June 4-7, 2018 | Boston, MA


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Program Overview

BIO's top-notch education program covers the biotechnology and pharma industry's most relevant and timely topics - providing the know-how you need to advance your business. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights on issues essential to the industry and provide a wealth of information of strategic relevance to your business. We have hundreds of sessions to choose from! 

Featured Education from BIO 2017:

  • Keynotes:
        David Cameron, Former Prime Minister of the UK
        Ann Romney, Patient Advocate 
    *BIO Keynotes are open to Convention Access and above attendees.
  • Super Sessions (Tuesday - Thursday) 
    *Open to Education & Exhibition Access and above attendees.
  • Fireside Chats (Tuesday - Thursday) 
    *Open to Education & Exhibition Access and above.
  • Company Presentations in the BIO Business Forum 
  • Hundreds of breakout sessions: education and networking in the BIO Exhibition

 2017 by the numbers speaker

BIO 2018 Session Tracks:

Biofuels icon Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals   

BrainHealth Icon Brain Health  

Business Development Icon Business Development & Finance 

 Corporate best practicesCorporate Best Practices & Leadership

DigitalHealth Icon Digital Health  

EmergingOpp Icon Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets  

gene editing trackGene Editing

InfectiousDisease Icon Infectious Diseases & Vaccines   

IntellectualProperty Icon Intellectual Property  

Food&Ag Icon  Modern Agriculture Innovation 

NextGeneration Icon Next Generation Biotherapeutics 

Oncology Icon Oncology  

one health iconOne Health

opiod track iconOpioids: Changing the Paradigm on Treating Pain and Addiction

Orphan Icon Orphan & Rare Disease  

PersonalMed Icon Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics  

RegScience Icon Regulatory Science  

TranslationalResearch Icon Translational Research   

Value Icon Value, Patient Access, & Commercialization 


Other Education Opportunities:

 BioBriefing: Biotech for the Non-Scientist
BioBriefing is a one-day, fast-paced course focused on the science driving today’s hottest biopharma innovations. Engage more effectively with industry leaders at BIO2018 by learning how therapeutic antibodies, RNA therapies, gene therapies, and immunotherapies fight disease and save lives. Learn from an industry expert who knows the technology, products, and companies. Click here to view the agenda and register for BioBriefing. Separate pre-registration and payment are required for this BIO 2018 affiliate event. 

StrategicCommercialization Within Biopharma
Strategic Commercialization Within Biopharma is an intensive course focused on the major strategic considerations and tactics integral to successful commercialization within biopharma. Discussion points focus on practical concepts, applications, and tools that help participants effectively build and implement plans and tactics to address the needs of multiple stakeholders in the creation of reimbursable innovation.Click here to view the agenda and register for Strategic Commercialization Within Biopharma. Separate pre-registration and payment are required for this BIO 2018 affiliate event. 

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