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2017 Annual Banquet Pictures

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Annual Banquet Registration Deadline Extended to 7th February

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Annual Banquet – Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Keynote Presentation

 Title: The Strategic Landscape for Healthcare: Balancing Technological Innovation and the Cost of Care

 Speaker: Dr. George Poste

Chief Scientist of Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI)

Regents Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation

Arizona State University

SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite, 361, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

Tel: 480.727.8661; Email: George.Poste@asu.edu

Abstract

Healthcare is entering an era of conflicting opportunities and constraints. The pace of discovery in biomedical research is accelerating with the promise of unprecedented opportunities to improve health. At the same time, the demographics of an aging society will dramatically increase the prevalence of high cost diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration and reveal the growing imbalance between infinite demand for care versus finite resources and the economic unsustainability of the current $3 trillion healthcare ecosystem. The best opportunity to balance these conflicting forces lies in the evolution of precision medicine which seeks to understand how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behavior affect individual disease risk. These insights will shift care from the current wasteful, inefficient ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to disease treatment and prevention to more proactive approaches in which care is increasingly customized to the risk profile of an individual. Making precision medicine a reality will depend on convergence of technologies for profiling disease at the molecular level with the use of sensors, mobile devices and social media to monitor health status in real-time both in and outside of healthcare facilities. Integration of these diverse technologies will redraw the boundaries of traditional medicine and engage new participants from the telecommunications, electronics, logistics and consumer services sectors hitherto uninvolved in healthcare. Above all, these trends will generate data of unprecedented scale and complexity. Precision medicine and data-intensive medicine are inextricably linked. The healthcare ecosystem is ill-prepared for this data deluge. Implementation will impose disruptive changes in clinical practice, the design of new organizational models for health services and an increased emphasis on data analytics, machine learning and computerized decision support tools in clinical decisions. Despite the appeal of these technology-centric trajectories, demonstration of their economic value in reducing the cost of care will be the critical determinant in the speed at which precision medicine becomes routine practice.

Speaker Biography

Dr. George Poste is the Del E. Webb Professor of Health Innovation and Chief Scientist, The Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) (http://www.casi.asu.edu) at Arizona State University (ASU). This program integrates research in genomics, synthetic biology and high performance computing to study the altered regulation of molecular networks in human diseases to develop new diagnostic tests for precision (personalized) medicine and the remote monitoring of health status using miniaturized body sensors and mobile devices. He assumed this post in 2009. From 2003 to 2009 he directed and built The Biodesign Institute at ASU.

He has published more than 350 research papers and edited 14 books on pharmaceutical technologies, cancer and infectious diseases. He has received honorary degrees in science, law and medicine for his research contributions.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto, Exelixis, Caris Life Sciences, and the Scientific Advisory Boards of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan, Synthetic Genomics, Health Longevity Inc. and Haplogen GmbH. From 1992 to 1999, he was Chief Science and Technology Officer and President, R&D, of SmithKline Beecham (SB) – now GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). During his tenure at SB, he was associated with the successful registration of multiple drug, vaccine and diagnostic products. He received the ‘R&D Scientist of the Year’ Award from R&D Magazine in 2004, the Einstein Global Business Leadership Council Award in 2006, the Scrip Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Arizona Bioscience Industry Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016.

He is a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society, the Royal College of Pathologists and the U.K. Academy of Medicine, a former Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, a Governor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and a member of the U. S. Institute of Medicine Board on Global Health. He has served as a member of the Defense Science Board of the U.S. Department of Defense and currently serves on advisory committees for several U.S. government agencies in defense, intelligence, national security and healthcare.

Banquet Agenda

Registration / Social Hour:               5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sit-Down Dinner:                6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Section Program:                 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Keynote Presentation:                        8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Awards Presentation:                         8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Change of Section Officers:               9:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Business Attire is recommended

Banquet Registration Fees

IEEE Members – All Categories:                                                        $60.00

IEEE Undergraduate and Graduate Student Members:                $50.00

IEEE Member and Student Member Guests:                                  $60.00

IEEE Student Branch Table for Ten without Guests:                  $500.00

IEEE Society Chapter / Affinity Group Table for Ten:                $600.00

Corporate Sponsorship including Dinner Table for Ten:           $1500.00

Banquet Registration Direct Link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/edit/42498

Note:
> IEEE Members of all categories including student members should list their membership numbers at the time of registration.

  • The membership should be current and will be checked against IEEE Member Data Base.

> All tables seat ten attendees. Student Member table for ten cost is for seating ten IEEE Student members.

  • Cost for guests seated at the Student Branch table is $60.00.

