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SABPA Newsletter July 2023

July 1, 2023


Dear SABPA Friends,


SABPA is pleased to present you the following in this newsletter:

  1. 2023 SABPA BOD Election

  2. Announcement for newly established SABPA Entrepreneurship and Partnering Committee (EPC)

  3. The 22nd San Diego Biopharma Conference

  4. Leadership secession Announcement from SABPA





1. 2023 SABPA BOD Election


The 2023 SABPA BOD election committee is now accepting nominations. 


In 2023, Seven (7) seats are open for election. 



•SABPA lifetime membership

•Integrity, leadership skills, and teamwork spirit

•On one of the SABPA committees for at least one year

•Significant contribution and a long-term commitment to SABPA



•June 26th, 2023: Announcement and nomination starts

•July 24th, 2023: Nomination closes

•July 28th, 2023: Deadline for nominees to submit one slide of self-



•August 1st, 2023: Online voting starts

•September 1st, 2023: Online voting closes

•September 5th, 2023: Announcement of Election outcome


Nomination process:

•Anyone with a current SABPA membership can nominate one or more candidate(s)

•Nominating member is responsible for ensuring that the candidate meets the above requirements 

•To nominate a candidate, please complete and send the 2023 SABPA BOD Nomination

Form via email to, and copy the candidate as notification. Please note that the nomination closes on July 26th, 2023

•A minimum of three nominating members are required for a SABPA member to become an official candidate for the SABPA Board of Directors

•The Election Committee reserves the right to investigate the qualifications of each candidate and disqualify any candidate who does not meet the Eligibility criteria. 


Should you have any questions, please feel free to let us know. 


2023 SABPA BOD Election Committee

Haojun Fu, Chair

Jian Liu and Yang Liu, Co-Chairs


SABPA 2023 BOD Nomination Form can be downloaded from the link here





2. Announcement for the newly established SABPA Entrepreneurship and Partnering Committee (EPC)


We are excited to introduce the newly established SABPA Entrepreneurship and Partnering Committee (EPC), launching in June 2023. The EPC is a culmination of the previous Bio-Partnering, Entrepreneur Symposium, and Entrepreneur Club, bringing together a consolidated platform for professionals and companies in the biotech industry to make meaningful connections. 


The mission of the EPC includes three key objectives: 

  1. Empowering entrepreneurs: We aim to support aspiring entrepreneurs by providing them with valuable networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing resources.

  2. Nurturing careers: We strive to introduce junior professionals and scientists to the exciting field of the biotech industry and present them with a range of new career prospects.

  3. Enabling collaborations: Our committee endeavors to facilitate connections between scientists, business leaders, and investors, fostering meaningful partnerships.


The EPC curates two types of events: the Annual Forum and the Monthly Salon.


The Annual Forum features industry experts as guest speakers on specific topics, followed by panel discussions. We envision this event to be an interactive platform for participants to gain insights and network with industry leaders. 


The Monthly Salon serves as a networking opportunity for SABPA members. Departing from traditional seminar formats, the EPC Salon fosters informal discussions and exchanges on various topics. It is an ideal setting to forge new connections, explore career opportunities, and generate fresh ideas. It will be held on the first Thursday of every month. 


The SABPA EPC events cover a broad spectrum of topics related to entrepreneurship and business development. These may include launching biotech ventures, funding, exit strategies, challenges, and solutions. We also intend to cover subjects such as negotiating term sheets, asset valuation, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).


We have created a dedicated SABPA EPC webpage. Please Visit to find out the latest event information and register. If you are interested in becoming a speaker, suggesting a speaker, or proposing specific topics for future events, please submit your proposals using this Link.


We look forward to your active participation in the SABPA EPC events, and the opportunity to connect, learn, and grow together as a community.


SABPA EPC Committee





3. The 22nd San Diego Biopharma Conference


SABPA would present you with The 22nd San Diego Biopharma Conference this September



September 30, 2023, 9:00 am - September 30, 2023, 5:00 pm 



Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA



Regular: $60, Onsite Regular: $80, Student: $30, Onsite Student: $40



San Diego BioPharma Conference's mission is to have industry and academic experts meet to discuss the latest breakthroughs, innovations, and opportunities within the field.


Topics include protein homeostasis in neurodegeneration, histidine phosphorylation in cancer therapy, the establishment of biotech start-ups within venture-funded incubators, and more. This event presents a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge, expand professional networks, and actively contribute to the ongoing transformation within the biopharmaceutical industry.


Please click here for registration and take the first step toward boosting professional development and remaining at the forefront of innovation.









4. Leadership secession Announcement from SABPA


On May 13, 2023, a regular SABPA board meeting was successfully held in San Diego. We are happy to report that the board had confirmed the nomination of Dr. Yi Liu as the EVP of SABPA San Diego, and Dr. Dongmei Huang as the EVP of SABPA OC/LA chapter. Dr. Yi Liu was further unanimously voted as the president-elect of SABPA and Dr. Dongmei Huang as the vice president-elect of SABPA.


In addition, Dr. Yahu Liu’s term as board chair ended, and was succeeded by Dr. Peter Huang.


Congratulations to all of the new leaders for their visions and extraordinary dedications to lead SABPA to the next phase, we also want to thank Yahu Liu for his leadership guiding SABPA over the last two years and help set up a good foundation to ensure future success and be able to continue to benefit SABPA members and the local biotech and pharmaceutical community.


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