MassBioEd Update: New Year, New Courses, New Instructors!

January 22, 2013

MassBioEd is offering new courses in 2013 to meet the needs of MassBio members and the ever-evolving life sciences industry.

Biopharmaceutical Business & Corporate Development Executive Training

This two-day course will feature sessions on important business development topics and best practices with seasoned business professionals and Katrine Bosley, one of FierceBiotech’s “Top 10 Women in Biotech” in 2012, will be the seminar’s keynote speaker.

"Sell-side business development is the lifeblood of biotech yet there has never been a standardized way of practicing the art. Our course on best practices is practical from not just the strategic but also the tactics of successful deal making."

-Geoff Meyerson, Course Instructor, Co-Founder of Locust Walk Partners

  • Dates: Tuesday March 12 & Wednesday March 13   
  • Times: 7:30 AM-7:30 PM/ 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Cost: $1495 for MassBio Members; $1995 for non-members.

Cross-Cultural Biotech Presentation Skills

This seminar program will include two half-days and will provide interactive workshops around communication styles, perception and persuasion, cross-cultural communications, and public speaking.

“Science is a universal language but when you’re presenting to a cross cultural audience, it can easily get lost in translation. This course provides practical tips for anyone who works in the global biotech industry or is a non-native English speaker.”

- Kellyanne Dignan, Course Instructor, Associate VP of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Inc.

  • Dates: Wednesday Feb 27 & Wednesday March 6
  • Times: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $1295 MassBio Members; $1445 non-members

Biotech 101

This course, designed especially for non-scientists in the industry, will cover the basic science, techniques, applications, terminology, and issues in the biotech industry today.

“Whether you’re new to biotech, or haven’t taken a science class in a while, Biotech 101 will give you the background, and basic understanding of the “language” of Biotech.”

–Masha Hareli, Course Instructor

  • Dates: Thursday Feb 28 & Friday March 1
  • Times: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Cost: $1095 MassBio Members; $1245 non-members

Life Science Leadership & Management

This two day seminar program will teach scientists the leadership and management skills needed to take their careers to the next level. The course will be highly interactive and will involve small-group discussions of case studies using examples that are specific and relevant to the life sciences.

 “As soon as a group of people must work together to achieve a goal, then management and leadership skills become important in ensuring they are as productive and effective as possible.”

- Dr. Gwen Acton, Course Instructor, CEO of Vivo Group

  • Dates: Wednesday March 13 & 20
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Cost: $1395 MassBio Members; $1545 non-members

All programs will be held at the MassBio Offices, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA. To view a full course listing and to register, visit

If your company has 50 or fewer employees you may be eligible to receive up to 50% reimbursement for the cost of training under the state's Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program.

Contact to learn more.


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