CIMIT® Co-founder Added to Keynote Line-up at Bio•IT World Conference + Expo and Health•IT World Conference + Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 2, 2004 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the addition of a new keynote presentation at Bio•IT World Conference + Expo™ and Health•IT World Conference + Expo™, co-located events taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, March 30 – April 1, 2004. The co-founder of The Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT®) was added to a keynote line-up that also features Dr. George Poste of Health Technology Networks, Dr. Susan Lindquist of the Whitehead Institute, Michael Ruettgers of EMC, Steven Holtzman of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Peter Elkin of the Mayo Clinic.

John A. Parrish, M.D., co-founder CIMIT®, will present his keynote on Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm. Entitled, “Facilitating the Translation of Technology into Healthcare,” Dr. Parrish’s keynote will describe CIMIT’s process for increasing awareness of technological solutions to clinical problems, and how the organization provides a mechanism for generating creative collaborative solutions.

The keynote speakers will be joined by some of the most respected minds in the industry presenting conference sessions throughout the three-day event. Dozens of noteworthy speakers will share their experiences and perspectives with Bio•IT World and Health•IT World conference attendees. These include:

• David M. Altshuler, M.D., Ph.D., founding member, The Broad Institute

• David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc., chief, General Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

• Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Allen Brain Atlas Project, Allen Institute for Brain Science

• Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Rockefeller University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

• Kenneth I. Kaitin, Ph.D., director, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University

• Alexander Kamb, Ph.D., global head of the Oncology Disease Area, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

• Simon Mercer, Ph.D., director of Software Engineering, Gene Codes

• Blackford Middleton, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development

• Yusuke Nakamura, M.D., Ph.D., director, Human Genome Center; professor, Laboratory of Molecular Medicine Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

• Eric K. Neumann, Ph.D., global head of Knowledge Management, Aventis Pharmaceutics

• Jeffrey Skolnick, Ph.D., director, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, University at Buffalo

For the complete conference schedule or to register for Bio•IT World Conference + Expo, visit www.bio-itworldexpo.com. More information on Health•IT World Conference + Expo can be found at www.health-itworldexpo.com.

About Bio•IT World Conference + Expo

Bio•IT World Conference + Expo is the leading event to demonstrate how technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes. Bio•IT World Conference + Expo is designed for life science professionals looking to evaluate and understand advanced solutions that generate, collect and analyze the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, academic and government markets convene at Bio•IT World Conference + Expo to learn how the latest tools, services and best practices will help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society. For more information, visit www.bio-itworldexpo.com.

About Health•IT World Conference + Expo

Health-IT World Conference + Expo provides a comprehensive look at the use of technology in healthcare, including healthcare management systems and information-based medicine. Technology buyers from healthcare organizations will learn about the newest tools to improve patient care, increase efficiency and cut costs. Health-IT World Conference + Expo is designed for executives, IT managers, physicians, clinical managers and department administrators looking for the newest healthcare technology solutions. For more information, visit www.health-itworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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®, Bio•IT World Conference + Expo™, Health•IT World Conference + Expo™, Portable Power Conference & Expo® and Wireless Sensing Solutions™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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