2020 Fall Symposium Recap
The CDMI held another successful virtual two-day symposium October 1-2 2020 with spirited discussions between over 80 participants, including faculty, students, industry members, staff, and specialists in the field of musculoskeletal research. The event opened with a keynote from Mark Goldstein, Chairman of UCSF Healthhub, who discussed his views on COVID-19 becoming healthcare’s moment for virtual and software/app-based solutions. The event also included:
13 proposal presentations from faculty and trainees at three CDMI sites (UCSF, University of Toledo, and The Ohio State University);
updates from continuing CDMI projects (from UCSF and the CDMI affiliate site at Northeastern University);
and a presentation from the FDA/Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) project.
On day two of the event, the CDMI Industry Advisory Board discussed and voted on proposals for 2020-2021 funded projects from UCSF, the University of Toledo, and The Ohio State University. At least 15 projects have been funded (learn more here: https://www.nsfcdmi.org/2020-21-projects). Representatives from companies interested in learning about the benefits of becoming a CDMI member also had the opportunity to interact with current IAB members to hear about membership perks. The program concluded with CDMI directors discussing center plans for 2021 and the next CDMI Symposium was tentatively scheduled take place virtually in April 2021. Stay tuned for updates on the CDMI Symposium page.