The Mid-Hudson Valley Manufacturing Technology Conference
Keynote: Robert Amler, MD, MBA of New York Medical College
Vice President, Government Affairs
Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health
Professor of Public Health, Pediatrics and Environmental Health Science
Topic: Biotech Innovation and the Transformation of Health Care
This event is open to Mid-Hudson Valley advanced technology manufacturers in the food and beverage industry, machining, equipment developers, software companies, health care companies, departments of health and departments of defense. The conference will spotlight challenges facing the region’s technology sector, with a keynote focus on medical technology. The event will also feature a panel of industry leaders from prominent Mid-Hudson Valley technology manufacturing companies. Plus, there will be networking opportunities before and after the program. The event is free, but registration is required.
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To learn more, contact: Melanie Schouten at 845-234-4449
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., is an academic administrator, practicing physician, and former regional health administrator and counterterrorism commander for the federal government. In 2010, he joined a regional economic development initiative (BioHUD Valley) that engaged the private biotechnology sector in promoting a biotech corridor with NYMC at its hub. He also secured public-private partnerships for biotechnology, disaster medicine, clinical simulation training and a fiscally sound dental school. He co-founded BioInc@NYMC, the successful biotech incubator, in order to attract and support researchers and start-ups in early-stage development of new drugs, vaccine strains, medical devices and apps. Earlier, he chaired the Mid-Hudson Regional Council of the “Berger” Commission (on hospital and long-term care right-sizing) and oversaw a large HEAL-9 study of regional health needs and priorities.
Previously as the top regional health official for the Northeast and Caribbean, Dr. Amler served as advisory councilor to the U.S. Surgeon General and EPA Administrator, and secured major supplemental Medicaid funding covering a region of 32 million people. Also, as chief medical officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, he led a nationwide multi-specialty project that established consensus biomarker panels to identify toxic chemical damage to different organ systems, created the nationwide network of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs), and published Healthier People v3.0, the best-in-class risk model for quantitative personal health assessment.
Dr. Amler is a graduate of Dartmouth College, New York University, and Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and received residency and post-doctoral training at Bellevue, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Harvard, and the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). He is board certified in pediatrics and general preventive medicine, and a former managing partner of the faculty practice dba Boston Children’s Health Physicians. Among his recognitions are New York City and State’s 100 Most Responsible Corporate Citizens, Medical Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, Honorary Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation, Meritorious Service Medical of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Dr. Robert W. Amler Day declared by the New York State Senate Democratic Conference. Earlier this year, he was named to 914 Inc ‘s “It List” 50 Names You Need to Know to do Business in Westchester.