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Bio IT World Expo 2016



Next Event to Take Place April 12-14, 2011 in Boston

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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo would like to thank all of the speakers and attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who came to Boston for this year’s annual event. With over 1,700 attendees participating during the course of the event, the Expo drew a record number of attendees and exhibitors, despite the volcano in Iceland.

Year after year, the Expo continues to unite life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals and provide the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

Among the highlights of this year’s Bio-IT World Conference & Expo were:

  • 140 technology and scientific presentations in seven parallel tracks where attendees learned the latest indispensable technologies, research breakthroughs and regulatory issues that impact the drug discovery pipeline.
  • Keynote Speakers – Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals CEO/GlaxoSmithKline Senior Vice President, Center of Excellence for External Drug Discovery, Christoph Westphal, and Amazon Web Services Business Development Manager, Deepak Singh – offered vivid examples of the current and future impact of technology in data for research, cloud computing, and drug discovery opportunities.
  • “The Future of Personal Genomics” Plenary Panel discussion featured the most outstanding scientists, physicians and commentators in the field: James Heywood (PatientsLikeMe), Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D. (Ignite Institute), Kári Stefánsson, M.D., (deCODE Genetics) and Dan Vorhaus, J.D., M.A. (Genomics Law Report).
  • Expansive Exhibit Hall of 85+ companies featured novel technologies and solutions, and new product launches.
  • Celebrating leaders in innovation through its “Best of Show Award”, “Best Practices Award”, and “Benjamin Franklin Award” Programs.

SAVE THE DATE: The tenth annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo will be held April 12-14, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Boston. We hope to see you at next year’s event.

Coming to Europe! The second annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo EUROPE will be held 5-7 October 2010 in Hannover, Germany. Visit for detailed information.

Press Releases: 

Bio-IT World Announces the Winners of Its 2010 Best Practices Awards Program

Best of Show Award Winners Named at 2010 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2010 Twitter Discussion



Thanks to all who attended & live tweeted from Bio-IT World Expo 2010!

Click here to view the Twitter discussion about the 2010 Expo.

Twitter Discussion



Keynote Presentations

The Future of Personal Genomics
A special plenary panel discussion featuring:
James Heywood, Co-founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe
Dan Vorhaus, J.D., M.A., Attorney, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson; Editor, Genomics Law Report
Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., President & CEO, Ignite Institute

Kári Stefánsson, MD, Dr Med, Executive Chairman and President of Research, deCODE genetics
Kevin Davies, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World
And More...


track1 Track 1: IT Infrastructure – Hardware - NEW 
Track 1 will delve into high performance computing and computing platforms, including grid computing, datacenter design and data storage (storing solutions, data security, standards & regulations, access issues, system interoperability, etc.)

Track2 Track 2: IT Infrastructure – Software - NEW 
This Track will explore data handling and integration activities, including new approaches to collaborative data sharing, cloud computing, social networking, enterprise 2.0, open-source, Wikis, and SOA, as well as semantic web/semantic solutions for knowledge management.

Track3 Track 3: Bioinformatics and Next-Gen Data
Themes covered in this Track include the handling of next-generation sequencing data, combining markers/tests for usage in personal genomics, GWAS, genotyping, Gene ID, biological databases, and microarrays.

Track4 Track 4: Systems and Predictive Biology  
The explosion of “omic” data has energized mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems.  This Track provides in-depth modeling approaches from in silico to in vivo with an emphasis on drug discovery, ADME predictions, and systems medicine.

Track5 Track 5: Cheminformatics and Computer-Aided Modeling 
This Track explores partnerships and collaborations to further drug discovery, open source chemistry, recent advances in cheminformatics, modeling for safety, using biological and chemical information to guide hit-to-lead phase and lead optimization, and repurposing drugs by applying 21st century tools to find new targets.

Track6 Track 6: eClinical Trials Technology 
Track 6 explores how to leverage technology to optimize speed, quality and cost of clinical trials.  Themes covered include best practices in data collection and analysis, systems integration, recruiting and engaging patient communities using Web 2.0 technologies, adaptive clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, eCTDs, and utilization of EHR data for drug development. 

Track7 Track 7: eHealth Solutions
This Track explores the integration of life sciences, IT and general healthcare to support the care delivery process and innovative R&D of next generation health IT and personalized medicine solutions. Themes covered include EHRs and their impact on R&D, translational medicine, the development of companion diagnostics, integrating clinical data with genomic data, and technology tools to support the care delivery process. 

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Tuesday, April 20

Half Day Workshops

Workshop 1: Agile Answers from Literature: Using Text Mining and Analytics to Drive Decision Support (12:30-4:00pm) 

Workshop 3: Visualization (8:00-11:30am) 

Workshop 4: Knowledge Management (8:00-11:30am) 

Workshop 5: Imaging Informatics: Optimizing Image Collection, Management and Analysis to Improve Drug Discovery (12:30-4:00pm) 

All Day Workshops

Workshop 2: Cloud Computing 

Workshop 6: Next-Gen Sequencing



  • Access All Seven Tracks for One Price
  • Network with 1,500+ Attendees
  • Hear 100+ Technology and Scientific Presentations
  • Attend Bio-IT World’s Best Practices Awards
  • Connect with Attendees Using CHI’s Intro-Net
  • Participate in the Poster Competition
  • See the Winners of the following 2010 Awards:
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • Best of Show
    • Best Practices
  • View Novel Technologies and Solutions in the Expansive Exhibit Hall
  • And Much More!

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  • Making the World's Knowledge Computable
  • Bioinformatics in the Cloud
  • The Application of Text Analytics to Drug Safety Surveillance

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