11th Annual Community College Program
June 23, 2014
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with BIO 2014
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101
The 11th annual Community College Program will be held from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Embassy Suites in San Diego, CA in association with the annual international Biotechnology Industry Organization meeting held nearby at the San Diego Convention Center. The CCP brings together community college faculty, high school teachers, industry and organizations focused on biotechnology, biomanufacturing, regenerative medicine, biofuels/industrial biotechnology, and biomedical devices to learn from each other and to develop a network of educational programs to support industry needs for biotechnicians. The four sessions include: Tools for the Bioeconomy; Faces of Success - Career Pathways of Community College Graduates; Workforce Readiness for Bioscience Emerging Technologies; and Biotech Education Goes Global - International Collaboration in the Education and Training of Biotechnology Technicians.
The keynote will be delivered by Peter Pellerito, BIO Senior Advisor of Economic Development and University/College Relations. Lunchtime keynote talks will be given by Dr. Gary Green, President of Forsyth Technical Community College and Lori Lindburg, Executive Director of BayBio Institute.
The CCP is organized by NBC2 at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA; Bio-Link at San Francisco City College in San Francisco, CA; and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Registration is $175.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day.
Additionally, all registrants will receive a complimentary pass for the Exhibit Hall at the BIO 2014 Convention.
The Community College Program at BIO 2014
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Keynote Address: A View from BIO
Peter M. Pellerito, BIO Senior Advisor, Economic Development and University/College Relations
Panel: Workforce Readiness for Bioscience Emerging Technologies
Moderators: Sulatha Dwarakanath and Russ H. Read
New Emerging Fields and Course Development
Sulatha Dwarakanath, Austin Community College
Responding to Emerging Career Opportunities in Medical Devices
Giovanna Taylor, St. Petersburg College
Emerging Training Trends in Natural Products
Sarah Schober, BioNetwork
Materials Science in Regenerative Medicine
Kristina Stumpf, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
From the Bench to Bedside- Clinical Research Jobs & Training Requirements
Russ H. Read, Forsyth Technical Community College
Panel: Biotech Education Goes Global: International collaboration in the education and training of biotechnology technicians
11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Moderator: Jim DeKloe
Bio-Link Collaboration gives rise to an international outreach effort: The Haiti Bioscience Initiative
Jim DeKloe, Solano College
The BioTalent Canada Experience
François Schubert, D. Pharm., MHA, MPH, FASHP, FASCP, FCSHP.
How Do We Best Serve Our Global Industry Partners through our Training and Educational Partnerships?
Dr. Stephen Dahms, SoCalBio
Lunchtime Keynote: Community College Collaborations in the Biosciences-Past, Present, and Future Trends
Dr. Gary Green, President of Forsyth Technical Community College
Lunchtime Keynote: Highlights from the 2014 CSBI Demand for Talent in the Life Sciences Industry Report
Lori Lindburg, Executive Director, BayBio Institute
Panel: The Faces of Success
Moderator: Elaine A. Johnson
Faces of Success is an interactive session featuring successful industry professionals who recently gained employability skills at community and technical colleges. These successful individuals share their pathways to rewarding careers in high-skill, high-wage positions in the biotechnology industry thanks to the access and affordability of targeted programs at community and technical colleges.
Maria E Rodriguez-Aguirre
Research Associate II - Cancer Biology
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC
MiraCosta Community College, Oceanside, CA
Tracy T. Naputi (Ludwick)
INOVA Diagnostics, Inc.
Miramar College, San Diego, CA
QA Technical Writer Level 3
Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth, NH
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Panel: Tools for the Bioeconomy
3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Moderator: Sonia Wallman
The bioeconomy is growing, particularly biofuels and industrial biotechnology powered by the recognition that petroleum products will be a thing of the past, in the future. The panel will focus on tools technicians will use to support the development, production and analysis of bioproducts and the bioeconomy. Tools to produce and analyze bioproducts are sophisticated and powerful. Students need hands-on familiarity with using these tools and interpreting the data these tools provide. Technical experts will ‘demonstrate’ the use of some key instruments in use today.
Tools for Upstream Processing: Bioreactors and Centrifuges
Paul Earnshaw, Eppendorf
Bioinformatics for Biotechnicians
Sandra Porter, Digital World Biology
ICP – OES Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry for the Detection of Trace Metals in Food, Feedstocks, and Biofuels
Michael Plantz, ThermoFisher
Monitoring Biofuels and Feedstock Production Using Proven Chromatography and Spectroscopy Methods
Paul Voelker, Thermo Scientific
Discussion and Closing Remarks
4:30 PM-5:00 PM