ASEMFL 2022 Annual Meeting

ASEMFL Annual Meeting, November 4 & 5, 2022

The 2022 ASEMFL Meeting is organized by the ASEMFL Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Hortensia Amaro (chair), Laura Green, Julie Johnson, Leonard Pinchuk).

We welcome all interested stakeholders (faculty, industry, government professionals, as well as students and other stakeholders) to attend the exciting cadre of the 2022 Annual Meeting presenters.

The Annual Meeting is going to be held at the Renaissance Orlando, SeaWorld.

The event includes an evening Welcome Reception on November 4, Presentations on November 5, under the theme of Florida’s Gems on Science, Engineering and Medicine.

The presentations on November 5 will be delivered by renowned experts on topics that span the universe, the environment, communities, neurobiology and genetics, and other topics in science, engineering, medicine, and public health.

November 5 features a Keynote Address on the James Webb Space Telescope by Gregory, L. Robinson, Former Director of the James Webb Space Telescope Program in the NASA Science Mission Directorate.

The Induction of new ASEMFL members will happen at the conclusion of the day, on November 5, 2022, followed by a Reception and Social.
To Register for the Annual Meeting go to: REGISTER.
We are still accepting a few more on-site registrations. If you are interested in an on-site registration please register virtually, using the above link, and connect with for her to manually change your registration from virtual to in-person

To book a hotel room, please use this link:
Contact Information:
Natasha Coleman
Events Manager
College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF

ASEMFL Annual Meeting
(Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5)

November 4: Board Meeting, Members Meeting, Welcome Reception
  • 4:00-5:30 PM Board of Directors Closed Meeting (Merritt Room) Chair: Julie Johnson (NAM)
  • 5:30-6:15 PM ASEMFL Members Meeting (Merritt Room) Chair: Julie Johnson (NAM)
  • 6:30-8:00 PM Welcome Reception (Peninsula 1-3)
November 5: Scientific Conference
  • 8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast (Peninsula 1-3)
  • 9:00-9:05 AM Welcome by Julie Johnson, President of ASEMFL (all presentations in Peninsula 4)
  • 9:05-9:15 AM Welcome and Introduction of Conference Overview by Hortensia Amaro, Conference Chair
  • 9:15-10:05 AM Keynote Address: Gregory L. Robinson, NASA. The James Webb Space Telescope
    Discussant: Michael Georgiopoulos
  • 10:05-11:00 AM Pam Soltis (NAS), University of Florida and Doug Soltis (NAS), University of Florida. The Great Tree of Life: Biodiversity, Genomes, and Societal Challenges
    Discussant: Chair: Julie Johnson (NAM)
  • 11:00-11:25 AM Break (Foyer)
  • 11:25 AM – 12:20 PM Leonard Pinchuk (NAE), University of Miami. The Merging of Science, Engineering and Medicine to Establish the Fields of Interventional Cardiology and Ophthalmology
    Discussant: Arch Mainous
  • 12:20-1:50 PM Buffet Lunch (Peninsula 1-3)
  • 1:50PM-2:45 PM Tomas Guilarte, Florida International University. Imaging Neuroinflammation with TSPO: From Rodents to Humans
    Discussant: Hortensia Amaro (NAM)
  • 2:45-3:40 PM Guillermo Prado (NAM), University of Miami. Florida’s Exemplar for Taking Behavioral Interventions for Youth to Scale Nationally and Internationally
    Discussant: Carolyn Tucker
  • 3:40-4:00 PM Break (Foyer)
  • 4:00-4:55 PM Laura H. Greene (NAS), Florida State University. The National MagLab: A Powerhouse of Innovation
    Discussant: Carolina Cruz-Neira (NAE)
  • 5:00-5:45 PM Induction of Class of 2022
  • 6:15-8:00 PM Reception and Social (Peninsula 1-3)
  • 8:00 PM Adjourn
November 6: Suggested Departure

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