CFTCC Annual Symposium

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April 18th, 2014

CFTCC Annual Symposium

May 20, 2014

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Boston University Photonics Center
Colloquium Room 906
Boston, MA 02215

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The Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care focuses on translational technologies that meet a need in contemporary cancer care both in the United States and abroad. The Point-of-Care (POC) can be a home, primary care office, clinic, or other location, provided that the technology enables a task to shift from a more to a less sophisticated setting. Cost reduction is one metric on which technologies are judged, but an increase in positive patient outcomes and/or quality of life should be paramount.  For example, an intervention that allows for chemotherapy drugs to be given at home, rather than in a special treatment center could both reduce costs and increase patent quality of life.

Join us for a day of scientific, technological, and clinical needs discussions. The symposium will showcase the projects supported by the Center over the last two years.

There will be a lunch poster session showcasing multiple projects that have been supported through the Center. Additionally, there will be posters on newly funded projects.

The CFTCC Symposium will have an invited guest speaker Shashi Murthy, Ph.D.

The Symposium Keynote speaker will be Brian J. Kirby, Ph.D. 

Keynote Speaker:

Brian J. Kirby, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Engineering in Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Brian J. Kirby currently directs the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He joined the School in August 2004. Previous to that, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Microfluidics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where he worked from 2001-2004 on microfluidic systems, with applications primarily to counterbioterrorism. From 1996-2001 he worked as a graduate student in theHigh Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory at Stanford University, where he developed laser spectroscopy techniques for imaging gases in flames for combustion and aerothermopropulsion applications. From 1994-1996 he worked as a graduate student in the Variable Gravity Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan, studying multiphase heat transfer processes; at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA, studying fluid mechanics processes in hard drive stacks; and in the Gas Dynamics Research Laboratories in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, studying soot formation processes in low-pressure diffusion flames.

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