ASEMFL 2023 Annual Meeting

ASEMFL Annual Meeting, November 3 & 4, 2023

The 2023 ASEMFL Meeting is organized by the ASEMFL Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Hortensia Amaro (chair), Alexander Cartwright, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Angela Laird, Sylvie Naar, Len Pinchuk, Adalio Sanchez, Martin J Sepulveda, Debra Schwinn, Pamela Soltis, José Szapocznik)

We welcome all interested stakeholders (faculty, industry, government professionals, as well as students and other stakeholders) to attend the exciting cadre of the 2023 Annual Meeting presenters.

The Annual Meeting is going to be held at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, 9907 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819. The Annual Meeting hotel is Rosen Shingle Creek®, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819 | (866) 996-9939 | Reservations (866) 996-6338

The event includes a discussion panel with presidents and CEOs of Florida universities and private sector science companies, a keynote talk, four plenary sessions and a variety of activities for the conference participants to connect with each other. Furthermore, it includes the ASEMFL Board meeting, the ASEMFL Members meeting and the induction of new ASEMFL members. Finally, the event includes (for the first time) presentations by rising starts in science, engineering, and medicine, as well as a poster session by Ph.D. students and post-docs.

The Induction of new ASEMFL members will happen at the beginning of the meeting, November 3, 2023.
To Register for the Annual Meeting go to: REGISTER.

Attendees should call Rosen Shingle Creek’s hotel reservations team at (407) 996-6338, reference Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL) to reserve their guest room. Reservations must be made by October 3, 2023. When making a reservation guests must guarantee the reservation with a valid credit card. A charge of the first night’s room and tax will apply to this credit card, five days prior to the confirmed arrival date. The remaining balance for guests stays will be due on arrival at checkout. We recommend that guests call as soon as possible to make their guestroom reservation.
Contact Information:
Natasha Coleman
Events Manager
College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF
Graduate Student, Post-Doc Poster Session Portal Rising Stars Session Portal

ASEMFL Annual Meeting
(Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4)

November 3, Agenda (Conference Day 1)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Board Meeting and Breakfast for Board Meeting (only for ASEMFL Board members)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Welcome, Hortensia Amaro, Conference Chair and Pamela Soltis, ASEMFL President
  • 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Induction Ceremony for New ASEMFL Members
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with University Presidents and Private Sector Leaders: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in the Academy

  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 1st Plenary Panel and Discussion: New Developments and Emerging AI Technologies: Implications for the Scientific Enterprise

    • Adalio Sanchez, ACI Worldwide, Inc, Introduction
    • Peter Singer, PhD, Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America, The Real Robotics Revolution: Key Questions That Loom
    • Guido Zarrella, Technical Fellow for AI, MITRE Corporation, The Present State of AI Technology: Fact, Fiction, and Regulation
    • Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Florida International University, 4. AI Ethics & Policy Initiatives in Florida
    • Panel Discussion led by Brian Fonseca with Peter Singer, Guido Zarrella, Adalio Sanchez
  • 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 2nd Plenary Panel and Discussion: Rising Stars Awards: The Next Generation of Florida Innovators
  • 6:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Social Hour and Poster Session: Research Posters by Florida Graduate Students, and Postdocs
  • 8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own
November 4, Agenda (Conference Day 2)
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet and Business Meeting for ASEMFL members (only for ASEMFL members)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Keynote by John Anderson, President National Academy of Engineering, Addressing Climate Change, How and When
    Organizer: Len Pinchuk
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 3rd Plenary Panel and Discussion: Application of Scientific Advances for the Public Good
    Organizer: José Szapocznik
    • Sylvia Daunert, University of Miami, Nanotechnologies for Sensing and Drug Delivery
    • Evelyn E. Gaiser, Florida International University, Battling Climate Change in Florida: Long-Term Studies Reveal the Social-Ecological Urgency of Freshwater Restoration
    • Mina Teicher, University of Miami, New Ethics is needed for Brain-Computer Interface
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 4th Plenary Panel and Discussion: Evidence-Based Approaches to Achieving Spatial Justice in Florida:
    Organizer: Martin J. Sepulveda
  • 3:25 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5th Plenary Panel and Discussion: ASEMFL Scientists Discuss Translational Research and Major Advances in Medicine and Public Health
    Organizers: Len Pinchuk and Hortensia Amaro
    • Christine Schmidt, University of Florida, Engineering Materials for Clinical Nerve Repair, and Other Applications Along the Way
    • Mark Atkinson, University of Florida, Studies of the Human Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes: Using Technology to Rewrite the Textbooks on How the Disease Develops
    • William Vega, Florida International University, Mitigating Dementia: The Search For Pathways Between Neuroscience and Public Health
    • Almut Winterstein, University of Florida, How do we know that medications are safe?
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Social Hour

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