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May 25-27, 2022



Early Bird Registration

Until March 22nd


Standard Registration

Until May 27th


AdvanSE by Southeast Life Sciences is the premiere life science conference in the southeast United States.

It is a must-attend event for the biopharma, medtech, diagnostic, and digital health industries wishing to do business in the Southeast region. Our conference attracts the best of the southeast’s innovation, research, and people.

Whether it’s our pitch event, SE Surge (our program for large companies and research institutions), content or featured speakers, there’s bound to be something for all conference attendees.

For investors and life science entrepreneurs seeking new business opportunities, the SLS conference is one the best places to find your next de-risked investment or partnership.

The Annual Gathering

Our annual gathering brings innovative life sciences companies and trailblazing researchers in front of accomplished investors and corporations that want to do business with them.

In just 48 hours at AdvanSE, investors and partners can see the very best of what the southeast life sciences innovation ecosystem has to offer. The highly efficient “shopping” of the investors, corporate partners, and companies that attend our events helps the critical mass of innovators in the region further their ingenuity through partnerships and investment.

The 2022 Edition of AdvanSE

The 2022 AdvanSE Life Science Conference, Southeast Life Science's flagship event, will be held May 25-27, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. At this year’s event, we will be highlighting the innovations of over 50 early-stage medtech and bioscience companies. We’re also expecting to convene more than 500 attendees, including a significant number of investors and corporate partners, many looking for the next investment or partnership in the southeast region.


The Hotel Avalon

A perfect destination to sip, shop and stroll.  Embrace luxury in timeless rooms and suites, delight in flavorsome cuisine delivered to your door with our room service, and indulge in tempting dishes at our restaurant. During downtime, get active at our outdoor lounging pool and fully equipped fitness center. 

Group Name/Code: TBD
Group Rate:  $249 daily
Toll Free Reservation Line: (877) 829-2429

Attendees must book their reservations by May 1, 2022

About Southeast Life Sciences

Producer of AdvanSE, the leading Life Science Conference in the Southeast United States

Southeast Life Sciences is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the life sciences industry. It was formed in 2019 through the merger of Southeast BIO and the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA).

The organization’s mission is to cultivate, convene, and connect the Southeast entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster life science innovation & investment across the region for the greater good.

We facilitate connections, conversations and capital investments through continuous networking, education and funding opportunities for life-science innovators of all shapes and sizes.

Company Presenters
Funding Transactions
Dollars Raised
$ 1 B
Distinct Investors

What value do our stakeholders gain at the premier Life Science Conference in the Southeast?


Find your next, de-risked life science investment.

Southeast Life Sciences is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the life sciences industry. It was formed in 2019 through the merger of Southeast BIO and the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA).



Find the qualified resources and investors you need to realize your technology’s potential.

According to pitchbook data accumulated by our leadership committee more than 400 late and early stage companies have participated in previous SE BIO and SEMDA forums. To date, they have raised more than $5 billion in public and private funding. 

“Three weeks before SEMDA 2015, SweetBio wasn’t even incorporated. Six months later, Innova and MB Venture Partners co-led a $900,000 seed round to support FDA 510(k) clearance and commercialization of the company’s Guided Tissue Regeneration Membrane (GTR).”

— Kayla Rodriguez, COO, SweetBio

Universities and Corporations

Move your research or innovation into the commercialization pathway.

We accumulate investors once a year to make it more efficient to move your researchers’ innovation opportunities into a commercialization pathway. For larger corporations and ‘strategic investors,’ we provide an efficient, concentrated platform on which partnerships are built and early stage companies can grow into your next acquisition. 


Solution Providers

Find your next life science client or partner.

Most innovative life sciences companies, especially “up-and-comers,” are going to need quality expertise in IP, regulatory, reimbursement, design and development and preclinical services. Southeast Life Sciences and the AdvanSE Conference gives these providers the opportunity to take on the best of those innovators as clients. We also help pre-qualify your business for future development opportunities. 

“Our team is dedicated to expanding your footprint to a broader region. “There are now service providers like law firms based in Birmingham doing business with innovators in other states like Florida,” David Dodd said. “Convenient market expansion is a powerful way Southeast Life Sciences and the AdvanSE conference provides value-based opportunities for service providers critical to the success of early and growth stage life science companies.”

— David Dodd

“Southeast Life Sciences serves as the central connecting hub for the Southeast medtech community. We have met new companies through the organization that are now MMA clients. Through our involvement with SEMDA and now Southeast Life Sciences, we have been able to connect our clients with investors, suppliers, and specialists to help their business succeed.”

— Courtney Warren, Consultant, Marsh & McClennan Agency