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SABPA Newsletter May 2024

May 1, 2024


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

  1. SABPA BioCentury SoCal Biotech & Venture Networking Reception


  3. Recap of STEM Career Symposium 2024

  4. BIOCHINA Global Forum 2024 in San Diego



1. SABPA BioCentury SoCal Biotech & Venture Networking Reception



In conjunction with the 2024 BIO Conference, SABPA and BioCentury are pleased to cohost a networking reception showcasing biotech and venture in Southern California.


Join the fireside chat with Karen Tuzman and David Crean for their insights on the investment environment and trends of Southern California, and the panel with Nikhil Mutyal, Peter Condon, Olivier Laurent, Ralph Lin, Joseph Simeone, and Jocelyn Yu, for their perspectives and recent successful stories of industrial partnerships and acquisitions of San Diego biotech companies.


When: June 5th 2024 (Wed) 4-8 pm

Where: 4655 Executive Drive San Diego, CA 92121

Please click here for registration!






The 2024 San Diego Medicinal Chemistry Symposium will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024, at the Institute of Americas of UCSD. The symposium is co-organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS), SoCal Association for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Advancements (SABPA), and the University of California San Diego (UCSD).


This annual event has a long history featuring local medicinal chemistry accomplishments and promoting scientific exchanges among local peers. The past events typically attracted around 200 medicinal chemists and related professionals.


This is a free event with complimentary breakfast, lunch, and parking!

Please click here for free registration!


3. Recap of STEM Career Symposium 2024


We are thrilled to announce that the SABPA ECD team, in collaboration with UCSD, successfully hosted the "STEM Career Symposium 2024." The event's Industry Day concluded on May 9th, 2024, at the Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB) on the UCSD Campus. This in-person event attracted a total of 113 attendees registration, underscoring a strong interest in STEM career development.


Participants engaged in various activities aimed at enhancing their understanding of and preparedness for careers in the industry. The event began with informative workshops on industry resume writing and interviewing tips and tricks, providing practical advice and strategies for navigating the job market.


The day's highlight was a roundtable discussion featuring industry experts such as Lars Engstrom from BMS, Rachel Toughiri from Takeda, Charvi Nanavati from Pfizer, Austen Michalak from Proteintech Genomics and Afrida Rahman-Enyart from Proteintech. These leaders shared their insights on overcoming challenges in the industry, job search strategies, and the evolving landscape of STEM careers.

The Industry Day of the STEM Career Symposium 2024 proved to be an invaluable opportunity
for attendees to network, learn, and prepare for their future in the STEM field.                           



4. BIOCHINA Global Forum 2024 in San Diego


BIOCHINA Global Forum is a premier networking event focusing on Connecting Chinese and Global Biopharmaceutical Companies. This exclusive gathering brings together leading Chinese and international biopharma companies such as HENLIUS, BEIGENE, HIKMA, and Dr. Reddy's, fostering collaboration and innovation in the field. 


Join us at The Guild Hotel, on the 2nd of June, to connect with key players, explore partnership opportunities, and stay at the forefront of the dynamic biopharma landscape.


Event Scale: 200 attendees (Registration not available when full).


Guests: Senior executives from Chinese Biotech, International Biotech, multinational corporations (MNCs), CXO, etc.


When: June 2nd,12:00-20:00


Where: The Guild Hotel, San Diego, a TributePortfolio Hotel, 500 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 USA


Please click here for registration!


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