Throughout 2020 we listened. Kansas City has powerful organizations embedded within an engaged life sciences and healthcare community. With an effective and responsive ecosystem, the KC region leveraged its expertise, assets and determination in fields such as rare disease, informatics and health equity. We came together to learn, adapt, and thrive by identifying and implementing meaningful change as we guide the region into its next phase.
BioNexus KC’s annual event featured Calaneet Balas, CEO and President of the ALS Association, who has experience in helping to build a robust and reactive ecosystem of collaboration and innovation. In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge created an unprecedented opportunity to expand ALS research and care. Balas’s comments will be heavily tied to the pandemic, as the ALS Association has been able to quickly adapt by providing remote support and utilizing technology for meaningful care service interventions.