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Life Science Washington is proud to recognize Eastern Washington as one of the most promising areas for growing jobs in the Washington state life science sector. Join us to learn more about the major life science activities in Eastern Washington, the newest collaboration opportunities, and building a more cohesive statewide life science ecosystem. Featuring a Keynote Address by John Tomkowiak, MD | Founding Dean, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Registration & Buffet Lunch: 11:30 AM | Program: 12:00 - 5:00 PM | Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane | Spokane Academic Center Auditorium, Room 20
600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, Washington  99202
United States
Contact: Darcy Ellsperman

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Program Highlights: 

  • Keynote Address by John Tomkowiak, MD | Founding Dean, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 
  • Trends and Forecasts of the National Life Science Industry Landscape 
  • Innovation Support for Eastern Washington | Resources You Need to Succeed 
  • Envisioning the Future of Eastern Washington Life Science 
  • Starting a Life Science Business in Eastern Washington 
  • Eastern Washington Legislative Update

Featured Speakers: 

  • Lisa Brown, PhD, Chancellor, Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane
  • Charles V. Baltic III, Managing Director; Co-Head of Life Sciences, Needham, & Company, LLC
  • David Condon, Mayor, City of Spokane 
  • Aaron Crandall, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Bevy360; Associate Research Professor, Washington State University Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASA
  • Linette Demers, PhD, Vice President, Commercialization, Life Science Washington 
  • Ian Goodhew, JD, Director of Government Relations, UW Medicine
  • Brian Kraft, Director of Business Development, WSU College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dennis Kroft, Vice President, Marketing & Membership, Life Science Washington 
  • Maura Little, Life Sciences Sector Lead, Washington State Department of Commerce 
  • Laureen O’Hanlon, PhD, Dean, Health Science and Public Health, Eastern Washington University
  • Carol Pratt, PhD, FDA / Regulatory Attorney - Partner, Portland Metro, Lee & Hayes PLLC, Intellectual Property Law 
  • Blythe Price, Business Development Manager, Life Science Washington 
  • Doug Ray, PhD, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Martin Schiavenato, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing 
  • Bill Savitz, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Ignite Northwest
  • Nancy Szofran, PhD, Provost, Community Colleges of Spokane 
  • David Vachon, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Iasis Molecular Sciences LLC & Novion Technologies 
  • Francisco R. Velázquez, MD, SM, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC. (PAML)
  • John Wecker, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, PNDRI; Board Chairman and Interim CEO, Life Science Washington 
  • Representative from Gonzaga University (invited)                                                                                                                              


Sponsorships for this event are available! Contact Dennis Kroft, dennis@ to Showcase Your Organization! 


Thank You to Our Premiere Sponsor:  Lee & Hayes PLLC, Intellectual Property Law


Thank You to Our Sponsors:


Health Sciences & Services Authority
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Needham & Company, LLC

Prudential Cleanroom Services
University of Washington 
UW Medicine
VWR International

We Work for Health

WSU Health Sciences Spokane

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