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Regional Events and Mentions

By honoring researchers, engineers, and data scientists, we leverage regional convergence to place our community in the context of international breakthroughs for human health.

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Innovations in Dermatological Sciences: Future of Dermatologicals & Cosmeceuticals
October 8-9
, 2018; Iselin, NJ
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Topicals & skin applied-products will likely remain the cornerstone of treatment for skin diseases and for cosmetic uses (sunscreens, anti-aging, etc.). Conference attendees will gain insights into novel approaches for formulating & evaluating skin products, using novel skin models & methods of skin visualization to monitor transport of actives into the skin as well as use of 3D printing of skin and dermal products. Impact of these new approaches on regulatory agencies will also be discussed.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech - Science On Tap Product Showcase
October 11, 2018; Elmsford, NY
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Learn about Sartorius upstream and downstream technology portfolios.
Mingle with your local Sartorius subject matter experts to discuss your specific process or application issues.
Network with your industry peers and like-minded professionals.

Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp
CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate MIND
October 18-19
, 2018; Syracuse, NY
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This event will host over 25 speakers/panelists on the following topics:
Product Development/Testing, Risk Management, Student Capstone Programs, Global Business Development/Exports, Industry Collaboration/Corporate Relations, Biotech Startups, University Entrepreneur Programs, The Pitch, and Incubators/Incubator Programs.

Questions:, 315-464-9288 or 315-464-9290
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Lunch/Beverages included in Registration – Free Parking in CNYBAC Parking Lot

All-Access Healthcare Forum
Building the Healthcare Workforce of Today and Tomorrow
October 23
, 2018; Tarrytown, NY
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The healthcare sector is leading the way in rethinking its workforce needs given all of the new systems of care delivery.  Technological innovations are a daily occurrence and healthcare employers need to build a workforce equipped to handle both these rapidly evolving innovations and communicate their value to patients.  In addition to clinical skills and an increased focus on patients as “customers”, the training and education of healthcare workers will increasingly focus on encouraging patients to value and adopt healthcare technology as part of their care experience.

This panel will include several leading healthcare employers to discuss how they are addressing these and other workforce challenges.

NEXT 2018
November 15
, 2018; Liverpool, NY
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It all starts here. Our dynamic program boasts two world-class keynotes as well as interactive workshops on Law & Commercialization, Manufacturing Excellence and Biotech Innovation. Get a first-hand look at NEXT generation opportunities, discoveries and products at our Technology Showcase. And stick around for our Networking Reception to connect with other Central New York companies, researchers, manufacturers and investors.

13th Annual New England Venture Summit
December 12, 2018; Randolph, MA
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Register using Discount Code WBPVIP

The 13th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new deals, or founder and/or CEO of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, The 2018 New England Venture Summit is one event you won't want to miss.

ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals) 2019
April 12-15, 2019; Nashville, TN
Proposal Deadline: August 10, 2018
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Help advance the clinical research community by sharing best practices, case studies, practical tips and expertise at ACRP 2019. Submit your proposal to speak and be recognized as a leader, raise your professional profile, and expand your network.Session proposals are sought for one-hour breakout sessions, two-hour ‘masters series’ sessions, four-hour pre-conference workshops, and eight-hour workshops.

ACRP 2019 brings the clinical research community together to learn, connect and explore opportunities to improve operations. Here are a few other highlights of what's in store for 2019:

  • 60 Educational Sessions Designed to Improve Operations and Build Professional Competence

  • 125+ Thought Leaders and Session Presenters

  • 1,200+ Members of the Clinical Research Community

  • 100+ Leading-Edge Suppliers and Solutions Providers

Programs and Applications

Novo Holdings REPAIR Impact Fund
Proposal Deadline: October 11, 2018
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The Novo Holdings REPAIR Impact Fund will be open for proposals from companies located in the United States and Canada developing novel anti-infectives from September 4 until October 11. The templates will resemble those used in the current European proposal round and will be up soon here.

What we are looking for: The REPAIR Impact Fund invests in start-ups, early-stage companies and corporate spin-outs in Europe and the United States. Our philosophy is to support ambitious programmes addressing antibiotic resistance through a broad range of therapeutic modalities.

