Previous Events

2018 Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

April 11-12, 2018

The third annual Bioinformatics Conference convened bioinformatics-minded researchers from academia and industry to discover capabilities, share tactical approaches to problem-solving, explore synergies, and launch potential collaborations. Learn more

2018 W.I.S.E. KC

April 4, 2018

The Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (W.I.S.E. KC) event at the Stower’s Institute for Medical Research, featured Dr. Doris A. Taylor. Throughout her impressive career, Dr. Taylor pioneered the research and application of regenerative medicine for chronic diseases like heart disease. Learn more

2017 One Health Day

November 1, 2017

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) partnered with Kansas State University and BioKansas to host Kansas City One Health Day (#OneHealthKC). Keynote speaker, Dr. Wayne Carter, President and CEO of KCALSI provided an overview of One Health, the inextricable linkage between human health, animal health, and the environment. Learn more

2017 W.I.S.E. KC

October 10, 2017

At the W.I.S.E. KC event presented by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, BioKansas, Missouri Cures, and Missouri Biotechnology Association, four female entrepreneurs shared their career experiences during the open forum at the Kauffman Foundation. Elizabeth Loboa, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri, encouraged women to take a stand against sexual harassment and focused on shocking statistics about female students and engineers locally and nationally. Learn more

2017 KCALSI Annual Dinner

September 19, 2017

The 2017 Annual Dinner was held at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland featuring keynote speaker, Nina Tandon, PhD. She is the CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. The annual Science to Art silent auction was again featured during this dinner. Learn more

2017 One Health Innovations: Preventing the Next Pandemic

August 27 – August 28, 2017
In collaboration with Kansas State University and the University of Missouri, KCALSI arranged for over 20 national and regional experts to present at the One Health research symposium. The theme, “Preventing the Next Pandemic” featured presentations addressing this topic from two perspectives: 1) how can we use surveillance data, social trafficking, and big data to identify potential outbreaks at the earliest time point so we have the greatest opportunity for responding, 2) what are the latest vaccine platforms being applied to viral and emerging diseases including a segment on novel treatment approaches. Learn more

Collaborate2Cure: Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mondays, May 1 – August 21, 2017
KCALSI hosted a series of events focused on Mitochondrial Dysfunction designed to stimulate collaboration across our region and solve specific scientific challenges. Diseases linked to mitochondrial dysfunction range from Alzheimer’s, to obesity to heart disease. Learn more

Second Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

April 13-14, 2017
The Second Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference featured two days of discovery and practical approaches to collecting, organizing, and preparing data for a broad range of analyses applied in animal and human health. Learn more

2016 KCALSI Annual Dinner

2016 Annual Dinner logo

September 22, 2016
The 2016 KCALSI Annual Dinner was held at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. The theme was ‘Computational Medicine”. Learn more

2016 One Health Innovations: The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine

One Health Innovations: The Nexus of Human and Animal Medicine

August 28 – August 29, 2016
In partnership with the Schools of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri and Kansas State University, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute presented a two day symposium focused on the translational and comparative aspects of human and animal medicine. Learn more

2016 Regional Translational Medicine Meeting

2016 Regional Translational Medicine Meeting

April 21 – April 22, 2016
The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute worked with Saint Luke’s Hospital and the University of Missouri in Kansas City to organize the fourth annual Translational Medicine meeting to stimulate new collaborations across our region between our academic institutions and with industry. Learn more

First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

October 15-16, 2015
The First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference featured two days of discovery and practical approaches to collecting, organizing, and preparing data for a broad range of analyses applied in animal and human health. Learn more

2015 KCALSI Annual Dinner

2015 Annual Dinner
September 30, 2015
The 2015 KCALSI Annual Dinner theme of the KCALSI Annual Dinner was “Exponential Health: Solving Today’s Problems with the Technologies of Tomorrow”. Learn more

2015 Animal Health Research Symposium

2015 Animal Health Research Symposium

August 30-31, 2015
The 2015 Animal Health Research Symposium was designed for physicians, veterinarians and scientists interested in research and clinical topics of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, including novel approaches for disease control. The two-day Symposium held an impressive slate of speakers covering topics ranging from Ebola and Bourbon to Ehrlichiosis. Learn more