CalBio2012 is a statewide conference produced by Biocom, San Diego’s nonprofit life sciences industry group, and BayBio, it’s counterpart in San Francisco. The 2011 conference had almost 1,000 registered participants from 14 countries, 23 states, and 163 life sciences companies. This year more than 1,500 are expected, with heavy attendance from San Diego’s life sciences community. The focus of the 2012 conference is how successful life sciences companies integrate patient needs into all aspects of their company strategy. The event begins March 7 with a by-invitation-only evening reception. More information and online registration is here.