A. M. Pappas & Associates’ is hosting the fifth annual life science symposium on April 8.

The symposium, titled “Biotech’s Challenge: Financing Drug Discovery and Drug Development in Uncertain Times,” will take place from 5:30-7 PM at the Sheraton Hotel in RTP.

Larry Pickering, global chairman of healthcare private equity for CSFB, will moderate a panel of venture capitalists and investment bankers active in the life science arena today.

Panelists will include Nick Colangelo, managing director of Lilly Ventures; Russ Ray, managing partner at HLM Venture Partners; Marina Bozilenko, senior managing director at Bear Stearns; and George Milstein, senior managing director for Pacific Growth Equities.

A. M. Pappas: www.ampappas.com