SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Science Washington:
What: Hosted by Life Science Washington, the inaugural East-West Life Science Summit will showcase life science research, discovery, entrepreneurship, and innovation throughout Eastern Washington and foster cross-state collaboration through networking opportunities and information sharing. The Summit will also provide an opportunity to introduce college students to the life science ecosystem in Eastern Washington, encouraging them to pursue industrial as well as academic careers in the life sciences.
Where: Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane
10 S Post Street
When: Friday, June 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Details: The Summit will feature a keynote address by biotech visionary Lee Hood, MD, PhD and panel discussions on:
- The Arivale-Institute for Systems Biology-Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Collaboration: An Innovative Approach to Putting Personalized Medicine into Action
- Impacting Global Public Health through Cross-State Collaborations: The Antimicrobial Resistance Coalition
- Building Life Science Companies throughout Eastern Washington
- Taking Advantage of Washington’s Diverse Ecosystem Assets
Background: The nationally competitive Eastern Washington health sciences cluster is currently a billion-dollar industry and is projected to grow to $2.5 billion within the next decade. Spokane's University District is the fastest growing health sciences campus in North America. With Eastern and Western Washington working together, the state of Washington can create a truly cohesive, dynamic statewide life science ecosystem.
Summit sponsors include Allied Health Center of Excellence, American Preclinical Services (APS), Avista Development, Empire Health Foundation, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Health Sciences & Services Authority, LabCorp, Lee & Hayes, University of Washington, VWR, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, Washington State University and Jubilant Hollister-Stier.
About Life Science Washington
Life Science Washington is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association whose mission is to stimulate life science innovation, job creation and ecosystem vibrancy across Washington state through engagement, collaboration, promotion, and advocacy. Serving more than 500 members, Life Science Washington brings together research institutions, investors and innovators to grow the state’s life science economy. More information can be found at www.lifesciencewa.org.