DURHAM, N.C. – George A. Scangos, PhD, CEO of Biogen Idec has been announced as a headline speaker for the CED Life Science Conference 2014. He is scheduled to deliver a Leadership Perspective on the state of the industry at the conference, which takes place February 26 – 27, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.
Scangos joins other prominent speakers, including Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, Christopher Austin, Director of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School Professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma. A complete agenda is available at www.cednc.org/lifescience.
Conference Co-Chair Anne Whitaker, President of North America Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, said, “With the dynamic ever-changing healthcare environment in which we are operating, to make a true difference in healthcare in 2020 we must collaborate to find new innovative ways of meeting the needs of the patient. The discussion at the CED Life Science Conference is sure to be insightful given our speakers from the likes of George Scangos to Margaret Hamburg. To succeed today we must all have the entrepreneurial spirit that the CED Life Science Conference fosters and promotes.”
The CED Life Science Conference 2014, produced in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO), is the southeast’s largest industry gathering. This year’s theme is Healthcare in 2020, a look ahead to the anticipated convergence of policy, technology, and practice. Panelists include executives from Sanofi, Envivo Pharmaceuticals, Google Ventures, Morgan Stanley, Healthcare Royalty Partners , PatientsLikeMe, Quintiles, United Therapeutics, Kids v Cancer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, SAS Center for Health Analytics, Partners HealthCare, Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences Practice, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
The conference offers high-level networking and business partnering opportunities, a workshop for entrepreneurs, and the annual State of the Life Sciences Industry Report. Registration is open, with best-available rates in effect through February 20, 2014.