> Corporate Sponsorship includes recognition in program, table of ten for dinner, and 6’ x 3’ space for a display.

> Meals choice should be made during online registration. Refer to menu on the next page.

  • Dinner is not guaranteed without meal choice.

> Deadline for registration is Sunday, February 5th, 2017. No exceptions will be made.

Banquet Venue – Phoenix Airport Marriott

1101 North 44th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

(602) 273-7373

Northeast of Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) and 44th Street

Banquet Menu

 Social Hour

>> Appetizers <<

Spanakopita

Chicken Sate

Assorted Vegetable & Assorted Cheese Displays

>> Cash Bar <<

Guests to Buy Tickets from the Hotel Cashier sitting next to Bar and present to Bartender for the Desired Drink

Drink Prices

Premium Brands @ $8.00 Each

Absolute, Beefeaters, Bacardi Silver, Jack Daniel’s, Dewar’s, Sauza Gold, & Canadian Club

Wine by the Glass @ $8.00 per Glass

Canyon Roads Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Merlot

Domestic Beer Selection @ $5.00 per Bottle

Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite

Imported Beer Selection @ $6.00 per Bottle

Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light

Assortment of Juice, Soda & Bottled Water @ $3.50 Each

Specialty Beer Selection @ $6.00 per Bottle

Sam Adams, Non-Alcoholic Beer St. Pauli, & O’Douls

Dinner Menu

>> Salad <<

Strawberry Fields Dinner Salad

Chilled Spring Mix, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Maytag Bleu Cheese, with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Sliced Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges

Served with Assorted Rolls & Butter

>> Entrees <<

Chicken Mediterranean

Boneless Breast of Grilled Chicken with sun dried tomato pesto, roasted red & yellow peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese

Served with Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

OR

Sliced Roast Beef Strip

Served with Red Wine Demi Sauce, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

OR

Grilled Filet of Salmon

Served with Dejon Cream Sauce, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

OR

Vegetarian / Vegan: Grilled Balsamic Portabello Mushroom Stack

Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

>> Dessert <<

Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce or Raspberry Sorbet (Vegan)

Served with Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee & Hot Tea

IEEE Phoenix Section Information

Support the IEEE Phoenix Section by Joining as Volunteer in Section Committees, Society Chapters, Affinity Groups, and Student Branches

IEEE Phoenix Section Executive Meeting on First Tuesday of the Month at Hilton Phoenix Airport Except for January, July, and August

IEEE Phoenix Section Executive Committee Meeting is Open to Section Members

Visit the Section website at http://sites.ieee.org/phoenix/  for additional information

IEEE Phoenix Section Awards For The Year 2016

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The IEEE Phoenix Section recognizes the contributions of members, non-members, society chapters, affinity groups, student branches, corporations, and educational institutions at the annual banquet. The next banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at Phoenix Airport Marriott located at 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Tel: 602-273-7373).

The Section is pleased to issue a call for nominations for this year’s Section awards. The scope and purpose of the Section Awards Program is to plan, promote and implement IEEE award programs that recognize outstanding performance in furthering the objectives and professional aims of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the IEEE, and the IEEE-USA, and to stimulate others to pursue such achievements of excellence.

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IEEE Phoenix Section Student Scholarships For The Year 2016

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The IEEE Phoenix Section awards Student Scholarships to full-time graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE student members. The applying student must attend a full academic year at a university in the Phoenix Section during 2016. The universities include Arizona State University, DeVry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Northern Arizona University.

The student must submit a completely filled application along with a financial aid statement; a one-page personal statement of achievements, interests, and goals; official transcripts of all college work; and two recommendation letters from the School’s faculty. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to the IEEE.

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Pictures from the 2015 Annual Banquet !

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Pictures from the Phoenix Section Annual Banquet Hilton Phoenix Airport, Saturday, February 7, 2015 – Photography by Surinder Tuli, Mahesh Shah, Vasudeva Atluri

IEEE Phoenix Section Annual Banquet 2015

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

IEEE PHOENIX SECTION

Annual Banquet – Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Keynote Presentation

The Grand Canyon: A 1.8-Billion-Year Slice of Earth History

bio

 Prof. Thomas Sharp

Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science
Arizona State University

Abstract:

