WEST's 10th Anniversary!



Tuesday, September 14, 2010




Join WEST for the "Fall Kickoff & Networking Event", and help us celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary! This is a great opportunity for formal and informal networking, and a chance to connect with old colleagues as well as to grow your network. Enjoy an exciting party with a spectacular view overlooking the Charles River.  


This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend!  


Speakers include:

  • Jiahong Juda, PhD, Founder of WEST, Partner & Founder at BurnBright Partners, and member of Board of Directors at Speech Technology & Applied Research Corporation. 
  • Joanne Kamens, PhD, Director of Discovery at RXi Pharmaceuticals, founder of the Boston chapter of Association for Women in Science (AWIS), WEST Board member, and 2010 winner of the Catalyst Award. 
  • Mari Anne Snow, CEO of SophiaThink, Adjunct Professor at Bentley University, member of the Board of Directors at WEST, and former VP and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Program Services Group at State Street Bank.
  • Sandra Glucksmann, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research and Business Operations at Cerulean Pharma, Chair of the Board of Directors of WEST, member of the Board of Directors of Taconic Farms, and former Vice President at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
  • Gwen Acton PhD, President of WEST, CEO of Vivo Group, member Board of Trustees at Forsyth Institute, and author of the book The Bluffers Guide to Genetics.
  • Shelley Amster, VP of Business Development North America at Cerca Insights, Founder & Principal of ShelleyCo, former Director of Business Development at Apelles Partners, and former VP at IIBIG International Institute for Business Information & Growth

Pre-Registration: (until noon Monday September 13)

$35 for WEST Members

$45 for non-WEST members

$110 Registration & Membership Package! (Membership normally $85/year)

At the door: $15 additional. Student Scholarship Info

Refreshments are included




Event Location:

One Memorial Drive, Cambridge (One block from Kendall Square T Stop)

Offices of Microsoft New England and Research & Develoment Center




6:00-7:00 Registration, Networking and Refreshments

7:00-7:45 Program & Formal Networking Opportunity 

7:45-9:00 Informal Networking and Refreshments



(Pre-registration ends noon Monday Sept. 13)


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