2015 Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp)

The Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) is a pioneering annual biotechnology seminar for entrepreneurial, postgraduate students in science or business who are interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology.

BioCamp participants get an insider's perspective of the challenges and opportunities in biotechnology today through seminars led by biotech leaders from around the world. Workshops are designed to give participants the tools they need to become successful biotech managers and entrepreneurs. Students from all over the world are recruited for the local, regional and international BioCamps.

Through BioCamp, students:
· Learn from industry leaders on how to attract investments and start a biotech company
· Work together, learn and network with students from around the world
· Find out about career-enhancing opportunities in biotech and the academe

Participants of the International BioCamp are selected through Local BioCamps organized by Novartis in the 140 countries where the company operates. In the Philippines, Novartis works with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Dr. Jaime Montoya, Executive Director Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Department of Science and Technology in organizing the Local BioCamp.

This year’s Local BioCamp theme is: “Building the Country’s Human Resources for Better Health.” As in previous years, a prestigious lineup of resource speakers has been invited to the 2015 Novartis Local BioCamp. This will include Senate Committee Chair on Education, Arts and Culture Senator Sonny Angara; DOST Secretary Mario Montejo; Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Dr. Janette Garin; PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya; National Ethics Committee Chairperson Dr. Marita V.T. Reyes; DOH Undersecretary Dr. Vicente Belizario; and Hybridigm Consulting, Inc. Founder and CEO Prof. Maoi Arroyo.

We cordially invite you and your qualified postgraduate students to the 2015 Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) on Tuesday the 28th of July at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. For your reference, we have attached copy of the 2015 Local BioCamp poster for your posting.

Our management and communications consultant, J. Cecil Barrameda will be calling on you to confirm your attendance. Alternatively, he can be reached at mobile 0917-3259549 or email biocampph.2015@gmail.com.

As always, Novartis values your unwavering support in helping create and increase awareness on biotechnology, which we believe will encourage and benefit many Filipino students who wish to pursue a career in biotechnology.

We look forward to seeing you there.