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PAST BEACON EVENTS
Get an idea of the type of events we sponsor for our network by reviewing what we have done in the past. Check out our current events.

2010
Events

JANUARY
27 – SEMINAR – “Smart Implants” presented by Jim
Ohneck, Director of Sales and Marketing, Valtronic Technologies USA,
Inc., Solon, OH.
Learn what a smart implant is, how they
work, the challenges of manufacturing them and successful examples
already in use. Seminar will be held in Patterson Auditorium at UConn
Health Center, Farmington, CT beginning with a networking reception
at 5:30pm. Free to attend.
Click
here for more information
.
MARCH
23 – New funding opportunities (federal grants) at NIH through
NIBIB (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering)
presented by William Heetderks, MD, PhD, Director of Extramural Science
Programs, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
Event will be held at University
of Connecticut Storrs. Exact location and time to be announced. Free
to attend. Specifically directed for academics and small business
researchers.
Click here for
more information
APRIL
14 – “Tri-State Get Together” sponsored by BEACON, New
Hampshire Bio/Medical Council and Medical Development Group (MDG)
in Massachusetts
– networking and panel presentation on “hottest”
new technology in each state. Event will be held at UMASS Medical
Center, Worcester, MA. Beginning with cocktail reception at 4:00pm,
panel will start at 5:30pm. Minimal cost to attend.
APRIL
20-22 – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) National Conference
held at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

BEACON is a sponsor and will have a booth. Registration cost to attend
conference. Register at: www.sbirnational.com
APRIL
28 – SEMINAR – “Regenerative Medicine” presented by Dr.
Koudy Williams, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University
School of Medicine, North Carolina.
Event will be held at
Hospital of Special Care, New Britain, CT beginning with a networking
reception at 5:00pm. Free to attend. This event is sponsored by Pfizer.
Click
here for more information
JUNE
16 – SPECIAL POLICY SEMINAR: Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform
on the Medical Device Industry.

Event will be held at UBS Financial Services, One State Street,
16th Floor, Hartford, CT. Presentation 3:00 – 5:00pm. Free to attend.
Click
here for more information
SEPTEMBER
15 – SEMINAR – “Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2010”
presented by James Beaty, Signal Analysis Team Lead, Johns Hopkins
Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD.
Event will be held at the
Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT. It will begin with a networking
reception at 5:00pm, followed by talk in the 3D Science Theater and
possible tour of the facility when the event is concluded. Co-sponsored
with the Connecticut Science Center. More details to follow. Free
to attend.
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here for more information


PFIZER SEMINAR SERIES 2009
Organized and presented by BEACON

February
19
“Improving Healthcare Outcomes & Reducing
Costs through Medical Automation”
Presented by Martin Sklar, President, Automated Medical Instruments
Location: Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT

Learn how technology can help solve problems of the more complex,
skyrocketing costs for healthcare through IT from point-of- care through
all venues, surgical robotics, sensing and data collection.
Click
here for more information
April
8 – “Nanotherapeutics in Humans – A Survey”
Presented by Dr. Raj Bawa, Adjunct Associate Professor at RPI, Troy,
NY & President, Bawa Biotechnology Consulting LLC, Ashburn, VA
Location: Western New England College, Sleith 100, Springfield, MA

With patent expirations on numerous “blockbuster” drugs
on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are searching
for new competitive business strategies. Nanotherapeutics offer potential
solutions. Find out why.
Click
here for more information
June
18 – “Physiological Genomics and Personalized Medicine”
Presented by Dr. Gualberto Ruaño, President, Genomas, Inc.
Location: Baystate Hospital, Chestnut Hall Rooms 1A & 1B, Springfield,
MA

A revolution in our understanding of human health and disease has
been launched by the sequencing of a prototypical human genome. Physiogenomic
applications and case studies of DNA-Guided medicine for clinical
neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine and diabetes management will
be presented in detail.
Click
here for more information
September
22
“Regenerative Engineering: New Avenues
for Tissue Repair”
Presented by Yusuf Khan, PhD, Asst. Prof. New England Musculoskeletal
Institute and Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery at UConn Health Center
Location: Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

Regenerative engineering combines tissue engineering, stem cell biology,
developmental biology and cues from materials science. Prospects for
the future of this new science will be explored.
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here for more information
October
20 – “Modeling & Simulation to Integrate and Build Knowledge
in Development of Drugs, Biologics and Devices: Overview and Case
Studies”
Organized by Marc Gastonguay, PhD, President & CEO, Metrum Research
Group
Location: UConn Storrs, Thomas Dodd Center

This seminar will be to provide an understanding of current uses and
future potential of quantitative modeling and simulation in drug,
biologic and device development with illustrations from specific examples
ranging from more physiologically complex systems biology models to
more empirical statistical models for trial design.
Click here for more information
November
3 – Panel Presentation
“Forecast for the Next Decade of the Medical Device Industry”
Presented by an industry panel of experts
Location: Northeast Utilities Auditorium, Berlin, CT

Join in a lively discussion about the next decade for the medical
device industry as corporate executives share insights in to what
their companies are planning and how investments in this industry
are vital to its continued growth.
Click here
for more information

 


Past
Events
2008

February
7
– Biomedical Engineering Career Fair at UCONN –
Interested companies may have a FREE booth and are enthusiastically
encouraged to attend! Details are at: http://www.bme.uconn.edu/stusocs/CareerFair.html
February
19
– EConference on “In-Vitro Diagnostics”
– interactive seminar run by Clinical Device Group and sponsored by
BEACON that allows participants to communicate directly with FDA specialists
via their computer. For full details to participate, please go to: www.clinicaldevice.com
March
4
– “Survival Guide for Precision Manufacturers”
A Workforce Development Challenge. With so many older workers retiring,
Connecticut precision manufacturers are having a difficult time finding
qualified replacements. For full details, click
here.
April
16
– BEACON seminar entitled The Medical Device Market
in the European Union (EU) – joint event being organized and
sponsored by BEACON, CT Department of Economic & Community Development
and the US Department of Commerce with speakers from the EU and Washington,
DC. To be held at CREC, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT. For
full details, click
here
.
May
29
– Second BEACON Member Meet & Greet cocktail
event hosted by and held at Hartford Hospital. 5:00 – 7:00pm