Diversity is powerful. We value all voices and are committed to include all races, genders, ages, religions, and identities to create a meaningful and unique atmosphere at BioNexus KC and all of our events. Together, we aim to advance the life sciences in the KC region and celebrate the diverse voices in our community.
Now in its fourth year, this forum will showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in the Midwest. The program will include nationally recognized keynote presentations and panel discussions.
Please join Frontiers: KU Clinical and Translational Science Institute for our annual Research Day on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. The goal of Frontiers Research Day is to highlight and discuss the translational research being done throughout the region and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations.
Our keynote and platform presentations this year will focus on the theme, "Beyond the Heartland: Regional Research, Global Health." We welcome anyone from our academic and regional partner institutions, as well as our local community partners, to attend and take part in the discussion.
The 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium will be held June 4 – 6, 2020 in Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium includes knowledge on: urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, climate change, nutrition, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty.
On Nov. 6, groups from around the world are celebrating a collaborative approach to human, animal and environmental health called One Health. Kansas City is celebrating, too.
Join Kansas State University BioNexus KC, BioKansas, the KU Edwards Campusand Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute for Kansas City One Health Day. This year's topic is "Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events."
RITA is an international scientific meeting that has been held annually since 1990, the focus of which is the presentation and discussion of developments in rabies research, surveillance, control and prevention. Conference participants include researchers, academics, regulators, students, and medical, public health, and veterinary professionals, among others. The RITA conference provides unparalleled opportunities for learning of the latest developments in the field of rabies, for networking with colleagues from around the world, and for raising the profile of sponsoring agencies on the world stage. As rabies is a zoonotic disease, this conference is an excellent forum for the productive interactions between veterinary and public health professionals promoted by the One World, One Health philosophy.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jessilyn Dunn, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, is an innovative researcher focused on developing new tools and infrastructure for multi-modal biomedical data integration. Her goal is to drive personalized methods for early detection, intervention, and prevention of disease. She is developing new ways to integrate data from multiple sources, including EHR, wearables and genomics/proteomics with the hope of being able to better treat patients.
On October 10th, we hope to inspire collaboration in these data intensive industries, with innovative approaches to personalize patient care. Join the KC community as we come together to focus on what we can become if we work together to build and sustain successful collaborations across multiple organizations. Perhaps one day Kansas City will be known as “The Healthcare Data Capital of the World.”
The KC Animal Health Investment Forum is one of the only opportunities in the world for early stage animal health companies to present their vision and business plan to potential investors.
Immunotherapy is a form of treatment that uses an individual’s own immune system to fight disease.
Your immune system is made up of your white blood cells plus the organs and tissues of your lymph system, like your bone marrow. Its main job is to help your body fight off disease and stay healthy.
Immunotherapy treatments help your immune system work harder or make it easier for it to find and get rid of diseased cells.
The KC Animal Health Corridor's annual Homecoming Dinner is an exclusive gathering of industry leaders from around the world to celebrate global industry successes and growth.
Two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders — Nancy and Jerry Jaax — and their response to an Ebola-related outbreak have inspired the upcoming National Geographic limited series, THE HOT ZONE.
Kansas State University will host a May 7 advance screening of the premiere of THE HOT ZONE followed by a panel discussion with the real-life subjects of the series, Nancy and Jerry Jaax, along with the showrunners, writers and executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. The event, also sponsored by K-State Student Union Program Council, will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union.
KC RiBS is excited to present a two-day workshop highlighting methods to identify and expand your audience as well as tips on how to engage with them using storytelling to effectively communicate your science. Each day will feature unique programming and we encourage participation for both days.
All workshops and events for both days are FREE. In addition, we will offer a roundtable discussion with the presenters that will include free lunches on both days (limited to 30 participants each day).
BIG IDEAS @ScienceStowers is a lecture series exploring how science informs and inspires our communities. Aiming to bring cutting-edge and provocative scientific ideas in an engaging and accessible way to the greater Kansas City community, the series is designed to inspire a thirst for scientific knowledge and illustrate the roles that scientific discoveries play in our lives and communities.
The Department of Ophthalmology at University of Missouri Kansas City is the host site for this year’s annual Combined University of Missouri Ophthalmology Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together local, regional and national physicians and researchers in the field of Ophthalmology to provide an interactive two-day educational event, whereby cutting-edge research and treatment approaches can be presented in complex ophthalmic disease processes.
This conference serves to bring together bioinformatics-minded researchers from academia and industry to discover capabilities, share tactical approaches to problem solving, explore synergies, and launch potential collaborations. Stay tuned for more info to come.
InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy.
