2017 Biotech and Health Sciences Research Symposium Program

Biotech and Health Sciences Research Symposium Program

Date: Thursday April 20, 2017
Location: Krasnow Institute
Focus: possibilities created by collaborative clinical partnerships, and specific opportunities for collaborative project/funding development.
6pm-6:30pm Welcoming remarks: Dr. Deborah Crawford and Mr. Jeffrey M. Gallagher
6:30pm-8pm Successful Mason-Clinical Partnerships – Synergies and Strategies Dr. Thomas P. Conrads, Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Dr. Andrew Lincoln, Dr. Michelle Harris Love, and Dr. Laurence Bray
8pm-9pm Networking reception
Date: Friday April 21, 2017
Location: Johnson Center (starting in Dewberry Hall)
Focus: exploring Mason’s current research portfolio – including fundamental, clinical, and community-based projects, and identifying new funding opportunities to pursue in the future.
8:30am-9am Refreshments and poster set-up
9am-9:30am Welcoming remarks
9:30am-10:30am Keynote: Successful Team Science Across Disciplines Dr. Michael Gorman
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:30am Presentation by Dr. Deborah Crawford, focused on Mason’s health research agenda, Institute for Biomedical Innovation, and clinical partnerships
11:30am-12:15pm Poster session
12:15pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2pm Breakout presentations
Breakout A: Evidence Based Interventions
Breakout B: Novel Approaches to Disease Treatment
Breakout C: Approaches for Understanding and Improving Quality of Life
Breakout D: Use of Technology to Improve Health and Healthcare
Abstracts for Presentations
2pm-2:15pm Break
2:15pm-3:15pm Breakouts presentations
Breakout A: Science and Public Policy
Breakout B: Grand Health Challenges
Breakout C: Technology- and Neuroscience-Based Interventions
Breakout D: Discussion of and convening team to pursue NSF 
Abstracts for Presentations
3:15pm-3:30pm Break
3:30pm-4:30pm Breakouts by engagement opportunity
Breakout A: Visiting Scientist Programs: Dr. Zarixia Zavala-Ruiz, HHMI and Dr. James Thompson, VNI
Breakout B – Commercializing Biotechnology, Mr. Jeffrey Kaczmarek, Prince William Economic Development and Ms. Jennifer Hiltwine, CIT CRCF Program
Breakout C – The future of Medicine – Big Data, its Challenges and Promises, Collaborative Opportunities with Inova