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Monday, 17 November 2014
ORCA Special All-Day Clinical Updates Educational Meeting
This meeting is intended to provide participants with timely updates on two important topics for individuals working in the biomedical products environment: Safety reporting and preparing for a GCP audit conducted by Health Authorities.


Future Landscape of Life Science Careers
“Recent statistics show that eighty percent of the jobs in the future don’t even exist yet.” —Eric A. Spiegel, President & CEO, Siemens

Washington’s life sciences sector employs thousands of highly-skilled professionals and stimulates more than $10.5 billion in economic activity in our state. To maintain this growth, the industry needs skilled researchers, project managers, and leaders who can transform innovative ideas into new research discoveries or marketable products. Where do you fit into the future of Washington’s life sciences sector?

Join us for a panel discussion on the “Future Landscape of Life Science Careers” and hear from academic experts and industry leaders on what the future the sector may hold. This is also a great opportunity to hear how pursuing a graduate degree can help you navigate this evolving industry.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. - Program
6:15 p.m. - Reception (Light refreshments provided)

Northeastern University - Seattle Campus
401 Terry Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98019

Registration opens at 5:15 p.m. Parking information and directions are available here.

To register for this event, please contact Claire Lewis at c.lewis@neu.edu 

Topics covered will include:
· Explosion in the field of data science

· Comparing career opportunities in academia vs. industry
· Complying with regulatory changes

· Operating in a smaller and more connected world

Expert panel members include:
·  Kristen Dang, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Sage Bionetworks

·  Seema Shetty, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Acucela Inc.

·  Irina B. Kulinets, Ph.D., Faculty Director of the Master’s in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, & Medical Devices

·  Steven Vollmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Ecology, Genetics and Speciation


Life Sciences Research Weekend
Date: Nov. 7-9, 2014 – Friday through Sunday
Location: Pacific Science Center
Time: Friday, 10am-2pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm
Fee: Free - included with Pacific Science Center General Admission

Three days of engaging, hands-on science activities presented by life science companies and research institutions from around the state. 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.

You are invited to share your enthusiasm for science with kids and parents!
  • Encourage your life sciences company or research institution to host an activity table, gain visibility and share their research. There is no charge to host a table.
  • If your organization is not having an activity table, volunteer to help at a table. Shifts are approx. 4 hours and you receive free parking and admission to the Pacific Science Center.

For more information about activity tables or volunteering, please contact Reitha Weeks, PhD, LSRW Program Lead.


WBBA programs
WBBA Training Schedule 2014
For more information and registration, go to washbio.org















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November 17, 2014
ORCA Clinical Education Program 
(All day program - Special fees apply)
Alder Hall Auditorium, 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON