Upcoming Regional Events

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.

All Upcoming Events

Event Type

Location

Month

Upcoming Events:

February 2020

Thursday Feb 20 / 10:30 AM (CST) - Thursday Feb 20 / 5:30 PM (CST)
Union Station

AgBizKC: Ag Innovation Forum

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.

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AgBizKC: Ag Innovation Forum

March 2020

Wednesday Mar 4 / 11:00 AM (CST) - Wednesday Mar 4 / 6:00 PM (CST)
University of Kansas: Edwards Campus

Frontiers Research Day

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.

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Frontiers Research Day

June 2020

Thursday Jun 4 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Saturday Jun 6 / 5:00 PM (CST)
Marriott Country Club Plaza

Urban Food Systems Symposium

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.

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Urban Food Systems Symposium

Previous Events:

November 2019

Wednesday Nov 13 / 8:30 AM (CST) - Thursday Nov 14 / 4:30 PM (CST)
Kansas State University Olathe

Animal Health Regulatory 101: Regulatory Aspects of Animal Drug, Vaccine and Pesticide Development

Tuesday Nov 12 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Tuesday Nov 12 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Update on Project #2: Opioid Epidemic/Management

Wednesday Nov 6 / 3:00 PM (CST) - Wednesday Nov 6 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kansas State University Olathe

Kansas City One Health Day

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. 

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: A One Health Perspective

Join Kansas State University BioNexus KCBioKansas, 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."

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Kansas City One Health Day

October 2019

Sunday Oct 27 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Friday Nov 1 / 3:00 PM (CST)
Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Rabies in the Americas (RITA) Conference

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.

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Rabies in the Americas (RITA) Conference
Thursday Oct 31 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Thursday Oct 31 / 12:00 PM (CST)

Ronawk Trade Show

Introduction of a new stem cell technology from Ronawk LLC, a KUMC spin-out company.
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Ronawk Trade Show
Thursday Oct 24 / 12:00 AM (CST) - Sunday Oct 27 / 12:00 AM (CST)
Stowers Institute

Emerging Roles for the Nucleolus

Thursday Oct 24 / 7:00 AM (CST) - Friday Oct 25 / 12:00 PM (CST)

MOBIO Summit

Missouri Biotechnology Association proudly invites you to attend the 2019 Summit on Life Sciences. This year's Summit is geared to elevate life sciences in Missouri through dynamic speakers, networking and break-out discussions. Our diverse and in-depth program provides the insight essential to advance our life science community.
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MOBIO Summit
Thursday Oct 24 / 7:00 AM (CST) - Friday Oct 25 / 12:00 PM (CST)

MOBIO Summit

Missouri Biotechnology Association proudly invites you to attend the 2019 Summit on Life Sciences. This year's Summit is geared to elevate life sciences in Missouri through dynamic speakers, networking and break-out discussions. Our diverse and in-depth program provides the insight essential to advance our life science community.
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MOBIO Summit
Thursday Oct 10 / 5:00 PM (CST) - Thursday Oct 10 / 9:00 PM (CST)
Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland

BioNexus KC Annual Dinner

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.”

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BioNexus KC Annual Dinner
Monday Oct 7 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Oct 7 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

MOVED!!! Collaborate2Cure: Opioid Management

September 2019

Thursday Sep 26 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Wednesday Sep 25 / 4:30 PM (CST)

Animal Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Interruptions Seminar

Supply chain interruptions can cause significant impact for the health and well-being of animals. In the case of medically necessary products in which there are no available replacements, these can cause even greater impact- both to welfare and publicity. A significant contributor to this problem is the complexity of the regulatory environment that exists both domestically and abroad. Another contributor to this problem is the limited number of approved suppliers that exist globally. While maintaining product quality is paramount, identifying and reducing supply chain risks is key for animal health industry sustainability, but also the health and well-being of pet and food animal drugs and vaccines.
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Monday Sep 9 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Thursday Sep 12 / 4:00 PM (CST)

Genomic Medicine Short Course

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 Genomic Medicine Center, with support of the NIH, is offering a four-day CME/CEU program in translational genomics. This course will take place Sept. 9-12, 2019 in Kansas City, Mo. Registration is Required.
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Genomic Medicine Short Course
Thursday Sep 12 / 11:00 AM (CST) - Thursday Sep 12 / 1:00 PM (CST)

MRIGlobal 75th Anniversary Luncheon with Bill Nye

MRIGlobal will host a luncheon featuring Bill Nye The Science Guy celebrating those who have supported our science over the past 75 years.
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MRIGlobal 75th Anniversary Luncheon with Bill Nye
Wednesday Sep 11 / 1:30 PM (CST) - Tuesday Sep 10 / 5:00 PM (CST)

Mutant Mouse Resource & Research Centers Present > Precision Mouse Modeling: Translation to Human Disease

Members of the NIH-funded Mutant Mouse Resource & Research Center (MU-MMRRC) would like to invite you to attend an afternoon symposium September 11, 2019, 1:30p-5p in the Monsanto Auditorium of the Bond Life Science Center on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. The focus of the symposium is Precision Mouse Modeling: Translation to Human Disease and in addition to speakers from the University of Missouri, we have invited speakers from the Jackson Laboratory, University of California-Davis as well as University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. We ask that attendees complete a complimentary registration, and the link is found on the attached flyer.
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Mutant Mouse Resource & Research Centers Present > Precision Mouse Modeling: Translation to Human Disease
Monday Sep 9 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Sep 9 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Update on Project #1: Transitions in Care/Heart Failures/Social Determinants of Health

Saturday Sep 7 - ALL DAY
University of Missouri Kansas City, Pierson Auditorium

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Associated Conditions: Awareness and Education Seminar

August 2019

Tuesday Aug 27 / 7:30 AM (CST) - Tuesday Aug 27 / 12:00 AM (CST)
University of Missouri Kansas City, Pierson Auditorium

KC Animal Health Investment Forum

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. 

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KC Animal Health Investment Forum
Sunday Aug 25 / 11:00 AM (CST) - Monday Aug 26 / 4:00 PM (CST)
Kansas City Convention Center

One Health Research Symposium

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.

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One Health Research Symposium
Monday Aug 26 / 5:00 PM (CST) - Monday Aug 26 / 9:00 AM (CST)
Kansas City Convention Center

Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Dinner

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.

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Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Dinner
Monday Aug 5 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Aug 5 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Workplace Violence Prevention

Registration is free, but required. 

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Collaborate2Cure: Workplace Violence Prevention

July 2019

Monday Jul 15 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Jul 15 / 7:00 PM (CST)
Nerman Museum, Hudson Auditorium at Johnson County Community College

THE HOT ZONE: An evening with Nancy and Jerry Jaax

Monday Jul 15 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Jul 15 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Project #2/Opioid: Update #1

Registration is free, but required. 

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Collaborate2Cure: Project #2/Opioid: Update #1

June 2019

Wednesday Jun 26 / 6:00 PM (CST) - Tuesday Jun 25 / 9:00 PM (CST)

KC RiBS Science on Tap

Our second Science on Tap features research from The University of Kansas Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital. Join us to learn how researchers at KUMC are working to demystify the causes and consequences of DNA damage, and hear about work being done at Children's Mercy to understand how various factors can influence our energy balance and contribute to obesity. This event is sponsored by BioKansas, and is FREE and open to all ages.
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KC RiBS Science on Tap
Friday Jun 7 / 8:30 AM (CST) - Friday Jun 7 / 5:00 PM (CST)

Midwest Regional 3D Symposium

The technological landscape in direct manufacturing, digital imaging, and 3D processing is changing dramatically. 3D technologies are changing how students learn, manufacturers produce goods, and how we deliver healthcare. To fully leverage the benefits of 3D technologies, the Midwest Region is building an infrastructure to facilitate new opportunities between professionals, educators, healthcare providers, engineers, and researchers. The MR3D Symposium is an event that draws attendees from major Universities, K-12 schools, Medical Centers, local and state government, investors, entrepreneurs, and multiple size companies across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and additional states outside of the Midwest.
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Monday Jun 3 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Jun 3 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Transitions of Care (non-Heart Failure)

May 2019

Friday May 17 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Friday May 17 / 10:30 AM (CST)
Children’s Mercy, Adele Hall Campus

Progress and Opportunity in Cancer Research

Monday May 13 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday May 13 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Project 1 update

Tuesday May 7 / 7:00 PM (CST) - Tuesday May 7 / 9:00 PM (CST)
Kansas State University

Kansas State University: THE HOT ZONE

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.

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Thursday May 2 / 9:45 AM (CST) - Friday May 3 / 4:00 PM (CST)
Stowers Institute

Sci Comm 101: Identifying Your Audience and Crafting Your Story

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).

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April 2019

Wednesday Apr 17 / 7:30 AM (CST) - Thursday Apr 18 / 4:45 PM (CST)

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Community Form

Pioneers for Discovery: Reinventing the Research Enterprise is a two day interactive forum presented by the University of Kansas Medical Center in collaboration with the Office for Human Research Protections. The event will be held April 17-18, 2019 at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Day One offers an interactive workshop where participants will have the opportunity to engage with OHRP staff on the interpretation and application of the Common Rule on human subjects' protections in a changing regulatory environment. Day Two features outstanding opportunities to strengthen research skills and approaches. Representatives from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, OHRP, FDA and national and regional experts will share their perspectives on implementation of new technologies, emerging issues in the use of identifiable information and biospecimens, and innovations in patient engagement in biomedical research, including effectively communicating research to stakeholders. Investigators, research coordinators, institutional review board (IRB) members, IRB administrators, contract research organizations, government regulators, community and public health organizations and other members of the research community are encouraged to attend. Registration and conference details are available at http://www.kumc.edu/ohrp.html.
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University of Kansas Medical Center Research Community Form
Tuesday Apr 16 / 6:30 PM (CST) - Tuesday Apr 16 / 7:30 PM (CST)

BIG IDEAS @ScienceStowers

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.

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BIG IDEAS @ScienceStowers
Friday Apr 12 / 1:00 PM (CST) - Saturday Apr 13 / 5:00 PM (CST)

Combined University of Missouri Ophthalmology Symposium

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.

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Combined University of Missouri Ophthalmology Symposium
Saturday Apr 13 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Saturday Apr 13 / 11:50 AM (CST)

Advances in Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapeutics Symposium

Conference Objectives: Discuss the evolving role and advancements in the fields of autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and cellular therapeutics. Discuss the advancements of alternative donor transplantation. Discuss the importance of risk stratification in treatment decisions for patients with acute and chronic leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and bone marrow failure syndromes. Evaluate the relative importance of age, disease status, cytogenetics and molecular markers as prognostic and predictive factors for patients with hematologic malignancies. Articulate the influence of HLA-typing at diagnosis and the timing of HSCT on posttransplant outcomes. Discuss and assess treatment options and strategies for patients who are over 60 years of age. Discuss and assess optimal treatment strategies and supportive care in the posttransplant phase. Review and discuss the latest clinical trials and novel therapies available for patients with hematologic malignancies and bone marrow failure syndromes.
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Thursday Apr 11 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Friday Apr 12 / 3:00 PM (CST)
University of Missouri Kansas City, Pierson Auditorium

Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

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.

 
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Midwest Bioinformatics Conference
Monday Apr 15 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Apr 1 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Project 1 update CANCELED

March 2019

Friday Mar 22 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Sunday Mar 24 / 5:00 PM (CST)
Kansas State University

SciComm 2019

Monday Mar 18 - ALL DAY
Westin Kansas City

InvestMidwest

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.

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InvestMidwest
Friday Mar 15 / 12:15 PM (CST) - Friday Mar 15 / 2:15 PM (CST)
Union Station

KC STEM Fest

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.

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KC STEM Fest
Monday Mar 4 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Mar 4 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Food Insecurity and Access

Friday Mar 1 / 8:30 AM (CST) - Friday Mar 1 / 4:30 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

SHARPhub Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

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. 

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SHARPhub Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

February 2019

Monday Feb 18 / 3:00 PM (CST) - Monday Feb 18 / 4:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

MRIGlobal Open House: Paseo’s First Robotics Team

This public event will showcase Paseo/MRIGlobal's 14th season and robot. 

