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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


March 2015


Event Sponsor: UW Department of Bioengineering
Date of Event:  March 3, 2015 | 4:30 PM

Brief Description: Featuring Christopher Hall, Ph.D. | Senior Director, Radiology Solutions | Philips Healthcare. Healthcare is undergoing worldwide transformation, especially in North America. Underlying demographic trends such as an increasingly aging population, and the management of chronic and lifestyle related diseases, demand more and more healthcare resources. To address the unsustainable nature of healthcare costs, many governments and private payers, as well as healthcare consumers, are demanding the fastest path to best care at the lowest cost. These demands are leading to large-scale changes in the way medicine is practiced, reimbursed, and incentivized across the entire healthcare value chain.


At Philips, these changes have led to a convergence of two of our traditional customer segments: the healthcare professional and healthy living markets. As our customers’ businesses change, Philips has had to take a novel approach of addressing peoples’ needs across the full health continuum from healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, to potential home care solutions. In this seminar, I will share experiences from our customers who now expect comprehensive solutions rather than discreet products. I will discuss some of the changes that a multi-national, healthcare technology company has undergone in order to react and prosper in this new healthcare environment.


2015 Executive Pay Outlook for Mid-Cap Companies – Are You Prepared?

Event Sponsor: BDO Knowledge Webinar Series
Date of Event:  March 4, 2015 | 12-1 PM (ET)
Location: Webinar

Brief Description: BDO knows mid-cap and emerging companies… and the many unique issues facing them.  Most surveys cited in today’s business press cover the largest 100 / 200 / 500 groups of companies… 20 to 50 times the size of the mid-cap public companies.  The BDO 600 surveys are the only compensation surveys focused solely on mid-cap companies and the issues pertinent to them.  This presentation will share insights about pay practices and trends specific to executives and board members serving the mid-cap market.  Members of the BDO Compensation and Benefits Practice will highlight recent findings of our most recent Board, CEO and CFO surveys as well two significant topics for 2015 that financial executives and board compensation committees should prepare to address.


I2SL Emerald City Chapter Invites You To: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | 1100 Eastlake Ave E. Building Tour

Event Sponsor: I2SL
Date of Event:  March 4, 2015 | 5-7 PM
Location: 1100 Eastlake Ave E.

Brief Description: Join us for a tour of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's newest laboratory building.  This building includes 188,000 GSF of conditioned space which boasts a building Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 100.8 kBtu/sf-year, site (median laboratory has an EUI of 263.2 kBtu/sf-year, site and median Seattle office has an EUI 59.8 kBtu/sf-year, site).  This building is fully occupied with 50% laboratory space, 50% office space, and a 750 kW data center. We will meet first for light hors d'oeuvres, drinks (including beer and wine), and networking, followed by a presentation and tour by FHCRC's Director of Facilities, Bob Cowan. To RSVP or for more information, contact: Michael Cato | 206.595.4718 |


WBBA and ShareVault Webcast: Securely Sharing Documents in the Bioscience Industry: Applications, Options, Risks and Unmet Needs 

Event Sponsor: ShareVault
Date of Event:  March 5, 2015 | 11 AM- Noon (PDT)
Location: Webcast

Brief Description: How secure are your most confidential documents? Please join us for a webcast to find out how bioscience organizations are using secure document sharing solutions to work with outside parties. Explore the risks and benefits of various solutions, and evaluate the reasons why many bioscience organizations have selected ShareVault to protect their intellectual property.

This webcast will cover the following topics:
* The common file sharing tools and services in use today
* The security risks that exist with these tools and services
* Besides hacker-proofing, what else is needed when sharing confidential documents
* How to ensure regulatory compliance when sharing documents (e.g. HIPAA)
* The meaning of "document control"
* The benefits of document and user monitoring
* The reasons the WBBA and BIO selected ShareVault as their Secure Document Sharing solution of choice


Telehealth Forum at the Cambia Grove

Event Sponsor: Seattle Health Innovation Meetup
Date of Event:  March 5, 2015 | 5:30 PM (PDT)
Location: Cambia Grove, 1800 9th Avenue, 2nd Floor Seattle WA

