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Summit Purpose

  • New partnerships for research innovation
  • Identification of regulatory changes, legislation and institutional streamlining that will accelerate the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to businesses
  • Ideas for product and service development that will guide private sector investment and demonstrate the need for a supportive government infrastructure
  • Insight about ways to collaborate with university researchers and other partners to transfer new technologies
  • New information on how to leverage the assets of universities, financial markets and business investment to create companies and jobs that will strengthen the economic foundations of the region

Business Journals Supplement

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Schedule

Sunday, March 7

Time Event Location
5 to 9 p.m. Exhibitor and poster setup, early registration UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
     

Monday, March 8

Time Event Location
6:30 a.m. Exhibit and poster setup
UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
7 a.m.

Registration opens
Participants will be invited and encouraged to visit exhibit booths and displays during program breaks and end-of-day-one reception

Continental breakfast

Exhibits and poster session interaction

UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
8 a.m.

Welcome

  • Welcome: Leo Morton, chancellor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Brief remarks: Gary D. Forsee, president, University of Missouri System
  • Brief remarks: Brady Deaton, chancellor, University of Missouri-Columbia
UMKC Pierson Auditorium
8:15 a.m. Sen. Claire McCaskill Video Message UMKC Pierson Auditorium
8:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: William H. Danforth, chancellor emeritus, Washington University: "Partnerships for Progress in Health and Economic Development"

UMKC Pierson Auditorium
9:15 a.m.

Distinguished Speaker: Scott Peterson, director of functional genomics research technology, professor, J. Craig Venter Institute: "Synthetic Biology in an Era of Personalized Medicine" MOspace page available No PowerPoint presentation available

UMKC Pierson Auditorium
10 a.m. Distinguished Speaker: Krzysztof Ptak,
Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research
Center for Strategic and Scientific Initiatives;
Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute/ NIH: "NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer: Achievement and Path Forward" MOspace page available Video available
UMKC Pierson Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Distinguished Speaker: Thomas C. Melzer, managing director and co-founder, RiverVest: "Financial Downturn and Impact on Biosciences Development" MOspace page available No PowerPoint presentation available Video available
UMKC Pierson Auditorium
11 a.m.

The Role of Life Sciences in Building Regional Economy Video available
Legislative and government panel featuring leaders from Missouri General Assembly and regional leaders

UMKC Pierson Auditorium
11:50 a.m. Distinguished Speaker: Gov. Jay Nixon UMKC Pierson Auditorium
12:30 p.m. Distinguished Speaker: David W. Kemper, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of the Company and Commerce Bank N.A., Commerce Bancshares Inc.: "Venture Investment in Life Science" MOspace page available Video available UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
1 p.m. Distinguished Speaker: Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
1:30 p.m.

Chief Research Officers Panel MOspace page available Video available
CROs will briefly highlight research strengths of each institution and point out examples of successful collaborations with other represented institutions and industry.

  • Chair: Brady Deaton, chancellor, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Nasser Arshadi, vice provost for research, University of Missouri-St. Louis Video available
  • Lynda Bonewald, interim vice chancellor for research, University of Missouri-Kansas City Video available
  • Robert Duncan, vice chancellor for research, University of Missouri-Columbia Video available
  • Cindy Kiel, assistant vice chancellor for research services and executive director, Office of Sponsored Research Services, Washington University in St. Louis Video available
  • K. Krishnamurthy, vice provost for research, Missouri University of
    Science and TechnologyVideo available
  • Raymond Tait, vice provost for research services, Saint Louis University Video available
  • Paul Terranova, vice chancellor for research, University of Kansas Medical Center Video available
  • James Guikema, associate vice president for research, Kansas State University Video available
  • Joseph Heppert, associate vice provost for research and graduate studies,
    University of Kansas Video available
  • Jim Bloedel, professor and chair, biomedical sciences, Iowa State University Video available
UMKC Pierson Auditorium
3 p.m. Exhibit browsing and coffee break UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
3:45 p.m.

Scientifically Led National Enterprises
Brief case presentations of academic-industry and national collaborative success stories and
lessons learned from small business.Abstract Abstract Video available

UMKC Pierson Auditorium
4:45 p.m.

Building Innovative Corporate-Academic Partnerships: What is Needed? MOspace page available Video available
Chancellor Leo Morton, session chair
Corporate perspectives on the building blocks necessary to sustain innovative, profitable partnerships

  • Lesa Mitchell, vice president, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Video available
  • Dan Getman, president, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Video available
  • Kevin Sweeney, chair, Life Sciences Practice Unit, Polsinelli Video available
  • Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council Video available
  • Jeffrey Townsend, executive vice president, chief of staff, Cerner Corporation Video available
  • Joerg Ohle, president and general manager, Bayer Animal Health Video available
UMKC Pierson Auditorium
6 p.m.

Reception
Hosted reception for all symposium participants in the exhibit and poster area of Swinney Center

UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
7:30 p.m. Exhibits and posters close UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
 

Tuesday, March 9

Time Event Location
7 a.m. Registration opens Kauffman Conference Center
8 a.m. Continental breakfast and networking Kauffman Conference Center Town Square
9:15 a.m. Distinguished Speaker: Dean Chapman, professor, anatomy and cell biology, Canada Research Chair in X-Ray Imaging, University of Saskatchewan: Biomedical Research Using Synchrotron Radiation MOspace page available Video available Kauffman Conference Center
9:35 a.m.

Distinguished Speaker: Robert W. Atcher, director, National Isotope Data Center, University of New Mexico/Los Alamos National Laboratory, professor of pharmacy: Isotopes for Medicine and Pharmaceuticals MOspace page available Video available

Kauffman Conference Center
10 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Kauffman Conference Center
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch Kauffman Conference Center
Noon

Distinguished Speaker: Rainer Bussmann,
Director, William L. Brown Center and
William L. Brown Curator of Economic Botany,
Missouri Botanical Garden: "Plants for a sustainable future" Abstract No PowerPoint presentation available Video available

Kauffman Conference Center
12:30 p.m.

National Movement of Clinical and Translational Science and Drug Discovery

  • Jamal Ibdah, senior associate dean for research and director, MU Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Missouri-Columbia: "Translational Medicine: From Discovery To Health MOspace page available No PowerPoint presentation available No video available
  • Sitta Sittampalam, professor,
    Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center: "The Institute for Advancing Medical Innovations: Stepping into the future of drug discovery, delivery and biomedical engineering" MOspace page available Abstract No video available
Kauffman Conference Center
1:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Kauffman Conference Center
3 p.m.

Animal to Human Health Collaborations:  The Path Forward MOspace page available No video available
University and business community leaders discuss lessons learned from the
summit and charting a road map forward

  • Gary D. Forsee, president, University of Missouri System No video available
  • Brady Deaton, chancellor, University of Missouri-Columbia No video available
  • Leo Morton, chancellor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Robert Duncan, vice chancellor for research, University of Missouri-Columbia No video available
  • Bob Marcusse, president and CEO,
    Kansas City Area Development Council No video available
 
4 p.m. Adjourn  
Presented by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System
University of Missouri-ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityMissouri University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Featuring experts from University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas State University, St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, as well as business leaders, venture capitalists and policy makers