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 Export to Your Calendar 10/23/2020
When: Friday, October 23, 2020
From 7:30 AM until 10:30 AM
Where: This will be a live virtual event
United States
Contact: Craig Mathews
(206) 456-9570

Online registration is available until: 10/24/2020
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Join hundreds of life science leaders for our virtual 2020 Washington State Life Science Summit, "Leading Boldly to Meet the Challenges of our Time." We look forward to celebrating the successes of our member companies and sharing how Life Science Washington continues to elevate our industry by promoting policies that strengthen the environment for life saving research and product development.

We are delighted to welcome BIO's new President and CEO, Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD as our opening speaker at this year's Summit. During the first few months of her tenure at BIO, amidst a global pandemic, Dr. Michelle has already taken on the most pressing issues facing biotechnology and our Nation. In addition to sharing her priorities for BIO over the coming years, she will discuss science as a social justice issue and BIO's new BIOEquality Agenda. Join us for a robust discussion on leading with science and inspiring by example.


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath

President & CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Michelle McMurry-Heath assumed the leadership of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) as President and CEO on June 1, 2020. A medical doctor and molecular immunologist by training, Dr. McMurry-Heath becomes just the third chief executive to steward the world’s largest biotechnology advocacy group since BIO's founding in 1993.

The common thread in McMurry-Heath's work across academia, government and industry has been her focus on broadening access to scientific progress so more patients from diverse backgrounds can benefit from cutting-edge innovation. Driven by her own past family experiences navigating clinical trials and funding uncertainties within the rare disease community, McMurry-Heath calls "the distribution of scientific progress the social justice issue of our age."

McMurry-Heath received her MD/PhD from Duke's Medical Scientist Training Program, becoming the first African-American to graduate from the prestigious program. She spent 12 years working at the research bench before taking policy and leadership roles in government and industry.

McMurry-Heath lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Sebastian Heath, a veterinarian, and their daughter, Isabella. To relax, she enjoys yoga, snorkeling and her daughter’s sporting events.


Individual Members/Future Members - $50


Company Pass - $1000



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