A GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCE EVENT
Bridging the Gap is an annual life science event organized together by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, New England and Minnesota- the top four life science clusters in the U.S. Since Life Science Bridge's mission is to promote trade between our clusters and Sweden. Bridging the Gap is a joint initiative to promote trade between the top four life science clusters in the U.S. and Sweden. In addition, with the purpose to inspire, educate and connect people in the life science scene. With Sweden and the U.S. being at the top of the life science industry, we aimed to build bridges between these nations to promote a healthy and innovative world.
Bridging the Gap 2023 will be a one-day webinar on April 27th, with speakers within the various areas followed by a panel discussion. The topics will be focused on The impact of Life Science innovation on healthcare. Speakers will attend from both Sweden and the U.S. Please join us to promote this global collaboration. For more information or questions, please check our social media or email development@sacc-sandiego.
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Will soon be announced
We are thrilled to announce that Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, will be joining us as speaker on April 27th.
Dr. Osterholm is is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota. In November 2020, Dr. Osterholm was appointed to President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 transition advisory board. From June 2018 through May 2019, he served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State. He is also on the Luther College Board of Regents.
He is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, In 2000, he authored Living Terrors: What American Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe, laying why the biological attacks (like the 2001 anthrax attack) are a new reality and what we must do to prepare, and his 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, details the most pressing infectious disease threats of our day (including coronaviruses and pandemics) but lays out a strategy to address them.
Please read more about Michael Osterholm here.