The Bio+Tech17 Conference will bring together more than 500 life science and tech industry professionals—including Womble Carlyle attorneys Tom Cawley and Julie Meigs.

Bio+Tech17 offers industry professionals a chance to connect with venture capitalists, global brands and other entrepreneurs. The growth-focused conference also will feature a wide range of industry-leading speakers and numerous sessions on topics facing the life sciences and technology sectors.

Dr. Michelle Bennett, Director of the Center for Research Strategy at the National Cancer Institute, and Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Zipline, will serve as the morning keynote speakers.

Session topics will include:

  • What’s New in Cell Therapy in Oncology Research
  • Are We There Yet? How Big Data is Offering New Hope for a Cancer Cure
  • An Insider’s View: A Dialogue with the CEOs of AdvaMed, BIO, CTA and PhRMA
  • Adventures in Cybersecurity with IoT, Cloud Services, and Known Vulnerabilities, and
  • Healthcare-on-Demand: Telemedicine and Telehealth.

The conference is presented by the Maryland Tech Council and takes place April 27-28 at the Bethesda North Marriott.


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Thomas Cawley, Jr, PhD and Julie Meigs, PhD concentrate their legal practices on biotechnology patent prosecution, opinion work, and client counseling. Their work includes the design and implementation of global intellectual property strategies, such as life cycle management for pharmaceuticals and agricultural biotechnology. Cawley and Meigs have years of experience serving a wide range of biotech clients, from universities to large pharmaceutical companies, and work to control costs and improve efficiencies in patent prosecution work.