World's Most Advanced Innovations ... in Our Backyard; First Ever Fusion Forum to Be Held in the Metroplex

Sep 21, 2005, 01:00 ET from Greater Dallas Chamber

    DALLAS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a region holding the first viable
 substitute for human blood; breakthrough vaccines used in treating cancer;
 million-dollar machines with the ability to see photos of the brain as never
 before; and materials so tiny that they cannot be seen by the human eye, but
 are pushing their way to the forefront of modern medicine.
     Where are these advanced discoveries taking place? Silicon Valley? San
 Diego? Boston? Nope ... these innovations are being developed here in the DFW
     The Greater Dallas Chamber's Technology Business Council's Fusion Forum on
 September 28, will showcase these advancements in technology and life science
 and how they fuse with everyday life, proving the DFW region is moving forward
 in its quest to become a science and technology hub. It's the first forum of
 its kind in the area, and is receiving positive feedback from those in the
 technology and life science fields.
     "The Fusion Forum will illustrate how today's fast growing innovations are
 impacting the health and well being of humankind," says Chamber chairman, Joel
 Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Health Care Systems.
     The Forum recognizes achievements and successes of several of DFW's
 notable minds. The speakers are local industry authorities and world-renowned
 experts that the region is proud to claim as its own.
     Speakers include James R. Von Ehr, II, Zyvex (Nanotechnology advancements
 in healthcare fields); Dr. Arthur Bollon, Hemobiotech (Chemically Modified
 Hemoglobin as Human Blood Substitute); Dr. Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., Baylor
 Institute for Immunology Research (Dendritic Cell Technology for use in Cancer
 Treatment); and Dr. Carol Tamminga, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Digital
 Imaging and MRI Technology in Schizophrenia and Brain Research. Huntley Paton,
 publisher of the Dallas Business Journal will moderate the Forum.
     The Forum will take place from 7:30 - 11 AM at The Science Place & TI
 Founders IMAX Theater (1318 Second Avenue, Dallas, 75210). Tickets to this
 event are $55 for Chamber members and $75 for non-Chamber members.
 Reservations may be made online at or 214-712-1922.
     The Greater Dallas Chamber builds regional prosperity through economic
 growth, public policy and member service.
      Contact: Jo Trizila
               Director, Media Relations
               Direct Line: 214-746-6690
               Non-Published Cell: 214-232-0078

SOURCE Greater Dallas Chamber