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Building trust and accountability: the role user experience design can play in artificial intelligence
Pistoia Alliance Webinar
September 19, 2019 - Online
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Applying AI in a life science and healthcare environment will need to be done with care. Scientists do not trust black boxes for good reasons! How can we use UX design to build confidence and trust? How can we communicate methodology for data training, testing and validation? What are the ethical considerations of AI? In this webinar our panel of UX specialists will give a brief introduction to User Experience before presenting the design opportunities UX can bring to AI.

Toasting to a Healthy Westchester - Wine Pairing Dinner
Westchester County Association
September 24, 2019 - Tarrytown, NY
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The “Toasting to a Healthy Westchester” wine pairing dinner brings our key healthcare stakeholders together for an evening of conversation and a keynote address by Paul Keckley, who is a renowned expert on healthcare policy. This dinner supports the WCA’s healthcare initiatives and advocacy programs that take place throughout the year. The WCA is extremely committed to ensuring the vitality of our important healthcare and life science sector and we invest a lot of our resources in research, stakeholder meetings and legislative advocacy.

Microbiome Consumer Nutrition Congress
Kisaco Research
September 24-25, 2019 - San Francisco, CA
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The global probiotics market is expected to be worth $64 Bn by 2024, an increase of $20bn from 2017. Rising consumer consciousness around personal healthcare and diet coupled with substantial improvements in R&D is fueling a new wave of products that promote human gut health and wellbeing.

The Microbiome Consumer Nutrition Congress connects science and business in the pre-/pro-biotic and microbiome fields to transform microbiome R&D into successful and effective consumer products.

Whether you’re developing foods, beverages, nutritional supplements, pre- / pro- biotics or infant formulas, join our network of leading nutrition and consumer goods companies, food and nutritional supplement start-ups, ingredients suppliers, formulation experts, entrepreneurs and leading academics to address the challenges and opportunities of developing the next generation of gut health products.

Navigating the Medical Device Development Pathway
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, NYC
September 25, 2019 - New York, NY
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During this talk, Sabrina Varanelli, a robotics engineer specializing in surgical robotics and the founder of Nemedio, will help you make sense of what is required when planning to commercialize a medical technology, and provide some practical insight into how you can get your product idea off the ground.

Skin Microbiome Conference
Kisaco Research
September 24-25, 2019 - San Francisco, CA
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The microbiome is set to be one of 2019’s biggest skincare trends, therefore we are incredibly excited to bring The Skin Microbiome Congress back to San Francisco for the 6th event in our global series on September 24-25, 2019.

Our 2018 Global Series connected 600+ industry leaders from Pharmacuetical, Beauty and Personal Care multinationals with the most innovative independent Skincare Brands, Bio-techs, Researchers and Academics that are advancing the skincare industry.

The 2019 event introduces 5 exciting novel topics to the agenda, in addition to cultivating the functional understanding of the skin microbiome, showcasing the latest scientific research and competitive intelligence, as well as shining a spotlight on commercializing the skin microbiome trend.

Face2Face: Boston, MA
National Association of Colleges and Employers
September 27
, 2019 - Boston, MA
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Future of We: Trends & Predictions - Join NACE colleagues for this collaborative career services and university recruiting and relations session to:
- Learn about important issues and trends affecting our profession.
- Identify unique challenges and learn how they are being addressed.
- Lend insight to the conversation and tap into the expertise of your peers.
- Forge new relationships on both sides of the profession.

First Destinations: Class of 2018 Update
National Association of Colleges and Employers
October 15, 2019 - Online
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First-Destination Survey Captures Outcomes for All Degree Levels and Provides Trends Data

NACE’s First-Destination Survey captures information regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation. The annual initiative provides clear, concise, and consistent data on the outcomes associated with a college education on a national scale.

In addition to providing outcomes for individual classes, the First-Destination Survey is designed to provide trends data over time to inform the discussion about the value of higher education.

