ASEMFL 2024 Annual Meeting

ASEMFL Annual Meeting, November 1 & 2, 2024
(In-Person)

The 2024 ASEMFL Meeting is organized by the ASEMFL Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Len Pinchuk (chair), Michael Georgiopoulos, Yogi Goswami, Paul Sanberg, Omaida Velazquez)

We welcome all interested stakeholders (faculty, industry, government professionals, as well as students and other stakeholders) to attend the exciting cadre of the 2024 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 starts with the Induction Ceremony for the new ASEMFL members. Furthermore, the event includes a keynote talk by Victor Dzau (NAM (National Academy of Medicine) President), three plenary sessions on topics such as Climate Change, From Genes to Proton Spins: Florida Doctors Leading Advances in Novel Bridging Technologies, University-Industry Entrepreneurship in Florida, and a variety of activities for the conference participants to connect with each other. Finally, it includes the ASEMFL Board meeting and the ASEMFL Members meeting. New features for the event (debuted last year and continued this year because of their success) are presentations by rising stars in science, engineering, and medicine, as well as a poster session by Ph.D. students and post-docs.

The Induction Ceremony will happen at the beginning of the meeting, November 1, 2024.
Venue:
In-Person
Registration:
To Register for the Annual Meeting go to: (link).

To Reserve a room at Rosen Shingle Creek go to: (link)

Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on September 30, 2024 using the link above to qualify for the conference special pricing.
Contact Information:
Natasha Coleman
Events Manager
College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF
Natasha.Coleman@ucf.edu
Submissions:
Graduate Student, Post-Doc Poster Session Portal Rising Stars Session Portal

ASEMFL Annual Meeting
(Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2)
AGENDA:

November 1, Agenda (Conference Day 1)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Welcome, Len Pinchuk, Conference Chair, Pamela S. Soltis, ASEMFL President (Room 101)
  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Induction Ceremony for new ASEMFL Members (Room 101)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Room 122)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Presentations, Panel and Discussion (Room 101) – Topic: Climate
    Change

    • Organizer: Yogi Goswami, Distinguished University Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida
      Title: A global overview of climate change, its causes and proposed solutions
    • Christian Brechot, Assistant Vice President, College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, University of South Florida
      Title: Impact on Human Health, emergence of viruses, diseases etc.
    • Kris Singh, CEO of Holtec International
      Title: Combatting the rise of carbon in the environment through innovative nuclear and solar technologies
    • Jane McKee Smith, Research Professor, Department of Coastal and Civil Engineering, University of Florida
      Title: Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Communities and Hybrid Solutions
    • Jayantha Obeysekera, Director, Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University
      Title: Climate Change: Re-engineering the Practice of Engineering
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BREAK; Talk to the Climate Change Topic Presenters (Room 101)
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rising Stars Awards: The Next Generation of Florida Innovators (Room 101)
    • Organizer: Angela Laird, Director, Center of Imaging Science, Florida International University
    • Risings Stars (TBD)
  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. BREAK; Talk to the Rising Stars (Room 101)
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Social Hour and Poster Session 1 (Room 124)
    • Organizer: Pamela S. Soltis, Director, UF Biodiversity Institute; Distinguished Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of National History
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour and Poster Session 2 (Room 124)
    • Organizer: Pamela S. Soltis, Director, UF Biodiversity Institute; Distinguished Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of National History
November 2, Agenda (Conference Day 2)
  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet and Business Meeting for ASEMFL Members (Room 124)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Presentations, Panel and Discussion (Room 101) – Topic: From Genes to Proton Spins: Florida Doctors Leading Advances in Novel Bridging Technologies
    • Organizer: Omaida C. Velazquez, Professor of Clinical Surgery, David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
      Title: Gene and Gene-Modified Cell-based Therapies for Vascular Regenerative Medicine
    • Barry Byrne, Associate Chair of Pediatrics and Director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center at the University of Florida
    • Joshua Hare, Director, Donald Soffer Endowed Program in Regenerative Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
    • Angela Laird, Director, Center of Imaging Science, Florida International University
  • 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. BREAK; Talk to From Genes to Proton Spins Topic Presenters (Room 101)
  • 11:30 p.m. -12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Room 124)
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Talk by Victor Dzau, President National Academy of Medicine, Topic TBD (Room 101)
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. BREAK; Talk to Victor Dzau, NAM President (Room 101)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Presentations, Panel and Discussions (Room 101) – Topic: University-Industry Entrepreneurship in Florida
    • Co-Organizer: Paul Sanberg, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
    • Co-Organizer: Len Pinchuk, Founder, President, and CEO of Innovia, LLC
    • Mark Glickman, President, and CEO of Bio Florida
      Title: Update the Status of the Life Science Industry in Florida
    • Prasant Mohapatra, Provost, University of South Florida
      Title: Bridging Horizons: USF’s Strategic Partnerships for Innovation and Economic Prosperity
    • Dana Vouglitois, Head of Tech Transfer, Patent Attorney, Florida Atlantic University
      Title: How University Technology Transfer Offices Lead the Way in Educating the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. BREAK; Talk to the University-Industry Entrepreneurship in Florida Topic 3 Presenters (Room 101)
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Board Meeting (Room 102R, only for ASEMFL Board Members)

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