Academic & Industry Intersection Conference

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    • Thursday April 24, 2014 - Friday April 25, 2014
      12:00 pm - 4:59 pm
  • Location: Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, 250 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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For questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACTSI’s Elizabeth Thompson


Summary Sentence: Keynote speaker - Bill Hawkins, Immucor, Inc.

Full Summary: Annual conference on translating science into discovery and engaging communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes.  Bill Hawkins, keynote speaker.

The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, organizes this conference annually to provide critical information on how academia and industry can work together to translate science into discovery and engage communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes. The Fifth Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference provides a collaborative environment for university investigators and industry executives using a program filled with subject matter experts describing current models and innovative trends shaping the future of translational science. The agenda includes stories of successful academic/industry partnerships and useful collaborative ideas and resources.

Keynote Speaker:
William A. Hawkins, III (“Bill”)
President & Chief Executive Officer, Immucor, Inc., a TPG portfolio company and worldwide leader of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products.

Bill Hawkins was named President and CEO of Immucor in October 2011. Most recently, Bill was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. He became Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. in August 2007 and Chairman of the Board in August 2008. Mr. Hawkins was named President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2004 after joining Medtronic as Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic's Vascular business in January 2002. Mr. Hawkins joined Medtronic from Novoste Corp., where he had been President and Chief Executive Officer since 1998. Earlier positions included Corporate Vice President and President of the Sherwood Davis and Geck organization of American Home Products; President of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery organization of Johnson & Johnson; President, Devices for Vascular Intervention and President U.S. Operations, for Guidant Corp.; and several increasingly responsible executive positions culminating in the presidency of the IVAC organization for Eli Lilly & Co. He began his medical technology career with Carolina Medical Electronics in 1977. Mr. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1976 where he also conducted medical research in pathology. He received a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, in 1982. Mr. Hawkins is a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors of the Engineering School of Duke University and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Registration Opens 8:00 a.m.
Program 8:30-1:00 p.m.

ACTSI (Emory, MSM, GA Tech faculty, staff & students) $0
GaBio Members $30 (View our member directory to see if your company is a member.)
Non-Members $60

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
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