KC STEM Fest is an exciting, free, one day event that features Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM] as educational opportunities and viable career paths – showcasing elementary through high school student-generated work – connecting students with their community.
More than just a Science Fair, KC STEM Fest offers a place for students to exhibit their work alongside entertainment and learning opportunities for the entire family – including student presentations, STEM educators, and interactive events. We allow young minds to experience an innovative environment of hands-on science. KC STEM Fest enables students to explore their interests and talents by offering four different categories from which students can choose: Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering and Math.
Learn more about SBIR/STTR funding from nationally recognized expert, Becky Aistrup, SHARPhub PI and Managing Partner of the SBIR consulting company, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. During this session focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Becky will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding.
This one-day conference focuses on a One Health approach to data sharing and brings together professionals from animal, human, and environmental health sectors to explore the ways in which data can be jointly used for mutually beneficial purposes, such as accelerating drug development, enhancing regulatory processes and decreasing animal testing. The speakers will discuss the 1Data platform for data sharing, local efforts for improving human and animal health using analytical tools and how collaboration can promote change resulting in enhancing the lives of both humans and animals.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2018 will be celebrated with more than 170 events and thousands of attendees.
The Kansas City Consortium on Musculoskeletal Diseases is pleased to announce the Third Annual Collaborative Research Symposium to be held at UMKC on November 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In addition to platform talks by researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the University of Missouri – Columbia and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, we will also host a poster session for interested parties.
Our second annual Science Communication Week will be packed with events for students, faculty, staff, and the community! Stay tuned for more information.
Join us for our Annual Member Reception as a thank you to all of our wonderful BioKansas members. We will be co-hosting with InvestMidwest for theri 2018 Kickoff Reception. Food and drinks provided.
Join Kansas State University BioNexus KC and BioKansas for Kansas City One Health Day. This year's topic is "Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance."
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on existing opportunities for research and training, technical assistance in grant writing, advice on the design of new research proposals, and to facilitate recruitment of a diverse cohort of students and investigators to aging and health disparities research.
Both of the presentations for our October meeting deal with the use of sensors to engage patients better and enhance their ability to participate in their own health promotion and status.
At a time when fostering creativity has waned in education and standardized tests have received increasing attention, Ahna Skop, who is both a genetics professor and an artist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, refuses to accept this trend. Through her experience and work, she demonstrates that creativity is a driving force in art as well as science, and that empowering creativity in the classroom proves to be beneficial to students, particularly those who struggle with standard approaches to learning.
On Global Handwashing Day, Sickweather’s inaugural Cold Cough Flu Conference will assemble expert speakers discussing the impact of cold & flu season across a variety of industries.
Developers, scientists and marketers alike will have the unique opportunity to learn interdisciplinary best practices for advertising, engagement and recruitment in the CCF category, as well as implementing Sickweather’s API, data and forecasts. The event will kick-off with Sickweather sharing their earliest predictions and guidance for the ‘18/‘19 flu season.
Techweek is a media and events company created in 2011 as a means to connect the technology startup scene across North America. After 7 years and festivals in 8 North american cities, the Techweek ecosystem consists of more than 100,000 members that have interacted with Techweek across the US over 5 years.
K-State’s Master of Agribusiness Program, Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Department of Agriculture are hosting a blockchain drive-in workshop. This event will explain blockchains and discuss uses in agriculture. It is open to all interested students and professionals.
Celebrating women who are making a difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine in the Kansas City Region.
Population Health Expert, Dr. David Nash, Will Headline BioNexus KC’s Annual Dinner
Support RareKC’s mission to activate a change in the lives of those challenged by Rare Disease.
Next generation sequencing has had a profound impact on biomedical research. Clinicians and scientists seeking to stay abreast of the field may be challenged by the rapid rate of genomic discovery and technologic advancement. The Children’s Mercy Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine, with support of the NIH, offers a four-day CME/CEU program in translational genomics.
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Steven Soper, KU Distinguished Professor and founder of Sunflower Genomics, Inc. (SGI). Sunflower Genomics is an early-stage sequencing instrument company that will develop, manufacture, sell, and
distribute instruments and associated consumables. SGI is poised to transform the health care industry by better enabling precision medicine, a new paradigm where
medical decisions are made based upon the individual’s specific DNA. SGI’s sequencing platform addresses key limitations of the current market leading platforms and is in a unique position to disrupt this $5 billion market in the life
sciences – a market projected to grow to $20B as soon as 2023.
Dr. Soper, company founder and inventor of the SGI core technology, serves as Chief Scientific Officer. He is also a Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and
Mechanical Engineering and a permanent member of the nanotechnology study panel at the National Institutes of Health.