Programs & Events

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 upcoming events, as well as recaps for our most recent programs.

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

Operator’s Manual

A quarterly series revolving around educational sessions designed to give you actionable tips for aspects of the day-to-day operations of your business, including, finance, legal operations, raising capital, and drug development.

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Advocacy Day

April 25, 2023

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

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The Annual Tailgate

May 9, 2023

The Annual Tailgate Program honor the accomplishments of organizations within the life sciences community over the last year.

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Tell Me About Your DE&I Initiatives

Next edition: June 22, 2023

Organizations within the life sciences discuss their culture, hiring practices, and managing the changing landscape of the workplace.

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Start-Up Stadium

Join us in Fall 2023!

This event is designed to provide entrepreneurs a combination of firsthand experience, best approaches, tips and to-dos from seasoned industry executives to perfect their company pitch.

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Life Sciences Future

September 27-28, 2023

Life Sciences Future, the largest annual gathering of the life sciences community on the east coast, is the conference for all stakeholders of the life sciences ecosystem – biopharma, med tech, academic research, hospitality, legal, financial, real estate communities and more.

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Patient Summit

Next edition: Coming Soon

The Patient Summit provides the opportunity to start a conversation between Patient Advocacy Groups (PAGs), legislators, and LSPA member companies.

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Executive Events

Life sciences community executives and other leaders gather with old colleagues and network with new peers.

Finance Community Reception

CEO Dinner

Holiday Mixer Hosted by LSPA Board of Directors

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.

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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.

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Next Edition: Coming Soon!

BioBriefing is a comprehensive, virtual two-half-day course providing you with an overview of the development of biopharmaceuticals.

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Pennsylvania Rare Disease Day

Next Edition: Coming Soon!

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.

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Next Edition: Coming Soon

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

Thank you to all who attended Connect@ The Curtis. Click here to learn more and view photos from Connect@ The Curtis.