The 1999 NASDAQ International Biotech-Infotech Summit at UC Berkeley, June 27-June 29

By Ute Frey, Haas School of Business


WHAT:The 1999 NASDAQ International Biotech-Infotech Summit, at which several of the nation's key policy makers and decision makers will address more than 200 healthcare and biotechnology executives, venture capitalists, academics and scientists.

The summit will include numerous panel discussions in which experts will discuss such issues as financing the life science and biotechnology sectors of the economy; the link between the Internet and the rise of the patient movement; and drug and medical device research and development.

This event, the third annual summit, is co-sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health and its Haas School of Business.

WHEN:The summit begins Sunday, June 27, and continues through Tuesday, June 29.

Sunday, June 27

Alfred R. Berkeley, president, NASDAQ

Keynote address: "Capital Markets and Future Financing Prospects for Life Science Companies"

Claremont Hotel Ballroom, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (dinner program)

Monday, June 28

Dr. Jane E. Henney, commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Keynote address

Haas School of Business, 9:50 a.m. - 11 a.m. (morning program)

Laura Tyson, dean, Haas School of Business

Former chair, President's Council of Economic Advisors

Keynote address: "The Economics of Healthcare: Are We Playing By New Rules?"

Haas School of Business, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (dinner program)

Tuesday, June 29

Dr. David M. Lawrence, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Chairman and CEO

Closing address: "Advice to Healthcare and Biomedical Innovators:

Why to Stay the Course"

Haas School of Business, 12:45 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. (luncheon program)

NOTE:For a detailed summit agenda and complete list of speakers, visit the conference web site:

All reporters must register with NASDAQ and obtain press credentials by contacting Michael Whitehouse at Science Connections, (650) 854-1725.

The Haas School is located on the east edge of the UC Berkeley campus on Gayley Road, between Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way.

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