Quarterly Series

The Operator’s Manual is a digital, complimentary series of quarterly educational sessions designed to give you actionable tips for aspects of day-to-day operations including finance, legal operations, raising capital and drug development.

Phase-to-Phase: The Guide To Drug Development

Thursday – October 12, 2023

Experts from Thermo Fisher Scientific and PPD will present innovative strategies in outsourcing discovery that allows companies to focus on their core discovery needs and frees them up from both a capital and manpower investment.

In this session, attendees will hear about the challenges and strategies to address your CMC needs in both early and late-stage development:

  • Challenges and hurdles currently seen in drug development.
  • Strategies to overcome challenges seen in drug development.
  • Learning opportunities and planning for success.


Kevin Kane, Ph.D, Director, CMC Strategy, Strategic Consulting Group, PPD

Elena Whitley, Ph.D, DABT, Sr. Nonclinical Strategy Director, Strategic Development Consulting, PPD

Moderator: Tim Peters-Strickland, MD, Vice President, Global Medical Officer, Biotech Solutions, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Legal Answers Workshop

October 19, 2023

Join us for our next Legal Answers Workshop series on “Emerging Legal and Compliance issues with Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences.” In this session, Ballard Spahr attorneys will be joined by FDA regulatory specialists to delve into the complex landscape of AI and life sciences. This program will discuss:

  • FDA regulation of AI in medical devices
  • AI in drug discovery and development
  • Cybersecurity Issues
  • Intellectual Property Issues and Risks


Charley Brown, Partner and Artificial Intelligence Team Leader, Ballard Spahr
Gail Javitt, Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.


Ryan Udell, Partner, Ballard Spahr

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The Art of Fundraising

November 2, 2023

Danforth Advisors provides the life sciences community the best practices on pitch decks. Experts will discuss the necessary contents, what they need to look like and give advice on how long they should be.

Moderator: Barb Carlin, Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, Danforth Advisors

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Finance Operations Series

Next Edition: Coming Soon!

LSPA partners with experts at KPMG to provide members a timely and relevant series for financial planning and operations.

Advocacy Abstract

Next Edition: Coming Soon!

Life Sciences PA is proud to announce Advocacy Abstract, a new quarterly series providing comprehensive and efficient federal policy and advocacy information. This complimentary event for everyone is provided in partnership with two Washington, D.C.-based government affairs firms – Kimbell & Associates and Winning Strategies Washington.

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