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Top 15 life sciences conferences to attend in 2024

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Top 15 life sciences conferences to attend in 2024

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Tali Kauffmann
Product Marketer at Opvia
15 minute read

The life sciences industry is always changing and growing, covering areas like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare. For professionals in this field, it's important to keep up with the latest advancements, trends, and regulatory updates. That's where conferences come in. They offer a fantastic platform for networking, learning, and business development. This article will list the top life sciences conferences in 2024, highlighting what makes each one special and why they are must-attend events.

What are the benefits of attending life sciences conferences?

Going to life sciences conferences can be a game-changer for your career and personal development. These events bring together people from all over the world, including industry leaders, researchers, policymakers, and professionals. They provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge, discuss new ideas, and find solutions to important challenges. Here’s why you should attend:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Educational sessions
  • Business and investment prospects

Top Life Sciences Conferences in 2024

So without a further ado, here’s a curated list of the top life sciences conferences in 2024.

Each entry includes the event's dates, location, key highlights, and a brief description of what makes it a must-attend event.

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

When? January 8-11

Where? San Francisco, CA

The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference is one of the most prestigious events in the healthcare industry. This invite-only conference brings together global industry leaders, emerging companies, and members of the investment community. Attendees can expect a wealth of networking opportunities, insightful presentations, and discussions on the latest trends and innovations in healthcare investment.

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LSI Emerging MedTech Summit

When? March 18-22

Where? Dana Point, CA

LSI Emerging MedTech Summit is an event for medtech and healthtech professionals. It features presentations from 100 leading companies, 10 panel sessions, and extensive networking opportunities. The summit is known for its focus on innovation, showcasing cutting-edge technologies and fostering collaborations between industry leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs.

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LSX World Congress

When? April 19-20

Where? London, England

LSX World Congress is an event for biopharma, medtech, and healthtech industries in Europe. It brings together CEOs, senior decision-makers, and investors to discuss strategic partnerships, investment opportunities, and the future of the industry.

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Bio International Convention

When? June 3-6

Where? San Diego, CA

BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry, attracting over 14,000 attendees from around the world. This convention offers a comprehensive program featuring keynote addresses, educational sessions, and an expansive exhibition floor.

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DIA Global Annual Meeting

When? June 16-20

Where? San Diego, CA

DIA Global Annual Meeting is a key event for professionals involved in the development and regulation of healthcare products. It brings together industry, regulatory, and academic experts to discuss the latest developments in drug development, regulatory science, and patient care. The meeting includes educational sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities aimed at improving global health outcomes.

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Bioprocessing Summit

When? August 19-22

Where? Boston, MA or Virtual

Hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, the Bioprocessing Summit is an event for professionals involved in bioprocessing and manufacturing. The summit covers a wide range of topics, including advances in research and development, quality control, and analytical methods. It offers both in-person and virtual attendance options, making it accessible to a global audience.

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PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference

When? September 9-11

Where? Washington, DC

The PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference is a flagship event focused on regulatory issues and quality assurance in pharmaceuticals. Attendees can learn about current regulatory challenges, best practices in manufacturing, and the role of effective quality systems. The conference provides a platform for dialogue between industry professionals and regulatory authorities.

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LSI Emerging MedTech Europe

When? September 16-20

Where? Lisbon, Portugal

This European edition of the LSI Emerging MedTech Summit offers a similar focus on medtech and healthtech innovation. It draws a diverse audience from various sectors and features presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The summit provides a platform for exploring new technologies, forming partnerships, and understanding market trends in the European medtech landscape.

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RAPS Convergence

When? September 17-20

Where? Long Beach, CA

RAPS Convergence is the largest annual regulatory-focused event, bringing together regulatory professionals from around the world. The conference offers a program of educational sessions, workshops, and networking events.

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Project MedTech Midwest Showcase/Startup Symposium

When? May 8/TBD October 2024

Where? Chicago, IL/Houston, TX

These events are designed to support early-stage medtech companies, providing a platform for startups to showcase their innovations and connect with industry thought leaders. Organised by Project Medtech, the symposiums offer valuable networking opportunities, mentorship, and insights into the medtech startup ecosystem.

LSX World Congress USA

When? September 11-12

Where? Boston, MA

LSX World Congress USA replicates the dynamics of the LSX Euro Conference, focusing on partnering and investment opportunities for the life sciences community. The event attracts a high-quality senior audience and offers sessions on strategic business development, investment trends, and partnership opportunities.

Genesis London 2024

When? TBD December 2024

Where? London, England

Genesis London is a key event for life sciences professionals, offering insights and trend analysis in the sector. The conference features presentations from key opinion leaders, investors, and innovators, providing a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and future directions in the life sciences industry.

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Pharma 2024

When? April 16-18

Where? CCIB, Barcelona

Pharma 2024 addresses internal silos within the pharmaceutical industry, aiming to redefine the industry's value proposition. The event features over 1,200 industry leaders and focuses on enhancing collaboration across functions like commercial, marketing, medical affairs, and digital health.

The National MedTech & Biotech Summit

When? May 28-29

Where? Dublin, Ireland

This summit addresses the primary trends and challenges in the MedTech and BioTech industries. It highlights cutting-edge innovations and technological solutions, emphasising global growth prospects, digital health, and the impact on manufacturers and business models.

CPhI Milan

When? October 8-10

Where? Fiera Milano, Italy

CPhI Worldwide is a leading global pharma networking event that brings together professionals from the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. It offers insights into industry trends, opportunities for networking, and a platform for showcasing products and services to a global audience.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the top life sciences conferences in 2024?

The top life sciences conferences in 2024 are the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, BIO International Convention, DIA Global Annual Meeting, and CPhI Worldwide.

How can I attend the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference?

The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference is an invite-only event. Interested professionals can network and seek invitations through industry connections or participating organisations.

How do I choose the right life sciences conference to attend?

Consider factors such as specialisation, location, cost, and networking opportunities. Choose conferences that align with your professional focus and interests to maximise the benefits.

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