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Include Abstract: Your Name in the subject line,
and mention which program intrigues you: 
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July 18 - Rare Disease Symposium
October 6 - Tauopathy Colloquium

July 188:30-5 pm - Rare Disease Symposium


June 27, Webinar, 12-1 pm EDT -
Incentives for New York State Life Science Companies

June 27, Webinar, 2:30-3:30 pm EDT
Shaping Programs around Commercial Elements
July 10, 12-1 pm EDT - 
Virtual Roundtable: Intellectual Property
July 11, Webinar, 12-1 pm EDT -
Nailing Your Spark Talk


Incentives for New York State Life Science Companies
Wednesday, June 27; 12-1 pm EDT Online Click to Register
Speaker: Loretta Beine, Life Science Industry Development Director, Empire State Development (ESD)

Life Science companies, along with their suppliers and partners, can benefit from a range of New York state incentives, including a new R&D tax credit progam.

ESD helps companies grow through the efficient use of: loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing, and other forms of assistance. 

As a government entity, ESD administers programs that promote a vigorous and growing state economy. These programs encourage business investment and job creation, supporting diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State. 

Shaping Programs around Commercial Elements
Wednesday, June 27; 2:30-3:30 pm EDT Online • Click to Register
Speaker: Roland Turck, MD, Managing Partner, TurckBio

Dr. Turck will detail ways to incorporate commercial strategy into every stage of a life science product's development. He will discuss the market-to-product thought process required for a company and its intellectual property to realize their full potential. 

For a technology to be successful in its target market, product performance targets as well as  differentiation options must be identified early-on based on understanding of market needs and industry competition. Biotech is very technology driven and scientific thinking dominates as it should. Companies are well advised to also think early on about "what is needed to compete", "what is needed for reimbursement" and "what is doable" and design development programs accordingly. Including those aspects will help maximizing the value of an asset, support capital raises and save time and capital. 

Virtual Roundtable: Intellectual Property
Tuesday, July 10, 2018; 12-1 pm EDT Online • Click to Register
Speaker: Scott D. Locke, Esq., Partner & Chair, Intellectual Property Department, Dorf & Nelson

This discussion will explore for entrepreneurs and inventors how different answers to the following questions should inform their decision making process:

- Is your technology sufficiently developed to enable commercially valuable claims to be made?
- To what extent will you need to have developed data in order to claim aspects of the technology that might set you above the competition?
- Are you letting the perfect be the enemy of the good and delaying your filing too long thereby losing the race to the USPTO?

The significance of how one answers these questions and others will be discussed by legal experts with the goal of educating those who might find themselves sitting on intellectual property, unsure of their next move.

Nailing Your Spark Talk
Wednesday, July 11, 2018; 12-1 EDT Online • Click to Register
Speaker: Laura Green Ph.D., Cancer Consortium Manager, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Sign up for Advanced Coaching, June 25th, noon EDT:
Dr. Green will facilitate an advanced session for you to prepare a Spark Talk that you will present on July 11th during this webinar. 
Register for Advanced Coaching

Do you have a short, 1-3 minute talk to prepare?  Is your topic complex and seemingly hard to condense? Dipping your toes into the world of spark talks can be daunting without prior experience.

This session aims to help early-career technologists prepare and plan for this popular form of science communication. Join us to learn how to efficiently focus your content and captivate your audience.

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Building the Rare Disease Research Community: Columbia University's DISCOVER Program
Presenter: Wendy Chung, MD, Ph.D., Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Columbia University
June 20, 2018 • Click for More

Innovation in Research 2018 Symposium
Hosted by Purchase College, SUNY
June 12, 2018 • Click for More

Webinar - From Lab to Market: An Intergenerational Discussion
A collaboration between curiousSCIENCEwriters, Young Women in Bio, and the Westchester Biotech Project
April 29, 2018 • Click for More

Roundtable for Researchers
Hosted by Burke Medical Research Institute
April 25, 2018 • Click for More

Roundtable: Intellectual Property for the Life Sciences
Hosted by Dorf & Nelson
April 24, 2018 • Click for More

Young Investigator Webinar Series: Commercialization A-Z

Session 2 - Are You an Inventor, or Are You an Entrepreneur?
Presenter: Russell Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO, NIRvana Sciences
March 20, 2018 • Click for More and Recording

Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster
Hosted by Meridian Risk Management
March 6, 2018 • Click for More

Roundtable for Educators and Employers
Hosted by Fordham University, Westchester Campus
March 1, 2018 • Click for More

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 3 - Rigor and Reproducibility: Presenting Data for Funders and Investors

Presenter: Rick Huntress, Director, Business Development, Clinical and In Vivo Services, The Jackson Laboratory
January 24, 2018 • Click for More and Recording

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Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 2
Hosted by Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
December 13, 2017 • Click for More

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Bench to Bedside - Taking Research to the Market
Presenter: Vinit Nijhawan, UnitedLex and its subsidiary iRunway
November 28, 2017 • Click for More and Recording

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 2 - Peer To Peer Communication

Presenter: Dr. Laura Green, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
November 14, 2017 • Click for More and Recording

Innovation in Research Symposium
Hosted by Fordham University Westchester 
October 26, 2017 • Click for More

Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 
Hosted by Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
August 17, 2017 • Click for More

Roundtable for Researchers
Hosted by Westchester County Association
July 19, 2017 • Click for More

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 1 - Science Communication: General Concepts and Tips
Presenter: Dr. Laura Green, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
May 24, 2017 • Click for More and Recording