BioUtah Announces Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health as the Luncheon Keynote Speaker for the 9th Annual Utah Life Sciences Summit

Dr. Shuren will take the stage as the luncheon keynote at the 2018
BioUtah Utah Life Sciences Summit, speaking to the state’s premier
gathering of industry leaders, innovators, government officials,
educators, and investors

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioUtah, Utah’s only trade association dedicated solely to the life
sciences community, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD,
Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will keynote the luncheon
session of the 2018 BioUtah Utah Life Sciences Summit. The annual Summit
will be held November 1, in Salt Lake City, UT, at the Salt Lake
Downtown Marriott at City Creek. For registration, sponsorship and
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“As one of the country’s fastest growing life sciences sectors, we
welcome Dr. Shuren’s visit,” said Richard Ji, vice president of
operations at Clinical Innovations and chair of the BioUtah board of
directors. “Utah’s life sciences community will be very interested in
getting his perspective on the latest regulatory developments and trends
that will impact the future of innovation and healthcare.” The Center is
responsible for assuring the safety, effectiveness, and quality of
medical devices, assuring the safety of radiation-emitting products, and
fostering device innovation. As the Center’s Director, Dr. Shuren is at
the forefront of advancing new technologies while improving patient care.

Dr. Shuren has held various policy and planning positions within FDA
from 1998 to 2009, including Acting Deputy Commissioner for Policy,
Planning, and Budget; Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning;
and Special Counsel to the Principal Deputy Commissioner. Dr. Shuren is
board certified in Neurology and served as an Assistant Professor of
Neurology at the University of Cincinnati.

“I’ve worked closely with Dr. Shuren for years,” said Senator Orrin
Hatch, who has been a champion for the life sciences industry in the
Senate. “We’re excited to have Dr. Shuren come to our state and get to
know the wide range of innovation taking place here – from promising
startups to large, established companies. I’m proud of the difference
we’re making in patients’ lives.”

In addition to the special luncheon keynote, the Summit will provide
expert insight, networking opportunities, educational sessions and
inspiration for all segments of the life sciences industry.

“The 2018 BioUtah Utah Life Sciences Summit is shaping up to be an
exceptional event,” said Rob Etherington, CEO at Clene Nanomedicine and
vice chair of the BioUtah board of directors. “Our speaker line-up is
top-notch, reflecting the best in the business.”

Dr. Shuren will join an esteemed roster of presenters, including
breakfast keynote A. Marc Harrison, MD, President and CEO
of Intermountain Healthcare, Pat Jones, CEO of the Women’s
Leadership Institute, John Knotwell, President and CEO, Utah
Technology Council, Gary L. Crocker, Chairman, Merrimack
Pharmaceuticals and President of Crocker Ventures, and Paul Brooks,
Executive Director of the national Regulatory Affairs Professional
Society (RAPS).

About BioUtah

BioUtah is an independent 501(c)(6) trade association serving Utah’s
life sciences industry. Its member companies reflect a broad spectrum of
the industry with strengths in medical device manufacturing and
services, research and testing, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced
diagnostics and healthcare IT amongst others; and are a key driver of
Utah’s economy.

If you would like more information, please contact Denise Bell at
202-680-3030 or email


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