McGowan Institute 2018 Scientific Retreat
March 5-6, 2018
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- State of the Institute Address: William R. Wagner, PhD-Director
- McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto, “Regenerative Strategies in the Central Nervous System”
New this Year!
NEW FORMAT for breakout sessions: Combination of lectures and audience engagement
- Topics Areas include: Cell and Tissue Regenerative Therapies at UPMC, Reproductive Tissue Engineering and Women’s Health, Vision Restoration, Stem Cells and Aging, Translating Redox Vascular Biology to the Clinic, Craniomaxillofacial Tissue Engineering, Cancer Immunotherapy, Pediatric Innovations, Additive Manufacturing, Innovations in Clinical Diagnostics and Biomarkers, Drug Delivery, Optimizing Human, Materials and Systems Performance, and more
- Early Stage Commercial Translations- Organized by Don Taylor, PhD and the SciVelo Team
- Summary: Commercial translation is the process by which basic scientific and clinical research is identified, framed, funded, and converted into translational research projects for later-stage licensing or new company formation. Using examples from an NIH-funded, commercial translation grant in regenerative medicine, this workshop will benefit you by: increasing your research scope and scale, diversifying funding sources, creating clinical product utility for human health, wellness, and societal benefit, while expanding the University’s primary research purpose.
- Sponsored Project Research Overview: Successful Submission and Post Award Management- Organized by Brian Smith, McGowan Institute
- Summary: The purpose of this session is to provide participants with a broad overview of the various aspects involved in sponsored projects administration, including preparation of proposals utilizing the University’s “Pitt Electronic Research Information Solution (PERIS) portal as well as financial and administrative management of funded grants. Staff members from McGowan Institute’s Fiscal Operations Department will present current information about University and departmental policies and procedures as they relate to the daily management of sponsored projects. Topics such as budgeting, purchasing, travel policies and reporting requirements will be discussed.
- Medical Technology Development: From Prototype to FDA Approval- Organized by Eric Sugalski, SmithWise
- Summary: Clinical and technical innovators are key to solving some of the world’s most challenging healthcare problems. However, developing a new medical technology can be a daunting task for most early-stage innovators. Smithwise, a medical device designer and developer with offices in Boston and Philadelphia, will provide a crash course on the Medtech process, from first prototype to FDA approval and beyond. Case studies highlighting diagnostics, wearables, surgical tools, and Class III implant devices will be used to illustrate the Medtech process in action.
- Nano-and Microfabrication methods for Medical Applications- Organized by Esta Abelev, PhD
- Summary: The goal of this workshop is to show Pitt research community the capability of Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF) in the field of medical device fabrication. We will show examples of devices that can be fabricated at NFCF facility like novel drug delivery systems, biosensors and more.
- Pitt is Open for Business- Organized by Brian Vidic and Amy Phillips, MBA
- Summary: In an effort to support Chancellor Gallagher’s “Pitt is Open for Business” proclamation, the University of Pittsburgh has introduced an initiative called “Making Research Work.” Making Research Work (MRW) enables University shared research facilities and labs to open themselves to work directly with industry and other external partners in a simple, transactional manner. Fee for Service, Third Party Lab Use, and Industry Co-Location are three of many new contract vehicles now in place and ready to use. This workshop will highlight how your Pitt facility or lab can work with the MRW team, how to get started, contract vehicles available, and how these new engagement pathways can broaden/strengthen relationships with industry.
- Pittsburgh Biomedical Breakfast
- Roundtable Lunch-Special Interest Topics *trainee focused – Organized by Sam LoPresti (Brown Lab)
- Rapid Fire Presentations *trainee focused
- Poster Competition and People’s Choice Award *trainee focused
- Closing Banquet with a Keynote Presentation by Steven Shapiro, MD: President, Health Services Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Registration and abstract submission is closed.
Join us on March 5-6, 2018 at the University Club for the 17th Annual McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Scientific Retreat. The program committee under the leadership of Julie Phillippi, PhD, Patrick Cantini, and Christopher Bettinger, PhD have designed an exciting program.
Schedule at a Glance:
|Monday, March 5th||Tuesday, March 6th|
|7-7:45am||Breakfast and Morning Mixer w/Clinicians||7-7:45am||Breakfast and Morning Mixer w/Clinicians *BioBreakfast Sponsored|
|8am||Welcome and State of the Institute Address
William Wagner, PhD
|8-10am||Morning Breakout Sessions (3 Concurrent)
Session 7: Pittsburgh Biomedical Breakfast
|8:15-9:15am||Opening Scientific Keynote
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Distinguished Lecture
Molly Shoichet, PhD- University of Toronto
“Regenerative Strategies in the Central Nervous System”
|9:30-11:30am||Morning Breakout Sessions (3 Concurrent)||10:30am-12:30pm||Morning Breakout Sessions (3 Concurrent)|
|Session 1: Cell and Tissue Regenerative Therapies at UPMC||Session 10: Cancer Immunotherapy|
|Session 2: Reproductive Tissue Engineering and Women’s Health||Session 11: Pediatric Innovations|
|Session 3: Vision Restoration||Session 12: Additive Manufacturing|
|2:15-4:15pm||Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3 concurrent)||3-5pm||Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3 concurrent)|
|Session 4: Stem Cells and Aging||Session 13: Innovations in Clinical Diagnostics and Biomarkers|
|Session 5: Translating Redox Vascular Biology to the Clinic||Session 14: Drug Delivery|
|Session 6: Craniomaxillofacial Tissue Engineering||Session 15: Strategic Planning Session: Optimizing Human, Materials and Systems Performance|
|4:30-5pm||Trainee Rapid Fire Presentations||5pm||Break|
|5-6pm||Poster Session/Evening Reception
Even numbers present
|6-7pm||Poster Session/Evening Reception
Odd numbers present
The poster session will be held March 5, 2018.
All participating trainees (residents, fellows, post docs, graduate students, etc.) must present a poster. At the time of registration, a faculty member can nominate one trainee from his/her lab to be exempt from the requirement to present a poster.
Poster categories include (1) Cellular & Gene Therapy, (2) Computation and Modeling, (3) Medical Devices and (4) Tissue Engineering. Attempts will be made to place posters in the author’s desired category. However, posters may be reassigned to alternate categories as needed.
Posters authored by participating trainees will be entered into the poster session contest. The poster session awards are sponsored by sciVelo are $200/$125/$75 for 1st/2nd/3rd place in each category. Abstracts are limited to approximately 300 words. Posters are allotted a MAXIMUM space of 4 ft. x 4 ft.
Poster presentations by faculty and corporate participants are highly encouraged. Posters from corporate participants are encouraged and a designated area will be available for corporate posters.
Trainees must submit a poster session abstract by February 8, 2018 or they will not be eligible for a poster session prize.