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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

Novmeber 2014

Luncheon with Malaysia: Update on ASEAN and Sector Opportunities in Aerospace and Life Sciences

Event Sponsor: The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Date of Event:  November 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 2 PM
Location: Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce | 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500

Brief Description: Join MIDA and the Trade Alliance for lunch and an update on opportunities for Washington state companies with Malaysia in the life sciences and aviation sectors. Malaysia has transformed itself since the 1970s from commodities producers to a thriving, multi-sector economy with middle-income country status. The country is taking even more steps in recent years to diversify its economy and to develop its domestic market. Launched in 2010, the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) is a series of projects and policy measures designed to help Malaysia reach developed-nation status by 2020. The ETP identifies 12 key sectors that will drive the economy of Malaysia forward including the life science industry. The Government is paying particular attention to sub-sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Research & Commercialization, Medical Devices and healthcare. Among these, private healthcare services has recorded a significant growth.


Building a new epicenter for healthcare innovation – Cambia’s bet on the Pacific Northwest

Event Sponsor: Health Innovators Collaborative | Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. 
Date of Event:  November 4, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Location: Foege Auditorium (S060) | Reception: 1st Floor Lobby | University of Washington, Seattle

Brief Description: The Pacific Northwest is positioned with many of the raw ingredients to lead the new health care economy, but has historically lacked the right recipe. Cambia Health Solutions, a company with a long history in the region, is making a big investment in Seattle’s innovation infrastructure – with the belief that as the health care industry looks for ways to take costs out of the system and better orient it around the individual not the institution, the Pacific Northwest is ready to step forward with solutions.


WIB-Seattle Metro Supports Dress for Success

Event Sponsor: Women in Bio - Seattle Metro

Date of Event: Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Beginning at 5:00 PM

Location: Cooley, LLP | 1700 7th Ave., #1900 | Seattle

Brief description: Join us for an evening of networking to cap off 2014 with Women In Bio-Seattle Metro! We’ve had a great year of events devoted to supporting women in the life sciences, and now we’d like to give back. At this event, our last of the year, we’ll be collecting items for Dress for Success, a YWCA-managed program that provides interview-appropriate clothing to low-income women who are looking for jobs. The goal of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools they need to thrive in work and in life.We’ll be collecting nearly new women’s professional clothing and accessories including suits, blouses, closed-toe shoes, and attaché bags. If your donations are appropriate to wear to work and you’d be comfortable wearing your donated item to an interview, we’ll take it!


Ten Years of TEDDY

Event Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Date of Event: Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Beginning at 6:00 PM

Location: Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus, Conference Center Auditorium | 500 17th Ave, Seattle

Brief description: In 2004, researchers at Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute embarked on the largest and most ambitious study ever undertaken to learn about the environmental causes of type 1 diabetes. The study involved hundreds of thousands of families here in the Northwest and five collaborating clinics around the world. We are now celebrating our halfway milestone of the study. Researchers will give an overview of the study and an update on what we have learned and where we are going. Part of National Diabetes Month. Pre-registration required.


Life Sciences Research Weekend

Event Sponsor: Pacific Science Center
Date of Event:  November 7-9, 2014 | Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM | Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
Location: Pacific Science Center, Seattle Center 

Brief Description: Three days of engaging, hands-on science activities presented by life science companies and research institutions from around the state. This 8th annual event showcases the great research and talented scientists in our community and presents creative activities for visitors of all ages! The Weekend provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the world of life sciences research, meet scientists and experience the fun of science. Free with paid general admission to Pacific Science Center.  Life sciences companies and research institutions are invited to host an activity table, gain visibility and share their research. Contact Reitha Weeks, LSRW Program Lead, at for more information. This program is made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award to Pacific Science Center from the NCRR, National Institutes of Health. 


Jumpstart Your Startup Workshop Series
Event Sponsor: Economic Dvelopment Council of Seattle and King County
Date of Event: Second session starts November 12 | All sessions run from 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Varies by session, see descriptions below

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:

  • Where’s The Dough?: Accessing Capital Workshop | Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Renton Chamber of Commerce- 625 S 4th St, Renton 98057 
  • My Garage Is Too Small: Scaling Up Workshop | Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Kelley Imaging- 500 108th Ave NE, Ste 1F2, Bellevue 98004

2014 NCI SBIR Investor Forum

Event Sponsor: NCI SBIR
Date of Event:  November 13, 2014 
Location: Agilent Technologies | Santa Clara, CA

Brief Description: Mark your calendars! If you're looking to stay in tune with the latest cancer technology innovations, we encourage you to attend the fourth National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Investor Forum on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Agilent Technologies in Santa Clara, CA.The Investor Forum is designed for investors, venture capitalists, and strategic partners including pharmaceutical and device companies, and philanthropic organizations that fund innovative cancer-related technologies. This is an exclusive event designed to connect the strongest and most promising NCI SBIR-funded companies with life science investors and strategic partners. Previous Investor Forums have resulted in important partnerships in advancing cancer-fighting innovations and many investments totaling nearly $300 million.


Registration is free, but space is limited. Registrations will be confirmed via email. The 2014 NCI SBIR Investor Forum will be hosted in partnership with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and other collaborators.


Conversation About Diabetes: "Do you have the guts for diabetes?"

Event Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Date of Event: Thursday, November 13 | Beginning at 4:30 PM

Location: Washington Athletic Club, Noble Room | 1325 6th Ave, Seattle

Brief description: "Do you have the guts for diabetes?" Explore this playful-sounding yet ultimately vital question with scientists from Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, University of Washington, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Experts discuss interplay between disease and our gut microbiome. Part of National Diabetes Month. Pre-registration required.


Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences

Event Sponsor:

Date of Event: Thursday, November 17-18 | All Day

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel | South Seventh Street Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402


Brief description: Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the Minnesota District Export Council & LifeScience Alley at the premier health-focused export event of the year! At DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Healthcare & Life Sciences you will have the opportunity to learn about global healthcare opportunities and industry atmosphere through private consultation with U.S. Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers specializing in healthcare. Whether you are new to exporting or seeking global expansion, USCS & partners offers a variety of services to help you establish and preserve an international presence.


University of Washington Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering Information Session

Event Sponsor: University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
Date of Event: November 18, 2014 (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Location: Webinar

Brief Description: Learn about the University of Washington’s Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering and related Certificates in Basic Biosciences, Drug Discovery and Design and Translational Pharmaceutics. The next program offering begins January 2015. To attend via a webinar connection and to have webinar instruction emailed to you, RSVP here.


Converge@Seattle 2014

Event Sponsor: Alaska Airlines
Date of Event:  November 19-20, 2014 
Location: Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle

Brief Description: It will be a day of thought provoking ideas, debate and interactive activities. Expert speakers will stimulate discussion. Small group conversations will unlock insights and high impact strategies for expanding the opportunities, prosperity and sustainability of the Pacific Northwest. You will be part of unique group joined together for larger purposes and becoming skilled at acting strategically across regional boundaries. Plenty of time is set aside to problem-solve. The summit is being held in conjunction with the PNWER 2014 Economic Leadership Forum with public officials, business executives, scholars, educators, economists, and entrepreneurs from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories.   


PNDRI in Spokane

Event Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Date of Event: Thursday, November 20 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Location: McKinstry, 850 E Spokane Falls Blvd #100 | Spokane, WA 99202

Brief description: We know that the risk of diabetes rests in the interaction of our genes with factors in the environment. And we are in the midst of a revolution in genetics research. The President & CEO of Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute in Seattle will explain why there has never been a better time to understand and prevent diabetes. Part of National Diabetes Month. Pre-registration required.




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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