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Indy Bar: IndyBar Health Section becomes the “Health Care and Life Sciences Section”

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The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Health Care Section was recently rebranded as the Health Care and Life Sciences Section. This section has long served attorneys representing local health care systems and providers by coordinating educational opportunities and maintaining a professional forum for information sharing and collaboration.

Recent growth in the Indiana life sciences industry provided the group with an ideal opportunity for expanding its focus to include complementary legal issues of interest to practitioners in the life sciences. A natural nexus exists between the health care and life sciences sectors in Indiana. Whereas one focuses on the delivery of health care and the other focuses on the development of new medical technologies, attorneys in both sectors share common interests in regulatory law, business transactions and intellectual property.

“We’re confident that this rebranding will help us to broaden our scope in terms of programs and resources offered to section members, and we’re hopeful that we will welcome new members to the section as a result of our expanded offerings,” says Colleen Powers, of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC and current chair of the section.

Expanding the subject matter priorities of this group to address these shared interests will allow for richer educational offerings and increased opportunities for collaboration and relationship-building.

For additional information about the Health Care and Life Sciences Section, relevant news headlines and local events of interest, please visit the section’s IndyBar webpage at http://www.indybar.org/interest-groups/health-care-law/.•

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