EPPIC was founded on March 4, 1998, by a group of Silicon Valley life science professionals who shared both a passion for their industry and a common heritage from the Indian subcontinent. EPPIC's mission is to promote networking, entrepreneurship and mentoring for life science professionals, create US-India life science synergy, and be a resource for industry and academia.
EPPIC is an entirely volunteer-driven non-profit organization run by individuals passionate about making a difference. EPPIC has a number of illustrious scientists and industry leaders as active members who are in synch with the latest ideas, trends, needs and drive the organization’s mission. It is noteworthy that in the past 15 years EPPIC has organized over 50 quarterly networking events and seven annual conferences for the benefit of the life science community, not to mention the numerous start ups and longstanding mentoring relationships that have blossomed out of EPPIC meetings. EPPIC events have attracted sponsorships from well-regarded industry leaders and corporate houses. Industry leaders have endorsed EPPIC events for rich and meaningful science and engineering content and the valuable networking opportunities that EPPIC events create. EPPIC membership is open to all professionals interested in all sectors and functions in the life science industry.
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A Joint Event with Bio2Device Group
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Multi-Ethnic Groups: Comparison Study Findings from the MASALA Study
When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Dr. Alka Kanaya, Principal Investigator of the MASALA (Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America) study, will present an overview of the study and its key findings. The primary objectives for this talk include:
1. To describe the methods and goals of the newly created MASALA study and its partnership with the MESA study to efficiently make cross-ethnic comparisons with four other race/ethnic groups.
2. To recognize that South Asians have high rates of diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis despite modest weight and high socioeconomic attainment.
3. To understand lifestyle, cultural and genetic factors that are driving these higher rates of disease.
Advance Registration: $20
Walk-in Registration: $25 (Note: This event is expected to be sold out and walk-in registration may not be available. Advance Registration is highly recommended)
Save the Date: EPPICon 2015 - March 28, 2015
We are excited to announce that EPPICon 2015 is scheduled for March 28, 2015 - please mark your calendars! Watch for announcements on the conference program, including illustrious speakers and thought-provoking panel discussions.
On behalf EPPIC Board,
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ravi Mistry as a President-elect (2013) and as a President for 2014-2015 term.
And the election of two new Board members: Mohan Uttarwar (CEO, Oncomdx and former founder and Chariman of BioImagene) and Pradeep Fernandes (Co-founder and President, CellWorks Group).
In order to bring operational excellence to EPPIC and with an objective to take it to next level, EPPIC Board has created a new position, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and we are pleased announce that Chitra Sharma is elected to serve in this role for 2014-2015 term.
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Previous Annual Events »
2013: EPPIC Annual Conference 2013, Sunday, January 6, 2013 - New Frontiers in Health Care Sciences [more...]
2012: EPPIC Annual Conference 2012, Sunday, January 8, 2012 - Leveraging Emerging Markets and Technologies in Life Sciences[more...]
2011: EPPIC Annual Conference 2011, Sunday, January 9, 2011 - Partnering Paradigms for Life Sciences [more...]
2010: EPPIC Annual Conference 2010, Sunday, January 10, 2010 - Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Life Sciences [more...]
2009: EPPIC Annual Conference 2009, Sunday, January 11, 2009 - A Passage to Innovation in the Life Sciences [more...]
2008: EPPIC's Biennial Symposium, January 12, 2008 - Life Sciences Business in India- The Next Steps
Interactive Symposium focussed on: Innovative R & D and Follow-on Biologics
The event was a grand success and attracted participants from different continents.
EPPIC Symposium - 2005,
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