Health Summit for Progress: Editorial

November 2, 2010
Cleveland Plain Dealer

This is the eighth year the Cleveland Clinic has welcomed prominent doctors, scientists, health industry CEOs, business development executives, venture capitalists and investment bankers from around the nation to a Medical Innovation Summit.

The meetings showcase Cleveland's rising power as a biotech center. This year's three-day meeting, which opened Monday with a look at topics such as the impact of health care reform on medical innovation, is attracting nearly 1,000 high-level participants.

Summit themes in previous years have tended toward surgical and pharmaceutical wizardry: orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular medicine, cancer treatment.

This year's emphasis, though, is as down-to-earth as can be: diabetes and obesity -- what causes these conditions, how to treat them and how to avoid them.



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