Welcome to the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)

The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry.  The Forum connects key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.

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 IHIF Is Pleased to Support the Following Events


7:15 a.m. – Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Program

Vincennes Room, Hilton Indianapolis Downtown (120 West Market)
The Indiana Health Industry Forum, Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council, and Hoosiers Work for Health are partnering to present the 2015 Legislative Breakfast.  Open to legislators and members and associates of the sponsoring organizations, the annual breakfast is an opportunity to learn more about current legislative topics and network with others interested in state government affairs. 

7:15 – 7:30    Registration

7:30 – 7:35    Welcome and introductions – Kristin Jones, IHIF

7:35 – 7:45    2015 Session Overview – Rep. Timothy Brown, Ph.D., Chair, House Ways and Means Committee

7:45 – 8:00    Legislative Panel Discussion

  • Rep. Ed Clere, Chair, House Committee on Public Health
  • Sen. Brandt Hershman, Majority Floor Leader, Chair, Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee and Joint Rules Committee
  • Rep. Christina Hale, Ranking Minority Member, Insurance and Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Committees
  • Sen. Greg Taylor, Ranking Minority Member Commerce Economic Development and Technology Committee

8:00 – 8:10    IMDMC introduction – Kathy Heuer, Executive Director

  • Medical Device Summer Study Report – Gretchen Gutman, Cook Medical

8:10 – 8:25    HWFH/PhRMA update – Roger Harvey, Bose Public Affairs Group/Hoosiers Work for Health

  • Saiza Elayda, PhRMA

8:30       Conclusion



 NHLBI Regional Innovation Conference - Midwest

March 4, 2015
Columbus, OH

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Regional Innovation Conference is designed to connect SBIR companies with potential investors and collaborators. It brings together venture capital firms, angel investors, strategic partners, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and SBIR companies.

NHLBI will select SBIR companies from the Midwest region to give ten-minute oral presentations as part of the event agenda, and/or to present their technologies in poster format, available for viewing throughout the conference. The conference will also feature an expert panel of investors, and opportunities for partnering and networking.

NHLBI staff will inform attendees about the NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination, the SBIR/STTR program-including eligibility of venture-backed companies to apply-and funding opportunities and resources. NHLBI staff will be available to throughout the event.

This is a free event but registration is required. All details here.



"Indiana Day" at the 2015 Zhejiang (China)

Medical Equipment Expo

March 18, 2015 

 Interested in finding out if your medical products have a market in China?  Want to expand your current distribution network in China?  Through IHIF's exclusive partnership with the Zhejiang Council for Health Services Promotion (HSP),  Indiana medical equipment companies interested in selling their products in the province are invited to attend the 2015 Medical Equipment Expo - a "must attend" annual event for manufacturers to showcase their products to Chinese hospital and healthcare purchasers.  The show, held at the World Trade Center in Hangzhou, China will run March 18-21. 

IHIF is soliciting expressions of interest from Indiana companies

The HSP has offered to arrange a special "Indiana Day" at the conference and will work on your behalf to provide presentation time at the conference and set meetings and appointments with qualified buyers and distributors.  

If you would like to learn more about the program and participation options, please contact IHIF at info@IHIF.org.


2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

IHIF Member Discount Available
February 9-10, 2015
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, NY





BIO and IHIF would like to invite you to attend the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference, which will take place February 9-10 at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Now in its seventeenth year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.


If you are not familiar with this conference, please take a look at this e-brochure from last year which provides a comprehensive overview as to why this has grown into such a tremendous event. 


We are excited to announce that through our partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), IHIF members are eligible for a 20% discount off the non-member registration rate.  When registering for the event, simply use Code: NDIS20 and you will be all set.


Please join IHIF in supporting the 2015 BIO CEO & Investor Conference!



 For more information and to register



IHIF and ShareVault Webcast

Thursday, January 22, 2015 -3PM - 4PM EST

Securely Sharing Documents in the Bioscience Industry: Applications, Options, Risks and Unmet Needs

How secure are your most confidential documents?

Please join us for a webcast to find out how bioscience organizations are using secure document sharing solutions to work with outside parties, such as partners and potential acquirers.

Explore the risks and benefits of various solutions, and evaluate the reasons why many bioscience organizations have selected ShareVault to protect their intellectual property.

This webcast will cover the following topics:
  •     The common file sharing tools and services in use today
  •     The security risks that exist with these tools and services
  •     Besides hacker-proofing, what else is needed when sharing confidential documents
  •     How to ensure regulatory compliance when sharing documents (e.g. HIPAA)
  •     The meaning of "document control"
  •     The benefits of document and user monitoring
  •     The reasons IHIF and BIO selected ShareVault as their Secure Document Sharing solution of choice.


For more information and to register




Asia Pacific Device Summit

Asia Pacific Device Summit

March 5-6, 2015

Hilton San Diego Mission Bay

IHIF Member Discount Available

The Asia-Pacific Summit for Medical Devices brings local experts from Taipei, Singapore, Jakarta, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Beijing right to you in beautiful San Diego.  To get this collective knowledge and introductions, you'd otherwise have to fly to the Asia-Pacific yourself!

This will be a two-day seminar held in San Diego on Asia Pacific regulations for medical devices – including Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. Currently we have eight speakers from around the world attending who are experts in their respective fields. The summit will present on various topics such as device registrations in the local countries, clinical trials, reimbursement and product development. The target audience is medical device manufacturers from around the world who are looking to enter the Asia market; or device manufacturers who need help in Asia. 

IHIF Members are eligible for a 5% discount on registration. Use promo code "IHIF". Early Bird pricing ends in January!  Register Now!  More information





Tuesday, January 27, 2015