Programs & Events


LifeScience Alley offers its members access to experts in a variety of fields through monthly SIG programs. These programs typically are 90 minute morning sessions (8:00 - 9:30am), although occasionally we hold half-day, full-day and two-day seminars. Most are held at the Hamline University Minneapolis campus, the DoubleTree Park Place Hotel in St. Louis Park or the Risdall Conference Room in New Brighton.

These Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are categorized by area of business function. The programs are designed to help life science professionals stay up to date on policies, regulations and technology advances. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for most programs, and each SIG has two experienced co-chairs responsible for programming. If you are interested in becoming a co-chair or in speaking at an educational program, please let us know

Download the Speaker Application Form to fill out and send back.


We currently offer SIG programming in the following categories:

Biotechnology SIG

Adresses issues relating to human health, animal health, industrial and agricultural (including food) biotechnology. 

Clinical Studies SIG
Topics might include GCPs, informed consent, protocols, monitoring, adverse event reporting, IRBs and more.

Manufacturing/Quality SIG
Focuses on manufacturing and quality assurance issues important to medical device, pharmaceutical and other technology manufacturers including process control, Six Sigma and new technology for manufacturing, and more.

Marketing SIG
Covers health care marketing strategy, public relations, sales, media relations, product launches and more.

Regulatory Affairs SIG
Reviews FDA CDRH guidance and regulations, including FDAMA, MDUFMA, QSR, QSIT, cGMPs, submissions, OUS regulations, post-market regulations and more.

Reimbursement SIG
Topics might include HIPAA, CMS (Medicare) regulations, product reimbursement, clinical studies reimbursement and more.

Research & Development SIG
Examines new product development, best practices, emerging standards, intellectual property, process development, software development and more.

SIG Plus!
These programs are designed to enhance selected SIG program topics, when needed. SIG Plus! programs use case studies and member company visits to dig deeper into particular topics when requested by participants.

Other Events

Please see the Event Calendar.

Emergo Group Brazil ad 2014
UofM_CCE 2014 Feb
Dynamic Group June 2013