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Promoting Collaboration among Universities, Industries and Healthcare Providers

April 29-30, 2013
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York

Registration is now open, space is limited. To register for the event, click here.

An agenda is available here. 

Speaker information, moderator and panelist info is available here.

Binghamton University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with the Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference, and the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging are hosting the 2013 Healthcare Innovation Days on April 29-30, 2013 at Binghamton University.

Binghamton University has developed a Healthcare Initiative to help orient future research activities among many disciplines toward the common goal of improving health outcomes. The 2013 Healthcare Innovation Days event brings together the region's biomedical community to facilitate discussions on research technology and service delivery developments that have an impact on healthcare across the state and nation. The symposium aims to promote collaboration among universities, industries and healthcare providers. Panel discussions and presentations span a range of topics in the healthcare arena, including: policy, technology device development, pharmacology research, behavioral health, systems approaches, and rural healthcare. The event will include a Networking Reception and a Research Poster Session open to investigators, students and guests.

The event will be held at the University’s Innovative Technologies Complex, located at 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal NY, in Room 2008 of the Engineering and Science building.   Sponsorship has been provided by United Health Services.

Speakers include David Smith, M.D.,, President of Upstate Medical University; Robert Saunders, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Medicine and Rajesh Davé , M.D., United Health Services.

For Speaker bios, click here.

Panels include:

Impact of the Affordable Healthcare Act on Higher Education - Moderator and panelist information

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- “aka Obamacare” continues its implementation; it will have wide ranging impacts on the U.S. health care system.  This session will look at some of the provisions of the legislation and how those provisions will  impact universities, hospitals, and industry, as well as create opportunities of interdisciplinary solutions.

Behavorial Sciences - Moderator and panelist information

The Behavioral Neuroscience Group at Binghamton University is comprised of experienced faculty and research scientists committed to translational neuroscience. Our laboratories are headed by international experts with established preclinical models that span a wide range of both behavioral and neural functions to assess novel pharmaceutical and technological approaches for disease treatment. Our group provides prospective partners with the predictive cost-efficient models and tools necessary to move novel concepts and compounds from bench to bedside.

Pharmaceuticals, Taking Molecule to Market - Moderator and panelist information

Taking Pharmaceuticals from research to patient use is a very complex system.  During the panel “Pharmacueticals, Taking Molecule to Market, the challenges and opportunities of each step of the process will be discussed, including developing molecules, early drug development, financing and market evolution with  pharmaceutical companies, as well as the process of clinical trials.

Rural Health Care in Vulnerable Populations - Moderator and panelist information

Rural health care faces unique challenges and issues which are highly different than those found in suburban or urban communities. These factors can contribute to health care disparities for rural Americans in addition to health care delivery issues for rural health care providers. Economic factors, cultural and social variations, and educational shortcomings along with social and geographical isolation have all been shown to influence both rural health care outcomes and delivery systems.  These variables continue to be influenced by recent national demographic and political changes. This panel will describe unique and innovative methods of addressing the challenges of rural health care on a community, state and national levels and present current efforts to improve the health of this vulnerable population.

Healthcare Systems - Moderator and Panelist information

System Engineering arose in the aerospace domain as systems became increasingly more complex in terms of size, scale, intensity, rate of change and impact on human safety. The systems engineering discipline provides a collaborative methodology and tools to address this complexity and holistically manage all of the domains of engineering and development contributing to a solution.  The systems approach has been successfully applied to complex aerospace/military solutions as well as a wide variety of manufacturing and service industries.  It is now in the early stages of contribution to the healthcare domain.

Given the multi-discipline, multi-dimensional, multi-level and multiple stakeholder nature of healthcare, a systems engineering approach will be key to transforming it from a set of independent entities into a high-performing integrated system capable of delivering safe, effective, timely, and efficient healthcare services. Systems engineering is essential in our efforts to bridge the chasm between the quality of patient care that our healthcare system should be capable of delivering and the quality of care that is being delivered today. 

Medical Devices, Innovation to Market - Moderator and panelist information

The current, global healthcare environment has many challenges, and those challenges appear to be even greater due to increasing demands and expectations on national and global systems (e.g., regulatory burden, new legislation) as well as increasing environmental, demographic, and socioeconomic issues and uncertainties.  These challenges, however, also present great opportunity for those willing to pursue incremental, radical (or disruptive), and/or breakthrough innovations - whether a product, service model, or business model. 

During this highly interactive session, a panel of diverse, accomplished experts will address the full spectrum of challenges, approaches, and the like for successfully bringing a medical device innovation to market - from idea to commercialization; their inputs will be concise, insightful, and value-adding to audience participants.

For questions, please email innovation@binghamton.edu.

Thank you to our sponsors, United Health Services and Upstate Medical University.


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