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Shaping the agenda of an entire industry requires an unfailing and thorough effort to keep people informed. That’s why Georgia Bio is the central source for industry news, events and issues. If you would like your event posted on the industry events calendar please email

Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance Statewide Conference

Date: February 22-23, 2018
Location: Braselton, GA
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The institutions of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance leverage their complementary strengths to accelerate clinical and translational education, research, and community engagement to impact health in Georgia and beyond. Translation is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

Day One: Attendees are invited to learn more about the Georgia CTSA services and ways the alliance accelerates clinical and translational science in Georgia and beyond. Georgia CTSA education, clinical research support, collaboration and coordination, community engagement, evaluation and quality, expert assistance, and pilot grant services will be presented, with a focused session on translation services and an evening networking reception.

Day Two: Clinical and translational science advances within the state of Georgia will be showcased through abstract and poster presentations, a KL2 panel discussion, and dynamic keynote speakers.

BIO-Europe Spring® 2018

Date: March 12-14, 2018
Location: The Netherlands
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BIO-Europe Spring® is the springtime counterpart to EBD Group’s flagship conference, BIO-Europe®, and continues the tradition of providing life science companies with high caliber partnering opportunities. Featuring EBD Group’s sophisticated, web-based partnering system, partneringONE®, the event enables delegates to efficiently identify, meet and get partnerships started with companies across the life science value chain, from large biotech and pharma companies to financiers and innovative startups.

Venture Summit | West 2018

Date: March 13-14, 2018
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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The 6th annual Venture Summit West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit West is one event you won’t want to miss.

2018 University of Georgia Career Center's GRADS STEM Industry Night

Date: March 22, 2018
Location: Athens, GA
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The University of Georgia Career Center and Graduate Research Assistants Diversifying STEM (GRADS) are hosting our annual STEM Industry Night and invite your company to attend. This will be an excellent opportunity to recruit diverse and highly qualified Masters and PhD graduates spanning all STEM disciplines. STEM Industry Night is a signature event for the University of Georgia graduate student community. Attendees represent nearly all graduate level majors. 71% of attendees at last year's event were at the doctoral level (Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D, PharmD, D.V.M.).

BIO Asia International Conference

Date: March 19-20, 2018
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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The BIO Asia International Conference brings together the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to explore licensing and research collaborations in the current Asia-Pacific business and policy environments. Gain insights into the changes, challenges, and opportunities key opinion and policy leaders foresee for the Japanese biotech market.

BIO brings more than ten years of experience and expertise in biotech and pharmaceutical partnering to the Asia-Pacific region, after successfully establishing the largest partnering-focused events in the U.S. and Europe.

BIO Legislative Day Fly-In

Date: April 17-18, 2018
Location: Washington D.C.
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Once a year, BIO hosts the Legislative Day Fly-In, inviting biotechnology executives from across the country to come to Washington D.C. for a day and a half of legislative briefings and advocacy.

BIO's 2018 Fly-In will occur April 17 - 18, 2018, and we are looking forward to another great day of engaging with Members of Congress and their senior staff on the most important legislative issues facing the biotechnology industry. BIO will schedule all congressional meetings and provide attendees with a robust legislative briefing prior to their visits on Capitol Hill. Attendees meet in small groups with the congressional Members and senior staff of the attendee’s congressional delegation. Each group will be accompanied by a BIO staff representative to all visits.

As the BIO affiliate, Georgia Bio attends with a small contingent of government affairs committee members and encourages its member companies to attend with this group.

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Crop, Animal and Food Tech Showcase

Date: April 24-25, 2018
Location: Durham, NC
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For its sixth year, NCBiotech will convene ag tech investment firms, global ag tech companies and other key industry stakeholders for information sharing, networking and partnering. We're refocusing the Showcase to include crop, animal and food tech breakthrough technologies.

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum 2018

Date: April 25-26, 2018
Location: China
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Access a world of opportunities through life science partnering in China. ChinaBio® Partnering Forum is the premier life science partnering event in China. The conference will be held April 25–26 in Suzhou, attracting biotech and pharma leaders from around the world along with hundreds of China-based developers of novel technologies for two days of productive partnering.

For the event’s tenth anniversary, we expect over 900 delegates from more than 460 companies and at least 22 countries to attend, making it the largest partnering conference in China. The 2018 edition promises attendance from pharma and biotech companies as well as leading researchers from China's top universities and institutes.

The conference also features partneringONE®, the gold standard partnering platform enabling delegates to efficiently identify, meet and network with companies from across the life science value chain.

SEMDA 2018: Medtech Conference

Date: May 1-3, 2018
Location: Greenville, SC
WebsiteClick here to learn more.

SEMDA’s annual conference is the premier medical device forum fostering business and educational opportunities for investors, medical device companies, medical entrepreneurs, and related industry professionals in the southeast.

Bill Foege Global Health Awards

Date: May 9, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Join MAP International in celebrating people and organizations whose contributions to the progress of global health measure substantially at the annual Bill Foege Global Health Awards event. The goal is to see this celebration expand beyond Atlanta institutions, as we continue to shed light on those making a difference in health of people around the world.

For the 2018 event, the corporate community and the healthcare community will pay tribute to our special honorees for the evening, President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, for the work of the Carter Center in eradicating diseases and addressing mental health.

BIO Executive Training Programs

Date: June 2-4, 2018
Location: Boston, MA
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The Business Development Fundamentals and Advanced Business Development courses support the activity that takes place at our partnering, investor and venture capital conferences each year by training individuals who are making the deals that drive this industry. Each course is taught by experienced business development professionals from leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, and experts from the fields of law and public relations. All instructors have deep hands-on experience with deals and licensing in the biotech industry.

2018 BIO International Convention

Date: June 4-7, 2018
Location: Boston, MA
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The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

The key benefits of attending the 2018 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

SEBIO 2018

Date: November 13-14, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Mark your calendar to attend the region’s premiere life sciences and medical technology conference connecting emerging companies with potential investors and corporate partners. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum returns to Atlanta on November 13-14, 2018 with a new format, new networking opportunities, and new investment prospects.

Drug Development Boot Camp November 14 -15, 2018 - PHARMA / BIOTECH/ ACADEMIA

Date: November 14-15, 2018

Location: The Harvard Club | Boston, MA
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 The Drug Development Boot Camp® provides intensive training in drug development. It is held with Harvard University OTD in Boston each year. This November the ninth Boot Camp will be held. Georgia BIO companies will be given 50 USD off the advertised price. Please insert GEORGIA BIO 82267 at the end of your surname when registering.  You will be refunded the 50 USD back to your credit card after you have paid.

The pharmaceutical industry has its fair share of Ph.D.s, and MDs, and yet qualifications do not translate into understanding of the drug development process. In fact, even Nobel Laureate scientists can find the drug development process bewildering.

As drug development costs increase, the process of drug development is becoming more and more complex. Those involved with the process of developing new therapeutics (drugs, devices, combination products and diagnostics) must understand the process and be able to navigate it with great skill. These skills are difficult to acquire. At the same time that the process is becoming more complex, researchers and developers are becoming more specialized. The challenge is there is a need to gain a thorough understanding of other areas of research and development in order to be effective in their own areas.

The Drug Development Boot Camp® was founded by Dr. Lorna Speid. The 2018 Boot Camp will be the ninth Drug Development Boot Camp®. The Boot Camp is a very intensive training program designed for those that have relevant experience in the research and development of New Chemical and New Biological Entities. This is a very challenging program not only because of the content, but also because of the amount that must be accomplished in two full days. Participants that complete the Boot Camp can be proud of their accomplishment and the Certificate of Completion that they have earned.

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