Hillary Clinton to headline medical device conference in Chicago

SHARE Hillary Clinton to headline medical device conference in Chicago

Hillary Clinton will be in town next week stumping for Gov. Pat Quinn, and while she’s here, the potential 2016 presidential candidate also will be headlining the Advanced Medical Technology Association’s annual meeting.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Clinton, along with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg are among meeting’s keynote speakers. Clinton will speak at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

RELATED: Hillary Clinton hitting Illinois to stump for Gov. Pat Quinn

From Crain’s:

“The state and mayor put lot of emphasis on health care with Matter and Propel (programs for startups). We’re sitting on tremendous resources. The challenge is pulling it all together. In Boston, everyone’s on Route 128. They’re close to each other. Here in Chicago, you don’t have that. That’s why Matter (a new health-tech incubator at the Merchandise Mart) is such a good idea.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn also are scheduled to speak.

Via Crain’s Chicago Business

The Latest
Pat Fitzgerald continues to keep some of Illinois’ best prep football players close to home.
The move should help a team that’s been hit with plenty of injuries this season.
Crimo, 21, faces seven counts of first-degree murder in the July 4 shooting that left 7 dead and dozens wounded.
A Jewish security group says that, after seeing photos of Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, a Highland Park rabbi “recognized him” as the man turned away from a Passover service at his synagogue in April.
The Sky’s Candace Parker was on the cover of last year’s edition of the video game series.