MedCity CONVERGE Summit for Healthcare Innovation Expands and Returns to
Philadelphia July 9-10
CLEVELAND, Jan. 31, 2013
CLEVELAND, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MedCity Media, publisher of
MedCityNews.com, today announced the return of its signature executive
conference, CONVERGE, to Philadelphia on July 9 and 10.
CONVERGE is a two-day, executive summit that will debate and discuss the
leading trends, showcase the hottest startups and share best practices among
some of the industry's most innovative hospital systems and leading medical
device, digital health, pharmaceutical and information technology companies.
The inaugural CONVERGE summit in 2012 was a one-day event drawing more than
300 attendees from across healthcare's ecosystem. This year the event will add
a second day and attract at least 500 executive-level leaders from across all
sectors of healthcare.
"You can't truly understand where medical innovation is heading without
gathering all sectors of healthcare together. CONVERGE is that one event that
does just that," said Chris Seper, CEO, MedCity Media. "CONVERGE is a rare
opportunity for the most important thinkers, decision makers and entrepreneurs
to convene and bring a real vision of what medical business will truly be
about for years to come. CONVERGE 2013 will again gather the disparate
industry verticals -- from medical devices and hospitals to digital health and
IT— for two days of discussion, collaboration and networking in a unique way
that brings what we do on MedCityNews.com to life."
Along with adding a second day, CONVERGE will double the size of its startup
showcase to 24 early-stage companies from across the county, as well as add
new networking opportunities and build in more discussion topics.
CONVERGE's topics are determined by the independent editorial team at
MedCityNews.com along with a panel of industry leaders from across all
sectors. But among the key topics to be discussed will be globalization, the
further integration of digital health into the medical device and
pharmaceutical industries, big data, how the big hospitals and insurance
companies are extracting innovation from their organizations, along with the
life sciences, healthcare and health IT.
Early sponsors for CONVERGE 2013 include UnitedHealth Group, Independence Blue
Cross, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, and Jefferson School of Population
"Converge convenes the movers of technology, health, capital and, most
importantly, innovation to talk about what's really driving growth in health
care. UnitedHealth Group is grateful to be part of this conversation and
effort to help people live healthier lives," said Brandon Rowberry, Vice
President, Innovation Strategy UnitedHealth Group.
Details and registration information for CONVERGE can be found at
events.medcitynews.com/converge. Twitter users are encouraged to utilize the
hashtag #mcconverge for event discussion.
"You won't want to miss CONVERGE 2013," said Seper. "The session topics,
networking opportunities and industry connectivity that we deliver with this
summit are unmatched in healthcare. This year is bigger and better – building
on the success of our inaugural conference. MedCityNews.com's audience tripled
in 2012, and we hope to continue that growth in our live events."
About MedCity Media
MedCity Media, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the publisher of one of
the fastest growing news sites covering healthcare innovation,
MedCityNews.com, and a provider of custom marketing solutions to healthcare
clients across the United States. Reaching more than 300,000 unique visitors
per month, MedCityNews.com covers innovation, emerging companies, and
technology from across the healthcare ecosystem. The company's custom
marketing division services clients (including some of the world's largest and
best health systems to small startups) utilizing a network of experienced
healthcare writers across the country to provide content of all types for all.
For additional information, visit www.medcitynews.com or contact
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