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WBBA Member Events Calendar 

To inform and encourage investment in our entire life sciences community, we allow our members to post their life science events. WBBA members are invited to submit upcoming events for free by emailing the details to

December 2014


Event Sponsor: UW Department of Bioengineering 

Date of Event: Tuesday, December 2 | 4:30 PM

Location: W.H. Foege Building, UW Campus | Seminar: D209, Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences

Brief description: The newly launched Boeing Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is the culmination of a long, thoughtful and intense process. Many observers regard it as a harbinger of the way self insured employers will purchase health benefits in the future and a model to be emulated. Certainly it represents a bold new endeavor for the UW led and Swedish/Providence let coalitions who are the initial provider partners. Greg Marchand, considered to be “an exceptionally sophisticated purchaser” of health benefits was the chief architect of the Boeing ACO. He will describe the goals, structure and metrics of the plan and discuss its possible adoption by other employers.


GlobalWA 6th Annual Conference
Event Sponsor: GlobalWA
Date of Event: December 6 | All Day
Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center

Brief Description: Global Washington’s annual conference is well known and well respected for convening the international development community on the west coast. Participants include NGO practitioners, corporate sustainability executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues. With dynamic speakers, plenary discussions and breakout panels that cover the issue areas of our time, we will highlight successful partnerships, groundbreaking innovations and productive failures within global development.

Through November 23 | Members: $175 | Non-members: $250

November 24 through December 1 | Members: $250 | Non-members: $325


Jumpstart Your Startup Workshop Series
Event Sponsor: Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County
Date of Event: Final session December 9 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Kelley Imaging- 500 108th Ave NE, Ste 1F2, Bellevue 98004

Brief Description: The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC) would like to invite you to our fall business startup workshop series, where we’ll explore three crucial steps on every entrepreneur’s path to success. Each workshop will include presentations from local experts and a networking happy hour. EDC staff will also be on hand to answer your economic and industry questions. Take a look at what we have in store:

  • My Garage Is Too Small: Scaling Up Workshop | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 


University of Washington Certificate in Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship Information Session
Event Sponsor: University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
Date of Event: December 12, 2014 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM (PST)
Location: Webinar

Brief Description: Learn about the University of Washington’s  new online Certificate in Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship. The program begins January 2015.  To attend via a webinar connection and to have webinar instruction emailed to you, RSVP here.

Learn from the Octopus— Adapting to Changing Circumstances
Event Sponsor: Northwest Association for Biomedical Research  
Date of Event: December 15 | 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Virginia Mason Medical Center | Volney Richmond Auditorium |1201 Terry Ave | Seattle

Brief Description: Topics Include: Infiltration & Internal Threats- Harm from Within, What You Need to Know | Emerging Issues, Trends, and Threats in Regional Security | Social and Digital Media and Web Best Practices & Trends-Hedging Against Risk | The Anatomy of an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Attack | The Value of Collaboration Between Government, Private and Non-Governmental Organizations, Seattle Shield Network | Building Organizational Resiliency. And a special panel discussion on The Security Landscape—Learn From the Octopus | Lessons Learned Dealing with Activism, It Could Be You. Contact Troy Chapman at (206)-957-3337 or email for more information.  


January 2015

Train The Evaluator: Office Ergonomic Screens Course

Event Sponsor: Genzyme
Date of Event:  January 15, 22 and 29, 2015 (9:00 AM - 3:15 PM)
Location: Lynnwood, WA (Genzyme Campus)

Brief Description: (all 3 dates must be attended to receive certificate) Learn how to conduct office ergonomic interventions to improve employee comfort & productivity, prevent workers compensation claims, and make smarter equipment purchases for your organization. Human Resources, Safety, IT, or any professional welcome! HRCI approved class for 15 (general) credits and is eligible for 1.5 CEU’s (Category 7) for BCSP recertification.


March 2015

Next Era Strategies to Elevate Human Research Protection: OHRP Research Community Forum

Event Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation, and the University of Colorado
Date of Event:  March 12, 2015
Location: 1701 California Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Brief Description: In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation and the University of Colorado, Denver will be co-hosting an OHRP Research Community Forum - Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The conference will include tracks focusing on HRPP/IRB Fundamentals, HRPP Efficiencies and Social Media in Research. Representatives from OHRP will be onsite to answer questions and provide news and policy updates. In addition, several conference sessions will be presented by OHRP staff.


May 2015

Medical Devices 10x Conference 

Event Sponsor: Medical Devices Group, LinkedIn | et al
Date of Event:  May 4-6, 2015
Location: Hilton San Diego Mission Valley | 901 Camino Del Rio South

Brief Description: Now in its 3rd year, 10x covers timely subjects affecting the entire medical device industry – not just your piece of it – and, in an intimate setting, introduces you to people with the complementary skills you need to grow your business. For many, the conference is about new ideas. For others, it’s about new business.

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