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Top 7 Life Sciences Conferences in the US for Q4 of 2023


2023 is almost over. Oh how time flies! As we are entering the last quarter of the year, there are still plenty of conferences and trade shows for you to attend. These events are a great way to stay on top of today’s rapid and sometimes overwhelming developments in the Life Sciences. They also offer you a chance for peer learning, assessing product-market fit, and competitor analysis. All you have to do is sign up and show up!

In this blog post, you will find a comprehensive list of the top US-based conferences for Life Sciences professionals and organizations, both virtual and in-person, before 2023 ends. If you are based in the US and want to keep it local, here are the leading US-based events and conferences for you in your surrounding geographies. We’ve narrowed the list for you, take a look at our Top 11 Life Sciences Conferences.



2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

“Join the world’s top MedTech executives at the leading medical technology event”

📍   Location: Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada and Virtual
🗓️   Dates:
October 15 – 18: Conference
October 19: ISPE Foundation Golf Tournament
October 19 – 20: In-Person Training

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What can you expect?

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is a nonprofit association serving by leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle.

During the ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, pharmaceutical professionals are able to engage in industry-critical discussions on excellence, modernization, and harmonization in pharmaceutical science and manufacturing across the globe.

Their technical sessions cover the latest developments in supply chain, operations, facilities, equipment, information systems, product development, production systems, Quality systems, regulatory guidance, and cutting-edge industry innovations as part of a comprehensive education program.

The Meeting and Expo also features an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and services; networking opportunities for attendees to build relationships with their peers and industry colleagues and learning opportunities to gain insights into the latest trends and topics in the industry, as well as the latest products and technologies from leading industry suppliers.


Fierce Biotech Summit

“Rebuilding: What’s next for biotech”

📍   Location: Boston, MA
🗓️   Dates: October 16 – 18, 2023

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What can you expect?

Fierce Biotech publishes the latest news, analysis, and data on drugs and the biopharma companies that make them, from drug development through the entire lifecycle, thus tracking regulatory approvals, payer negotiations, manufacturing, marketing, patent fights, government investigations and regulation, M&A deals, and more.

Fierce Biotech features an annual summit where leaders and seasoned executives come together to discuss the future of the industry. This three-day event covers topics such as the use of AI in drug development, unique dealmaking strategies, the latest innovations in oncology and much more.


DeviceTalks West

“Connect. Innovate. Accelerate. MedTech conversations that inspire the next generation of devices”

📍   Location: Santa Clara, CA
🗓️   Dates: October 18 – 19, 2023

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What can you expect?

Medical device companies working to create solutions to healthcare’s most daunting challenges are gathering at DeviceTalks West. Here, you can explore new technologies that are changing how MedTech is delivered. If you’re an engineer, entrepreneur, or industry game-changer who uses innovative talents to solve healthcare’s many intractable problems, this event is for you. Expect to access insider perspectives with deeper insights on potential pitfalls, expert advice with over 50 hours of real-world lessons from engineering, future partners, stronger networks, and last but not least the DeviceTalks Technical Forum in this two-day event.

DeviceTalks West speakers from the medical device industry’s most successful companies explain how they overcame challenges and passed critical tests. The discussions typically center around the five pillars, allowing attendees to gain deep insights on:

  • Innovation and investment
  • Product development and prototype
  • Manufacturing and markets
  • Regulatory, reimbursement, and policy
  • Digital tools and data


Pharma Partnering Summit 2023

“A deal-making conference for the pharma biotech industry”

📍   Location: Boston, MA
🗓️   Dates: October 19 – 20, 2023

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What can you expect?

The Pharma Partnering US Summit 2023 is one of the most prestigious Life Sciences deal-making conferences around the globe. If you’re a senior executive or professional focused on business development and licensing, R&D collaborations, commercialization and distribution deals, fundraising, investments, M&A, IPOs, as well as partnering opportunities in the broader sense, then this is the conference for you.

