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Want to learn more about Life Science Washington membership, benefits and events? See our frequently asked questions below. For additional assistance, please email us at LifeScienceWA@LifeScienceWA.org.  

 


 

MEMBERSHIP:

 

How do I join Life Science Washington? 

 

You can join online here

 

How much does it cost to join Life Science Washington? 

 

The cost of membership is determined by the size and type of company. An explanation of categories and the cost structure can be found here.

 

How frequently are membership dues collected? 

 

Membership dues are collected annually with the dues year from January 1 – December 31.

 

What are the benefits of Life Science Washington membership? 

 

A list of Life Science Washington member benefits can be found here. If you would like to learn more about how you can best utilize the opportunities provided please schedule an appointment with Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager at brian@lifesciencewa.org

 

How do I pay my membership dues invoice online? 

 

You can pay your membership dues invoice by logging in with your Main Company Username and Password.  Once logged in, from the home page select “Manage Profile” from mid-way down on the right side of your screen. A link to Invoices is available. If you do not have your login information contact Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager at brian@lifesciencewa.org

 

How do I find out about health benefits for my organization? 

 

You can learn more about the Life Science Washington Health Benefits Trust here.

 

How do I edit the profile for my organization? 

 

You can make updates to your Main Company Profile by entering the Username and Password associated with the Company at Login. From the “Manage Profile” page, select “Edit Bio”. Once edits are complete, be sure to select “Save Changes”. If you do not have your login information contact Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager at brian@lifesciencewa.org

 

What is the Annual Membership year? If I pay mid-year, will my membership go until that date the following year? 

 

Membership invoices are pro-rated based on what quarter you activate your membership. Memberships always renew in January.

 


 

REGISTRATION & RECORDS:

 

How do I add another employee profile from my organization/company?

 

To link additional employees to your Main Company profile, log into your company profile. From the “Manage Profile” page, select “Sub-accounts” to view current linked employees or to add more. You will be able to add them directly or send an invitation for them to register their own profile. If you do not have your login information contact Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager at brian@lifesciencewa.org.

 

How do we change the Main contact for our organization?

 

To change the name of your main contact, log into the Main Company Profile. From the “Manage Profile” page, select “Edit Bio”. Be sure to update the E-mail Address, and new Full Name for your new contact. Select “Save Changes”.  If you do not have your login information contact Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager at brian@lifesciencewa.org

 

How do I delete employees who no longer work for our organization?

 

Please submit a list of employees to be added and/or deleted to Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager at brian@lifesciencewa.org.

 


 

EVENTS


What event-related committees are available for me to participate in as a Life Science Washington member? 

 

We offer two committees for programming, one focused on annual programs throughout the calendar year and one specifically focused on the Life Science Innovation Northwest conference that takes place in Seattle every spring. For more information, contact Katy Tollefson.

 

I’d like Life Science Washington to promote an event for me; how do I go about that? 

 

If you are a Life Science Washington member, you can add your event directly to our Community Calendar. You can also email prospective event information to Colleen Toomey, Communications Director at colleen@lifesciencewa.org for consideration in upcoming Life Science Washington communications.

 

While we may not be able to promote every single event submitted, we do our best to promote events that serve the mission of our organization and the interests of our members.

 

 I’d like to partner with Life Science Washington on an event; how do I go about that?  

 

This is a limited capacity benefit we can offer to Life Science Washington members for a sponsorship fee.  If you are interested in partnering with Life Science Washington on an event, please email Katy Tollefson, Event Manager at katy@lifesciencewa.org with specific event details including benefit to our association members.

 

Our Membership team will evaluate the event to determine whether it is cohesive with Life Science Washington member needs and interests. 

 

How do I “pitch” an event to Life Science Washington for an Educational Program?  

 

If you are a Life Science Washington Member who would like to pitch an idea for a program, please email Katy Tollefson. She can offer you an opportunity to showcase your event idea to the Life Science Washington Program Committee. Please note, Life Science Washington Programming is confirmed in September each year.   

 

 

 How do I register and pay for several people for an event?

 

1) Follow the link to the event you need to register attendees

 

2) A request to Log into your profile will appear. You may either use your own profile Username to begin registrations or the Username for the person you are registering 

 

3)  Select the “Register” link. The fields will pre-populate with the profile owners information. If you are registering someone other than yourself, refill the fields with their information

 

4) Be sure to select the event you are registering for at the top. If you are registering another person, select “Save and Add Another Attendee” and continue for each person who requires registration

 

5) Select “Save & Finalize Registration” and continue through all the links to complete and pay for the registration. All will be included for payment with one transaction or invoice

 

 

How do I use a Promo code for paying or reducing my event fee?

 

1) From the registration page, select the Event Link at the top of the form (even though a fee is associated).

 

2) Complete all the registration fields, and select “Save & Finalize Registration”

 

3) Review and update the Recipient information, in the Payment Information area, under Total Amount, add the “Promo Code” exactly as it was provided to you.

 

4) Select “Apply” and the fee will be adjusted

 

5) Select “Proceed to Confirmation” and finalize the transaction

 

 


 

PUBLIC POLICY 


What is the BIOPAC and why does Life Science Washington have one?

 

BIOPAC is Life Science Washington’s non-partisan political action committee. It takes money to win an election; there’s no way around that. Through our BIOPAC we support state legislative candidates and some statewide races, such as governor candidates, who will promote policies that help to grow and strengthen the life sciences sector. 

 

What process does Life Science Washington use to develop the annual state and federal policy priorities? 

 

Life Science Washington is volunteer driven in every area. Life Science Washington’s volunteer Government Affairs Council meets regularly and provides input on policy priorities at the state and federal level.  Life Science Washington also work with national life science organizations to help establish our federal policy priorities.  Life Science Washington’s Executive Committee reviews and provides input and make recommendation to the Board. Life Science Washington’s Board makes the final decision on approving the recommended policy priorities at the December Board meeting. 

 

I’m planning a trip to DC, would Life Science Washington make introductions for me? 

 

Yes we will!  We can help identify the key members of the Washington State delegation that you should meet and facilitate the introductions. 

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