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  Register now for the 2018 conference! This two-day event in Seattle serves as Pacific Northwest's largest life science conference.  

Life Science Innovation Northwest brings together more than 500 professionals from across the life sciences, including biotechnology, medical device, biopharmaceuticals, health IT/digital health, global health and research institutions. Conference highlights include keynote speakers, expert panels, podium presentations, startup fast pitch showdown and industry receptions



  Key Details  


Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27 & 28, 2018

Washington State Convention Center 

705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101


Download our LSINW fact sheet here and share with others!





 Registration is now open! Register today online




 The conference schedule is taking shape. Please note: It is subject to change. . 



  Keynote Presentation 


Restoring Lives: How 3-D Mapping of the Spinal Cord Can Improve Patient Outcomes 

 More than 1.4 million Americans are living with spinal cord injuries, the second leading cause of paralysis in the United States (after stroke).  These injuries cause tremendous disability and cost billions of dollars annually to treat. Today, when a person suffers a spinal cord injury, physicians focus on alleviating pain and stabilizing the bones around the damage. The spinal cord itself isn’t targeted since it’s considered irreparable. As such,most victims have little hope of ever walking again.


But what if that could change?  What if paralyzed patients could walk again? 

These are questions that drive Seattle Science Foundation clinicians and researchers, Dr. Rod Oskouian and Dr. Shane Tubbs, who have embarked on a bold 5-year, $15 million initiative to create a comprehensive 3-dimensional spinal cord atlas. Read more about our keynote









 Sponsorship opportunities are open for the 2018 conference. Showcase your life science organization through our many sponsorship packages including coffee breaks, the pre-conference VIP reception, Hall of Fame awards luncheon and more. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities online here or Contact Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager, for more information. 



  Apply to Present  


 Applications are open for podium presentations, poster presentations and Fast Pitch Showdown. This year we've consolidated the applications for all three into one easy online form. Just indicate what activities you are interested in at LSINW 2018. Please note all participation is at the discretion of Life Science Washington.


For more information, contact Brian Dershowitz, Business Development Manager,



Application Deadlines:

  •  Deadline to Apply: Monday, February 26, 2018
  •  Selection Notification: Monday, March 12, 2018


Podium Presentation Fees:


  • Emerging Company (Year 1 or 2): $500 LSW member/$750 non-member
  • Institution/Non-Profit: $750 LSW member/$1,000 non-member
  • Private Company: $1,250 member/$1,750 non-member
  • Publicly Traded Company: $1,750 member/$2,000 non-member 


Poster Presentation Fees:


  • Student Groups: $175 - includes 2 full conference registrations
     $275 - includes 2 full conference registrations

 Fast Pitch Fees:

  • Free to selected participants 


Apply online today | Download the Fast Pitch fact sheet here | Download the Podium Presentation fact sheet here | Download the Poster Presentation 





We're looking for volunteers to help during the conference. Priority goes to students, however, there are limited spots available, so submitting an application to volunteer does not guarantee acceptance. All applications will be reviewed and volunteer positions assigned at the sole discretion of Life Science Washington.


Ideally, volunteers should have an interest in life sciences, healthcare, research or science in general and can serve at least one, 4-hour shift doing the following:

  •     Providing directions
  •     Being helpful
  •     Exhibiting a professional manner
  •     Being courteous to conference attendees
  •     Standing or sitting for 4 hours

All instructions regarding duties and locations will be provided, and complimentary food and beverages are available for the hours corresponding with your work shift. Volunteers are also provided access to the conference for an equal number of hours worked. If you're interested, please submit an application.

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Life Science Washington's room block at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle allows LSINW attendees to reserve a room at the reduced rate of $189 Traditional/$209 Deluxe per night. Call the hotel at (888) 627-7056 and ask for the “LSINW 2018 Room Block” to make your reservation or register online here.  The reduced rate expires on Friday March 2nd. 



  Check out 2017 Highlights  


 Check out our Facebook album for highlights of conference panels, keynote address, Hall of Fame and more! 


    2018 LSINW Sponsors       

Platinum Sponsor















Mobile App

Partnering Software

Pre-Conference VIP


Pre-Conference VIP






Fast-Pitch Showdown


Private Invest Dinner 


 Charging Station Coffee Break

Sttudent Scholarship


Industry Networking Reception Plenary Panel  Plenary Panel Poster Session






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