Life Sciences Washington East/West Summit - May 29-30

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The East West Life Science Summit is intended to elevate the visibility of life science research, discovery, entrepreneurship, and innovation throughout Eastern Washington and foster cross-state collaboration through networking opportunities and information sharing.


The 2019 focus is Advancing Neuroscience in Eastern Washington. The Summit will explore the newest breakthroughs in neurodegenerative sciences, the launch of The Gleason Institute at WSU, and assistive devices to improve quality of life for individuals living with neurodegenerative diseases. We hope you can join us for this year's exciting program!

See this link for event schedule. To register.

Keynote presentation by:


Amy Bernard, PhD, Director of Scientific Strategy, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Amy Bernard

The Allen Institute for Brain Science was launched in 2003 and is now recognized by leaders in the field not just for key contributions to our understanding of the brain, but also for changing the way neuroscience research is done. Our scientists collaborate using a ‘team science’ approach, tackling grand challenges, and sharing data publicly across the world in what we call ‘open science.’ Over the last fifteen years, the Allen Institute for Brain Science has created troves of data to define a molecular map of the brain at multiple dimensions, for both human and experimental animal models. Highlights from these studies will be presented, along with glimpses into future work and behind-the-scenes insights into the organizational culture of collaboration that makes these innovations possible.