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MRIGlobal Open House: Paseo’s First Robotics Team
Saturday Feb 9 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Saturday Feb 9 / 11:50 AM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Review

Speakers at this conference will integrate new information presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium into existing paradigms. Discussions will be relevant to researchers, physicians and physician extenders who care for patients with breast cancer or those who are at risk for the disease.
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Thursday Feb 7 / 8:30 AM (CST) - Thursday Feb 7 / 2:15 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Accelerating Health through 1Data

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.

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Accelerating Health through 1Data
Monday Feb 4 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Feb 4 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Pre- and Post-natal Care

January 2019

Monday Jan 14 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Jan 14 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Medication Reconciliation and Adherence

December 2018

Friday Dec 14 / 7:30 AM (CST) - Friday Dec 14 / 11:30 AM (CST)

Translational Oncology in Academia and Industry Symposium

The University of Kansas Cancer Center: Early Phase Program partners with the industry to have this symposium intended to share scientific ideas and discuss opportunities to close the gap between basic science development and patient care. This meeting is designed to build stronger collaborations in laboratory and clinical researchers in academia and key leaders in the industry. Invited speakers come from a broad spectrum of leading cancer investigators from basic scientists to physician scientists from The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Children’s Mercy and Stowers Institute of Medical Research, as well as esteemed innovators in industry involved in state-of-the-art cancer research in drug development, genetics, diagnostics and imaging. We intend to help connect basic scientists and clinical researchers, physicians, research personnel and top leaders in the industry for collaborations that would result in impactful developments in the care of patients with cancer. The topics will include epigenetics and metabolism, new methods in tumor modeling, novel clinical trial design and strategies, precision medicine, immunotherapy, targeted treatment, innovative diagnostics and modern imaging.
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Translational Oncology in Academia and Industry Symposium
Thursday Dec 6 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Friday Dec 7 / 4:00 PM (CST)

Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient Centered Care

The Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient Centered Care highlights community - academic partnerships and encourages open discussion among academic health centers, community health workers, faith-based community, and community-based service organizations. ​Participants will engage with other regional health researchers, community-based organizations, and public health professionals to address health equity in our communities and region.
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Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient Centered Care

November 2018

Monday Nov 12 / 7:00 AM (CST) - Friday Nov 16 / 8:00 PM (CST)
Plexpod Westport Commons

Global Entrepreneurship Week

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.

 
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Global Entrepreneurship Week
Friday Nov 16 / 10:00 AM (CST) - Friday Nov 16 / 2:45 AM (CST)
University of Missouri Kansas City, Pierson Auditorium

3rd Annual Collaborative Research Symposium: Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders

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.

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3rd Annual Collaborative Research Symposium: Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders
Monday Nov 5 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Friday Nov 9 / 2:00 PM (CST)
Kansas State University

Science Communication Week

Our second annual Science Communication Week will be packed with events for students, faculty, staff, and the community! Stay tuned for more information.

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Science Communication Week
Friday Nov 9 / 8:30 AM (CST) - Friday Nov 9 / 10:00 AM (CST)

Speed dating: Scientists and Communicators

Try out those new scicomm skills by telling several K-State communications staffers about your work in a short amount of time. Participation limited to 15 scientists and 15 communicators - we strongly recommend that researchers attend the scicomm 101 workshop with Jory Weintraub on Monday (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Union Cottonwood Room) to get practice with communicating their work before attending this workshop. Please register on event link.
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Speed dating: Scientists and Communicators
Thursday Nov 8 / 6:30 PM (CST) - Thursday Nov 8 / 7:30 PM (CST)

‘Food Explorer’ panel discussion

A faculty discussion panel will examine the work of Manhattan native sons David Fairchild, Charles Marlatt, and Walter Swingle. As outlined in "The Food Explorer" by Daniel Stone, Fairchild was responsible for introducing to the United States many of the foods we grow and eat today. With those introductions came uncontrolled presence of invasive insect species. The positive and negative impacts of Fairchild’s historic treks will be discussed by a multidisciplinary group of K-State faculty including John Ruberson from entomology; Bonnie Lynn-Sherow from history; Matt Sanderson from sociology; Jane Marshall from food, nutrition, dietetics and health; and Bill Schapaugh from agronomy. Thank you to the Global Food Systems Initiative for coordinating and sponsoring this event.
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‘Food Explorer’ panel discussion
Thursday Nov 8 / 5:00 PM (CST) - Thursday Nov 8 / 7:00 PM (CST)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

BioKansas Annual Member Reception & InvestMidwest 2019 Kickoff

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. 

