Healthcare Industry Leaders Gather for Second Annual Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit

Healthcare Industry Leaders Gather for Second Annual Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit

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(NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, announced that its annual Heartland Summit event is underway, drawing a select group of 175 top executives, investors and physicians from across the healthcare spectrum. Featuring a unique panel-only format, industry leaders gather for two days for candid discussions on major areas of growth, opportunity and controversy in medical technology, therapeutics and healthcare services & information technology.

The Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit kicked off today in Minneapolis with a “State of the Industry” CEO Panel featuring leaders from some of the world’s largest healthcare organizations. Neal Patterson of , Alex Gorsky of , George Halverson of , Omar Ishrak of and Steve Hemsley of shared their views on innovation, market opportunities, controversies, acquisition strategies and regulatory challenges impacting their businesses.

The CEO panel was followed by a keynote address from Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah and the 20th Secretary of the . Leavitt shared his inside perspective on the role of government in the healthcare sector, and spoke about his current efforts implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Afternoon panels featured topics in healthcare information technology and biotechnology, showcasing leaders from , , , , and .

A Chief Medical Officer Panel concluded the day’s presentations with CMOs from , and discussing economic and clinical hurdles, market product strategies and evolving global regulatory environments.

“This event brings together some of the industry’s most influential leaders and organizations in a very intimate format where important themes are addressed and valuable ideas are formed,” commented senior healthcare research analyst . “With Minnesota being a hub for the medical community, we are uniquely positioned to host such an event.”

Day two of the Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit will consist of panel discussions on major therapeutic opportunities for device therapies in peripheral disease. The Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Panel and Hypertension Panel will combine healthcare executives and physicians from across the U.S. to discuss opportunities in these markets. Panel participants will include executives from , , , , , , ,  and .

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