AdvaMed 2014 – The MedTech Conference @ McCormick Place Convention Center
      Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

      AdvaMed 2014 is the leading MedTech conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking. An event rich in international flavor and featuring a deep, diverse attendee list that includes influential policy-makers, business executives and media, AdvaMed 2013 seeks to advance industry discussion from key perspectives through detailed panel sessions, executive forums and more.

      GaBio Member Discount Code: GABIO20 use this link to register

      For more information and to register, please visit: AdvaMed2014

      BioFlorida Conference 2014 @ Harbor Beach Marriott Resort
      Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

      BioFlorida’s 17th annual Conference is the premier event for Florida’s bioscience community. This year’s meeting will bring together 500+ professionals from across Florida, the Southeast and the nation to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to product development, scientific research, business development, financing and public policy.

      For further information, please visit: http://bioflorida.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=35

      SCBIO Annual Conference: A Thriving State of Life Sciences @ Hyatt Hotel Greenville
      Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm
      Georgia Bio and UCB to Host Parkinson’s Gala Benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation @ 200 Peachtree
      Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Georgia Bio, UCB Inc., the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation (WPF) invite you to attend an evening celebrating people living with Parkinson’s disease and their families, featuring keynote speaker and former NASA astronaut living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), Lieutenant Colonel Richard Clifford. The event will be held at 200 Peachtree in Atlanta on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The money raised will help improve the lives of PD patients and families affected by the disease.

      “People living with severe diseases are what inspire us every day”

      Register and purchase tickets for this signature event at http://georgiabio.wix.com/parkinsons. Community members are encouraged to purchase individual tickets, tables, sponsor the event and bid on silent auction items.

      “This event is an opportunity for people to come together and raise money to support local services for people with Parkinson’s and to fund research for a cure,” says Annie Long of NPF. “Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from one of the most inspirational speakers in the Parkinson’s community – a man who has literally reached for the stars, even after a Parkinson’s diagnosis.”

      “People living with severe diseases are what inspire us every day,” said Jeff Wren, President – North America for UCB. “We are committed to supporting those organizations that focus on education, awareness, ongoing research and programs that benefit patients and their caregivers living with a devastating disease like Parkinson’s. These programs are just as important in the patient journey as the medications they receive.”

      Georgia Life Sciences Summit 2014 @ Georgia International Convention Center (GICC)
      Oct 16 all-day

      The Georgia Life Sciences Summit has become a premier bioscience conference in the Southeast welcoming nearly 600 CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. It is the one-time each year academia, industry and government come together to showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.

      For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

      2014 Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference and Venture Forum @ DoubleTree Hotel Nashville - Downtown
      Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

      This year’s Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference and Venture Forum will take a deep dive into how Tennessee’s life science technologies are improving Tennessee’s economic outlook, as well as the general health and well-being of all.

      The conference will feature some of the top life science executives, thought leaders and legislative supporters of the industry in two full days of keynote speakers, industry subsector breakout panels and a pitch competition for promising early stage Tennessee life science companies.

      UGA Medical Device Conference @ UGA Hotel and Conference Center
      Nov 5 all-day

      Device manufacturers, biodesign innovators, regulatory specialists, and academics are invited to the 2nd annual UGA Medical Device Regulations Conference! This conference, cosponsored by the US FDA and the University of Georgia’s Office of BioPharma Regulatory Affairs, will provide educational and networking opportunities to help shape the future of medical device advancement from a regulatory science perspective.

      Registration and more information forthcoming.

      The 16th Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum @ W Atlanta Midtown
      Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

      The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Investor & Partnering Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for companies to meet key decision makers in the regional and national life science and medical technology communities.

      Over 16 years, the SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum has built a loyal following, attracting thought leaders and investors from across the country. We expect another sensational event in 2014 that will provide new opportunities to build business partnerships and explore the region’s burgeoning life science industry.

      We expect about 350 biotech and medtech investors, corporate executives, university representatives, entrepreneurs and service providers to attend the event. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services at the most significant annual life science event in the Southeast.

      To date, the more than 200 later stage and 165 early stage companies that participated in previous SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forums have raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private funding since their presentations. These numbers speak to the quality of our presenting companies. In addition, our BIO/Plan Competition has successfully mentored 65 emerging technology opportunities.

      Georgia’s life sciences community is a rich mix of companies applying life sciences technologies to improve medicine and healthcare, agriculture, industrial and energy production, forestry, marine science and environmental management. These companies range from established to start-up and from pharmaceutical to medical device and diagnostic to medical informatics companies. The state’s life sciences industry is anchored by world-class public and private research institutions and universities, including Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the premier public health research institute in the world, is headquartered in Atlanta. Georgia’s state government, through the Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Cancer Coalition, has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the state’s universities to support scientists in pursuit of basic research discoveries and early commercialization of technologies. These factors combined with a business-friendly environment provide a comprehensive ecosystem for life sciences companies to thrive in Georgia.

      For more information and to register, please visit the conference site.

      NC Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit @ McKimmon Center
      Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm

      The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s AgBiotech Initiative and North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are combining their signature events for this two-day conference.  This event will engage the agriculture and biotechnology communities to address key topics such as research innovation, technology commercialization, regulation, policy, public acceptance, agricultural production, and ag biotech products.  Experts will discuss challenges and opportunities related to bringing products to market while ensuring a safe and abundant food supply for a growing world.




      A Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center
      Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Early-Bird Registration is open!!  Limited time $59.00

      The University of Florida ranks among the nation’s leaders at transferring world-class research to partners who turn these discoveries into commercial products that make the world a better place. If you are an investor, entrepreneur or other interested party who has the resources needed to partner with us, we hope you will join us at A Celebration of Innovation, UF’s eighth annual startup showcase, on March 10, 2015.

      A Celebration of Innovation is a unique opportunity to see startup companies commercializing the latest life science, medical device, and cutting-edge technologies generated as a result of the more than $640 million in research conducted annually at UF. Those interested in licensing, commercializing, investing or otherwise becoming involved with getting new discoveries to the marketplace will want to mark their calendars to attend.

      Check back for the agenda; information about panelists and presenting companies will be posted when available.

      For further information and to register, please click here.