Demonstration Deadline Nears, Keynoter Named For INNO-VENTION 2014

PONTIAC — The deadline is approaching for life science and health care companies that want to showcase products and technologies at the Demonstration Alley, part of the Inno-Vention 2014 medical innovation conference.

Inno-Vention 2014 is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection
Showplace in Novi. The deadline to register for Demonstration Alley is Sept. 5.

Conference organizers have expanded Demonstration Alley for the
2014 health care and life science event. They are looking for exhibits
that have a demonstrable “wow” factor. Product evaluation criteria for the demonstration area includes: health care-related products that are new-to-market, visual and award winning. Interactive live
demonstrations are preferred. Companies wishing to be considered
for space on Demonstration Alley should apply online at

The fee to participate in Demonstration Alley is $500, which includes
exhibit space and one complimentary conference registration.
Questions may be directed to Leslie Smith, CMP at (248) 353-0735,
ext. 152 or Those selected will be notified by email
by Sept. 12.

Individual registration to attend Inno-Vention is $149 and is available online at

This year’s conference includes an expanded commercialization
competition, a presentation on future trends in health care
employment from the Workforce Intelligence Network, individual
matchmaking with purchasing agents from health care providers
through the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan
Business Connect program, industry breakout sessions, a networking
reception, and the Inno-Vator of the Year award luncheon.

Online nominations are being accepted for the 2014 “Inno-Vator of
the Year” award, honoring the creators of a medical device which
demonstrates the most dramatic change in the health care industry in
Michigan. To be considered for the award, the device must have been
developed in Michigan, achieved prototype development and
validation, and incorporate a game-changing innovation.

Last year’s conference attracted more than 600 health professionals,
clinicians, investors and suppliers. A global audience of more than
95,000 people was reached through social media in the United
States, Europe, Asia and Canada.

Event organizers also announced that Krischa Winright, chief
information officer for Priority Health and vice president of information technology for Spectrum Health, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Winright will speak on “Digital Web & Mobile Experience: What Does
It Really Mean for Healthcare?”

Priority Health insures more than 600,000 people. Examples of
innovations led by Winright include a transparency program that
publishes facility costs for nearly 300 procedures and a virtual visits
system that enables individuals to see a doctor from their home.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson created the Medical
Main Street program in 2008 to boost the life sciences industry in
Oakland County. The Medical Main Street board includes representatives of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Beaumont Health System, Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, Crittenton Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health System, Housey Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, McLaren Health Care – Oakland, MichBio, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Priority Health, Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Stryker.

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