodall, Dr. Mitchell Krucoff, Prof. Arnold Caplan
and Prof. Kim Burchiel will be keynote speakers in these sessions.
The conference will conclude with a special half day session dedicated
- Healthcare beyond 2010- The healthcare environment is nearing
an inflection point. Rising costs, diminishing innovation and changing
regulatory environment are bound to drive significant changes to
Esteemed speakers such as Steven Burrill, CEO Burrill & Co,
Tamar Howson, VP Bristol Myers-Squibb and
Dr. George Poste, Director of Biodesign Institute will present their views
on what the future will look like.