Mission: The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the following business activities:(a) boston taiwanese biotechnology association, inc. ("btba") is organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c) (3) of the internal revenue code, or the corresponding section of any future federal code. (b) btba strives to bridge the gap between academics and industry in the united states and taiwan and to assist students and professionals in biology-related fields. Btba aims to discuss and incubate new ideas regarding science and technology that willbenefit basic research or industry applications. (c) the primary activities ofbtba include but are not limited to: (i) planning and hosting the annual boston taiwanese biotechnology symposium; (ii) planning and hosting academicactivities such as seminars and study groups to develop participants' professional knowle
Programs: Btba has successfully hosted four annual boston taiwanese biotechnology symposiums (http://btbatw. Org/symposium. Html) that attracted more than 300 young professionals across the united states each year. We have been much honored to have many respected scientists as the keynote speakers. They shared their visions in biotech development in both the us and taiwan and provided career advice to young professionals. Last year (2016), we started a new session where invited start-up companies presented and shared their entrepreneurial stories. Attendees expressed extremely high satisfaction and 100% of them indicated that they will attend the symposium again this year, according to the survey. We have organized 20 workshops and panel discussions with speakers and panelists from academia and industry to discuss challenges and opportunities in different career paths. We held a career fair in 2015, which included representatives from participating companies interviewing applicants. We have held seven academic seminars where graduate students and researchers presented their research projects and attendees often brought fresh or insightful perspectives. We have organized three annual social events for participants to network in a more casual and recreational setting.