PHL Life Sciences

Philadelphia is a Leader in Life Sciences

PHL Life Sciences is the first and only division of a CVB in the country focused on life sciences meetings and works to provide access to Philadelphia’s substantial healthcare and higher education community of academics, medical and nursing leaders, healthcare experts, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and venture capital contacts.

PHL Life Sciences is comprised of the region’s life sciences leaders representing academic medical centers, hospitals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, venture capitalists and the business community throughout the greater Philadelphia region.

We provide:

  • Introductions to potential partners, sponsors and industry networks to help increase and boost attendance
  • Access to industry experts to serve as speakers and panelists to enhance programming

Philadelphia is Home To:

The PHL Life Sciences Advisory Board

Comprised of more than 50 local industry leaders, advocates and innovators, the PHL Life Sciences advisory board is chaired by Patrick M. Oates, Ph.D, senior vice president of business development and strategic planning for EMSCO Scientific Enterprise, Inc.

Additionally, the PHL Life Sciences nursing leadership committee consists of 30 leaders in Philadelphia’s dynamic nursing community. In partnership with the PHL Life Sciences team, these advisory committees play a key role in connecting association leadership and planners with the network and tools for a successful meeting in Philadelphia.



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