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BioKansas Annual Member Reception & InvestMidwest 2019 Kickoff
Thursday Nov 8 / 10:30 AM (CST) - Thursday Nov 8 / 12:00 PM (CST)

Round Table with Rebeca Safran

Rebecca Safran, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, will talk about her evolving class on science communication and climate change She will particularly emphasize how they work as a class to translate science to story, giving careful thought to our intended audience as well as our intended message. In addition, Safran is part of Inside the Greenhouse, where she works to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are/can be communicated, by creating artifacts through interactive theatre, film, fine art, performance art, and appraising as well as extracting effective methods for multimodal climate communication. Read more: http://www.insidethegreenhouse.org/ As an evolutionary biologist, Safran’s interests are focused on the process of how new species form. In particular, her group works at the interface of fine-scale within-population dynamics and their consequences across closely related populations. Projects in the lab include studies related to the physiological, behavioral and ecological and climate factors that influence genomic divergence among closely related populations. Funded by the National Science Foundation through several grants including the CAREER award, Becca’s research has appeared in Science, Current Biology, and Trends in Ecology and Evolution and many other publications related to evolutionary ecology and genetics. Safran teaches a course each fall on the interface of climate change and film-making where students are asked to present their views on climate change in several short (5-minute!) films. During the spring term, she takes on the challenge of teaching evolution and physiology to more than 700 students in her General Biology course.
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Round Table with Rebeca Safran
Thursday Nov 8 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Thursday Nov 8 / 10:00 AM (CST)

Considering CRISPR

Gene-editing tools are revolutionizing biology, crop science, medicine, and more, but the science behind them is complicated. How can we communicate the promising capabilities of CRISPR without scaring public audiences? Candace Seeve, science advancement manager at ag tech-focused venture and development organization TechAccel LLC, will briefly review CRISPR basics and applications and will use some recent events/headlines associated with gene editing to highlight the important of being open to discussing CRISPR with non-technical audiences and the importance of thoughtfully crafting those discussions. Candace Seeve's family has been farming in northeastern Montana for four generations. Her passion for advancing technologies and innovations that address agricultural challenges is rooted (pun intended) in her experiences growing up and working on the family farm. Candace received a PhD in molecular and environmental plant sciences at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining TechAccel, she was a USDA-ARS postdoctoral fellow in Columbia, Missouri. In these roles, her research focused on applying molecular biology, genetics, and genomics to improve traits of important crop and timber species. As a graduate student, Candace was awarded and NSF graduate GK-12 STEM fellowship to develop and deliver science curriculum to junior high students. The GK-12 program nurtured her passion for making technical scientific topics accessible to all audiences and engaging the public in scientific discussions. Please register on event link.
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Considering CRISPR
Wednesday Nov 7 / 7:00 PM (CST) - Wednesday Nov 7 / 7:00 PM (CST)

Science on Tap with Tendai Gadzikwa

Science on Tap features a short introduction to the scientist’s research, time to engage with fellow attendees around the research presented, then the event wraps up with a conversational Q&A period. These events are a great way to meet new people over a good, science conversation and Tallgrass beer. The event starts at 7:00 p.m., but arrive early to secure a seat and enjoy some food and beverages. Everything takes place in the Tallgrass Tap House Firkin Room.
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Science on Tap with Tendai Gadzikwa
Wednesday Nov 7 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Wednesday Nov 7 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Healthcare Associated Injury and Infection Prevention

Tuesday Nov 6 / 7:00 PM (CST) - Tuesday Nov 6 / 7:00 PM (CST)

