The BioIT Alliance Conference is rapidly approaching!  Aimed at members of the BioIT Alliance, but open to the general public, the conference is being held at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Campus in Cambridge, MA.  It will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, October 8, and the morning of Friday October, 9th.

The conference is FREE and open to anyone (BioIT Alliance members or not), but we need you to register to know how many to plan for! 

Register today at http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032424558

Conference Schedule:

Day 1 – Thursday, October 8

12:30 – Conference Kick off

1:00pm to 5:00pm – Presentations

Afternoon Speakers:

    • Les Jordan, Director BioIT Alliance – Directions on the BioIT Alliance
    • Rebecca Kush, President, CDISC – CDISC in the World of Standards for Medical Research
    • Daniel Matlis, President, Axendia – The Future of the FDA, Operating in an Electronic World
    • Michael Stapleton, VP of Corporate Development, CambridgeSoft - Delivering Search Innovation to the Research Industry
    • Steve Heller, NIST - IUPAC InChi and the BioIT Alliance

5:30 – Reception at the upper floors of the Microsoft New England Research and Development Campus

Day 2 – Friday, October 9

8:30 – Voting on the Member-at-large positions of the BioIT Alliance Board of Directors 

(While the conference is open to anyone, voting is restricted to BioIT Alliance member organizations)

Nominees:

· Steve Heller, PhD, NIST

· Michael Stapleton, PhD, CambridgeSoft

· Sean Ekins, PhD, Collaborative Drug Discovery

· Fate Thompson, PhD, iAdvantage Software

9:00am to noon – Presentations

Morning Speakers:

  • Sasha Paegle, Sr. Research Product Manager, Microsoft - Microsoft Amalga Life Sciences & opportunities for interoperability
  • Frank Brown, Chief Science Officer, Accelrys - Standards for Scientific Web services to integrate the commercial domain and build  “ELN 2.0”
  • Dave Champagne, VP and GM, Thermo Fisher – Directions on Translational Medicine
  • Chris Waller, Director, Pre-Competitive Collaborations, Pfizer – The Pistoia Alliance and the BioIT Alliance

12:00pm – Conference Wrap-up

Also note, for those Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, we are encouraging you to attend a pre-conference workshop on the morning of October 8 to discuss Microsoft’s strategy in Life Sciences.  Please contact Andrea McGonigle (andremcg@microsoft.com) for more information on that workshop or on becoming a Gold Certified Partner.

Finally, we encourage you again to register for what is promising to be an exciting event! http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032424558

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!