Beyond Eureka! 2013 conference will explore the role of science in our society today by highlighting some of the key issues and trends shaping the way that science is carried out and what this means for the future.
Our keynote speakers will offer a historical perspective on modern science; talk about internal and external pressures on the conduct of science, discuss how the public views science and scientists and why science literacy and citizen involvement in the conduct of science are so important in our world today. The panel and audience discussion that follows will explore ways we can all engage in answering the question: How is science serving us?
Who should attend: Anyone interested in understanding the historical, economic and political drivers to the practice and business of science today; public policy makers, business leaders and educators who view STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) literacy as a global competitive imperative; and anyone who wants to learn about the opportunities to experience the satisfactions that participating in scientific inquiry and discovery can bring.
CME, CEU and CEC credits for physicians, nurses and social workers will be offered at this conference. For more information click here.
Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will offer a historical perspective on modern science and its contributions to health and prosperity, as well as the how public views of science and scientists have evolved. he will speak about current external threats to science (such as the lack of science literacy) and internal threats brought about by how research is conducted, rewarded and funded. Dr. Casadevall will offer ways that science can be restructured to better serve society. See this article from Science for an introduction to Dr. Casadevall’s work with Ferric Fang, MD on “Shaking Up Science.”
Darlene Cavalier, MS, Founder of SciStarter.com, a popular online citizen science community, will focus on citizen involvement in the conduct of science, promoting science literacy, and initiatives such as SciStarter.com and Science Cheerleaders. Ms. Cavalier will also talk about challenges and opportunities to providing objective and authoritative analysis of complex scientific and technical issues to the public and to elected officials.
Guy Fish, MD, MBA, Vice President at Fletcher Spaght, has over 25 years of healthcare, life sciences and biotechnology experience. He is a member of the FS Ventures Investment Committee and sits on the Board of Directors of Phase Biosciences and Metabolon. Dr. Fish is a trustee of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a board certified internist. He received his MD and MBA degrees from Yale University.
As part of this year’s conference, we’re hosting a Science Opportunities Fair for service providers and organizations with a focus on engaging families, children and mentors to promote their missions and programs.
Exhibitors include: Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut Technology Council’s Girls of Innovation Program, Science Cheerleaders, SciStarter, STARBASE, Yale Peabody Museum, and others to be announced later.
Photos and Videos may be taken during the conference and used in Donaghue Foundation materials.