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.

Connect@ Spring House Innovation Park

September 13, 2023

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

Click here to register for Connect@ Spring House Innovation Park

Click here to learn more and view photos from the last Connect@.

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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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.

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Patient Summit

November 9, 2023

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.

Click here to view last year’s Patient Summit

Executive Events

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

CFO Dinner

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.

Click here to view last year’s Holiday Mixer

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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November 30, 2023

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

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Tell Me About Your DE&I Initiatives

Next edition: Coming Soon

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

Click here to view previous Tell Me About Your DE&I’s.

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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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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The Annual Tailgate

May 22, 2024

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.

Click Here to see highlights from the 2023 Annual Tailgate!

Advocacy Day

Next Advocacy Day Coming Soon!

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