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Friday, October 19, Rice University
(HOUSTON - TX) Curious about cutting edge healthcare innovations that could one day save your life or the life of a loved one? Will genome screening be as affordable and easy as a cholesterol test some day? Perhaps you want to meet and hear from leading entrepreneurs in biomedical research who are part of a growing billion-dollar research industry that is creating an economic boom for Texas.
These are some of the intriguing discussions that will be taking place at the Texas Lyceum’s upcoming 2012 Public Conference titled: Healthcare Innovation: The Next Spindletop for Texas? The day-long conference will be held at Rice University, McNair Hall in the Shell Auditorium, Friday October 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Media and the public are invited to attend.)
“We are honored to be hosting a dynamic and inspiring group of leaders who will discuss breakthrough healthcare innovations in Texas as it relates to the health and economic future of our state and the world,” said Texas Lyceum President John Dickson. “We expect conference attendees will depart with life changing knowledge and a rare perspective on a rapidly growing industry.”
Conference attendees will learn firsthand how biomedical research innovations impact Texans and hear presentations from front line entrepreneurs investing in innovations that just may save your life one day. The conference will include success stories from some of the state's top scientists working on cures for breast cancer, melanoma and other diseases, along with discussions about state and federal initiatives such as the $3 billion dollar Cancer and Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
The day will feature seven fascinating, 12-minute presentations on different medical innovations while other panels will focus on topics such as “Educating, Recruiting and Retaining Talent” and “The Future of Cancer Medicine in Texas.”
“This one of a kind, healthcare innovations conference will raise the level of awareness regarding public policy involving scientific healthcare breakthroughs, commercialization of these findings and how research receives funding,” said conference co-chair Evan Melrose, M.D., Managing Director, Spindletop Capital, and Texas Lyceum Director.
“Once again the Texas Lyceum has built an outstanding educational event around public policy that will continue to help us meet our ultimate mission which is to build the next generation of Texas leaders,” said Texas Lyceum Chairman Dathan Voelter.
Registration is open to the public. Please go to www.texaslyceum.org to register.