Exploring ‘The Food Explorer’ with Daniel Stone

David Fairchild, K-State alumnus and Manhattan native — Fairchild Hall was named after his father, president of Kansas State Agricultural College from 1879 to 1897 — was a late 19th-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes, and thousands more foods to the American plate. Can you imagine life without these diverse crops? Author Daniel Stone will discuss learning and telling the story of David Fairchild, and how his efforts influence us today. Daniel Stone is a writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany in Washington D.C. He writes for National Geographic and teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University. Thank you to the Global Food Systems Initiative for coordinating and sponsoring this event.
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Exploring ‘The Food Explorer’ with Daniel Stone
Tuesday Nov 6 / 1:00 PM (CST) - Tuesday Nov 6 / 4:00 PM (CST)

Translating Science and Speaking in Images

In this interactive workshop, graduate students will receive instruction on transforming a research presentation designed for an audience of their scientific peers into a presentation that is informative and captivating for a public audience. Participants must have an electronic presentation prepared prior to the workshop and will bring their presentation to the workshop to revise and share with other participants. The workshop will be led by Jim Richardson, photographer for National Geographic and contributing editor to its sister publication, Traveler magazine. Participation in this workshop is limited to 10 graduate students. Those interested in participating must complete an online application in which they will be asked to briefly comment on why they would like to participate in the workshop and how they expect to benefit. Applicants must upload the presentation that they plan to bring to the workshop. Application Deadline: October 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Application available on event link.
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Translating Science and Speaking in Images
Monday Nov 5 / 6:00 PM (CST) - Monday Nov 5 / 9:00 PM (CST)

SciComedy Workshop and Improv Show

Get out of your comfort zone and say yes! Understanding the fundamentals of improv will help you make faster connections and be more in tune with your present surroundings. All K-State grad students and faculty are invited to a free one-hour workshop to learn how to apply the lessons of improvisational theater to your own presentations and professional interactions. This workshop is hosted by K-State’s own On The Spot Improv troupe and will be limited to 20 attendees. A meal will be provided for participants after the workshop. Everyone is then invited to watch On The Spot Improv perform their weekly show at 8:00 p.m. Workshop: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Union 207; Improv show: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Union Cottonwood Room Please register on event link.
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SciComedy Workshop and Improv Show
Monday Nov 5 / 7:00 PM (CST) - Monday Nov 5 / 7:00 PM (CST)

Food Explorer discussion at Manhattan Public Library

Join a public discussion of “The Food Explorer” at Manhattan Public. All who are interested are encouraged to attend. Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance, but that is not a prerequisite for participation. Thank you to the Global Food Systems Initiative for coordinating this effort. The discussion will be facilitated by William L. Richter, professor emeritus of political science and formerly K-State’s first associate provost for international programs. Bill is an affiliate of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy. He reviewed “The Food Explorer” for The Manhattan Mercury. His interest in David Fairchild (subject of “The Food Explorer”), Walter Tennyson Swingle, Charles Marlatt, and other pioneers in plant exploration dates back to some Manhattan research he began in 2014 and which he has presented to the Riley County Historical Society. Manhattan Public Library will also host the Riley County Historical Society and Museum exhibit, “The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections” October 23 through November 19. This free exhibit highlights the local connection to the ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” The Riley County Historical Society and Museum will also be offering a driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers” beginning November 7. The self-guided driving tour will be available at www.rileycountyks.gov/museum. Visit locations connected to David Fairchild, Charles Marlatt, and other food explorers and innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County.
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Food Explorer discussion at Manhattan Public Library
Monday Nov 5 / 1:00 PM (CST) - Monday Nov 5 / 2:00 PM (CST)

KSCI Works with Jory Weintraub

You’ve heard the pleas: Scientists need to use social media to connect with the public and communicate their work. Do you really need to do that? If so, how can you do so effectively, without it taking over your life? Jory Weintraub is the Science Communication Director with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University. In these roles, he teaches science communication courses to undergrads and grad students, and runs scicomm workshops for Duke faculty and postdocs. He has a BS in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from UC San Diego and a PhD in Immunology from UNC Chapel Hill. Please register on the event link.
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KSCI Works with Jory Weintraub
Monday Nov 5 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Monday Nov 5 / 12:00 PM (CST)

