SOURCE: Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

April 07, 2015 11:30 ET

2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo to Provide Insights and Take-Aways on New Technologies and Key Issues Facing the Industry Today

Unites Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Clinical, Healthcare and IT Professionals From Around the World for the Fourteenth Consecutive Year, Advances Innovation Through Meaningful Discussions

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) - The 14th annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, taking place from April 21-23, 2015 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, will bring together more than 3,000 industry professionals from over 32 countries and, once again, provide the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are currently driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

The 2015 program will feature compelling talks from industry and academia thought leaders, including Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as a keynote presentation from Dr. Christian Sander, Computational Biologist and Chair of the Computational Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Best practice case studies and joint partner presentations relevant to the technologies, research and regulatory issues of life science, pharmaceutical, clinical and IT professionals will also be presented through numerous tracks and breakout sessions over the course of the conference. 

"Science and technology have come so far in just 14 years and seeing forward-thinking topics on this year's agenda including, 'the gamification of science,' 'compliant cloud computing' and 'the role of data and digital tools in autoimmune disorders' only reinforce that point," said Cindy Crowninshield, RDN, LDN, HHC, Senior Conference Director and Team Lead, Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. "The caliber of both our presenters and audience members coupled with the collaborative environment we've created has driven groundbreaking innovations in the past and we're excited to continue this momentum in 2015 and beyond."

Featured tracks include:

  • IT Infrastructure - Hardware: Big Data Storage Capabilities and Solutions in the R&D Ecosystem - Providing concrete case studies of secure internal and external storage solutions and implementation from the IT and scientist perspectives.
  • Software Development: Harnessing Data for Scientific Decision Making - Exploring the technology and tools needed to connect data, applications, people, processes and partners to ensure available, reliable and actionable information for scientific decision making.
  • Cloud Computing: Riding the Cloud to Next-Generation Computing - Discussing the rapid growth and progressive maturation of cloud as well as evolving provider and user experiences.
  • Bioinformatics: Developments and Applications for Big Data - Assembling thought leaders who will discuss the latest developments and applications of bioinformatics to big data in scientific discovery and biomedical research that are contributing to solving real clinical problems and unmet needs in the healthcare and life sciences environment.
  • Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics: Advances in Large-Scale Data Analysis and Interpretation - Presenting case studies on challenges associated with NGS, including data storage, processing, scaling, quality control management and interpretation.
  • Clinical & Translational Informatics: Transforming Biological Data to Clinical Development - Exploring the integration, analysis and visualization of biological and clinical data with case studies from across pharma and academia. 
  • Data Visualization and Exploration Tools: Genomics, Drug Discovery and Clinical Development - Showcasing how to design, implement and evaluate visualization techniques and tools in support of genomics and sequencing research, as well as in drug discovery and clinical development.
  • Pharmaceutical R&D Informatics: Collaboration, Data Science and Biologics - Exploring the transformation of current IT and informatics teams into data science groups and current progress made by such groups in the analysis, integration and visualization of complex data sets, including genomic, imaging, clinical, external/internal collaboration and real world data.
  • Clinical Genomics: Tools for Investigation, Integration and Implementation - Examining the shift from genomic discovery research into clinical implementation.
  • Collaborations and Open Access Innovations: Using Collaborative Technologies and Methodologies to Accelerate Basic, Translational and Clinical Research - Presenting case studies on collaborative technologies and methodologies used to aggregate and harmonize data from heterogeneous sources to accelerate basic, translational and clinical research.
  • Cancer Informatics: Applying Computational Biology to Cancer Research & Care - Exploring the important technology and informatics trends and challenges of applying computational biology to cancer research and care.
  • Data Security: Meeting the Challenge in a Data-Centric World - Addressing security services for both cloud-based systems and traditional computing.

More information about the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is available at To register for the event, please visit

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Part of the Cambridge Healthtech Institute Media Group (, Bio-IT World provides outstanding coverage of cutting-edge trends and technologies that impact the management and analysis of life sciences data, including next-generation sequencing, drug discovery, predictive and systems biology, informatics tools, clinical trials, and personalized medicine. Through a variety of sources including,, Weekly Update Newsletter and the Bio-IT World News Bulletins, Bio-IT World is a leading source of news and opinion on technology and strategic innovation in the life sciences, including drug discovery and development.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), founded in 1992, is the industry leader in providing superior-quality scientific information to eminent researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic organizations. Delivering an assortment of resources such as events, reports, publications and eNewsletters, CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Conferences, Barnett Educational Services, Insight Pharma Reports, Cambridge Marketing Consultants, Cambridge Meeting Planners, Knowledge Foundation and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group, which includes Bio-IT World and Clinical Informatics News.

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