Our colleagues at Health Connect South are in the final stages of preparing for their 2022 Gathering on September 22nd at the Georgia Aquarium.


Russ Lipari

“Though the Southeast is home to world-class health assets, there is surprisingly little interdisciplinary clarity around areas of focus, impact, needs and capacity within and among our health assets. We believe such heightened clarity accelerates new opportunities for geographically advantaged collaborations, unlocking and advancing important advances in health.


“Our mission is to breakdown the silos in health, gather the top health leaders (decision makers, innovators, next generation of health leaders) from each of these silos, and create collaborations and partnerships to advance health.


“The health topics covered are broad to create interdisciplinary partnerships but also specific in order to tackle current health challenges. This is the platform for health leaders [to] come hear and talk about ‘the new’ in health, the current challenges, and possible solutions.” – Russ Lipari, Founder & CEO, Health Connect South.


“Around a decade ago, when Russ shared with me his vision for the organization, I distinctly recall telling him, ‘I’m in!’ said GCMI CEO Sherry Farrugia.


GCMI CEO Sherry Farrugia

She then proceeded to serve as chair of the inaugural Health Connect South gathering.


“As active members of the Southeast life sciences innovation ecosystem, as believers in Health Connect South’s mission, and as supporters of the 2022 Gathering we are eager to learn from the presenters, programming and networking opportunities their flagship event presents,” Sherry said. “We thank their team for their dedication to the cause and their hard work bringing the ecosystem together this month in Atlanta.


“We further encourage our readers and colleagues to check out the 2022 Gathering agenda and consider registering to attend.”


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