The Grand Canyon is an amazing surface feature that attracts millions of tourists from around the world. The canyon exposes a thick sequence of rocks that represent 40% of Earth’s history. The inner canyon exposes the oldest igneous and metamorphic rocks, known as the Vishnu basement. These rocks record the history of continental crust assembly through collisions, mountain building, metamorphism and melting in the Paleoproterozoic Era between 1840 and 1660 Ma. The layered Grand Canyon Supergroup rocks of the inner canyon in the east record a history of sedimentation, crustal extension and basaltic volcanism on the continental interior during the Neoproterozoic Era between 1200 and 700 Ma. Separating the rocks of the inner canyon from those of the main canyon is the Great Unconformity, representing as much as 1200 million years of missing geologic record. The flat-lying sedimentary rocks of the of the main canyon record a history of sediment deposition in and adjacent to shallow seas that moved on and off of the continent through the Paleozoic Era (540 to 260 Ma). Thick sequences of Mesozoic sediments covered the area, but have been eroded away. The timing and mechanism of Canyon formation is the subject of current study and debate. The erosion that created the Grand Canyon is part of the recent history of the Colorado Plateau uplift and formation of the Basin and Range Province and is believed to be as young as 6 Ma.

Speaker Biography:

Prof. Thomas Sharp is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University. He earned a BS in Geology and in Geophysics at the University of Minnesota in 1983 and a PhD in Geology from Arizona State University in 1990. Prof. Sharp is a mineralogist interested in mineral reactions, phase transitions and deformation and how these can be used to understand processes that occur within Earth and other planetary bodies. This research combines experimental and natural samples with detailed physical and chemical characterization of rocks and minerals with transmission and scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, thermal emission infrared spectroscopy and other techniques. Applications include: Phase transitions in Earth’s deep mantle; High-pressure minerals in meteorites as indicators of impact history; and Chemical weathering of basalt and its implications for the remote sensing of Mars. In addition to his research, Professor Sharp is the ASU Associate Director of the NASA Arizona Space Grant Consortium.

Banquet Agenda

Registration / Social Hour: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sit-Down Dinner: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Section Program:  7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Keynote Presentation: 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Awards Presentation: 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Change of Section Officers: 9:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Banquet Registration Fees

IEEE Members and Guests :  $50.00
IEEE Undergraduate Student Members:  $30.00
IEEE Graduate Student Members:  $30.00
IEEE Student Member Guests:  $50.00
IEEE Student Branch Table without Guests: $300.00*
IEEE Society Chapter / Affinity Group Table:  $500.00**
Corporate Sponsorship : $1000.00***

Note: IEEE Members should list their membership numbers at the time of registration. They should be current members. IEEE membership numbers will be checked against IEEE Member Data Base.

*Table sits 10 persons and includes only Undergraduate and Graduate Student Members and not their guests. The fee of $50.00 listed above applies to IEEE Student Member Guests.

**Table sits 10 persons.

***Sponsorship includes recognition at program, table of ten for dinner, and space for a display.

For additional information about the banquet, access http://sites.ieee.org/phoenix

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Save the Date – IEEE Phoenix Section Annual Banquet 2015

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

IEEE Phoenix Section, Annual Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Phoenix Airport (2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034 (480) 894-1600). Registration & Social Hour begins at 5:30 PM followed by Dinner and Section Awards. Keynote Presentation “Grand Canyon and Its Wonders” by Prof. Thomas Short, Director, Arizona State University.

IEEE Phoenix Section Awards

Monday, October 20th, 2014

ieee_logo_mb_taglineThe IEEE Phoenix Section recognizes the contributions of members, non-members, society chapters, affinity groups, student branches, corporations, and educational institutions at the annual banquet. The next banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at Hilton Phoenix Airport located at 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ – 85034 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Tel: 480-894-1600).

The Section is pleased to issue a call for nominations for this year’s Section awards. The scope and purpose of the Section Awards Program is to plan, promote and implement IEEE award and recognition programs that recognize outstanding performance in furthering the objectives and professional aims of the IEEE Phoenix Section, the IEEE, and the IEEE-USA, and to stimulate others to pursue such achievements of excellence.

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IEEE Phoenix Section Student Scholarships

Monday, October 20th, 2014

ieee_logo_mb_taglineThe IEEE Phoenix Section awards Student Scholarships to full-time graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE student members. The applying student must attend a university in the Phoenix Section during 2014. The universities include Arizona State University, Arizona State University Polytechnic, DeVry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Northern Arizona University.

The student should submit a completely filled application along with financial aid statement; a one-page personal statement of achievements, interests, and goals; official transcripts of all college work; and recommendation letters. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to the IEEE.
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Pictures from the 2014 Annual Banquet!

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Pictures from the Phoenix Section Annual Banquet Hilton Phoenix Airport, Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Photography by Surinder Tuli, Mahesh Shah and Steve Rockwell.

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