California Life Sciences’ Conversation with Thought Leaders is adapted from our annual Evening with Thought Leaders, and is a virtual webinar series that provides an opportunity to connect with key opinion leaders on all facets of the life sciences.

Emerging Talent Needs in a Post-Pandemic World: Building Organizational Workforce Resilience and Diversity

Even before the current health crisis, changing technologies and new ways of working were disrupting jobs and the skills employees needed to do them. The COVID pandemic has only further spotlighted this concern. Amidst this backdrop, calls for racial justice & equity are further shifting the way companies are thinking about and competing for talent. We explore creative solutions to these challenges including developing relations with strategic partners to co-develop talent and placing greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion to better address imbalances in talent supply and demand.

This program is part of the California Life Sciences’ Racial and Social Equity Initiative, a unified effort to do more for the historically excluded Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) populations in California. #WeCommitToChange.

Navigating the Early Stages of Drug Development in California

Early stage biotechnology companies are being established all over California, with great science and technology, and the hopes of impacting the world for the better. These emerging companies are critical for the growth of California’s life sciences industry. Join Charles River Labs as we discuss with founders of early-stage biotech’s how to navigate and advance product candidates with the integration of strong corporate alliances, financing strategy and strategic planning.

Health Equity

Watch the recap of Conversation with Thought Leaders: Health Equity, which explored the importance of increasing health access to underserved communities and how the life sciences community can help tackle other hurdles to ensure equitable and safe health care access for patients and their families.

This program is part of the California Life Sciences’ Racial and Social Equity Initiative, a unified effort to do more for the historically excluded Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) populations in California. #WeCommitToChange.

Return to Work

Watch CLS, BioscienceLA, and TeamCalifornia discuss best practices, county orders, employment law and compliance considerations as well as organizational blueprints to facilitate a seamless return-to-work plan.

Diversity in Clinical Trials

Watch this in-depth discussion focused on creating greater equity related to clinical trial diversity. From increased public awareness resulting from the pandemic, the development of new technologies as well as advanced treatments, there is tremendous opportunity to eliminate disparities in healthcare and promote increased collaboration among the life sciences community. View our panel of industry thought leaders as they address the barriers, possible solutions, and the regulatory perspectives impacting diversity and inclusion initiatives.

This program is part of the California Life Sciences’ Racial and Social Equity Initiative, a unified effort to do more for the historically excluded Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) populations in California. #WeCommitToChange.