2022 BioNexus KC Annual Event

We are uniting 500 leaders for a common purpose – healthcare innovation. Immerse yourself in KC’s rich life sciences ecosystem as we stimulate collaboration and FOCUS FORWARD on the future of KC.


October 20, 2022

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Event Details

The Midland Theatre

  • 1228 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105


  • H&R Block: 1301 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
  • Enter garage via Main St. or Walnut St. between 13th St. and 14th St.
  • Collect a validated ticket when you arrive at the annual event. This ticket will open the gates.
  • Alternate (self-pay) parking options can be found here.

Dress Code:

  • Business Casual


5:30 PM | Networking & Science2Art Auction

6:30 PM | Welcome & Dinner Service

7:15 PM | Keynote & Program

8:15 PM | Networking

9:30 PM | Networking Adjourned


Dinner Menu

Roasted Beet Stack, Brussel Sprouts
Green Goddess Dressing

Adobo Beef Tenderloin Filet | Sea Bass
Smoked Gouda Farro | Tri-Color Carrots

Honey Goat Cheese Panna Cotta
Tart Cherry Jam | Pistachio | Edible Flower (contains nuts)

pre-request only
Roasted Beet Stack, Brussel Sprouts, Yuzu Dressing

Yukon, Kale, & Cannellini Bean Cake
Roasted Red Pepper Coulis
Tri-Color Carrots

Fresh Berries, Lime, Maple, Mint


David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Translational Medicine & Human Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network
  • Associate Director of Patient Impact for the Penn Orphan Disease Center
  • National bestselling author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action
  • Patient battling idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD)
Learn More about Dr. Fajgenbaum


Science2Art is a platform for regional scientists to display and describe their research through the visual arts. Each of these remarkable pieces tells a personal research story and poetically captures the fieldwork performed by the scientists and their teams. 

All proceeds from the Science2Art auction will be donated to STEAM education in KC.

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Research Grants Program

Through the Research Development Grants program, BioNexus KC manages a variety of individual grants for area corporations and trusts, helping them identify proposals with the best scientific, medical and technical merit. The program includes proposal review by experts in the specific scientific field, written reviews for all applicants, and post-award management.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Cenetric, Inc.


H&R Block

Health Forward Foundation

KU Innovation Park



Saint Luke’s Health System

Stinson LLP

Swope Health

Union Station Kansas City, Inc. 

University of Kansas Center for Research

University of Kansas Medical Center

University of Kansas School of Medicine

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Science and Engineering


Special thanks to:

Eric Danielson

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Linda Hall Library