RWJF Culture of Health Prize Applications Open
Application Deadline: November 1
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The RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that are making great strides in their journey toward better health. Up to 10 winners will earn a $25,000 prize and become part of a national network of leaders working toward locally-driven change. 

Communities of all sizes across the country are pursuing innovative ideas, leveraging unique strengths, and bringing partners together to ensure better health flourishes for all residents. Share how your community is making health, equity, and opportunity a priority for everyone by applying today. 

Announcing Special Issue on Security and Privacy for Healthcare Technologies
Deadline for manuscript submissions: November 1, 2018
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The MDPI Journal on Cybersecurity and Privacy is a journal devoted to providing a venue for articles and community engagement that will advance the state of the art in security and privacy research and practice. Towards this end, the journal will run a Special Issue on “Security and Privacy for Healthcare Technologies”. The Special Issue aims to attract a combination of research articles that convey new security and privacy technologies, educational survey articles that help advance the adoption and practice of cybersecurity technologies by the broader healthcare community, and informative articles that cross the boundaries between public and legal aspects related to cybersecurity and privacy in healthcare.

The goal of this Special Issue is to strengthen the relationship between the security/privacy research and development community and those in the healthcare and medical practice communities, with the ultimate objective being to lead to better solutions and practice to protect patients and their private information.


Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian, New York Medical College Health Sciences Library
Valhalla, NY
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The Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian provides leadership in activities pertaining to use of historical materials, exhibits and historical lectures, maintenance of archives, and digitization and preservation in the Health Sciences Library. The Archivist has overall responsibility for the administration and management of the institutional documents and photos that are maintained by the university and providing reference and research service to the university community on the use of archival materials. This position reports directly to the Library Director.

Research Services Librarian, New York Medical College Health Sciences Library
Valhalla, NY
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Reporting to the Associate Director, USER Services, the Research Services Librarian designs and delivers reference and research services and identifies and promotes effective new technologies for communication and service delivery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to expert searching, reference services (in-house and remote), technical support, web content delivery, participation on systematic review teams, data support, evidence based practice of librarianship. instruction and outreach; and special projects, assigned liaison responsibilities with academic departments, and partnering with University researchers. The incumbent is expected to participate in varied aspects of the library’s operations through work on committees.

News and Articles

Plan Calls for Conversion of IBM Somers Campus to STEM School
September, 2018
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A plan was presented to the Somers Town Board on Thursday evening that if approved would involve the adaptive reuse of the 1.2-million-square-foot former and now vacant IBM campus here into a STEM high school geared at attracting top students from across the country.

Evergreen Ridge, LLC of Stamford, CT, headed by principal Tim DiScipio, presented its initial plans to the Somers officials that call for significant interior renovations to the five-building complex to convert it into a school for grades 9-12 that would focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), as well as the arts. Evergreen officials say the firm hopes to open the school for its first class in the fall of 2020.

Antonio Biancardi's company, DataForm Software, migrates to Microsoft Azure
Antonio is on our Board of Directors
August 29, 2018
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Recently recognized by CIO Magazine as a leader in corporate finance technology, DataForm Software ( announces the migration of its flagship cloud-based product Planet Life Cycle – a robust work management application – to Microsoft Azure. Planet is a team-centric, enterprise work management system that merges strategic and financial planning with execution.

FDA Public Workshop: “Development of Non-Traditional Therapies for Bacterial Infections."
August 26
, 2018
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The Food and Drug Administration held a public workshop entitled “Development of Non-Traditional Therapies for Bacterial Infections." Two companies were invited by FDA to provide industry perspectives, Contrafect and Merck, the two leaders in the industry  developing Non-Traditional Therapies for Bacterial Infections. 

Target Health’s Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mary Shatzoff, had the privilege of joining Contrafect’s Chief Medical Officer, Cara Cassino, and Executive Director of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Alena Jandourek. Dr. Cassino delivered an exciting summary of the progress Contrafect has made with their development program for CF-301 (exebacase). The workshop was a tremendous success and the FDA has agreed to continue these initiatives to advance this important work.

NJII Health IT Connections enters 9th round
August 24
, 2018
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New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, has helped more than 90 companies through its Health IT Connections program and now, NJII is putting out the call for new applicants.

Entering its fifth year, Health IT Connections works to grow the industry through the support of growth-stage health IT entrepreneurs via training, mentoring and building connections to new customers, strategic partners and suppliers.