2021 WISCONSIN BIOHEALTH SUMMIT

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER:

How Wisconsin’s Biohealth Industry is Leading, Adapting & Evolving

BioForward planned a Wisconsin Biohealth Summit– back live and in person. We had an exciting lineup that wouldn’t leave attendees sitting bored at a computer for another day-long virtual event.

BioForward’s annual Biohealth Summit serves as a platform for Wisconsin’s biohealth community to celebrate our successes and collaborate on what’s next for our booming industry.

 

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chances to meet and network with industry peers, executives, investors, and researchers from organizations such as GE Healthcare, PPD, Covance, Gilson, Catalent, WARF, Advocate Aurora Health, Illumina, Medical College of Wisconsin, Eurofins, Aldevron, Sterling Pharma, UW-Madison, Yahara Software, Versiti, Morgridge Institute for Research, Exact Sciences, Promega, and a vast array of member companies!
  • Relevant and timely topics, Wisconsin biohealth company updates, research trends, and diversity and inclusion discussions.

Hear from Industry & Research Leaders

Keynote & panel presentations from experts in the biohealth field throughout the day

Dedicated Networking

Connect with summit attendees over dedicated coffee & networking breaks, as well as our exclusive afternoon reception.

Global Biohealth Trends

Gain insight into where the biohealth industry in going next in the new healthcare revolution.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

How Wisconsin's Biohealth Industry is Leading, Adapting & Evolving

8:00-9:00AM OPTIONAL COFFEE/LIGHT BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

WELCOME FROM BIOFORWARD

9:00-9:15 AM

A brief intro featuring member and initiative news and discussing what’s next in our post-COVID-19 world for our industry.  Prepare for music and fun.

Hosts: 

Lisa Johnson, CEO, BioForward

10:30-11:00 AM NETWORKING

PANEL DISCUSSION- AI & MACHINE LEARNING

11:00-11:45 AM | Overture Hall

AI & Machine Learning

AI and machine learning are already invaluable tools for research and development and have been integrated into many aspects of healthcare and the Biohealth industry.  This session will explore some of the new ways companies are using AI and ML to revolutionize our industry and improve human health.

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PANEL DISCUSSION- LOOKING PAST THE PANDEMIC

11:00-11:45 AM | Promenade Hall

Looking Past the Pandemic

The Biohealth Industry’s response to the novel coronavirus has been essential and inspiring.  As our country slowly begins to return to a new “normal”, this panel reflects on how our industry has changed, what we have learned, and how we use this knowledge and experience as we move confidently into the future.

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PANEL DISCUSSION- RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION

11:00-11:45 AM | Wisconsin Room

First Annual Biohealth Communications Competition

In a world where misinformation is growing, we feel it is important for scientists to take a leadership role in their communities. Communication is key to that effort. If we do not have researchers willing to discuss their work and explain its importance to the public, then non-experts will fill the void.

Watch as the finalists of BioForward’s First Annual Biohealth Communication Competition, students and postdocs from around Wisconsin, flex their communication muscles while educating the biohealth industry about the important work they are doing.

BioForward knows that not only do we have incredible research going on throughout Wisconsin, but we also have dynamic and inspiring students ready to discuss their transformational work.

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11:45 AM-12:00 PM BREAK
1:15 -1:30 PM BREAK

Presentation- DEI

1:30-2:30 PM | Overture Hall Stage

Build a Culture of Belonging- Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI)

Beth Ridley, founder of The Brimful Life, will run an energetic and interactive presentation that will entertain and educate.  Topics will include DEI basics and benefits of belonging, barriers to belonging, inclusive leadership, and putting DEI principles into practice. Join us as we launch a new initiative to support, align, and bring together the Wisconsin biohealth industry to stand up for inclusion in our community!

Speaker:

Beth Ridley, CEO and Founder of The Brimful Life

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PRESENTATIONS- YOUNG COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

1:30-2:30 PM | Promenade Hall

Young Company Presentations

Always an attendee favorite, this returning event will feature five start-ups/early-stage companies, who will present their company’s history, development, and future.  You don’t want to miss the innovative future leaders of Wisconsin Biohealth in this fun, high-energy session that is sure to inspire.

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2:30-3:00 PM NETWORKING

THANK YOU SPONSORS

Event Sponsors

Platinum Medallion Member

Gold Medallion Members

Silver Medallion Members

AT THE 2021 SUMMIT

Photography by Hagrid Media

Questions on the Event or Registration? Contact Rissa Guffey at [email protected]!