BioConference Live Spring 2011, Online Conference for the Life Sciences Community

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The First of Three Scheduled 2011 Virtual Events, Slated for Monday through Tuesday March 21-22

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BioConference Live offers all the benefits of a conventional conference, with live presentations, peer networking and an exhibit floor - over the web, so that attendees can conveniently participate from any computer, whether in their office, home or lab.

BioConference Live, a leading web destination for online-only events for the Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics markets, today announced several speakers and sponsors for the upcoming BioConference Live Spring Life Sciences to take place Monday March 21st and Tuesday March 22nd 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. This edition of BioConference Live, which spans two days, includes presentation sessions of interest to life science professionals in Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, Neurobiology, Social Media & Life Sciences, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, Industry, Translation to Therapy, Defensive Neuropsychiatric Medicine, Electrochemical Detection, Bioinformatics, and Lab Automation.

On Monday, March 21st beginning at 10:00AM EST, the Social Media & Life Sciences Track will begin. The first speaker Stephen Stofflet Ph.D. from Michigan State University, will be presenting on "Social Networking/Media as a Recruitment Tool for University Science Programs". The next session will be presented by Hamid Ghanadan, the President of The Linus Group - Life Science Marketing, and his topic is "Social Media in Science Marketing: Fad or Function? Dispelling Four Myths and Capitalizing on Three Opportunities". Following Hamid's presentation will be a Panel Session given by three experts in the industry: Tina Baumgartner Ph.D. from the Accella Group, Pamela Lund M.Th. from PL Interactive, and Michael Wu Ph.D. from Lithium Technologies. The Panel Session will address "Social Media and Life Sciences: Why you should care about social media (and what you need to know to get started)". And the final talk within this track will be from Kristy Meyer, the Social Media Manager from Sigma Aldrich, and she will be presenting "Leveraging social media for your research".

Also on Monday March 21st G. Steven Burrill will be speaking at 2PM EST on the topic of "Biotech 2011 Life Sciences: Looking Back to See Ahead". Steven Burrill the CEO of Burrill & Company, has been involved in the growth and prosperity of the biotechnology industry for over 40 years. At 5PM EST that same day, Anne Slavotinek M.D. Ph.D., the Associate Professor from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Pediatrics will be presenting "Phenotypes Associated with Eye Developmental Genes".

On Tuesday March 22nd at 2PM EST James McGaugh Ph.D., a Research Professor for Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of California, Irvine and School of Biological Sciences will be speaking on the topic of "Stress Hormones, Brain System Activation and the Creation of Lasting Memories". As the researcher who first discovered and began a project to study the phenomenon of near-endless memory, called "Superior Autobiographical Memory," Dr. McGaugh was featured on an episode of CBS 60 Minutes, aired on December 19, 2010. Later that day at 4PM EST, Greg Feero M.D. Ph.D., the Special Advisor to the Director for Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health will be presenting "From base pairs to the bedside: charting a course for the next decade of genomics research".

BioConference Live offers all the benefits of a conventional conference, with live presentations, peer networking and an exhibit floor -- over the web, so that attendees can conveniently participate from any computer, whether in their office, home or the lab. A complete list of speakers and session topics is available at To register to attend for free, visit

To learn more about presenting, contact or call (714) 269-2986.
To sponsor BioConference Live, contact or call (714) 926-6384.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is a social networking utility designed to network the scientific community based on individual scientific experience, discipline, and aptitude. LabRoots is relevant for all scientists including those within the fields of Life Science, Clinical Diagnostics, Healthcare, Environmental Science, Space Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science.

About PlatformQ
PlatformQ is a digital media company producing digital events in the education, energy and healthcare markets. PlatformQ connects people, organizations and associations worldwide, enabling them to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders at online events. Virtual events produced by PlatformQ offer great access to content, real-time networking, interactivity, global reach, and efficient use of time and resources for attendees. PlatformQ events provide marketers with a measurable, targeted, and contextual environment for promoting products and services.

BioConference Live are trademarks of LabQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

Press Contact: Greg Cruikshank, press (at) BioConferenceLive (dot) com, 714-926-6384.


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