SOURCE: Cambridge Healthtech Institute

September 13, 2007 10:58 ET

CHI to Partner With Integrated Project Management Company for 2007-2008 Conference Season

Focus on Alliance Management and Resource Management

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), the leading organizer of conferences for life science professionals, announced today that it will partner with Integrated Project Management Company (IPM) on four conferences during the 2007-2008 conference season. IPM is a leading provider of professional project-management services to the life sciences industry.

The conferences of note focus on alliance management and resource management:

--  Fifth Annual Strategic Resource Management, November 27-28, 2007
    (Philadelphia, PA)
--  Tenth Annual Alliance Summit, February 26-28, 2008 (Lake Buena Vista,
    FL)
--  Alliance Management Congress, April 9-11, 2008 (Philadelphia, PA)
--  Managing Projects and Resources, June 5-6, 2008 (Philadelphia, PA)
    

"Our collaboration with IPM on these meetings is a natural," said Phillips Kuhl, president of Cambridge Healthtech Institute. "IPM's expertise in alliance and project management helps our two organizations provide the kind of innovative educational programming and networking opportunities that life sciences professionals have come to expect from CHI conferences."

"Through our work with CHI, we hope to foster understanding and use of project-management best practices across the biopharmaceutical industry," said Tim Noffke, vice president of IPM. "Skillful project management can save floundering alliances and streamline everyday operations -- and can boost industry performance to its next level."

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

Annually CHI organizes over 80 conferences held throughout the U.S. including The Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, Beyond Genome, PepTalk, World Pharmaceutical Congress and the newly acquired Bio-IT World's Life Sciences Conference & Expo. CHI strives to develop quality programs that provide valuable new insights and competing points of view while offering balanced coverage of the latest developments. Basic research related to commercial implications is covered, with heavy emphasis placed on end-user insights into new products and technology as well as coverage on the strategy behind the business. Leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech and academic organizations present their most current findings in a forum that features panel discussions and audience participation. Over the past 15 years, CHI has produced more than 400 conferences, attracting more than 50,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to CHI's vast conference portfolio, their media properties include PharmaWeek, Digital Health & Productivity and Bio-IT World.

About IPM

Integrated Project Management Company is a leading provider of professional project-management services to the life sciences industry. Working side by side with client teams from planning through project completion, IPM helps global manufacturers and startups alike tighten timelines, reduce risk and preserve resources. Offices are in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and St. Louis. Visit www.ipmcinc.com.

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