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Join us on Wednesday, May 15th at The Waterfall for the Delaware Bio 2019 Igniting Innovation Gala. This is an evening to celebrate and be celebrated as part of the innovative and inspirational life sciences industry of Delaware. Enjoy an opportunity to network with tri-state area life science professionals.

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We will start the evening with hors d'oeuvres and an ample opportunity to network. This year's Fireside Chat will feature, Dr. Janice Nevin, President & CEO of Christiana Care Health System and moderated by, Maiken Scott, Host & Creative Director of The Pulse on WHYY. Also featured will be videos of teams "igniting and innovating" bioscience in the First State. A sample of last year's videos is available below. The evening will be capped off with a deluxe coffee bar and mini dessert stations; providing another opportunity to network.


Dr. Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, is president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System. As leader of the largest health system in Delaware, Dr. Nevin is pioneering value-based care, leading a transformation from a health care system to a system that impacts health. She is nationally recognized for innovation in patient- and family-centered care and population health. Under Dr. Nevin’s leadership, Christiana Care developed Carelink CareNow, a unique data-driven care coordination platform to proactively address patients’ social and behavioral health needs along with their medical needs. Carelink CareNow earned the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award and a Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award from the National Patient Safety Foundation.

In 2018, Dr. Nevin received the Amethyst Ball Humanitarian Award from Limen House for dedication to preventing addiction and supporting recovery. She was inducted into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame and has been recognized among 100 Great Healthcare Leaders to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review. For her commitment to the community, she received the 2017 Delaware’s Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association. Dr. Nevin serves on a number of local, regional and national boards and committees.

Maiken Scott hosts WHYY’s The Pulse - a national health and science radio show and podcast that explores the people and places at the heart of health and science. Since its launch in December 2013, The Pulse has crafted a unique, “ground-level” approach to telling compelling stories and breaking down complicated issues. For the Pulse, Maiken has explored Natural History museums as ‘time capsules for our planet,’ Thomas Jefferson’s ill-fated attempts to study Native American languages, and why so many patients cry after waking up from anesthesia, just to name a few topics.


⋅  Hear from and meet with executives at the top life science companies making a difference here in Delaware

⋅  Connect with new business opportunities

⋅  Get the pulse on the latest life sciences trends

⋅  Network with peers and potential partners


Early Bird pricing is in effect until April 19, 2019

Early Bird Member | $250

Early Bird Non-Member | $400

Pricing effective starting April 20, 2019

Member | $300

Non-Member | $450

For table purchases please contact Delaware Bio.


Registration Policy & No Walk-Ins
Cancellations of registration must be made in writing, via e-mail, two weeks prior to the event (no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019) to receive a refund, minus 25% for registration/administrative costs. If the cancellation is made within two weeks of the event or the attendee is a no-show, Delaware Bio will not issue a refund. Please note that if you have registered to pay by check, your payment must be received by the day of the event Wednesday, May 15. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Yvette Murray or (302) 634-0432.

Please note full table and half table purchases cannot be refunded.  

The Delaware Bio Annual Gala celebrates innovation in Delaware and recognizes the leading entrepreneurs, innovators, educators, and life science champions in Delaware and the surrounding region. The celebration features a cocktail hour with exclusive networking, formal dinner, and a celebration of innovation in Delaware with unprecedented opportunities to connect with executives from industry, academia, medical research institutions, and government. This year our new venue, The Waterfall in Claymont, provides plenty of space inside and outside to enhance the networking experience.

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