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Life Sciences SIG
3rd Monday of the Month
, unless there's a holiday, which happens a lot this year! We start food, networking and registration at 5:30p with program proceedings about 6:15p.  $25 early bird (until one week before the program at 5pm) /$35 after. Includes food. Members of this SIG are admitted free. Walk-ins welcome.

SIG SPONSORS:  Medpresso        Colliers supporters of TechSandBox Life Sciences SIG    Optimum Technologies supporter of TechSandBox

Our life sciences special interest group includes medical devices, cell biology, pharmaceutical development and medical records.

 We take August off to re-charge and are back in September.

July 20: Combined Program on Vision (sensors) in Opthamology

Dr Duker, Tufts NEEC

We welcome Dr. Jay Duker, Chairman of Ophthalmology for Tufts Medical Center, where he is responsible for managing the hospital's Eye Clinic. His responsibilities include oversight of the academic mission of our department: teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and practicing eye care providers.

The New England Eye Center (NEEC) is an academic, multi-specialty eye care group with 26 full time ophthalmologists, 5 part-time ophthalmologists, 9 optometrists, 1 orthoptist and almost 200 employees. NEEC has its main office at Tufts Medical Center in Boston as well as seven satellites offices in Eastern Massachusetts (Mt. Auburn Hospital, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Watertown, Brookline, Wellesley, Framingham and Leominster). We perform almost 100,000 patient encounters per year and have annual revenues in excess of $ 22 million, making us among the largest academic practices in the United States.

Dr. Duker's department has an active and productive research program including both basic research vision scientists as well as clinical research specialists. They currently have four NEI funded researchers within the department and another 10 NIH-sponsored vision researchers based in other Tufts departments. An umbrella organization, the Tufts Center of Vision Research (TCVR) ties all these reseachers together. Clinical innovations that have come from the work of NEEC physicians include optical coherence tomography, intravitreal triamcinolone for diabetic macular edema, and topical lidocaine gel for ophthalmic procedures.

Committee: Pete Allen, Kryngle Daly, Patti Durr, Andrew Halpert, Peter Allen, Kartik Shah, Jerry Shapiro,

Committee Co-Chairs,  Kryngle Daly,  Jerry Shapiro

    Medical Devices, to Biotech, to Pharma and Cell Biology, to eMR, imaging, medical robotics, 510K, FDA   Kryngle Daly, Founder and CEO, KBioBox at TechSandBox  Jerrold Shapiro, PhD FemMedical    Peter Allen   Kartik Shah  Patti Durr, Tri-Star Design  Andrew Halpert    Past Programs                  



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