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January 2021

Wisconsin Biohealth Industry’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees

The Wisconsin Biohealth Industry stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 Pandemic and demonstrated strength, ingenuity, and compassion in ways that helped their employees, the state, and saved lives worldwide. BioForward’s member companies continue to push forward to help maintain the health and safety of us all. Join BioForward member companies from across a broad range of specialties— from testing to diagnostics, to therapeutics, to manufacturing— for rapid-fire updates about their companies' efforts and what the future holds.

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COVID-19: The Vaccine is Here- Now What?

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees

Now we have multiple vaccines released and are a month into distribution, what does phase one, two, and three (and beyond) look like. Join us as Phyllis Arthur, Vice President for Infectious Diseases and Diagnostics Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) talks to us about vaccine testing and safety for the general population, distribution, vaccine facts and fiction, and what each of us can do to ensure we move past this pandemic and future ones.

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February 2021

COVID-19: The science of vaccines

February 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees

Delve deeper into the science of viruses and vaccines. Experts in virology and vaccine development will share about how coronaviruses infect, how COVID-19 vaccines— including a new class of mRNA vaccines— protect us, and how scientists were able to make the vaccine possible within a year. Speakers: James H. Conway, MD FAAP Medical Director of UW Health Immunization Program and Associate Director of UW-Madison Global Health Institute Johan den Boon, PhD Virologist with the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe…

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March 2021

ENDING THE PANDEMIC: The Importance of Genomic Surveillance in Identifying Variants

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees

Illumina VP & Distinguished Scientist Dr. Gary Schroth presents a short overview of genomic surveillance implications on vaccine efficacy.

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Two Thriving Life Science Ecosystems Sharing Strengths and Opportunities

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees + Google Map

We’re excited to unveil a formal partnership with BIOQuebec that will create many new opportunities, from advancing cooperative relationships with research, development, and manufacturing to promoting the life sciences industry's growth. Join us on March 25 for a virtual event to hear more! Read the full press release Link to join us on March 25

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COVID-19 Series: How to talk about vaccines (and find common ground)

March 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees + Google Map
Free

Join us for a free virtual conversation to learn how to talk with others about vaccines. Multiple COVID-19 vaccines are available, but some people are on the fence about getting their shot. Approaching a conversation with vaccine hesitant friends and family may be challenging. Join scientists and public health experts for a special free webinar. You’ll learn how to talk with others and find common ground to help defeat the pandemic. When you register, you will learn: Why some people…

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April 2021

How to Select an eQMS for the Medical Device Industry

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees + Google Map
Free

BioForward Wisconsin, BioKansas, BioOhio, Bio Nebraska, iBIO, Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF), MichBio, Missouri Biotechnology Association (MOBIO), South Dakota Biotech, and PSC Biotech’s joint webinar, “How to Select an eQMS for the Medical Device Industry”, goes live on 4/1/21 at 9AM (CST). This webinar provides guidance on how to select an eQMS and goes over the benefits of Quality Management Systems for Medical Device Companies. Items discussed: -Pain Points of Startup Medical Device Companies -Medical Device Regulations -How to Build…

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Youth Apprenticeships 101

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees + Google Map
Free

Are you interested in hiring youth apprentices? Join us for this YA 101 session to hear from employers, Youth Apprenticeship alumni and more.   Agenda Welcome - Jeff Westra, Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin Employer Champion - Dr. Brian Fox from UW Alumni Champions DWD Child Labor Laws - Matt White, Department of Workforce Development Youth Apprenticeship Program Overview - Josh Fassl, Dane County School Consortium Youth Apprenticeship to Registered Apprenticeship - Jeff Kennedy, Workforce Development Board of…

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Annual First Look Forum

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees + Google Map
Free

Interested in Milwaukee innovations? Don’t miss the annual “Quick Pitch Event” hosted by the UWM Research Foundation in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. Our featured speakers will share their exciting technologies providing solutions to these unmet needs.

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Spring 2021 Virtual BIONet Event

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Meeting, details will be sent to registered attendees + Google Map
Free

Do you want to learn about the venture capital startup financing process? Join us virtually to learn about venture capital, the winnow fund, and other interesting topics that impact Biotech in Wisconsin!

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