Media Advisory - Healthcare conference features leading companies, investor presentations and panels

Oct 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from CIBC World Markets

    NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) -
 Executives from more than 160 public and private healthcare companies will
 deliver presentations at the 18th Annual CIBC World Markets Healthcare
 investor conference Nov. 5-7 at The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.
     The event, one of the leading investor conferences in healthcare, takes
 place amid earnings season, and ongoing speculation about the potential
 industry impacts of Medicare and Medicaid reform, the U.S. presidential
 race, generic drug regulation, new blockbuster products and treatments,
 safety and patent issues, FDA policy changes, M&A activity and other
     Attending firms span a range of healthcare sectors, namely: specialty
 pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare technology and
 distribution, providers, facilities and services.
     The conference also features the following panel discussions and address:
     -  Perspectives on Medicaid and Managed Care, happening Nov. 6 at 8 a.m.
        with Pamela Sedmak, CFO, CareSource Management Group and
        Carl McDonald, Executive Director, CIBC World Markets
     -  Large Employers & Health Plans, happening Nov. 6, at noon with
        Jeffrey Dobro, Senior Care Management Consultant, Towers Perrin, and
        Carl McDonald.
     -  Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., president and co-founder of the Marwood Group,
        speaking on key legislative issues, Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m.
     Media attendance:
     This event is by invitation only; media wishing to attend are required
 to register in advance by calling Tom Wallis at 416-980-4048.
     Research notes and/or media interviews may also be arranged with the
 following CIBC World Markets Analysts:
     -  Brian Abrahams - Biotechnology
     -  Bret Holley - Biotechnology
     -  Amit Hazan - Medical Devices
     -  Brian Lian - Biotechnology
     -  Carl McDonald - Healthcare Services
     -  Charles Rhyee - Technology & Distribution
     -  Joe Walewicz - Healthcare Canada
     -  Michael Wiederhorn - Healthcare Providers
     -  Elliot Wilbur - Specialty Pharmaceuticals
     More information including a conference agenda and an updated listing
 of participating companies can be found at: An audio web cast of the
 conference will be available online (enter code: november).
     CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC,
 providing a range of integrated credit and capital markets products,
 investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial
 markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative
 capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries
 as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and
 institutional clients. The Industrials Conference is organized by CIBC
 World Markets Institutional Equities.

SOURCE CIBC World Markets