The 2nd Annual MD2K All Hands Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. The MD2K Annual Meeting is the only annual event where all MD2K team members are required to attend in person. Attendees will include MD2K team members, Center staff, NIH/NSF officials, other BD2K team members, and University of Memphis officials. The goals of the annual meeting are to interact face-to-face with other team members, share and learn the progress made so far, review/revise the policies and procedures of the Center, and chart the direction for the future of MD2K. Specifically, we will look to
This year’s annual meeting will feature a public portion on the agenda. The Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-To-Knowledge (MD2K), in conjunction with the FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis, will host a speaking session on September 15, 2015 featuring the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Dr. Phil Bourne, the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS), and Dr. William Riley, Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). Dr. Bourne and Dr. Riley will address an audience of Mid-South area biomedical researchers and thought leaders on the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and Precision Medicine initiatives. MD2K will also have a public poster exhibition to showcase the research completed so far in the Center’s existence.
The Annual meeting will have a similar format to last year’s kick-off meeting including: the MD2K business meeting, breakout sessions dedicated to individual Thrust work, and Team Science building activities. A Student Networking Day will be held for all doctoral students and post-docs the day prior to the official kick-off of the business meeting.