A special, discounted room rate is available for early registrants of the second MidWest Drug Development Conference.

The conference begins on Monday, Sept. 30, and concludes the following day, Tuesday, Oct. 1. It will be held at the Capital District Marriott in downtown Omaha. The discounted room rate is available to guests who register before Aug. 30. A link to the discounted room rate can be found here.

The event will feature new therapeutics being developed at each of the participating institutions. All told, about 50 therapeutics will be highlighted during 10-minute presentations at the two-day conference. Another key feature of the conference are the one-on-one partnering meetings.

Included among the participants are such notable medical research institutions as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kansas State University, Mayo Clinic, the Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of South Dakota, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation or WARF.

According to the most recent data available, 2019’s participating institutions collectively spent more than $6.6 billion in research, created 2,764 new inventions, secured 745 new U.S. patents, and launched 117 new startups in 2017 alone, according to the Association of University Technology Managers.

At the inaugural conference last year, 113 people attended the conference, including representatives from 24 companies and investment groups. About 146 one-on-one partnering meetings were scheduled over the two day conference.

Cost is $500 per ticket, but a limited number of registration fees will be waived for those who represent pharmaceutical and biotech companies and investment groups. Contact conference organizers to learn how to receive a waiver code.