HarrisCom Client MIT to discuss Convergence Report, Washington, DC 6/24/2016
|June 21, 2016||Posted by Anharris under Client Releases, HarrisCom News, Health, Highlight 3, Life Science, Technology|
HarrisCom Managing Director Anita Harris served as writer, Linda Grace Kobas as editor for Convergence: The Future of Health, a major report on interdisciplinary collaboration across fields of physical sciences, engineering and life sciences.
WASHINGTON — On Friday, June 24th, MIT will host a forum at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C. to present a new report titled Convergence: The Future of Health, which proposes innovative strategies for an integrated approach to scientific research that could lead to advances in biomedicine, health, and related fields. The forum, which follows the release of the report on Thursday, June 23rd, will begin at 9:00 a.m.
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Led by the report’s three co-chairs from MIT, former president Susan Hockfield, Tyler Jacks, Director of the David H. Koch Center for Integrated Cancer Research at MIT, and Phillip Sharp, Institute Professor and Nobel Laureate, the findings examine the importance of convergence. Convergence is a practice that integrates historically distinct disciplines – including physical sciences, engineering and computational sciences – with life sciences, to create fundamentally new opportunities for advancement. The report focuses on the role convergence can play in the research of cancer, brain disorders, and infectious disease, as well as the challenges this kind of collaboration faces and recommendations on how to overcome those road blocks.
National Convergence Experts
Scientists from all over the country worked on the report, a number of whom will also be on hand to discuss the findings alongside representatives from government and industry, including Academies President Ralph Cicerone, NSF Director France Córdova, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt and NIH Associate Director Philip E. Bourne, among others.
Convergence Forum Details
Convergence: The Future of Health Report Release
Susan Hockfield, President Emerita, MIT
Tyler Jacks, Director of the Koch Institute, MIT
Phillip Sharp, Institute Professor and Nobel Laureate, MIT
Friday, June 24th, 2016
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Registration, Refreshments and Press Availability
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Program
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Ave NW