LSPA On Demand

LSPA On Demand

Life Sciences PA presents complimentary virtual events each year thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Below you will find on demand recordings from a variety of topics including diversity, equity and inclusion, finance operations, legal answers, and more.

Tell Me About Your DE&I Initiatives

Tell Me About Your DE&I Initiatives welcomes individuals from organizations within the life sciences to discuss their culture, hiring practices, and managing the changing landscape of the workplace. This program evolved from the student-facing Tell Me About Your Job program. To view on-demand recordings from Tell Me About Your Job, CLICK HERE.

Panel Discussion on changing DE&I landscape:

  • Cristina Lara, DE&I and People Relations Partner, Biogen
  • Peter Leahy, Channel Leader, Marketing, Kimberley-Clark
  • Amy Provost, Head of Talent Management, Novocure
  • Moderator – Laura Yehuda, Partner, Ernst & Young

Panel Discussion

Finance Operations Series

The Finance Operations Series welcomes experts from KPMG for quarterly educational sessions to discuss the current financial landscape and give actionable tips on navigating everyday financial challenges for members.

In this session, various KPMG tax partners and professionals will discuss what companies across the Life Sciences industry are facing with regard to the ERC and other federal and state incentives for the coming year as well as the tax considerations of a remote workforce.

In this session, various KPMG tax partners and professionals will discuss what companies across the Life Sciences industry are facing with regard to recent economic developments as well as industry trends in state, local, and value-added tax considerations.

This edition will focus on audits of financial statements, deferred compensation and 409A compensation, and Pennsylvania state budget considerations and what they mean for the R&D credit pool.

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key aspects and challenges of a global location and expansion analysis specific to Life Sciences
  • Identify qualifying research activities and expenses in the Life Sciences industry for the Research and Development Tax Credit.
  • Identify various corporate business incentives and evaluate whether they may benefit your organization
  • Discuss VAT considerations for clinical trials in order to maximize import VAT recovery, determine reporting obligations, and apply exemption or other reliefs
  • Summarize key tax considerations of IP planning from start-up to commercialization and how transfer pricing may play a role in the process
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration and financial agreements in planning for the operational phase
  • Discuss jurisdictional planning considerations related to the above

LAW – Legal Answers Workshop

The Legal Answers Workshop welcomes experts from Ballard Spahr to give actionable answers and tips to members on all sides of legal challenges and opportunities.

In our kick-off to the series, this session tackles common challenges in protecting innovation in the life sciences arenas, to successfully protect your business’ objectives. Hear from experienced Ballard Spahr speakers who have decades of experience helping their clients navigate an ever-evolving IP landscape on a range of topics germane to your business.

The Art of Fundraising

The Art of Fundraising welcomes experts from Danforth Advisors to give tips to companies on fundraising, building trusted advisor relationships, creating a team, and more!

Experts from Danforth Advisors will give advice on raising capital for your organization. This will focus on the different stages of fundraising as well as providing real life examples.