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CBSA Forum Highlights Global Impact of Colorado's Life Science Innovators


Colorado Life Science Innovation Forum brings national thought
leaders and Colorado executives together

BioScience Association
(CBSA) hosts the state's largest gathering of
bioscience decision-makers and national thought leaders during the Colorado
Life Science Innovation Forum
, scheduled for Friday, September 14,
2018 at the Westin Westminster.

The conference highlights Colorado's leadership in solving some of
healthcare's most significant problems, including:

  • Developing value-based partnerships and pricing innovation
  • Advancing healthcare with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and
    machine learning
  • Changing community behaviors to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Expert guidance from leading business development and innovation
    groups on positioning companies for partnership, financing or
  • Interviews with Colorado life science leaders during the coffee break

Calaneet Balas, the President & CEO of the ALS Association, will begin
the day with a breakfast keynote at 8 a.m. She will share how the
association launched the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and
funding for research. The FDA approved the first new ALS drug in 22
years in 2017. Terry Fry, M.D., Director of Cancer Immunotherapy,
University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital
Colorado, will deliver the closing keynote on the future of

Jennifer Jones, Vice President of CBSA says:
"We're honored
to give our state's life science leaders the opportunity to come
together for a day focused on ideas to advance our industry and improve
patient care. The Colorado Life Science Innovation Forum is a dynamic
day that allows industry leaders to learn from one another."

Venture Capital Showcase:
The forum also promotes
early-stage innovators with a venture showcase, allowing emerging
companies to gain exposure within the sector and access critical
funding. Three emerging companies will present to a panel of judges for
the opportunity to win a $7,500 cash prize:




The forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westin Westminster,
10600 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster, Colo. A cocktail networking
reception will conclude the event. Registration
is $325 for CBSA members and $375 for non-members, with an early bird
discount for registering before August 31.

About the Colorado BioScience Association
BioScience Association champions life science. We serve as the hub of
Colorado's thriving bioscience sector by connecting innovators to
funding, infrastructure, research and talent. From promising young
companies to established corporations and institutions, we provide
opportunities for networking, education and professional development. We
grow the bioscience workforce and lead business expansion policies to
advance the industry in our state. CBSA represents more than 350 member
organizations, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device,
diagnostic, ag bio and mobile digital health companies, research and
academic institutions and service providers. Learn more about us at

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