Brief Description: Telehealth is a rapidly growing market opportunity that can improve the patient experience, lower costs, and improve quality of care on a global scale. The Seattle Health Innovation meetup, March 5, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm, will feature a panel of experts on Telehealth implementation, including smartphone apps for patients with chronic diseases and video technology for primary care visits with medical providers. Hear from these innovators on how they work with care delivery systems to introduce new care models enabled by technology. Find out about the analytics they use to measure success and what they have found to be key issues.
Light food and beverages will be served to facilitate networking before and after the panel. There is a $10 registration fee. For details and to RSVP  see


Event Sponsor: Washington State University Spokane
Date of Event:  March 6, 2015 | 4 PM
Location: WSU Health Sciences Spokane | Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building | Walgreens Auditorium (Room 101) | 205 E Spokane Falls Blvd

Brief Description: PRESENTED BY DAVID H. SPACH, MD  | Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases | University of Washington | The Robert F.E. Stier Memorial Lecture in Medicine feature annual presentations from key leaders in medicine who represent the current state of the art and science, and whose works have increased professional and public understanding of new technologies and challenging issues. The lectures serve the medical profession and the public to increase dialogue and stimulate interaction around innovative ideas and biomedical technologies. The series is coordinated by Washington State University Spokane. The annual lecture is funded by an endowment established by Alton R. Stier, M.D., and Robert A. (Bud) Stier, M.D., in honor of their late father.


GIVE BLOOD! Saving Lives Everyday

Event Sponsor: Bloodworks Northwest
Date of Event:  March 11, 2015 | 9-11:00 AM
Location: Eastlake Ave Bloodmobile | 1208 Eastlake Ave E

Brief Description: A little of your time will make a world of difference to someone in serious need.


Seattle Leadership Forum: Rewriting the Rules of Innovation

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 | 7:00-9:00 AM
Location: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel | Garden Room | 411 University Street | Seattle

Brief Description: Please join us for a discussion between two thought leaders as they offer their insights and recommendations on one of the most difficult challenges in business: building an organization that can continually create innovative products. Each of our speakers looks at innovation from a different vantage—one is a widely published Wharton professor who has been a teacher and practitioner of innovation for his entire career; the other leads innovation at Providence Health, bringing lessons he learned from years in the technology industry.


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.


April 2015

Please Help Us Put the Wings on the Dreams of SU's Student Entrepreneurs!

You are cordially invited to attend the 2015 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition, where you can share your valuable input and expertise with student entrepreneurs who have BIG ideas and dreams for their lives and the world.  Come network with regional business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and Seattle U’s faculty.

How Can You Help? 
We need coaches and judges between now and April 15th - even one hour of your time as a screening round judge can make a huge impact!  See the BPC opportunities below (details on all IEC volunteer opportunities):

Screening Round Judge (immediate need): Read two business plans remotely, 2-3 pages each, and judge them to determine which teams will advance to the Trade Show.  Commitment: Two or more business plans each, about 1/2-hour per plan, Tuesday, February 24th to Tuesday, March 3rd (remote)

Mini Boot Camp Coach (immediate need): Assist teams in honing their plans and pitches.  Commitment: Three hours, Saturday, March 7th, 9am – noon

•    Trade Show Judge:  Attend the Trade Show, visit each team’s booth, and then judge the teams, based upon given criteria.  This helps determine which teams advance to the Final Round.  Commitment:  1-2 hours on April 15th, between Noon – 2pm, on SU's campus.
•    Elevator Pitch Judge:  Judge the teams  presenting their three-minute elevator pitches. This helps determine which teams advance to the Final Round.  Commitment:  up to 3 hours on April 15th, 10:30am – 1:30pm, on campus (very limited number of slots).
•    BPC Team Coaches:  Provide essential coaching to your team regarding its 3-minute elevator pitch and business plan/model between early March to April 15th.  Commitment: 3 - 5 hours over a couple of meetings, in person or video call (limited number of slots).  

