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LA/Ventura County Chapter

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Upcoming Events

Beach Yoga!
Join AWIS for an afternoon of Beach Yoga with instructor Brad Keimach. Brad's beach yoga class was named "Best of L.A. 2012" by Los Angeles Magazine AND "Best of 2012" by L.A. Weekly!

When: Saturday, April 26th at 2:30pm
Where: Santa Monica Beach

KGI Seminar for non-academic careers

Are you interested in a non-academic career?  KGI is offering  a unique opportunity for Ph.D.s and postdocs who are interested in a career outside of academia. KGI will be hosting a webinar this Thursday, March 27th at 4:00 p.m. PDT for postdocs and graduate students on our Postdoctoral Professional Masters in Bioscience Management (PPM) program. The PPM program is designed to give students business and management skills so that they can pursue management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories. 

When: Thursday, March 27 at 4 pm

For a full description of the program please click here.

To sign up for the webinar please click here.

Upcoming Outreach Opportunities:

Saturday, April 5
Expanding Your Horizons Los Angeles (EYH-LA)
For details, click here.


Chapter Planning Meetings

Third Tuesday of the Month, 8 pm
Via Teleconference
Call in details are available via email.  

Next date: Tuesday, April 15th

To join us on the conference call or to submit agenda items, please e-mail us at

Coffee Club

Second Tuesday of the Month

Next date: April 8

For more information about the Coffee Club Program in your neighborhood or to start one, click here.

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