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Date: September 28, 2023

Location: Edmonton, Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

Health and Life Sciences Showcase & Awards Dinner

BioAlberta was thrilled to be celebrate our 25th anniversary this year at our Annual Health and Life Sciences Showcase and Dinner! Our event happened during Global Biotech week when the city was buzzing with Life Sciences events.

The day portion was filled with insightful panel discussions from leaders in the life sciences community. Our panel discussion topics included:

  • Value Based Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Precision Medicine
  • Pathaways – Developing Indigenous Partnerships to Improve Health Outcomes
  • Alberta’s Talent Challenge – Growing the Skills and Capacity of Alberta’s Life Science Sector 
Read more about our panelists, here

During the day we also showcased our first Innovation Investment Panel where 12 companies presented their companies to investors from across North America and met 1-1 with them. This resulted in numerous positive conversations, some of which we hope to see flourish into collaborations.

We kickstarted the day portion of our event with a presentation from our keynote speaker, Isadore Day, CEO, Bimaadzwin, who spoke on Nationhood rights and Sovereignty; and specifically, the improvement in First Nation health, social, economy conditions of current and future generations.

During the dinner BioAlberta announced the recipients of its 2023 Achievement Awards in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the individuals and companies whose innovation and achievements have contributed to the growing success of Alberta’s life sciences sector.

2023 Award Winners:

2023 Technology and Innovation Award – Dr. Kristina Rinker and team Mr. Bob Shepherd & Dr. Ken Fuh 

2023 Vista Award – Dr. Lawrence Korngut

2023 Company of the Year – Fluid Biomed Inc.

2023 BioIndustry Hall of Fame – Christopher Micetich

At our Awards Ceremony we were thrilled to announce that the newest inductee of our esteemed BioIndustry Hall of Fame! This award is not presented every year and is only presented to an individual who has made a notable and indelible impact through their work in Life Sciences. This year after careful consideration and a rigorous selection process we were honored to induct Christopher Micetich, General Partner, Brass Fund One LLP into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Christopher!

Read our Achievement Awards press release here.

During our Showcase portion we also released our Annual Report, State of the Industry Report, and Labour Market Information Study Report. Read full reports here:

State of the Industry Report

2022 – 2023 BioAlberta Annual Report

Labour Market Information Study Report

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