About the Event

Join us for the 10th Annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum on September 17th and 18th, 2024, at US Pharmacopeia (USP) located at 12601 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20850. This year, we are proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this premier event in an entirely in-person format, tailored to the preferences of our stakeholders.

The BioHealth Capital Region Forum remains the definitive gathering for the biopharma sector, annually bringing together hundreds of registrants, including government officials, academic leaders, and industry executives. This event offers a unique opportunity to forge new connections, rekindle existing partnerships, and discover growth opportunities within the region.

As the flagship event of the BioHealth Capital Region, the Forum not only highlights the region’s capabilities and achievements but also provides insights into future trends. It serves as a catalyst for stimulating conversations, sharing knowledge, and initiating collaborations that propel both public health and economic growth. With over 2,300 life science companies, 78 federal labs, and numerous esteemed academic institutions, the BioHealth Capital Region stands as a vibrant hub of innovation and opportunity.

Following the Forum, we are excited to host the 7th Annual BioHealth Capital Region Investment Conference on September 19th at the same venue. This conference presents a focused setting for engaging investment and exploring partnership opportunities within the dynamic biohealth industry.

Mark your calendars and be part of these prestigious events as we gather to shape the future of the BioHealth Capital Region and drive innovations in the life sciences sector. Stay tuned for more updates and registration details. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to this gathering of industry leaders and visionaries.

2024 Agenda

8:00 AM — 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM — 9:45 AM

Welcome Remarks & Introductions

BioHealth Capital Region Leaders welcome attendees to the 10th Annual Forum.

9:45 AM — 10:05 AM

GEN Top 10 BioCluster Update

10:05 AM — 10:25 AM

BioHealth Capital Region Update

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

How AI and Data Science is Transforming Pharmaceutical R&D

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:35 AM — 12:05 PM

Keynote Speaker: AMGEN Leadership

12:10 PM — 12:45 PM

Meet Some of the BioHealth Capital Region’s Med Tech Leaders

12:45 PM — 1:45 PM


1:45 PM — 2:20 PM

Virginia: Leading the Way in Advanced BioHealth Manufacturing

2:25 PM — 3:00 PM

Digital Health in the Emerging Lifesciences

3:05 PM — 3:40 PM

The Baltimore Tech Hub: Implementing Equitech Principles to Build a Thriving Ecosystem for AI and Life Sciences

3:40 PM — 4:10 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM — 4:25 PM

Patient Story: John Sackett

4:25 PM — 4:55 PM

Patient Advocacy from a Practitioner and Clinician Standpoint

4:55 PM — 5:00 PM

Day One Wrap-Up

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

8:00 AM — 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM — 9:05 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM — 9:40 AM

To Be Announced

9:45 AM — 10:20 AM

How Emerging AI, Machine Learning, and Quantum Technologies Will Impact Discovery and Regulation of New Drugs and Devices: A Peek Into the Future

10:20 AM — 10:50 AM

Networking Break

10:55 AM — 11:20 AM

Collaborative Approaches to Support Innovation in Biotechnology in the Capital Region

11:25 AM —12:00 PM

New BHCR regional research initiatives

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM


1:00 PM — 1:20 PM

Entrepreneurs in Residence supporting the BHCR ecosystem

1:25 PM — 2:45 PM

9th Annual Crab Trap Competition

3:00 PM — 3:35 PM

Lifescience Investments / State Small Business Credit Initiative

3:35 PM — 4:10 PM

Biomedical Engineering: Meet the Region’s Bio Engineering Academic Leaders

4:10 PM — 5:00 PM

Networking Reception

8th Annual Crab Trap Competition

Save the date! 🗓️ The ultimate Crab Trap battle will take place on Wednesday, September 18th, as part of the BioHealth Capital Region Forum at US Pharmacopeia in Rockville, MD. 📍 The top 5 applicants will compete in front of a panel of expert judges from BHI, JLABS, Greenberg Traurig, Alexandria Venture Investments, TEDCO, VA Bio, Wilson Sonini Goodrich & Rosati, and J.P. Morgan!

To apply to compete in this year’s Crab Trap, please apply here: https://bit.ly/BHCRCrabTrap2024

Everyone is invited to join to watch the competition that keeps getting bigger and better every year! 💥 Entrepreneurs from the region, country, and even internationally gather to showcase their groundbreaking innovations in #diagnostics, #medicaldevices, #therapeutics, and more! 🚀

This year’s Crab Trap winner stands a chance to win a prize package that will be announced soon!