Biotech summit finds synergy with regional, national events in city

This piece is presented by South Dakota Biotech.

Three biotech-related events will feed off one another in June as their attendees converge in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota Biotech, the state affiliate of the national BIO trade organization, will hold Breakthrough Summit, its annual event and awards banquet, on June 15 at the Washington Pavilion.

“And it just happened the date perfectly meshed with other complementary activities in Sioux Falls,” said Joni Johnson, the association’s executive director.

The 2017 Graduate Women in Science, or GWIS, conference is being held that week for the first time in Sioux Falls. In addition to meetings for the national organization, the event offers help with networking skills, career development and effective communication. It includes local and national speakers, including Dr. Amy Eliot, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research at Sanford Health, and Rebecca Johnson, a South Dakota author of scientific books for children.

The GWIS attendees are here June 15-17 and will be able to attend the Breakthrough Summit.

“We hope that GWIS members who attend the Breakthrough Summit will learn about how much great science happens in South Dakota,” said Michelle Booze, chapter president for GWIS in eastern South Dakota.

“A lot of GWIS members are graduate students and postdocs, and we wanted to make sure there is plenty of opportunity in the state for them.”

South Dakota Biotech also will welcome participants in another biotech event from the Small Business Innovation Research group. It will hold a proposal preparation workshop June 16, geared toward scientists and engineers thinking about working in the industry or commercializing their own innovations by starting a small business.

The SBIR event will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn City Centre, and its participants also will be able to attend the Breakthrough Summit the day before.

“Workshop participants will be encouraged to attend the SD Bio Breakthrough Summit and networking sessions to gain additional knowledge and career development in South Dakota and expand their network of contacts,” said Gary Archamboult, SBIR program director.

The Breakthrough Summit also is open to anyone looking to learn more about the state’s growing bioscience industry. To learn more, click here.

Biotech summit finds synergy with regional, national events in city

Three biotech-related events will feed off one another in June as their attendees converge in Sioux Falls.

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