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News Beat October 2019 - Life Science Washington

October 2019

You are part of a vibrant community of life science professionals. This newsletter helps keep you connected to that community and informs you of industry news, transactions, and upcoming events.

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Building a World Class Life Science Company: The Role of the HR Professional

On November 13th, Life Science Washington is excited to present our inaugural human resources conference. Designed by and for life science HR professionals, this half-day conference will present strategies to help HR professionals recruit and retain the diverse talent life science companies need to grow and thrive in today’s fast paced competitive environment. With lots of time for socializing before and during the conference, this is a great opportunity to expand your professional network and learn how you and your employees can become more engaged in Washington’s life science HR community.

Delivering this year's keynote address, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Managing Change Effectively" is the Founder and President of The Leadership Edge, Gaylene Xanthopoulous.

Gaylene Xanthopoulous

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: Managing Change Effectively

There may not be any other industry that possesses greater uncertainty than the life sciences.

We have all heard the old adage, control what you can control. Yet this industry is full of so many things that look and feel to be out of our control. A continuously evolving regulatory landscape. Financial markets that we depend upon but can’t control. A talent landscape that continues to get more challenging each and every day. And don’t forget the science. We are working every day to do what has never been done before.

But this is also what makes the industry so exciting, fun and rewarding.

Gaylene Xanthopoulos, and her company, The Leadership Edge, have been the leading thought partner to the life sciences for the past thirty years. During that time, she has been beside her clients as they experienced incredible successes and through some of the most challenging times; when the markets crashed in 2008-9, when the dog died in the clinical trial, when the CE mark just couldn’t get wrapped up and when the phase 3 clinical trial blew up. What she has learned, working from the Boardroom to the Bench in these companies is that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Washington State Life Science Summit


October 17, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM | Life Science Washington

Join Life Science Washington for our life science industry social event in October! Expand your professional, social and community contacts at this FREE event as we bring together our vibrant community of life science professionals. Beer, wine and light snacks available. This event is open to both Life Science Washington members and non-members.


October 29 - 30, 2019 | ALL DAY | Life Science Washington

BioBasics: Biotech for the Non-Scientist is an intensive two-day course starting with a review of the healthcare sectors and the scientific concepts required for understanding the biopharma industry. Building on this knowledge, the course delves into the cause of genetic and infectious disease, how disease is diagnosed, and the various therapeutic strategies used to mitigate disease. The latest innovations in immunotherapies, RNA technology, gene therapy, checkpoint inhibitors, CAR-T and more are explained.



The conference consists of interactive and intensive panels that answer how medical devices are reimbursed, what it takes to establish reimbursement, and practical advice to achieve success.


The investor conference that drives the future of drug development. More than $330 billion in capital represented.

**Use promo code: LSW2020 to receive $200 off regisration fee.**

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