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2011 OVALS Conference
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - Friday, April 15, 2011
Location: Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center


The 2011 OVALS (Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences) Conference will be held April 14-15 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

This year's conference will zero in on:

• Strategies for creating a "Community of Innovation"
• The changing regulatory environment
• Strategies for navigating regulatory hurdles
• Designing clinical studies to be in alignment with commercialization outcomes
• Proof of concept and what it means to researchers, industry and investors

Special Conference Feature:
The Cleveland Clinic’s Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center has joined the OVALS Affiliation as a sponsor and partner in the organizing of this year’s conference. They have organized a special session on "Getting to a First-in-Man Clinical Trial” and will bring leading experts from industry to discuss this important topic.

Poster Competition for Faculty and Students
OVALS organizers are actively recruiting posters that feature cutting-edge technologies that might lead to commercialization outcomes. Cash prizes will be awarded. Please consider submitting a poster presentation or encouraging your students to do so. Students who submit posters will also receive a free registration to the conference. 

Conference and poster registration information can be found at

OVALS is a collaborative effort of the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, Wright State University, University of Kentucky, Marshall University, Ohio University, Air Force Research Laboratory, BioOhio, Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, CincyTechUSA, Edison Biotechnology Institute and Indiana Health Industry Forum.

For more information:

Contact Conference & Event Services at (513) 558-1810 or

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The conference registration fees ($150 regular registration, $95 academic and $50 student) include conference materials, dinner on Thursday, continental breakfast and lunch on Friday, and refreshment breaks. Students who enter a poster in the poster competition will not be charged for registration.

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