InnovationWell Interaction Meeting: Wednesday, May 9, Frontier Park, Research Triangle Raleigh-Durham, NC

The coming paradigm shift in caring for the environment and human health

Few people or organisations deliberately set out to harm our environment or its occupants, humans and other species. The fact that harm has been done is due, rather, to the complexity of managing industrial production.

We are now on the cusp of a paradigm shift, with modern science and technology enabling the development of smart products for managing environmental and human health. Emerging scientific methodologies, combined with increasingly diverse large data sets, are providing new opportunities to turn these innovations into market realities.

This workshop is for everyone interested in making such goals actionable, from research scientists, engineers, clinicians, regulatory scientists to entrepreneurs. By collaborating our expertise and experience, we hope to stimulate new ideas, collaboration and action!

Preliminary Program 

2:30 p.m.         Warm up with coffee and chocolate cake

3:00 p.m.         Perspectives to spice our conversations

  • Predictive modeling for environmental health purposes: Alexander Tropsha, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Emerging role of modelling in environmental protection: Richard Judson, Research Chemist, National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA
  • Modelling the biological complexity of our environment: Imran Shah, Computational Systems Biologist, National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA
  • Business perspective on safe product design and environmental and human health care: Barry Hardy, Douglas Connect

3:45 p.m.         Knowledge Café

Discussion in small groups, with rotation of tables every 20 minutes.

4:45 p.m.         Insight Sharing

The sum is always greater than the parts! Let’s share and combine experience and ideas!

5:15 p.m.         Tearing Down The Wall

Networking with refreshments including Boston beer, eco-friendly snacks and Swiss cheese

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