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2013 Annual Conference
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Featuring John Crowley
Biotechnology entrepreneur and inspiration behind CBS Films' Extraordinary Measures

When two of his young children were diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare and fatal neuromuscular disorder, Crowley defied the odds of survival and embarked on a journey to find a cure. Crowley's story is now the subject of a book and the 2010 film Extraordinary Measures starring Harrison Ford.

Crowley's emotion-packed presentations inspire all audiences to truly do whatever it takes to reach their goals. He also talks to business, entrepreneurial, and technical audiences on the themes of risk and innovation. Now Executive Chairman of Amicus Therapeutics, Crowley continues to guide emerging biotech companies, inspiring them to seek out opportunity and reach unprecedented success. Read more about John Crowley.

 About the Conference

Life Science Tennessee will host its 2013 Annual Conference featuring national and state speakers from the drug discovery, medical device, diagnostics, biologics, bio-agriculture and venture capital industries. This year the conference is proud to partner with the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium as they are set to bring 400 to 500 professionals in academic drug discovery from across the country and around the globe to Tennessee.

The combined conference promises to enhance attendee knowledge on such topics as scientific discovery, organizational practices, regulatory oversight, funding opportunities and career advancement.

Life Science Tennessee will also feature again its annual Venture Forum as a part of the conference featuring promising emerging life science companies from across Tennessee as they pitch their businesses for investment from leading venture capitalists around the region. This year's competition is sponsored by iStart, a business competition platform powered by the Kauffman Foundation. Click here to learn more about the Venture Forum.



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