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Digital Health Summer Summit and BIO International Convention to Convene Under One Roof to Ignite the Digital Health Tipping Point
Both conferences to be held in San Francisco June 6 - 9, 2016 bringing leaders in biotech, pharma and technology together

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Living in Digital Times and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announce today that the annual Digital Health Summer Summit (DHSS) and the BIO International Convention will co-locate to give the biotech, pharma and digital health industries a content-rich four days and the ultimate networking experience.  Both conferences will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco the week of June 6th, with dynamic digital health content offered on June 6 - 9.

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"Teaming up with BIO will give Digital Health Summer Summit attendees unprecedented access to decision makers at biotech and pharmaceutical companies who attend the BIO International Convention," said Jill Gilbert of Living in Digital Times, producer of the DHSS.  "Our attendees will also have the opportunity to utilize BIO's proprietary online business development tool, One-on-One Partnering™, to identify potential partners and schedule meetings with them in advance."   

The annual BIO International Convention attracts more than 15,000 attendees, with 40 percent at the managing director level or higher.  An impressive 29,000-plus business meetings were arranged through BIO's One-on-One Partnering™ system and held at the convention over the course of just three days in 2015.

"Two years ago, we recognized the need to add a digital health track to our convention offerings, as more and more of our members are interested in learning how digital health will benefit their businesses," said Sarah Arth, Managing Director, Industry & Event Education, BIO.  "This year, we've partnered with Living in Digital Times, the experts who have been tracking this space closely and delivering provocative conference content year after year, to give our attendees an even deeper understanding of the issues at stake and the opportunity to network with digital health influencers."

BIO invited DHSS as a marquis producer to put a spotlight on the emerging future of digital health: the latest in AI, virtual reality, deep cognitive learning, robotics, personalized medicine, digital diagnostics and therapeutics, workplace health wearables, internet of health things and more.

This year's DHSS will focus on "Igniting the Tipping Point" in digital health with two full immersive days of keynotes and panel discussions on Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th.  BIO's digital health track will follow on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th.

The DHSS conference content will tackle four key areas:

  • Real-world business case studies from established digital health companies with strong footholds in transforming the system
  • Curated tools necessary to grow roots in this industry and elevate one's business
  • Revelation of the most promising markets and opportunities on which to capitalize
  • Creating partnerships required for every stakeholder's success

View the full DHSS conference agenda and keep up with the current list of speakers here.

BIO will continue to offer a digital health track, as part of its more than 120 sessions offered at the BIO International Convention for those interested in the digital health sector on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th.  The sessions will focus on the intersection of biotechnology and digital health and how the market is reacting. View the session details here.

Various packages are available for those interested in attending the DHSS, which include different levels of access to the BIO International Convention for a bundled discounted rate.  View complete details and register online today here.

The DHSS and BIO International Convention are open to credentialed members of the media free of charge.  View complete media guidelines and register online here.  Registered media will have full access to both conferences.  One-on-One Partnering is not included, but can be purchased separately.

For updates on DHSS, follow Digital Health on Twitter at @DHSummit, "like" Digital Health Summit on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow the hashtag #DHSS16.

For updates on the BIO International Convention and One-on-One partnering, visit or follow BIO on Twitter at @BIOConvention and @BIO1X1, and follow the hashtag #BIO2016.

About Living in Digital Times:
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards. 

The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City. 

For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling "innovations transforming our world" and the BIO Newsletter is the organization's bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Media Contacts: 
Linda Krebs
LKPR, Inc. for Digital Health Summer Summit
646-824-5186 (mobile)

Theresa Brady
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
202-279-0536 (mobile)

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