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2017 Triple Negative Breast Cancer International Conference

: September 18-20, 2017
Location: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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Georgia State University will host the First International Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20.

The two-day conference is focused on advancing scientific knowledge about the aggressive triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype with the goal of improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related disparities. The conference theme is “Illuminating Actionable Biology.”

Conference topics will include “The Biology of Triple Negative Breast Cancer,” “Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers,” “Strategies for Reducing Disparities,” “Therapeutic Targets and Treatment Strategies” and “Epidemiology and Precision Oncology.” Speakers include Dr. Ian O. Ellis of the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Dr. Charles M. Perou of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society.

The conference is supported by the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the International Consortium for Advancing Research on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and the Georgia Center for Oncology Research & Education.

WIB-Atlanta Presents "Careers for Biologists – Advice from a Select Group of Powerful Women Professionals"

Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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Whether you are looking for your first job, last job, or planning the next step in your career, it helps to know ALL options available. WIB-Atlanta and Georgia State University’s WomenLead in Science Program are co-presenting a panel of powerful female leaders in the Atlanta Bioscience community hosted by Georgia State University’s Department of Biology. Panelist include highly successful women who have enjoyed bioscience careers in communications, non-profit, administration, and entrepreneurship. Our panel will be moderated by a tenured professor of biological sciences and faculty member of the GSU WomenLead in Science program - a professional Signature Experience that equips undergraduate female students with the skills, experience, and networking opportunities needed to excel as bioscience leaders.

Bring your candid questions regarding opportunities for promotion and leadership positions, salaries, glass ceilings, and work-life balance for this wide range of careers. Expand your network to include women with experience and connections in your career path.
Light refreshments and soft drinks will be available. Register by September 15th to be included on the list to receive free parking at GSU

Panelists include:
• Amy Moore, Director, Research Programs, Georgia Research Alliance
• Amanda Sellers, Executive Vice President, Spectrum Science
• Ryan Randall, Associate Director, Administrative, Department of Biology, Georgia State University
• Chantal Kerssens, Founder/CEO, EyiApp
• Juliana Cyril, Director at Office of Technology and Innovation, CDC
• Lucienne Ide, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, Rimidi

Moderator: Roberta Attenasio, Professor of Biology, Georgia State University

Fall 2017 IEN Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course

Date: September 21 & 22, 2017
Location: Marcus Nanotechnology Building, 345 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332
WebsiteClick here to learn more about the course and to register.

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a new short course on “Soft Lithography for Microfluidics” on September 21 & 22, 2017. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. This 2 day intensive short course will be structured to assume no prior knowledge of the technologies by the participants. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures.  The goal for this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry.

RESI Boston 2017

Date: September 26, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
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GaBio Discount Code: GEORGIABIO

The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Conference is the premier investor and strategic partner conference in North America focused on the early stage life sciences. RESI is an ongoing conference series that provides an international venue for startup companies across Biotech, Medtech, Diagnostics and Healthcare IT to source investors and partners from around the globe, create relationships, and eventually, secure funding. The RESI Partnering Platform gives attendees the ability to match with other groups based on a fit, and arrange up to 16 one-on-one meetings for the day-of RESI Partnering Forum.

BioPharm America™ 2017

Date: September 26-27, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
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BioPharm America™ is a unique partnering event that forms the nexus of discovery and realization. Startup companies, established biotech and entrepreneurs from academia attend in search of finance, pharma and development partners. The event format highlights innovation and promotes new business relationships by bringing dealmakers from the life science ecosystem together to engage and de-risk the enormous task of drug development. Life science executives from around the world gather to identify, meet and to enter into strategic relationships facilitated by partneringONE®, the world’s leading web-based partnering system. BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group’s acclaimed European events BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®. In 2016, BioPharm America attracted 850+ delegates from over 525 companies who participated in 2,350+ scheduled one-to-one meetings.

The MedTech Conference (formerly known as AdvaMed 2017)

Date: September 25-27, 2017
Location: San Jose, CA
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The MedTech Conference is your opportunity to connect with thousands of medical technology professionals this September. Join us in San Jose for business development, innovative technology, and networking with policymakers, business executives and industry leaders.

Download the program preview now to learn more about how you can accomplish your 2017 goals at the largest annual gathering of medical technology professionals in North America.

World Vaccine Congress

Date: October 10-12, 2017
Location: Fira Center, Barcelona
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Make sure you are at the forefront of the vaccines industry. No matter where your interest lies, at the 18th annual World Vaccine Congress we have content, networking and potential partners for you.

By bringing experts from the whole value chain under one roof, you get to choose the sessions which are the most applicable to help your business plan for the future of vaccine research, development and manufacture.

Take just three days out of the office to meet with 450+ potential customers who need to find solutions to challenges around the commercial and scientific issues in manufacturing, trials, strategy, regulation, veterinary, immune profiling, respiratory, therapeutic and emerging diseases vaccines.

