ASEMFL 2021 Annual Meeting

ASEMFL Annual Meeting, November 5 and 6, 2021, Orlando, Florida

The November 5&6, 2021 ASEMFL Annual Meeting will feature an opening address by NAS President, Marcia McNutt, a keynote address by Robert Langer (NAS, NAE, NAM), induction of 15 new ASEMFL members, and two sessions on Healthy Aging and Sea-level Rise.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, Fl 32821, 407-351-5555
Hotel Booking:
A block of rooms have been reserved at a special meeting rate of $149 per room. There is limited availability so please book early. Bookings can be made by following the link below.
UCF is financially sponsoring this event which we greatly appreciate and thus we can offer a heavily discounted registration fee of $25 for students and trainees (e.g. post-docs) and $100 for all others. To register for the annual meeting go to: REGISTER.
Contact Information:
Francesca Botteri
Events Manager
College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF

Annual ASEMFL (November 5&6 2021) Meeting Agenda

Friday, November 5, 2021
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ASEMFL Board Meeting (for ASEMFL Board Members only) [St. George Room]
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception for all Annual Meeting registrants [Peninsula Ballroom 1-3]
  • 6:30 PM ASEMFL Board Members Dinner [St. George Room]
Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Address: Marcia McNutt (NAS President); Science Advice for Resilient and Sustainable Florida [Peninsula Ballroom 1]
  • 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Break
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote Address: Robert Langer (NAS, NAE, NAM), MIT, The Edison of Medicine: Robert Langer’s Quest to Solve Global Health Challenges Using Biotechnology (virtual) [Peninsula Ballroom 1]
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Induction of Class of 2021 [Peninsula Ballroom 1]
  • 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch [Peninsula Ballroom 2]
  • 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Healthy Aging Session; Chair: Julie Johnson (NAM), University of Florida [Peninsula Ballroom 1]
    • Sandro Galea (NAM), Boston University, A healthier world for longer healthier lives
    • Ralph Sacco (NAM), University of Miami, Preventing Stroke and Maintaining Brain Health
    • Terry Fulmer (NAM), The John A. Hartford Foundation, The Evidence for Age-Friendly Care
  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Break
  • 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Sea Level Rise Session; Chair: Michael Georgiopoulos, University of Central Florida [Peninsula Ballroom 1]
    • Klaus Keller, Penn State University, Climate Risk Management: From Decision-Making to Basic Research and Back
    • Jane McKee Smith (NAE), US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal Resilience and Sea Level Rise
    • Jayantha Obeysekera, Florida International University, Grand Challenge for Resiliency of Coastal Regions: Sea Level Rise
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Refreshment Break
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ASEMFL Members Business Meeting [Peninsula Ballroom 1]
  • 5:00 PM Adjourn