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You can view past presentations from our Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conferences.

The Kelley Advantage

Coming from one of the leading business schools in the nation, CBLS has established a vehicle for you to learn from and interact with life sciences industry experts. The proof? Twenty-four conferences organized since 2006.


Impactful. Engaging. Interactive.

“The Life Sciences Conferences have provided a great opportunity for me to become well informed on developments in healthcare and life sciences, and to network with others in the state that are addressing healthcare system issues.”

- David McKinnis, Ph.D., Technical Assistance Program, Purdue University


"Thanks to your team, each selected speaker delivered industry relevant information that gives me a more intelligent scope of individuals suffering with chronic joint pain and the environment they live in.  Information is power and facilitates a healthier landscape for medical vendors to continue providing innovative solutions for patients worldwide." 

- Annelise Galloway, Field Marketing Specialist, Biomet


"I attended the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series entitled Personalized Medicine- Are we there yet, and it was an excellent conference. Hearing from leading experts on how they are transforming biological discoveries into innovative solutions that will help improve the quality of life of patients beautifully illustrated why Indiana is a leader in the life sciences. I am looking forward to attending next year’s conference series." 

- Crystal Dotson-Roberts, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, The Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities

Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conferences

Since 2006, CBLS has been presenting the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, which provides a forum for various players in healthcare and life sciences to consider, discuss, and debate key business strategy issues. The forum brings together key players from industry, academia, government, and economic development communities.  Join us in helping advance business solutions in the life sciences field.

Impactful. Engaging. Interactive.

2014-15 Conference Series 

September 12, 2014
An Update on the FDA and Global Regulatory Bodies
November 21, 2014
A New Healthcare Delivery Model: Implications of the Continuing Consolidation of Providers
February 20, 2015
Mobile Healthcare: Where Does New IT Intersect with Healthcare?
May 8, 2015
The Changing Role of the Consumer in Healthcare

2013-14 Conference Series 

September 6, 2013
Indiana as a Life Sciences Hub in 2023-What Will It Take?
November 22, 2013
Implications of the Rise in Global Obesity
February 21, 2014
Overview of the Chinese Healthcare and Medical Products Industry
May 9, 2014
Informatics/"Big Data" Uses and Challenges in the Life Sciences

2012-13 Conference Series 

September 28, 2012
Lessons From the Life Sciences "School of Hard Knocks”
November 16, 2012
The Continuing Evolution of the FDA
February 8, 2013
Effects of the 2012 Election on Healthcare Reform
May 10, 2013
Public-Private Partnerships: Transferring Discoveries out of Universities

2011-12 Conference Series

September 23, 2011
The “Consumerization” of Medical Product Marketing
November 18, 2011
Powering Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Indiana
February 24, 2012
The Confluence of Diagnostics and Therapeutics
May 11, 2012
Integrated Healthcare/ACOs and Their Impact

2010-11 Conference Series

September 17, 2010
Healthcare Reform: The Road Ahead
November 19, 2010
Life Sciences Human Capital
February 25, 2011
Update on Regulatory Compliance
May 13, 2011
Health Information Technology: Indiana's Role in the Development of a National Model

2009-10 Conference Series

September 11, 2009
Lessons from the Orthopedics Capital of the World
   Conference Summary
November 13, 2009
Comparative Effectiveness: The Dollars and Sense
February 26, 2010
Effective Collaboration: A Study in Four Acts
May 14, 2010
Personalized Medicine- Are We There Yet?

2008-09 Conference Series

September 26, 2008
Global Life Sciences
November 14, 2008
Untangling Global Life Sciences Intellectual Property Issues
February 13, 2009
Life Sciences and Business Partnerships
May 14, 2009
Strategic Collaborations in the Life Sciences

2007-08 Conference Series

September 21, 2007
The Age of Life Sciences Informatics
November 16, 2007
Biological and Physiological Differences Across the Population: Implications fo Research & Development Along the Life Sciences Value Chain
February 1, 2008
Leading the Way in Biotech Services
May 16, 2008
Life Sciences Is the Capital Idea

2006-07 Conference Series

September 26, 2006
Life Sciences Clusters
November 17, 2006
Commercialization of Life Sciences Products
February 2, 2007
Combination Products in the Life Sciences Industries
May 18, 2007
Research and Development Management