NEWS RELEASE – BioPort 2019 Conference to Celebrate the Trailblazers of Health and Life Sciences

by | Nov 5, 2019 | News


BioPort 2019 Conference to Celebrate the Trailblazers of Health and Life Sciences

Halifax, NS – November 5th, 2019 – BioPort 2019, the largest health and life sciences conference east of Montreal, kicks-off today and is set to focus on Celebrating the Trailblazers of Health and Life Sciences, with sessions covering the impact of health innovation, personalized health, and the natural resource economy. The conference, hosted by BioNova, attracts health and life sciences innovators, industry leaders, and investors from across North America and will take place November 5th-6th, 2019 at Pier 21, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This year’s conference will feature the highly acclaimed Sickboy Podcast, who will be recording a live podcast with their guest, three-time World & Paralympic Champion Andrew Haley at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 5th. It will also feature Luncheon Speaker Dr. Carman Giacomantonio who will be giving a talk at 12:45 on Wednesday, November 6th. Dr. Giacomantonio will be discussing cancer research and how his frontline perspective as a surgeon has allowed him to push for better patient outcomes and efficiencies in healthcare.

“The goal of BioPort 2019 is to work towards growing and accelerating the sector” said Scott Moffitt, Executive Director of BioNova. “The topics we will discuss reflect the exciting ways this sector is positioned to bring significant economic growth and prosperity to the region.”

BioPort 2019 will also showcase Atlantic Canada’s best health and life science innovators in its 9th annual BioInnovation Challenge (BIC) business pitch competition. It will also host BIC Junior, a pitch competition for students that aims to cultivate the next generation of health and life sciences innovators. BIC Junior and the BIC semi finals are open to the public.

Details of the conference program and schedule can be found at
All media are asked to register by contacting


Shana Cristoferi, Marketing Manager, BioNova
Mobile: (902) 830-9193

About BioNova
BioNova leads the economic development of Nova Scotia’s growing health and life sciences sector. Since 1993, BioNova has been accelerating the growth of its member companies to commercialize life-changing research to improve healthcare, provide healthier food, and develop sustainable solutions. BioNova champions the sector’s cluster of world-class research facilities, incubator programs, and companies who, together, bring investment and jobs to Nova Scotia.

About BioPort 2019
The 18th annual BioPort conference will take place at Pier 21 on November 5-6, 2019. BioPort provides a forum to educate, inform and inspire the health and life sciences community to develop their ideas, commercialize their technologies and build links within the region and with guests brought in from the U.S. and from around the world.