FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Added as Keynote for CED Life Science Conference 2014

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CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development) and its partners NCBIO and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center announce the addition of Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D, Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as a keynote speaker for the CED Life Science Conference 2014. The Conference takes place February 26 – 27, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.

“The next six years will be marked by change and shifting boundaries for all aspects of the life sciences industry,” said Joan Siefert Rose, president of CED. “The insights Dr. Hamburg brings from the FDA will highlight the collaboration that will be required across all disciplines, and the important role of regulators. Attendees will leave this conference with a better understanding of how to shape commercial strategies.”

Previously announced keynotes include Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School Professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma; Michael Astrue, former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and interim CEO of InVivo Therapeutics; and Christopher Austin, Director of the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

The conference includes high-level networking and partnering opportunities, a workshop for entrepreneurs, and the annual State of the Life Sciences Industry Report. Registration is open, with best-available rates in effect through October 31.

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CED’s mission is to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture within the Research Triangle area and throughout North Carolina.

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