2013 Life Science Leadership Summit

Thursday, May 23, 2013 (11:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

Bringing together leaders from across the state

A half-day conference that brings together leaders from across the state to share knowledge about major life science activities and initiatives.  In addition, strategies and priorities are discussed to help continue to build Washington’s life science sector for decades to come. 

Life science is now one of Washington’s top 5 job sectors, and one of its fastest growing and most promising for the future of our state’s economy and citizens.  By working together, we can fully realize the future opportunities of this sector, collectively facilitating the translation of breakthrough discoveries to better health solutions.

Date & Time:  Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Buffet Lunch and Evening Reception Included
Location:  Washington State University, Riverpoint Campus, Spokane
Join Us:    Register to Attend at no cost!

Confirmed and Invited Speakers:

Welcome Address:   David Condon, Mayor, City of Spokane

Keynote Speaker:  K. Michael Gibson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Washington State University

Invited and Confirmed Speakers:

  • Susan Ashe, Executive Director, Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County
  • Charles V. Baltic III, Managing Director; Co-Head of Life Sciences, Needham & Company, LLC
  • Brian Bonlender, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
  • Christiana DelloRusso, PhD, Vice President, Commercialization, WBBA
  • John DesRosier, PhD, Executive Director, Life Sciences Discovery Fund
  • Rich Hadley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Spokane, Inc.
  • Thong Le, Managing Director, WRF Capital; Board Chairman, WBBA
  • Mike Livingston, Chairman, University District Public Development Authority
  • Marcelo Morales, Chief Executive Officer, Jubilent HollisterStier, LLC
  • Brett Nelson, Partner, Lee & Hayes
  • Erik Nilsson, President, Rosetta@Cloud LLC
  • Chris Rivera, WBBA President
  • Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy for the SBA Office & former venture capitalist
  • Lisa Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer, Paw Print Genetics
  • Mike Smyly, Chief Business Development Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services
  • David Vachon, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Iasis  Molecular Sciences
  • Francisco R. Velàzquez, MD, SM, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)
  • Kim Zentz, Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Washington

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