The Roundup – April 11, 2024

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April 11, 2024
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Yesterday we announced exciting news that our Board of Directors is now complete, not only with 20 innovative thought leaders, but with a medtech pillar in our state, enabling us to truly be the voice of the full life sciences industry. We had an incredibly productive Board meeting last Thursday, hosted by Rallybio. In addition to being Mike Stow’s (Medtronic) first meeting but we got to welcome Kat Kayser-Bricker (Halda Therapeutics) and Paul Fonteyne (Canaan). I feel incredibly fortunate to have this formidable Board powering and guiding BioCT.

We have been incredibly busy on the policy front. Today, I have back to back 1:1s with key legislators to discuss several of our priorities. I also need to acknowledge and thank Commissioner O’Keefe and Senator Maroney for hosting a meeting for input on the draft artificial intelligence bill proposal that has been introduced in the legislature and passed committee. It is this access and proactive engagement that makes CT unique, appealing, and competitive with our neighboring states.

— Jodie Gillon
President and CEO
Full Agenda AnnouncedThe Yale Innovation Summit (May 29 – May 30) has officially released 2024’s jam-packed agenda. This year’s programming features over 40 panels, keynotes, and pitch competitions in the arts, biotech, climate, health, and technology.

Download the agenda here.

Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Parasitologists (NEAP) 2024 – Hosted by UConn 
Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
The 29th Annual Meeting of the New England Association of Parasitologists (NEAP) will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at UConn Health. We are “a dedicated…

Road to BARDA through BLUE KNIGHT™ Fireside Chat – Hosted by JLabs
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On April 16th spark your curiosity and be part of an engaging Fireside Chat showcasing BLUE KNIGHT™, BARDA, and fellow innovators who have experienced immense …

Collaborative Connecticut 
Thursday, April 18, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
​Join us for Collaborative CT at BAR Pizza for a cash bar, delicious pizza and salad sponsored by Angel Investor Forum (AIF).

WIB-Connecticut: Three Year Anniversary Party! 
Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Happy Anniversary WIB-Connecticut! We are excited to invite you to come celebrate our third year of the Connecticut Women In Bio chapter. So much has happened this past…

Celebration of The Life Center of Connecticut, Inc. – Hosted by Youth Challenge of CT
Friday, April 19, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please join the Youth Challenge of CT as they reflect on our past achievements, highlight the exciting endeavors that lie ahead, and express gratitude to the remarkable…

Make a Wish CT Evening Gala
Saturday, April 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make a Wish CT’s annual dinner, dance and auction is back. Be part of the magic on April 20, 2024! The Evening of Wishes Gala at Mohegan Sun features powerful storytelling…

Councils & Conversation: Cybersecurity Basics – Hosted by GNHCC 
Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Talk to our panel to learn how you can prioritize cybersecurity initiatives effectively without breaking the bank.

CLA’s 2024 Economic Outlook — Second Quarter Update 
Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The CLA 2024 Outlook series provides key insights to help both business owners and individuals develop sound financial strategies.

EWIB-Connecticut: How to Build Your Personal Brand and Network Effectively on LinkedIn 
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Are you aiming to elevate your leadership brand or take the next step in your career? Learn innovative personal branding and networking strategies to land your dream job…

PULSE Professional Development Event – The Blake Hotel 
Tuesday, April 30, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us as Alicia Valentino, Manager/Stylist at Valentino Tailors, will deliver an insightful presentation focusing on the intricacies of dressing for success and how elevating your…

Scientifically Speaking – Beyond the Cortex: Causative Factors of Brain Deterioration — Hosted by The Jackson Laboratory 
Tuesday, May 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scientifically Speaking is a virtual event series designed to highlight JAX’s distinctive combination of research, education and resources and our role in empowering the…

ABCT Pitch Day 2024 
Thursday, May 9, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate sponsors, and other members of the life sciences ecosystem to see the ventures from the 7th annual cohort of the…

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare 
Thursday, May 16, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Connecticut Health Council for this morning event packed with information about AI and its applications to the healthcare industry.

Yale Innovation Summit 
Wednesday, May 29 – Thursday, May 30
Connecticut’s biggest entrepreneurship event, convening innovators, investors, and industry for panels, speakers, and networking in the arts, biotech, climate, health, and tech.

2024 BIO International Convention 
Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6
The BIO International Convention is the largest and most comprehensive event for biotechnology, representing the full ecosystem of biotech with over 20,000 industry…

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