BioITWorld Teaches Lessons in Information Technology For The Life Sciences

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 8, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced conference program highlights for the upcoming BioITWorld Conference & Expo, taking place November 12-14, 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center. Professionals in information technology and the life sciences will learn strategies for implementing IT solutions for life sciences and real-world applications from the industry's most renowned experts. BioITWorld is the largest event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes.


BioITWorld will feature more than 30 conference sessions and workshops on topics ranging from R&D informatics to microarray information management systems to data integration technologies. Sessions will address the most pressing needs of life sciences professionals looking for IT solutions, as well as those of IT professionals looking to better understand the life science industry's IT requirements.

Conference attendees will benefit from the expertise of the greatest minds in the industry, including Shawn Ramer of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siamak Zadeh of Sun Microsystems, Scott Kahn of Accelrys, Tim Clark of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Reinhard Schneider of LION bioscience AG, Charles-Andre Brouwers of the Boston Consulting Group and John Reynders of Celera Genomics.

Top sessions include:

Knowledge Management: Bridging Biology and Information Technology

Data Integration Strategies for the Life Sciences

Building Capabilities in R&D

Linux Clusters in Life Sciences: Accelerated Lead Generation in the Post-Genomic Era

Disease Modeling in Breast Cancer: A Case for Biomedical Informatics

"Thanks to our top-notch conference faculty, BioITWorld's conference program promises to provide an outstanding educational experience for our attendees," said Darrell Baker, vice president of event services, IDG World Expo. "The event is an important learning opportunity for both IT and life sciences professionals. In the fast-growing bio-IT industry, it's crucial for both of these groups to come together in an environment that fosters mutual education and face-to-face interaction."

For a full schedule of conference sessions and more information on the upcoming event, visit

About BioITWorld Conference & Expo

BioITWorld Conference & Expo (, produced by IDG World Expo, is the largest event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes. IDG World Expo designed BioITWorld for life science professionals looking to evaluate and understand advanced IT solutions and bioinformatics that speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic and government markets will convene at BioITWorld to learn how the latest tools, services and training will help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society.

For more information on BioITWorld Conference & Expo please contact Ryan Colby, Product Manager at (508) 424-4811 or via email at More information is also available by calling (800) 560-7612.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo and Integrated Security Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

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