The Jackson Laboratory Healthcare Forum has become one of the most important and valuable events of the year for the life sciences sector.

The forum brings together payers, providers, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy leaders to explore new approaches to healthcare system challenges.

It engages the people who are shaping the future of healthcare and works as an innovation exchange where ideas are generated and collaborations are forged.

This year's JAX Healthcare Forum will be held October 24-25 at Jackson Laboratory's Farmington campus.

The program will focus on data analytics for healthcare and new directions in cancer therapy.

Featured presenters include Dr. Ned Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, and Dr. Kate Goodrich of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Genomics pioneer David Botstein—now chief science officer for Google's lifespan extension unit, Calico—will also appear.

Attendance is limited to just 200 top decision makers.

For more information, visit the JAX Healthcare Forum site or email Jackson Laboratory's Mike Hyde.