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 Health.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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