WLSA Convergence Summit Assembles Wireless Life Science Leaders and Entrepreneurs of Innovative Health Applications and Services

Global forum for entrepreneurs to explore policy and partnering opportunities

Dec 01, 2010, 10:00 ET from Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is now announcing its 6th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit, a three-day global conference sponsored by the premier non-profit trade organization dedicated solely to creating value and improving health through wireless communications technologies. The conference is scheduled for May 10-12, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Manchester, San Diego, California.

This unique conference gathers the leadership of the emerging global ecosystem of technology companies, medical device companies, healthcare providers, payors, investors, policy makers and innovators, to discuss the most significant emerging market trends in wireless health.  Since 2006, attendees of the WLSA Convergence Summit have addressed solutions to industry issues, created new partnerships and demonstrated innovations in wireless health. Senior management from WLSA members including Ascension Health, AT&T, CareFusion, Johnson & Johnson, OptumHealth, Qualcomm, 3M, Proctor & Gamble, and St. Jude Medical are expected to provide insights into their interest in the field and best practices for incorporating innovative, new wireless technologies into new products, applications and services, as well as how to bring these to providers and patients. WLSA will announce additional details about the Ecosystem Forum and Innovator's Pavilion, which will also be part of the Summit.

"WLSA created the Convergence Summit in order to bring key elements of the wireless health community together to meet, share ideas and demonstrate new products and solutions," said Robert B. McCray, WLSA President & CEO. "Our goal is to provide a forum that directly addresses emerging wireless technology in healthcare and enables participants to gain a thorough understanding of how to succeed in this dynamic market."

The event begins with the Executive's Forum on day one, followed by the Investor's Forum on day two, and ends with the New Ecosystem Forum on day three. Wireless health devices and solutions will be demonstrated throughout the conference.

"The entire conference will leverage the experiences and processes from other industries to mitigate risk in our industry," McCray said. "The sessions are designed to lead attendees toward true innovation and to provide real value to their organizations.  It is our insight that the initial shape of an important new market is driven by a relatively small number of committed organizations and thought leaders.  Our meetings are designed to identify and bring the best wireless health leaders together in a quality setting to enhance their discovery of business partners."

For information on the 6th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit, visit www.wirelesslifesciences.org or contact Andrea Jackson. For media inquiries, contact Andrea Parker at +1 858-205-3439.

About WLSA

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a special purpose trade organization for innovators, globally relevant companies, scientists, physicians, and policy makers. The WLSA is dedicated to creating value and improving health, globally, through the convergence of communications technologies, consumers, caregivers and all sectors of the life sciences and technology environment. WLSA partners and companies all over the world are using wireless health innovations to better manage chronic conditions, pre-empt disease and improve the lives of the elderly and under-served populations around the world.

SOURCE Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance