Fifth Annual
Neurotech Leaders Forum

A Two-Day Investment and Management Conference for
Neurotechnology Entrepreneurs and Executives

October 20-21, 2005

Crowne Plaza, San Francisco International Airport

This two-day conference offers an exclusive forum for neurotechnology executives and entrepreneurs to interact with investors, technologists, and potential partners who are actively working to grow this new and exciting industry. The schedule of presentations and panel discussions features a host of experts with a wealth of information on the neurotechnology industry and the investment community.

Sessions will cover a range of technologies and market segments in the neuro space, including neuromodulation, neural prostheses, neurodiagnostics, and neurostimulation. Attendees will hear from some of the leading researchers and entrepreneurs developing clinically and commercially promising products such as cochlear implants, stroke rehabilitation devices, implanted pain stimulators, neural-computer interfaces, and advanced brain sensing technologies.

The afternoon of the first day of the conference features two intensive courses for neurotechnology professionals, one devoted to funding opportunities and the other to fundamentals of the technology.

The second day of the conference features a keynote address from Alan Levy, President and CEO of Northstar Neuroscience Inc. There will also be panel discussions on key issues affecting the industry, such as regulatory and reimbursement issues, licensing, and other commercialization factors. The conference will wrap up with a panel discussion featuring representatives of some of the leading venture capital firms active in the neuro space. The panelists will discuss critical issues such as the relative strengths and weaknesses of devices and bio/pharma approaches to neurological disorders, the current investment climate in the neuro space, and factors in obtaining funding for neurotechnology startups.

The forum will also feature presentations from several early-stage neurotechnology firms covering a range of product and technology areas. A preliminary agenda for this year's event is available by clicking the link on the left. For a report on events and attendance at last year's event, click here:

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