The annual Oregon Innovation Showcase, hosted by Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon is being held at the Portland World Trade Center on November 3, 2009. University presenters and company presenters will contribute some of their latest research and endeavors relating to this year’s showcase topic: The Science and Business of the Brain. A poster session will highlight new discoveries, translational research opportunities, and technologies from the efforts of OHSU, PSU, UO, and OSU scientists. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
This year’s Innovation Showcase presenters include:
Shawn Lockery, PhD, University of Oregon
“Caught in the Act: Neuronal Analysis of Behavior in the Nematode”
Dennis Bourdette, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
“Challenges and Opportunities in Biotechology: Lessons from Developing New Therapies for MS”
Rik Lemoncello, PhD, Portland State University
“Assistive Technology for Brain Injury Survivors”
Joseph Beckman, PhD, Oregon State University
“Developing a Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease”
Lawrence Sherman, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
“Music and Myelination: Strategies to Improve Brain Repair in Health and Disease”
Company presenters include:
FEI Company: Ben Lich, Systems Biology Solutions Manager
“3D Electron Microscopy Requirements for Understanding Connectivity in Brain Tissue”
Electrical Geodesics, Inc.: Ann Bunnenberg, PhD, President
“Breaking the Silos-Bringing Advanced Functional Imaging to the Sleep Market”
APDM, Inc.: James McNames, PhD, CEO
“Inertial Sensors for Monitoring Parkinson’s Disease”
Date: November 3, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: World Trade Center: Portland, Oregon
Cost to register is $20.00. Register here.