9th Annual SEMDA Conference @ Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
      Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm

      Mark your calendar now for the 9th annual conference of the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA), which will be held March 31 and April 1, 2015, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center in Atlanta (#SEMDA2015).

      Plans for the 2015 conference include nationally renowned keynote speakers, panel topics focused on the specific needs of medical device companies and presentations to investors by emerging medical device data system (MDDS) and medical device innovators.

      Want to get involved and leverage your participation? Involvement is welcome from everyone in the Southeast!

      • Become a sponsor
      • Volunteer
      • Apply to be a presenting company
      • Recommend a topic
      • Sign up to receive information

      Please contact and let us know your particular area(s) of interest.

      2015 SEMDA Conference Leadership Team:

      Conference Chair: Glenn Harvin, TriNet Corporation

      Director Presenting Companies: Miles Hall, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC

      Directors Programming: Tom Callaway, Life Science Partner and Rachael Hagan, Emory University/Georgia Tech

      Director Sponsorship: Ann McDonald, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

      Director Community Outreach: Rob Natowitz, Ideal Search Group

      Director Marketing & Communications: Lynn Hood, Crackerjack Marketing

      About SEMDA

      The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is a non-profit trade association that supports and promotes medical device and medical device data system (MDDS) companies in the Southeast. Created in 2004, the association provides a unique resource and networking opportunity for medical device companies, inventors, physicians, and investors interested in accelerating the growth of the medical device industry in the Southeast. Through quarterly meetings and special events, as well as its highly regarded annual Conference, SEMDA meets the needs of members of the medical device community.

      Moffitt Cancer Center’s 9th Annual Business of Biotech Conference @ Moffitt Cancer Center
      Apr 17 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

      The Business of Biotech Conference brings together biomedical companies, startups, entrepreneurs,  investors for networking, partnership discussions and service providers.  The inaugural conference was held in 2006, marking the 20th anniversary of Moffitt Cancer Center.  Each year since 2006, Moffitt has hosted this conference, which has shown steady growth in attendance from about 200 to over 300 at the 2014 conference.

      THRIVE 2015 Conference @ Westfields Marriot Washington Dulles
      Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Join bioscience leaders from across the state and beyond – companies, universities, research organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, scientific and professional services firms, and help create the future of the industry.

      THRIVE 2015 Conference @ Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
      Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Join bioscience leaders from across the state and beyond – companies, universities, research organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, scientific and professional services firms, and help create the future of the industry.

      Academic & Industry Intersection Conference @ Morehouse School of Medicine-Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
      Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Innovative Investment Models

      Event Description:

      The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, organizes this conference annually.

      This year’s conference will profile successful public-private-partnerships followed by an expert panel featuring stories of successful academic/industry partnerships and first-hand stories of commercializing new technologies and startup creation.

      The conference will close with a fast-paced Shark Tank featuring faculty, student, and industry innovators presenting their technologies to investors and successful bioscience entrepreneurs and executives.

      Keynote – Pablo Legorreta, Royalty Pharma, Founder & CEO
      Royalty Pharma recently bought drug rights on Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ cystic fibrosis treatments from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a deal believed to be the largest financial return ever made by any charitable organization working to find cures for medical disease. The profits will lead to further CF research.

      For program questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACTSI’s Elizabeth Thompson (, 404-727-2579)

      Program Outline:

      9:00am – Welcome and Keynote

      10:15am – Panel: Case Studies of Successful Partnerships

      11:30am – Lunch

      12:15pm – Shark Tank

      ACTSI (Emory, MSM, GA Tech faculty & staff) $20
      GaBio Members $30 (View our member directory to see if your company is a member.)
      Non-Members $60

      Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy – Oncology Summit 2015 @ NC Biotechnology Center
      May 5 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

      Summit logo
      featuring NCI-funded companies

      NCBiotech is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute to showcase more than 25 of the Southeast’s top private oncology companies.

      Our audience is expected to include more than 150 executives from:

      • small and large oncology-focused companies,
      • venture philanthropies and
      • investment groups.

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      12th Annual Celebration of Biotech @ Progress Park - 13709 Progress Blvd #10
      May 7 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      SAVE THE DATE!!  More information coming in early 2015!!!

      BioAlabama 2015 Annual Meeting @ DoubleTree Birmingham
      May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      BioAlabama’s Annual Meeting is the largest and most anticipated program for the organization of the year. Drawing the state of Alabama’s most influential and knowledgeable people in the bio-technology community, this event is well received by professionals in the industry. The all day program creates inspiring opportunities for members and non-members of BioAlabama to connect, learn, network and discover.

      Who Will Attend This Event?

      • Elected Officials
      • Biotechnology thought leaders from North and Central Alabama
      • Life science researchers and inventors
      • Economic development and technology transfer professionals
      • University officials
      • Corporate executives
      • High level entrepreneurs
      Industry Experts will speak on topics, including the latest research in:
      • Drug Discovery
      • Medical Devices
      • Genomics
      • Diagnositcs

      Don’t miss out on the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Register before March 16th!

      BEINGS 2015 @ The Tabernacle Atlanta
      May 17 @ 3:00 pm – May 19 @ 4:00 pm


      “The challenge of biotechnology as we move into the 21st century is how to harness its enormous power in a way that encourages human flourishing.  Shaping our aspirations for the future, and formulating reasonable limits on biotechnological inquiry, will take a conversation among our greatest minds in science, policy, philosophy, ethics, religion, and the arts and humanities.  Our hope is that BEINGS will be a milestone in that conversation; if we are successful – and it is a big gamble – we will have a document that can help shape the direction of global biotechnological advance for years to come.”
      Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., Summit Founder
      Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2015 @ North Carolina Biotechnology Center
      May 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Got ag technology?

      Join the largest gathering of ag technologies and investors in the Eastern U.S. You’ll also see tech scouts from the global ag biotech companies.

      Apply now. Deadline is Feb. 12.

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      BioFlorida 2015 Conference @ Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
      Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

      For more information, please visit:

      2015 SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum @ Belmond Charleston Place
      Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

      Come join us in Charleston, S.C., November 11-13, 2015.  Further information to come!