There are several sponsor opportunities to support a team, a prize, or other SU student entrepreneurs.  We recognize BPC volunteers and sponsors throughout the year in a variety of ways and deeply appreciate their generosity!  The BPC event is a great way to build your network, have fun, and inspire student entrepreneurs.   For more info, contact or   

( RSVP to; no charge for any event)

Trade Showcase & Elevator Pitch Round, Wednesday, April 15, 11-2pm, Campion Ballroom, SU campus
The 20 SU semi-finalist teams will present their trade show booths and pitches to the audience members and judges, which will help determine which four teams will go to the Finals. Students, alums, families, friends, and the general public of all ages are welcome, at no charge. RSVP:
Finals Pitch Competition & Awards Reception, Wednesday, May 13, 4-7:30pm, Campion Ballroom, SU campus
The top teams will present their final pitches to an elite judging team, followed by a celebration reception and ceremony.  Students, alums, families, friends, and SU supporters are invited, at no charge. RSVP :

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.


StartUp Weekend Bothell - HEALTH Edition

Event Sponsor: University of Washington, Bothell
Date of Event:  May 15-17, 2015
Location: UW Bothell | 18115 Campus Way Northeast | Bothell, WA 98011

Brief Description:  Ever wondered what it takes to be a healthcare or medical tech entrepreneur? Want to impact healthcare services, wearables, med devices, CROs or life sciences? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world. Bothell Startup Weekend is the first Startup Weekend completely focused on health and related verticals in the state of Washington. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. 

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for an opportunity for critical feedback. You do not need to be a designer, coder or even a seasoned healthcare professional to join; the only requirement is curiosity and effort. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!  Ideas for the weekend will impact the following verticals:


 Healthcare IT (ex. electronic medical records, telemedicine portals, electronic scheduling, etc.)
 Wearables (biometrics, etc.)
 Medical Devices
 Healthcare data/ B.I. innovations
 Pharma/Life Sciences
 Biomedical sciences

In addition to a great weekend full of entrepreneurial activity, participants will receive:

 A participant t-shirt and lots of fun SWAG!
 Food and drink to fuel your entire weekend
 Prizes for the winners of the final pitch 


June 2015

American Council for Medicinally Active Plants Conference 

Event Sponsor: American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, Inc. (ACMAP) | WSU, Spokane
Date of Event:  June 9-12, 2015
Location: Washington State University, Spokane Campus

Brief Description: Now in it's 6th year!


September 2015

The 13th International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium
Event Sponsor: University of Washington (Chaired by professors Patrick Stayton and Suzie Pun)
Date of Event: September 16 -18, 2015
Location: University of Washington, Seattle

Brief Description: NanoDDS is the key annual event for researchers developing next-generation delivery vehicles — targeted, responsive, biodegradable nanomaterials to make diagnostics more sensitive and drugs more effective. Since 2003 nanoDDS has been held annually in different locations across North America. Over years it has attracted more than 2,000 participants from 30 different countries and became one of the most authoritative forums in its field. Each year the meeting comes to a different University campus, thereby promoting knowledge and becoming a major world-class scientific event for its students and scholars.

October 2015

17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

Event Sponsor: NIH
Date of Event:  October 27-29, 2015
Location: Seattle, WA | Bell Harbor International Conference Center


Brief Description: We are pleased to announce our 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Hosted by the Washington State Department of Commerce (WSDC), this event will be the largest annual gathering of HHS SBIR/STTR federal experts in the country, including representatives from NIH, CDC, FDA and others.

Washington State has a vibrant life science ecosystem making it an ideal location for our conference. The event will take place at Seattle’s Destination Waterfront Venue, the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Small businesses at any stage of the commercialization process are welcome to attend – whether you are an SBIR/STTR newcomer or have already reached commercial milestones and seeking outside investors, strategic partners or follow-on funding. We also welcome undergraduate and graduate students, women-owned small businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses ( There will be sessions and workshops specifically designed to help you prepare and submit an application to HHS. 


Stay tuned for details! We expect registration to open around May.


For specific questions about the HHS/NIH SBIR/STTR programs, please contact

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