ARMI | BioFabUSA Fall Summit: The Meeting in the Millyard
Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute
October 16-17
, 2019 - Manchester, NH
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It takes much more than just amazing technology to bring Tissue Engineered Medical Products (TEMPs) to market. At the Fall Summit, we will explore the five key “RACER” areas that are essential to the timely and effective commercialization of TEMPs: Realistic Clinical Targets, Accessible Capital, Conducive Regulatory Strategy, Expanding the Available Workforce, Rational Reimbursement Environment

Venture Fest '19
Hudson Valley Venture Hub
October 17
, 2019 - New Paltz, NY
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Register for the Hudson Valley Venture Hub's first annual Venture Fest where they will bring together the HV entrepreneur ecosystem to connect and collaborate. Help make this the largest HV entrepreneur ecosystem gathering ever held in the Hudson Valley

A Framework for Demonstrating the Value of Medical Innovation
BioNJ Webinar
October 17, 2019 - Online
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Join BioNJ for a free Webinar providing an in-depth discussion of BioNJ's white paper, "A Framework for Demonstrating the Value of Medical Innovation," that offers a roadmap for assessing and demonstrating "Differential Value" for a new medical innovation prior to bringing it to market.

FAIR Implementation and AI/ML Workshop
Pistoia Alliance
October 22, 2019 - Boston, MA
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Pistoia Alliance’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in Life Sciences and the FAIR Implementation for Life Science industry project are planning a joint workshop in Boston on Tuesday, October 22nd 2019. It will allow our communities to meet, share ideas and agree on action plans.

Pistoia Alliance Annual USA Conference
Pistoia Alliance
October 23
, 2019 - Boston, MA
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Technology is driving change in life sciences R&D and Healthcare. The Pistoia Alliance 2019 Annual USA Conference will offer a unique opportunity for its members to come together to discuss important developments across the pharma and life science R&D value chain.

Plenary presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, poster presentation and a networking reception will provide stimulus and opportunity for discussions to review the Pistoia Alliance project portfolio and identify key areas for the next generation of pre-competitive collaborative projects that will make a real difference to research and to patients.

GROW Your Business. One Day, New Ideas: Innovation & Disruption!
Westchester Community College
November 22, 2019 - Valhalla, NY
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The annual GROW Your Business conference is Westchester Community College’s signature entrepreneurship event. GROW inspires and empowers entrepreneurs and business owners across the Hudson Valley.

Attendees are able to:
• Tap into a network of like-minded business leaders, potential partners and resources
• Hear from marquee-name professionals and innovators from Westchester and beyond
• Attend business development breakout sessions
• Attend a networking reception
• Access resources

GoAP 2019 Annual Conference
Glocalization Organization of Asia Pacific (GoAP)
December 4-5, 2019 - Taipei, Taiwan
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The Glocalization Organization of Asia Pacific (GoAP) is a global industry and trade association that focuses on the globalization efforts of companies and localization industries in Asia, Oceania, and countries in the entire Asia-Pacific region. We are seeking to promote and foster the development of globalization and localization technologies in Asia, Oceania, and the Asia-Pacific region. The geographical focus of this region will be referred to as APAC.

Calls for Proposals

NACE 2020 Conference+Expo
National Association of Colleges and Employers
June 2-5, 2020 - Minneapolis, MN
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
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Help shape the NACE20 program. NACE is looking for presenters who can explore cutting-edge topics, highlight the latest trends, and discuss leading practices in career services and university relations and recruiting.

The 2020 Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals that:
• Encourage opportunities to engage learners.
• Demonstrate the application of the work to session participants.
• Are based on or supported by research.
• Contain new ideas and are on the cutting edge of the profession.
• Stimulate and provoke discussion.


Blinded Independent Validation Study Highlights Effectiveness of Tissue Systems Pathology Test in Predicting Risk of Progression to Esophageal Cancer in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus
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Data Presented at DDW 2019 Demonstrate Test Potential to Identify Patients Who May Benefit from Increased Surveillance and Early Therapeutic Intervention 

PITTSBURGH, PA, May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Cernostics, developer of next-generation cancer diagnostics and prognostics, announced today’s presentation of positive data from a blinded, independent validation study of its TissueCypher Barrett’s Esophagus Assay at  Disease Week® (DDW®) 2019. more

Westchester County launches Element 46, an incubator program for businesses
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Westchester County is starting a program to help businesses get started and grow in the county with the idea that once properly launched, they’ll become a permanent part of the county’s business landscape. The incubator program is called Element 46. more