SciComm 101 with Jory Weintraub

Sure, your work on [fill-in-the-topic-of-your-research-here] is the most exciting and important science out there! But to have an impact, it must be communicated in ways that enable people to understand and compel them to care. This workshop will provide strategies and approaches that will help you to communicate your work effectively to diverse audiences. Topics will include the importance of message (what it is and why it matters), identifying your audience and framing messages, avoiding jargon, and more. One portion of the workshop will be an interactive activity called “At the Neighborhood Block Party,” which will help you develop the perfect response to the question “So, what do you do?” We will also cover communicating your work to policymakers. Jory Weintraub is the Science Communication Director with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University. In these roles, he teaches science communication courses to undergrads and grad students, and runs scicomm workshops for Duke faculty and postdocs. He has a BS in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from UC San Diego and a PhD in Immunology from UNC Chapel Hill. Registration will be limited to 35 participants. Please register on the event link.
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SciComm 101 with Jory Weintraub
Thursday Nov 1 / 3:00 PM (CST) - Thursday Nov 1 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kansas State University Olathe

KC One Health Day

Join Kansas State University BioNexus KC and BioKansas for Kansas City One Health Day. This year's topic is "Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance."

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KC One Health Day
Thursday Nov 1 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Thursday Nov 1 / 5:00 PM (CST)
University of Kansas: Edwards Campus

National Institutes on Aging: Director’s Regional Meeting

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.

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October 2018

Wednesday Oct 31 / 8:30 AM (CST) - Wednesday Oct 31 / 10:00 AM (CST)
Mid-America Regional Council

Health Innovation Team

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.

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Health Innovation Team
Tuesday Oct 30 / 6:00 PM (CST) - Tuesday Oct 30 / 7:00 PM (CST)
Stowers Institute

Too Creative for Science?

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.

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Too Creative for Science?
Monday Oct 22 / 11:30 AM (CST) - Monday Oct 22 / 3:30 PM (CST)
Kansas State University Olathe

Animal Health Industry Insights

Monday Oct 15 / 8:00 AM (CST) - Monday Oct 15 / 3:30 PM (CST)

Cold Cough Flu Conference

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.

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Cold Cough Flu Conference
Monday Oct 8 / 11:00 AM (CST) - Friday Oct 12 / 3:00 PM (CST)
Union Station

Techweek KC

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.

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Techweek KC
Friday Oct 12 / 9:00 AM (CST) - Friday Oct 12 / 2:00 PM (CST)
Kansas Department of Agriculture

Blockchain Drive-In Workshop

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.

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Blockchain Drive-In Workshop
Monday Oct 1 / 4:00 PM (CST) - Monday Oct 1 / 6:00 PM (CST)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Collaborate2Cure: Behavioral and Psychiatric Population Management

September 2018

Thursday Sep 27 / 11:30 AM (CST) - Thursday Sep 27 / 1:00 PM (CST)

STEMMY Awards

Celebrating women who are making a difference in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine in the Kansas City Region.

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STEMMY Awards
Thursday Sep 20 / 5:15 PM (CST) - Thursday Sep 20 / 8:15 PM (CST)

BioNexus KC Annual Dinner

Population Health Expert, Dr. David Nash, Will Headline BioNexus KC’s Annual Dinner

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BioNexus KC Annual Dinner
Tuesday Sep 18 / 7:00 AM (CST) - Tuesday Sep 18 / 9:00 AM (CST)
Missouri Western State University

WISE Networking Breakfast

Inspiring Women to Lead in Science, Technology, and Business

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WISE Networking Breakfast
Sunday Sep 16 - ALL DAY
Chicken N Pickle

Reach for Rare: A Pickleball Tournament to Benefit RareKC

Support RareKC’s mission to activate a change in the lives of those challenged by Rare Disease.

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Reach for Rare: A Pickleball Tournament to Benefit RareKC
Monday Sep 10 - ALL DAY
WWI museum and Conference Center

Genomic Medicine Short Course

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.

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Genomic Medicine Short Course

January 2020

Monday Jan 6 / 12:00 PM (CST) - 1:00 pm (CST)
University of Kansas Medical Center: HEB

KUMC Meet The Entrepreneur

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.

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KUMC Meet The Entrepreneur

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