The Women in Bioscience & Healthcare Conference - October 18 in Columbus
BioOhio is hosting a full-day conference, in partnership with the Columbus chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), this fall in Columbus. The event includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.
This year’s event is the latest in an ongoing series of full-day conferences and half-day workshops, open to men and women alike, featuring speakers covering topics that include career paths, mentoring, networking, communication strategies, personal brand development, and success stories.
BioOhio’s goal in holding these events is to highlight numerous bioscience career options, for scientific and non-scientific jobs, along with practical concepts to advance women in the bioscience industry.
BioOhio Members – $75
Non-Member – $125
HBA Members – $75
Student – $50
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8:30 am – Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:45 – Networking Icebreaker
10:00 – Patient Speaker
10:30 – Navigating Your Career: From Science or To Science
Speakers will discuss paths that they have taken, into and out of scientific roles, and the impact these moves have had on their lives.
- Moderated by Rozy Park, Director, Culture, HR, and Legal Affairs, Tedia Company
- Erica Conroy, PhD, VP, Product Development & Customer Success, Pharma, CoverMyMeds
- Cris LeBlanc, Community & Corporate Relations, Xavier University
- Tracey Papenfuss, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP, Principal Pathologist, Immunotoxicology Scientific Advisor, Charles River
11:15 – Break
11:30 – Expanding Research and Your Career
Speakers will discuss ways they have leveraged their community, colleagues, and creative opportunities to further scientific research, and bolster their careers.
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 – Harnessing Ideas in Healthcare & Research
Speakers will discuss how disruptive ideas from within the healthcare and research environments are transformed into marketable products and innovative techniques.
- John Barnard, MD, President, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s
- Alice T Epitropoulos, MD, FACS, Ophthalmic Surgeons & Consultants of Ohio, The Eye Center of Columbus, Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
- Susan E. Sherman, MHA, Chief Executive Officer, The LAM Foundation
- David Taffany, PhD, Product Manager, Fuse by Cardinal Health
2:00 – Networking Break
3:15 – STEAM Empowered: Getting Girls Involved Early in Science
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses equip students with concepts that prepare them to confront the challenges of today’s world, such as medical emergencies, food shortages, and critical demand for sustainable energy sources. Many schools are incorporating healthcare disciplines into this valuable curriculum. STEAM, STEMM, STEM+M, and STREAM are programs that bring aspects of the medical field into the classroom.
4:00 – Closing Remarks
4:15 – Networking Reception
Visit our Past Events section to see agendas from past workshops and conferences. Links are provided below.
Visit these pages to read a summary of our Women in Bioscience events
2016 Women in Bioscience Conference – by Carrie Ghose,
2016 Women in Bioscience Workshop – Northeast Ohio – BioOhio event rewind blog post
2016 Women in Bioscience Workshop – Southwest Ohio – BioOhio event rewind blog post