2008 Health Tech Investment Forum Brings Together Healthcare Investors and Innovative Healthcare Technology Providers

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The Collaborative Communications Summit: (CCS) Health Tech Investment Forum announces an all star line-up and agenda bringing together some of the biggest players in healthcare technology. The forum will take place Tuesday, September 30th in New York City.

The Collaborative Communications Summit: (CCS) Health Tech Investment Forum announces an all star line-up and agenda bringing together some of the biggest players in healthcare technology. The forum will take place Tuesday, September 30th in New York City. http://www.ccsexpo.com/healthtechforum.html    

Over 150 investors and healthcare leaders will gather in the financial capital of the world to address current trends in the sector and evaluate investment opportunities. A pre-conference webinar entitled 'The Next Wave of Healthcare M&A' presented by Dave Cummings, Managing Director of Agile Equity will kick things off and take place September 24th at 2:00pm EST. The presentation will uncover current trends that are taking place and what your company should be prepared for in this growing sector.

The Forum's attendees will include - private equity firms, venture capital groups, corporate development teams, institutional investors and CEO's from health care technology companies. The Forum will afford the industry's leadership a rare opportunity to gather in one place cultivating M&A transactions and strategic partnerships.    

Health care stocks have been the stealth performers, and they will likely continue to outperform because of steady earnings, a favorable macro environment and cheap valuations, says Merrill Lynch's Brian Belski.

Belski, U.S. sector strategist has been recommending overweight in health care, along with IT, and consumer staples. In August, he issued a note on the health care group, calling it a "safety net." He says it's the only sector to show positive price performance of the past three months with over a 1 percent return. *Source CNBC.

Raj Singh, Managing Partner of Minerva Advisory Group will serve as the forum's Conference Chair introducing the opening keynote presented by Lori Evans, Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Health, and other presenters.

The panel discussion 'Healthcare Technology Investment: Trends & Outlook' will provide an in-depth look at healthcare technology venture capital investment. The panelists include Jim Lilly, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Group of Merrill Lynch, Tim Petersen, Managing Director or Arboretum Ventures, Richard Davis, Managing Director of Needham & Co. and Emanuel Martinez, Managing Director, GreenHills Ventures.                        

Another high level panel will address M&A insights and activity in the healthcare technology sector. The panelists include Ezra Perlman, Managing Director of Francisco Partners, Christopher McFadden, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, Adam Berger, Managing Director & Head of M&A at Leerink Swann & Company and Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director of Shattuck Hammond Partners.            

Presenting healthcare technology providers include Access Granted, PracticeIT, Paquin Healthcare Companies, Integral Information Systems, Sensiotec and Park Avenue Medical Associates. The line up of firms offer unique and innovative technology solutions designed for the healthcare market and will provide a unique opportunity for investors to identify new opportunities.    

Participants include: Agile Equity, Minerva Advisory Group, Red Chip Companies, PracticeIT, Welch Allyn, Sensiotec, Access Granted, Leerink Swann & Co, Paquin Healthcare Companies, Sparrow Medical, Integral Information Systems, Park Avenue Medical Data Systems, Merrill Lynch, Shattuck Hammond Partners, Goldman Sachs, OneMedPlace, Equities Magazine, Fierce Markets, HedgeCo.Net, HedgeFundTools.com, HedgeFundEmployment.com, HedgeFundLounge.com, Private Equity Insider, Pharma Company Insight and World Pharmaceutical Markets.    

About Health Technology Investment Forum:
The 2008 CCS Health Technology Investment Forum is a one day conference that will provide an opportunity for investors and healthcare leaders to discover the latest trends and investment opportunities. The Health Technology Investment Forum is designed to bring together leading investors, market leaders, and high growth companies focused on healthcare technology. While other industries have embraced information technology as a cornerstone of their business process healthcare has traditionally remained a laggard. In recent years this trend has reversed and there now exists a myriad of investment opportunities in the healthcare technology sector. http://www.ccsexpo.com/healthtechforum.html

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