June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA


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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.  

BIO 2019 Program Committee:

Thank you to the 2019 BIO International Convention Program Committee for their devoted efforts in creating a world-class education program. The Committee meets on a continuing basis to determine the most cutting edge topics and speakers, and is led by Program Chairs and supported by numerous individuals in all sectors of biotechnology.

For more insight into the educational planning process, check out this exclusive blog post written by former BIO Program Committee Co-Chair, Rob Wright, Chief Editor of Life Science Leader.

Below please find the information on the 2018 Convention Program. This will be updated with the BIO 2019 Programming in February of 2019.

BIO 2018 Program Highlights

Don't miss these premier sessions featuring thought leaders and executives from top biotech and pharma companies, and influential keynote speakers. 

BIO 2018 Session Tracks:

Biofuels icon Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals   

BrainHealth Icon Brain HealthSponsored by Sage Therapeutics

Business Development Icon Business Development & FinanceSponsored by WilmerHale

Corporate best practices Corporate Best Practices & Leadership

DigitalHealth Icon Digital Health

EmergingOpp Icon Emerging Opportunities in Global MarketsSponsored by Amgen

gene editing track Genome Editing

InfectiousDisease Icon Infectious Diseases & Vaccines - Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

IntellectualProperty Icon Intellectual Property - Sponsored by Biogen

Food&Ag Icon Modern Agriculture InnovationSponsored by BIO Food & Agriculture Section Governing Board

NextGeneration Icon Next Generation Biotherapeutics

Oncology Icon Oncology  - Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb

one health icon One HealthSponsored by BIO Food & Agriculture Section Governing Board

opiod track icon Opioids: Changing the Paradigm on Treating Pain and Addiction

Orphan Icon Orphan & Rare DiseasesSponsored by CSL Behring & Retrophin

PersonalMed Icon Personalized Medicine & DiagnosticsSponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

RegScience Icon Regulatory Innovation 

TranslationalResearch Icon Translational Research  - Sponsored by Clarivate Analytics

Value Icon Value, Patient Access, & ReimbursementSponsored by Amgen, Celgene, Syneos Health, and UCB

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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. 

Strategic Commercialization 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. 

Questions? Contact Sheila Wagner at 410.377.4429 or

Call for Sessions and Speakers is Now Closed.

For 25 years, the BIO International Convention has been considered the premier event to attend in biotech. Countless speakers from all sectors of the industry have used the BIO International Convention as their main platform for showcasing their expertise and findings. If you submitted to be a part of the program, you will be notified of your application status in January 2019.

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