$10 – $15

4th Annual Connections Matter

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

MATTER

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza

Suite #1230

Chicago, IL 60654

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Event description

Description

Our 4th Annual CHIentist: Connections Matter formal networking event will be held Nov. 26th from 6:00-8:30pm at MATTER.

Our theme this year is Data Drive Precision Medicine, which is more than just a string of buzz words. Using big data and research infomation to personalize medicine transends all facets of research and clinical applications. After all, a given effect may be true for the population, but it needs to hold true when the "n" is one. Being able to fine tune a therapy for the individual presents are particularly difficult but important frontier. Join us to find out how this frameshift in thinking is rippling through academia, industry, and healthcare.

This signature event will gather stakeholders within the life sciences from all across the greater Chicago area. It is a unique networking opportunity and will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals in order to create connections between these often segmented communities. The goals of this event are to:

1. Provide an accessible platform for local researchers and professionals to network

2. Foster cross-talk between professional niches

3. Encourage communication between various sectors of the life sciences ecosystem

The agenda for the evening will include both structured ('speed') and freestyle networking, in addition to two short talks by prominent members of the Chicago Life Sciences Community.

The Program:

6:00 - Reception and informal networking

6:15 - Introduction and welcome

6:20 - Informal Networking

6:50 - 1st speaker - Casey Frankenberger - Rush University Medical Center, Chief Research Informatics Officer

7:00 - 2nd speaker - Peter Kissinger - co-founder and CEO, Phlebotics, Inc.; founder and former CEO, Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (BASi)

7:15 - Structured Networking

8:15 - Closing remarks


Space is limited, if you can't attend, please cancel your RVSP through Eventbrite if you cannot make it.

Students and Postdocs: Although we expect to be able to accomodate everyone, if demand is too high, we might not be able to. In the unlikely event that is the case, we will refund you and let you know.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided at No Charge, with special thanks to Lagunitas Brewing Co.


About our Speakers:

Peter Kissinger

Dr. Peter T. Kissinger, also known as Pete, PhD, has had a long and storied career at the interface of industry and academia. A serial entreprenuer, he has most recently co-founded and is the acting CEO of Phlebotics, Inc., which seeks to improve intensive care medicine with improved safety, accuracy, and reliability using automated blood collection. Dr. Kissinger also founded Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (BASi) in 1974 and was its longtime CEO and President. He continues to serve as a Scientific Advisor to BASi and to Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt. Ltd., Director of S2w, Inc., and as the Chairman of Tienta Sciences, Inc. He has also served as the CEO of Prosolia, Inc., Director of Chembio Diagnostics, Inc., and President and CEO of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. He helped found INventure, the first new business incubator at Purdue University, in the late 1980s. He is a columnist for the trade publication publication Drug Discovery News and serves on the boards of NASDAQ-listed company Chembio Diagnostic Systems (CEMI), Tymora, the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF), and INpact.

Dr. Kissinger is currently a Professor at Purdue University (since 1975) and is a highly recognized pioneer in hydrodynamic techniques for the neurosciences, modern liquid chromatography, and in vivo methodology for drug metabolism. He has published more than 240 scientific papers and is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Kissinger received a BS in Chemistry from Union College, a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, and has been a Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University since 1975.


Casey Frankenberger

Dr. Frankenberger has just joined Rush University Medical Center as the Chief Research Informatics Officer. He comes to Rush from Tempus a Chicago-based startup focused on precision medicine, clinical genomics and cancer informatics, that has raised $320 million at a valuation of $2 billion. There Casey was the Director of Computational Biology and joined as the third employee. Prior to Tempus, Casey was briefly at Rush in a junior faculty position and before that he spent 5 years as a postdoc at with Dr Marsha Rosner then the chair of the Ben May Department for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Biochemistry within the graduate college at Rush University Medical Center. Dr Frankenberger has also had roles at the National Cancer Institute and a variety of pharmaceutical and informatics driven startups. He has also spent time in design prior to his life as a scientist.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

MATTER

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza

Suite #1230

Chicago, IL 60654

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Save This Event

Event Saved