IATI Biomed 2013 Conference Participants to Choose SpeakersFeb. 3, 2013
The Israel Advanced Technologies Industries (IATI) will hold its flagship IATI Biomed conference in June in a different format from its predecessors. In addition to the keynote speakers, there will be 200 brief talks of 20 minutes each, and the conference participants will choose the speakers.
Participants in the conference have until March 31 to submit abstracts on the topics they wish to present at the conference. The 200-word abstracts will be submitted in English via the conference website.
The conference organizers believe that most of the presentations will be made by Israeli and foreign life sciences companies, but the forum is open to anyone who can interest the public, including investors, scientists, doctors, and students. 50 proposals have been submitted to date.
Conference chairwoman Ruth Alon and IATI chairman Dr. Benny Zeevi said that this method will expose as many Israeli technologies and companies as possible. Alon said, "This is a pioneering process at major conferences, such as ours. Until now, it was only used in a slightly different way at small conferences."
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