Women in Bioscience & Healthcare Conference

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.

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Station 67 Event Center

Columbus, Ohio

October 18  |   9 am – 5 pm


BioOhio Members – $75

Non-Member – $125

HBA Members – $75

Student – $50

Agenda Topics

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8:30 am – Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

9:30 – Introduction & Opening Remarks from Jennifer Goldsberry, Manager, Membership & Events, BioOhio, and Heather Brod, Executive Director of Faculty Affairs & Center for FAME, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and HBA Columbus Chapter President

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.

2:00 – Networking Break

2:15 – Keynote Session

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.

2015 Women in Bioscience Conference

2016 Women in Bioscience Conference

2016 Women in Bioscience Workshop – Northeast Ohio

2016 Women in Bioscience Workshop – Southwest Ohio

2017 Women in Bioscience Leadership Series

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