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Audio: Convergence Forum 2011, with speakers from Biogen Idec, Ironwood, athenahealth and AVEO

Posted by Scott Kirsner  May 27, 2011 08:00 AM

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scangos.jpgSharing some audio from last week's Convergence Forum on Cape Cod, which focuses on innovation in the life sciences industry...

The event opened with a "fireside chat" with Biogen Idec chief executive George Scangos (interviewed by Fran Heller, a former colleague of his at Exelixis), and wrapped up with sessions on digitizing medical records and cultivating social networks of patients online, featuring athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and PatientsLikeMe co-founder James Heywood.

Disclosure: I serve on the conference's advisory board, and also moderated one of the sessions.

Here are the Twitter posts related to the conference, and here's a photo montage. Mass High Tech's coverage of the event focused on big pharma's growing hunger for new products.

Audio from the 2011 Convergence Forum

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