The World Vaccine Congress Europe is a place where collaborations are founded and scientific innovations are sparked. For more information, please visit

Georgia Tech-IEN’s 16th NanoFANS Forum @ Emory Campus

Date: October 19, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The Fall 2017 NANOFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum meeting will be held on October 19, 2017 (Thursday) between 11 AM – 2:30 PM at the Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium (HSRB), Emory University, 1760, Haygood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. You are cordially invited. A box lunch is also included at no cost to the participants. Please note that this event will be held at Emory Campus for the first time due to the high impact nature of the topic that may greatly benefit biomedical community there and its neighborhood.

The focus of this event will be “Microfluidics in Cell Biology.” We are fortunate to have Dr. YongTae “Tony” Kim (Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech), Dr. Wilbur Lam (Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory University), Dr. Hang Lu (Love Family Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech), and Dr. Fatih Sarioglu (Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech) speak to us on their current research in the area of “Microfluidics in Cell Biology.” Please find attached event invitation and agenda to know more about the event.

To make lunch reservation, please register with your affiliation before October 16th at the link,

2017 IP Career Showcase

Date: October 23, 2017
Location: Georgia Tech Bill Moore Student Success Center, Atlanta, GA
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The Georgia Tech Center for Career Discovery and Development and the Georgia State University College of Law have again partnered to create a wonderful event for learning about the high growth career field of intellectual property (IP).

Organized in a round table format, you will have the opportunity to talk to IP professionals in government, corporations, universities, and private practice. Come and learn about the different IP career options and opportunities for those with and without technical degrees and for those who do and do not have a law degree. IP law encompasses four main areas (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets) and intersects with many fields such as media and enterainment, business, etc.. You will also get additional information about how to begin your career exploration.

BioNetwork 2017

Date: October 23-25, 2017
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA
WebsiteClick here to learn more.

BioNetwork is the essential deal-making event for business development executives in pharmaceutical and biotechnology. You’ll nurture strategic partnerships in our beautiful, intimate venue. Pharma/Big Biotechs – register with code BIO17GABIO and save up to $400.

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BIO-Europe 2017

Date: November 6-8, 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
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The 23rd annual BIO-Europe® event is the largest biotechnology partnering conference held in Europe. Over 3,800 global decision makers from biotechnology, pharma and finance annually attend BIO-Europe to identify new business opportunities and develop strategic relationships. Business development executives and dealmakers consider BIO-Europe a must-attend event and an effective business strategy enabling them to meet and present to numerous potential partners. BIO-Europe features the industry’s most advanced web-based partnering system enabling delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their business successfully forward.

5th Annual UGA Medical Device Regulations Conference

Date: November 7-8, 2017
Location: University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
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Device manufacturers, biodesign innovators, regulatory specialists, and academics register now for the 5th Annual UGA Medical Device Regulations Conference! This conference, cosponsored by the US FDA and the University of Georgia’s Office of BioPharma Regulatory Affairs, will provide educational and networking opportunities to help shape the future of medical device advancement from a regulatory science perspective.

Using a tutorial approach, experienced leaders from the FDA, industry, and consulting firms will present and engage the audience on issues related to strategic implications of FDA device regulations.

This conference has been accredited for 6 hours of Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) continuing education credit.

World Orphan Drug Congress Europe

Date: November 13-15, 2017
Location: Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos Barcelona, Barcelona
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The 8th annual World Orphan Drug Congress is the marketplace for orphan drug professionals looking at the complete value chain of orphan drug development, from clinical development and R&D to corporate development and market access.

Being Europe’s largest Orphan Drug Congress, this event will provide a platform for you to showcase your thought leadership and expertise pharma, biotechs, payers, regulators and patient advocates.

Join us in November and make sure you are at the forefront of the orphan drug industry. Regardless of whether your interest lies in research, clinical development, patient access, global pricing and reimbursement or just to engage with patient advocacy groups more intimately, we have content, networking and potential partners for you!

Take just three days out of the office to meet with 400+ potential customers who need to find solutions to challenges around the commercial, regulatory and scientific issues in orphan drugs. Through strategic keynote plenaries, themed tracks and dedicated networking sessions, you have the chance to really tailor the event to the needs of your day-to-day role. For more information, please visit

SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum

Date: November 14-16, 2017
Location: Forum at Pinehurst, NC
WebsiteClick here to learn more.

The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

Celebrating its 19th year, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country. More than 300 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs and service providers will attend the event this year. This is a rich opportunity to showcase your company at the most significant annual life science conference in the Southeast.

To date, the more than 220 later stage and 180 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding. These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies.

Biotech Showcase

Date: January 8-10, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Now in its 10th year, the Biotech Showcase™ will take place January 8-10th in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the Parc 55 Hotel. The Biotech Showcase is a high profile forum for private and mid-, small- and micro-cap public life science companies seeking access to the investor community and potential collaborators during the largest annual gathering of biotechnology, investors and pharma companies in the world. The Biotech Showcase is the ideal place in which to hear from and meet up-and-coming biotechnology and life science companies.

Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase

Date: January 8-10, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA
WebsiteClick here to learn more.

The Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase is the dedicated home for the Digital Health and Medtech communities during Biotech Showcase and one of the healthcare industry’s biggest weeks. The Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase runs in parallel to the Biotech Showcase and takes place January 8-10th at the Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco.Both of our Showcases offer life science companies an opportunity to give company presentations, conduct one-to-one meetings and network with investors and potential partners from both events.

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