Posted by: Audrey Erbes | September 10, 2010

Meetings This Coming Week and Month

Now that the holiday that marks the end of summer is behind us, industry activities are moving into high gear. Note there are once again alternatives for many dates so pick wisely. I’ll be attending the Bio2Device Group meeting to hear outstanding former VC and financial guru Maria Walker tell us what motivates venture capitalists. Here’s your chance to understand your “audience” when you pitch your investment opportunity. (Note that this Tuesday evening meeting is at the UCSC Extension in Santa Clara this month.)

Here’s the highlights of meetings next week listed on Audrey’s Picks for September and October. (Right click on highlighted text and open in new window.)

  • CACO-Bay Area Workshop, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010; Event “Pharmacokinetics Course for industrial scientists I: the principles of pharmacokinetics and its role in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion;”Speakers: Jiunn Lin (ex-Merck Executive Director)
  • Deloitte Recap LLC Free Webinar, Tuesday Morning, Sept. 14, 2010; Topic: “Identify & Mitigate Risks to Avoid Late-Stage Attrition”
  • Bio2DeviceGroup, Tuesday Evening, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010; Topic: “What Drives and Motivates VCs;” Speaker: Maria C. Walker, Senior Director, Venture Capital Practice, KPMG
  • The Life Sciences VC Connection, Tuesday Evening, Sept. 14, 2010; Event: Pitch Event; MC: David Yeary, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP; Moderator: Meredith L. Warshaw, Ph.D., Chairperson Life Sciences, VC TaskForce; Panelists:Frank Torti, NEA (New Enterprise Associates), John Steuart, Claremont Creek, Bijan Salehizadeh, Highland Capital Partners;Rowan Chapman, MDV (Mohr Davidow Ventures);Jeffry Mann, Ph.D., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
  • French Bio Bay Networking Dinner, Tuesday Evening, Sept. 14, 2010; Speaker: Joseph A. Carlino, Ph.D., President of The BioScience Forum (BioSF) will introduce his organization (
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, Sept. 15, 2010; Topic: “Kinase Drug Development;” Speaker: Gideon Bollag, Ph.D.m Senior Vice President, Research, Plexxikon
  • IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBS, Wednesday Evening,  September 15, 2010; Title: “The Art of Catheter-Based Imaging;” Speaker: Kendall R. Waters, PhD, Silicon Valley Medical Instruments inc.

I’ll be tuned in to hear the free Recap webinar Tuesday morning and attending the BioScience Forum meeting on Wednesday.

Don’t forget the deadline for the discount for my Bioscience Business and Marketing Essentials course Oct. 7-8  at UCSC Extension in Santa Clara is Sept. 23.



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