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Women Building Bio 2019
Women Building Bio

Mark you calendars for September 19, 2019 for our greatly anticipated 4th annual regional conference

Inova Center for Personalized Health, Fairfax

You’re invited to spend the day with innovative entrepreneurs, professionals and industry leaders. Discover opportunities to help you navigate through a rapidly evolving modern industry & gain access to cutting edge technologies and tools.

Join forces with industry and academia leaders, researchers and decision-makers, all gathered together, at the same time, and at the same place, bringing ideas together to make a global impact and change the world.

Women Building Bio is where the future is transformed into reality.


Thursday, September 19

More Information Coming Soon!

Honorary Committee

Amy Adams

Associate Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation, GMU

Peggy Agouris

Provost, William & Mary

Barbara Boyan

Dean, College of Engineering,VCU

Kathlynn Brown

Sr Director, Macromolecular Science and Cancer Biology, SRI International

Tami Brown

Associate Director, State Gov’t Affairs & Policy, Merck & Co., Inc.

Germaine Buck Louis

Dean, College of Health & Human Services, GMU

Deborah Crawford

VP Research, GMU

Kim Davis

Chief Compliance Officer, kaleo

Daniela Drago

Director Regulatory Affairs Program, GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Joanne Duncan

President, Membership and Operations, BIO

Donna Edmonds

Chairman and CEO, ImmunArray

Kolaleh Eskandanian

VP and Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s National

Jessica Foley

Chief Scientific Officer, Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Mindy Goldsborough

Chief Science and Technology Officer, ATCC

Ia Gomez

Dean, Science and Engineering, LFCC

Amrie Grammer

Co-Founder,COO & Chief Scientific Officer, AMPEL BioSolutions

Elaine Horn-Ranney

Co-Founder and CEO, Tympanogen

Kathi Huddleston

Director, Clinical Research, Inova Translational Medicine Institute

Senator Janet Howell

Virginia General Assembly

Crystal Icenhour

CEO, Aperiomics and Immediate Past Chairman VA Bio

Julie Idelkope

VP, U.S. Government Relations, Pfizer

Sheree Jones

Client Unit Executive, Federal Healthcare and Energy, IBM

Sharon Krueger

Director, Innovation and Grants, UVA

Stacy LaMontagne

Partner, Cherry Bekaert, Life Science

Jennifer Lee

Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services, Veterans Administration

Tracy Mason

Assistant Dean, Strategic Communications, GMU

Theresa Mayer

VP Research and Innovation, Virginia Tech

Mindy Myers

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Quest Diagnostics

Nicole Palya Wood

Sr Director Advocacy, PhRMA

Ann Powell

Director, Healthcare Policy & Advocacy, Johnson and Johnson

Liz Powell

Founder and President, G2G Consulting

Marsha Rappley

CEO, VCU Health System & VP Health Sciences, VCU

Carrie Roth

President and CEO, VA Bio + Tech Park

Margaret Saha

Chancellor Professor Biology, College of W&M

Brandy Salmon

Executive Director, LINK, Virginia Tech

Kelly Schlageter

Director, Communications, Inova Center for Personalized Health

Margaret (Peggy) Shupnik

Sr Associate Dean Research, School of Medicine, UVA

Jennifer Siciliano

Chief Communications and External Affairs Officer, Inova

Lisa Simms Booth

Sr Director, Patient & Public Engagement, Biden Cancer Initiative

Kyp Sirinakis

Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital

Julia Spicer

Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

Janine Stevens

Director, Scientific Programs, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Joanne Theurich

Chief of Operations Services, HHMI

Denise Toney

Director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation

Nancy Vorona

VP, Research Investment, CIT

Ujwala Warek

Director, Biotechnology, Altria

Champions Committee

Ed Albrigo

CEO, Center for Innovative Technologies

Ali Andalibi

Associate Dean Research, George Mason University

Jarrod Borkat

Sr Director, Partnering & Strategy, MedImmune

Franklin Bost

Executive Associate Dean Innovation & Outreach, Director VCU Institute for Medicine

Henry Broaddus

VP Strategic Initiatives, College of William & Mary

Peter Buckley

Dean, School of Medicine, VCU Health System

Alan Connor

President and CEO, Cadence Inc.

Jeff Conroy

CEO, Embody, LLC.

Ray Cypess

President and CEO, ATCC/p>

Dennis Dean

Director, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech

Ross Dunlap

President and CEO, Ceres Nanosciences

Tom Frantz

Chairman Emeritus, Williams Mullen

Michael Friedlander

Exec Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, VP, Health Sciences & Technology, Virginia Tech

Mark Gignac

Exec Director, Institute Advanced Learning & Research

Craig Gill

U.S. Government Relations, Pfizer

Alan Grant

Dean, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Virginia Tech

Mike Grisham

President and CEO, Virginia Catalyst

Richard Heller

Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, ODU

Mark Herzog

VP, Corporate Affairs, kaleo

Joe Humphrie

EVP, Washington Market, Union Bank

Andrew Krouse

President and CEO, Cavion

Thomas Loughran, Jr.

Director, UVA Cancer Center

Warren Martin

Executive Transaction Advisor, Life Sciences & Technology, Falls River Group

Scott Meza

Director, Corporate & Securities, Greenberg Traurig

Lenn Murrelle

President and CEO, Venebio

John Niederhuber

CEO, Inova Translational Medicine Institute

Brian Pollok

CEO, Propagenix Inc.

Jim Powers

Chairman and CEO, Hemoshear Therapeutics

Michael Ross

President and CEO, Euclid Systems

Senator Frank Ruff Jr.

Virginia General Assembly


The closest hotel is the Fairview Park Marriott, which is located only quick 2 miles from the conference venue, and offers an on site restaurant and fitness center for those arriving the evening before.

Fairview Park Marriott

3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

Map and Directions


Or call 1-800-228-9290

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Conference Venue

Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center

3225 Gallows Road

Fairfax, VA 22031

Map and Directions

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Sponsor or Exhibit with Us

With over 300 attendees from leading companies and universities, this is the ideal opportunity to showcase your organization at the premier Women Building Bio regional conference.

With options to meet any objective or budget, let us work with you to create the perfect package.

Contact Cassandra Isley for more information.

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Conference Highlights

Women Building Bio is more than a conference, it is a movement, and a celebration of the extraordinary innovative people creating and empowering the cures, therapies and diagnostics of the future.

View the highlights of our previous conference to feel the power and the magic that happens when true collaborators convene to advance an industry.

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