Notably, Boston has a supportive regulatory environment that encourages companies for innovation and growth in the biotech industry. The Massachusetts government has implemented a number of initiatives to promote biotech companies, including tax incentives, grants, and loans.



“A deal-making conference for the pharma biotech industry”

📍   Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
🗓️   Dates: October 22 – 25, 2023

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What can you expect?

This year, PharmSci 360 covers the following topics and themes in this four-day event:

Discovery and Basic Research

  • Advancing Therapeutic Discovery and Development
  • Addressing Health Disparities in Basic Science Research 
  • State-of-the-art tools for Basic Research and Early-Stage Drug Discovery

Preclinical and Translational Sciences

  • Theme 1: Predictive Biomarker Strategies to De-Risk Drug Development 
  • Theme 2:  Advancing Innovation in In Silico Translational Approaches
  • Theme 3:  Novel Predictive Preclinical Models for Efficacy and Toxicology


  • Theme 1: Setting up for Success
  • Theme 2: Approaches for Emerging Modalities and Complex Studies
  • Theme 3: The Bioanalytical Lab of the Future

Manufacturing and Analytical Characterization

  • Theme 1: Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies in Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals.
  • Theme 2: Advanced Modelling and Predictive Approaches in Drug Development, Manufacturing and Analysis
  • Theme 3: Novel Modalities and Cross-Modality Considerations in Manufacturing and Analysis

Formulation and Delivery

  • Theme 1: Accelerating the Drug Development Process through Formulation and Delivery Strategies.
  • Theme 2: Enabling Excipients and Approaches for Advancing Formulation and Delivery
  • Theme 3: Formulation and Delivery for Patient Centric Product Development

Career Development

  • Theme 1: Navigate or Develop Business Acumen to Advance a Scientific Career
  • Theme 2: Achieve Work-Life Harmony and Build a Sense of Unity for a Diverse Group.


Project MedTech’s Startup Symposium

“Come learn from industry experts in the MedTech field to help build a successful MedTech startup company”

📍   Location: Hilton Garden Inn Houston Medical Center, Houston, TX
🗓️   Dates: October 25, 2023

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What can you expect?

Project MedTech brings together some of the most influential industry stakeholders across the world who share the passion of improving and saving lives.

If you are a founder of an early stage MedTech company faced with a dilemma, this is for you. Companies like yours are expected to navigate the complex process of bringing an idea into reality, but sometimes they might not have the expertise, experience, or resources to ensure success. Project MedTech and their network of industry thought leaders have organized this interactive event to help founders like you build a successful medical technology company.

With this symposium, you get valuable 1-on-1 time with subject matter experts, industry networking events, educational presentations, and thought leader discussion panels. Topics include:

  • Intellectual property
  • Voice of customer
  • Regulatory
  • Reimbursement
  • Clinical
  • Commercialization strategy
  • Angel investing
  • Venture capital investing
  • Serial entrepreneurship


Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum

“Entrepreneurial intelligence”

📍   Location: Irvine Marriott, Irvine, CA
🗓️   Dates: October 25 – 26, 2023

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What can you expect?

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum is for a broader nationwide range of entrepreneurs, startups, investors, strategics, physicians, medical innovation industry corporate leaders, R&D executives, as well as hospital systems, university scientists, and researchers. The next wave of medical innovation are presented throughout the conference by companies in Southern California. The forum features industry experts who share their knowledge and insights on current and future trends in the medical industry, a platform for companies to showcase their products and services, innovators from all areas of the medical industry, to connect with potential partners, customers, and investors, and learning opportunities about new technologies, business models, and strategies.




So What’s Next for You in 2023?

We know and understand how important it is to learn from others in the industry, whether your specialty is medical device manufacturing, biotech or pharmaceuticals. By attending the above Life Sciences industry events, you get to learn valuable knowledge, gain expertise, and connect with other professionals. Now is the time to fill the in-person networking gaps before 2023 ends. So hurry up, register, and let us know how you’ve decided to fill your calendar! What meetup are you most looking forward to?

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