Upcoming Philadelphia Life Sciences Events You Should Know About – Q1 2023

The life sciences ecosystem in the Philadelphia region continues to evolve. A recent report from the University Science Center indicates that the number of cell and gene therapy companies in the region increased from 30 to 50 between 2019 and 2022. New and established companies in the area are active targets of VC and governmental funding.

Industry growth relies on an ever-expanding workforce. Fortunately, the talent pool is strong, supported by several innovative training programs offered through collaborations among academic, industrial, and governmental partners, as well as an active offering of life sciences-focused educational and networking events.

Here are several to keep an eye out for in the first quarter of 2023.

Women In Bio – Philadelphia Metro & Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association Suburban Delaware Valley: The Hidden Dynamics of Influence

January 18, 2023
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Venue: From the Boot restaurant, Ambler, PA

An evening of learning and networking will be hosted by the local WIB and HBA chapters. Headline speaker Shelly O’Donovan, CEO of Authentic Influence Group, will lead a workshop in which participants will improve their ability to exert a positive influence on the workplace and develop effective collaborations.

Venture Café: Social Innovation for a Prosperous Community

January 19, 2023
Time: 4:00-7:00 PM
Venue: The Science Center, Philly

The first 2023 Thursday gathering of the Venture Café at the University City Science Center will welcome community leaders who will discuss ways that they are supporting the innovative culture of the Philly life sciences ecosystem.

Life Sciences Pennsylvania: @LSPA Open House

January 24, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 AM
Venue: Life Sciences Center, King of Prussia, PA

LSPA is an advocacy and networking organization that supports the efforts of Pennsylvania’s life sciences researchers. The Life Sciences Center is available for use by members for meetings, networking events, and other occasions. LSPA invites members to visit the center for coffee and networking during this open house.

Philadelphia Preclinical Resources Lunch ‘n Learn

January 25, 2023
Time: 11:30AM-1:30 PM
Venue: CIC Philadelphia

A new vivarium rental facility, called the Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL), is slated to open in Philadelphia in Q2 of 2023. In preparation, Charles River Laboratories is holding an introductory event at CIC Philadelphia in University City.

Dan Diaz Biotech Breakfast Club: Kickoff Happy Hour Event

January 26, 2023
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
Venue: Water Wheel Tavern, Doylestown, PA

The networking breakfast club that biotech industry leader Dan Diaz started in the Philly suburb of Doylestown was renamed in his honor following his battle with ALS. Attendees of the breakfasts and other events discuss ways to extend the positive impacts of the life sciences community, and they raise money in support of ALS research. The happy hour kickoff event will be held at the Water Wheel Tavern, and breakfasts are held on the third Thursday of every month.

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Vendor Expo

February 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Venue: Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Doylestown, PA

The 2023 list of vendor attendees is not yet available, but past expos have featured CROs, staffing agencies, and other companies of interest to small and mid-sized life sciences firms.

Life Sciences Pennsylvania: BioBriefing

February 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Venue: LSPA Headquarters, King of Prussia, PA

LSPA is providing a day-long comprehensive course covering foundational concepts in drug development for non-scientists working in biotech. The Q1 2023 iteration of the course will focus on biologics.

American Association of Cancer Research Special Conference: Targeting RAS

March 5-8, 2023
Meeting Program
Venue: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Prominent cancer researchers and clinicians from around the world will converge in Philly to discuss cutting-edge research into the role of RAS in the development and treatment of cancer.

Pittcon 2023

March 18-22, 2023
Full Agenda
Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philly

Pittcon is a showcase of the latest advancements in analytical equipment and techniques. Sessions of particular interest to life scientists include “Advances in Microfluidic Separations for Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications,” “Emerging Technologies for Rapid Infectious Disease Detection,” and “Translational Challenges of Aptamer-based Electrochemical Biosensors.”

Rare Disease Innovation & Partnership Summit

March 21-23, 2023
Full Agenda
Venue: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Experts from industry, advocacy groups, and the federal government will lead discussions regarding solutions for rare diseases. Areas of focus include strategies to identify patients with rare diseases, best practices in the launching of new products, and the developing of patient-centric cultures in research and advocacy.

Life Sciences Pennsylvania: Tell Me About Your DE&I Series – A Leadership Panel

March 23, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 AM

An offshoot of the LSPA “Tell Me About Your Job” series, this virtual event will feature panelists Ann Anaya, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of AmerisourceBergen, and Subarna Malakar, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, North America and Global Specialty Care at Sanofi.

Pharma USA 2023

March 28-29, 2023
Full Agenda
Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philly

More than 100 key opinion leaders will converge on Philadelphia to discuss the trajectory of the pharmaceutical industry. Topics will include purposeful leadership and applications of AI and machine learning in the delivery of healthcare.