Events Overview

Events & Programs

With more than 40 events throughout the year, LSPA has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to network with new business connections, get involved in our advocacy activity, or celebrate the achievements of the thriving Pennsylvania life sciences community, there is an LSPA event to meet your needs. Below are some of our signature events that you can participate in each year.


Each year, Life Sciences PA honors the leaders of the Pennsylvania life sciences industry with the conferral of awards. 

Annual Tailgate

The Annual Tailgate is an opportunity for guests from across the thriving Pennsylvania life sciences community to gather for the largest networking event of the year. 

Life Sciences Future

Life Sciences Future is the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania life sciences ecosystem. All key stakeholders will gather September 18-19 in King of Prussia, this year with a prime focus on strategic partnering.

Operator's Manual

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 drug development, legal operations, finance, and raising capital.

Meet the Leaders - A Leadership Panel

Hear from life sciences industry experts who will discuss leadership in their emerging companies and discuss the changing landscape of the life sciences industry across Pennsylvania. Attendees can enjoy the benefit of a Q+A interactive panel, breakfast, and networking with industry leaders.

Advocacy Day

LSPA members travel to the State Capitol in Harrisburg to meet with legislators and their staff and tell their organization’s story.

Executive Events

Life sciences community executives and other leaders gather at exclusive events to network with colleagues and new peers


LSPA members network at state-of-the-art facilities of organizations within the life sciences community.

Tell Me About Your DE&I Initiatives

Highlighted in this virtual program will be leaders from across the industry discussing their culture, hiring practices, and managing the changing landscape of the workforce.

Referral Prospecting - A Nontraditional Approach to Building Your Business

LSPA has teamed up with The Leadership Edge to bring you a workshop where participants will walk away with new tools and skills to help their teams reach their highest potential. 

Patient Summit

Provides patient advocacy groups and public officials a forum to learn about exciting developments in the life sciences ecosystem and better understand the interaction between payers, patients, innovators and policy makers.

Advocacy Abstract

Life Sciences PA, Kimbell & Associates and Winning Strategies Washington present Advocacy Abstract, a series that provides comprehensive, efficient federal policy and advocacy information. 

Holiday Mixer

Our Holiday Mixer Hosted by LSPA Board of Directors is a time to celebrate the year’s achievements and bring our members together one last time before the end of the year.

Pittsburgh Holiday Luncheon

Join familiar faces and take the opportunity to make new connections as we reconnect for a casual lunch with Western PA’s life sciences community.

PA Rare Disease Day

These education sessions for members, legislators, and patient advocacy groups will highlight how public policy affects rare disease patients and their access to treatment and therapies.


Want to learn more?

Contact Lauren Boyle, Programs Director or Natalie George, Programs Manager, for more information on our calendar of events.

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Life Sciences Pennsylvania was founded in 1989 by a biotech scientist at Penn State University.  Today it has grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania.

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