CEWIT, Center for Biotechnology, and Henry Schein Medical Technologies & Healthcare Innovations Symposium 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pm

Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University

CEWIT, the  Center for Biotechnology and Henry Schein, Inc., have joined forces to host an expert symposium presenting cutting-edge advances in biomedical and clinical-related technologies, digital health, and smart medical devices, focusing on the technology as well as the joint industry, academic, and R&D partnerships that are integral to major innovations in the healthtech domain   — at Stony Brook University.

Attendee Information

What to Expect:

On the Podium: A broad focus on advances in biomedical and clinical related technologies, digital health, and remote patient monitoring.

In the Audience: Technology and software experts, clinicians, entrepreneurs, service providers, and next-generation developers.

View:  Symposium Program

Getting Here:  Directions to the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), Stony Brook University Research and Development Park, 1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040.

Symposium Agenda
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Symposium Chair: Dr. Shmuel Einav, Director of Medical Technologies, The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), Stony Brook University

9:30am - 9:55am: Registration & Refreshments

9:55am - 10:05am: Welcome & Opening Remarks: President Samuel L. Stanley, M.D.; Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President for Economic Development, Stony Brook University; Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University

10:05am - 10:25am:  Keynote Address: Innovation Trends in Healthcare, Dr. Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Schein, Inc.

10:25am - 10:45am:  Non-Coagulant, Implantable Medical Devices, Dr. Danny Bluestein, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University;  Established Investigator, American Heart Association

10:45am - 11:05am:  Technology and The Aging Population, Dr. Craig Lehmann,  Dean, School of Health Technology and Management;  Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Stony Brook University

11:05am - 11:25am:  The Accelerate NY Seed Fund, Peter Donnelly, Co-Director,  The Accelerate NY Seed Fund; Director,  Technology Commercialization, Stony Brook University

11:25am - 11:45pm:  Facing the Silver Tsunami: The Future of Senior Care,  Raymond King, Director of Business Development, Baycrest and Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

11:45am - 12:00pm: Morning Session Discussion and Q&A 

12:00pm - 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm - 1:05pm:  On Demand and Distance Care Technologies, Ari Sonesh, Founder & CEO, Meditel360

1:05pm - 1:25pm:  The Role of Northwell Health Ventures in Clinical and Healthcare Operations of Northwell Health Medical,  Dr. Thomas Graham, Senior Vice-President & Chief, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Northwell Health Ventures

1:25pm - 1:45pm:  Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing, Dr. Arie Kaufman, Chief Scientist, The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), Stony Brook University

1:45pm - 2:05pm: The Impact of Innovation on Healthcare Technology TransformationDr. Purna Prasad, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Northwell Health Ventures

2:05pm - 2:25pm:  Wearables to Smart Homes – IoT, BigData, Machine Learning and Microservices Are Redefining Healthcare Delivery,  Eugene Sayan, Founder & CEO, Softheon 

2:25pm - 2:45pm: Supply Chain Integrity in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Dr. Satya Sharma, Executive Director, The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), Stony Brook University

2:45pm - 3:05pm: Biotech CAT and REACH, Dr. Li Liu,  Assistant Director, Technology and Business Development, Center for Biotechnology, Stony Brook University

3:05 - 3:25pm: Aging in Place, Dr. Fan Ye, Director of Communications & Devices, The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), Stony Brook University

3:25pm-4:00pm: Afternoon Session Discussion and Q&A; Conclusion & Adjournment

Our Sponsors
  Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. With 2015 sales of $10.4 billion, Henry Schein is a Fortune 500® Company with more than 18,000 Team Schein Members and more than one million customers.

Located on the campus of Stony Brook University, The Center for Biotechnology serves as an important catalyst in the development of new biomedical technologies and emerging companies in New York State. Through groundbreaking initiatives, we support the advancement of biomedical innovation by helping to bridge the gap between discovery and commercial success and by training the next generation of biomedical leaders.

To best capitalize on the IT revolution, spur economic growth, advance scientific research and develop the technologies of tomorrow, the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) was created in 2003 as the anchoring building in SUNY Stony Brook University’s Research and Development Park. The Center is a next generation research and educational facility whose mission is three-fold: become recognized as a world leader in interdisciplinary research in the emerging, critical technologies of the information age, address the skilled technology worker shortage, and foster new enterprise development.

Stony Brook University is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world. After less than 60 years of existence, it’s ranked among the top 100 universities in the nation.

Interested in supporting the Symposium and connecting with regional healthcare experts? Contact CEWIT Programs and Communications Coordinator, LeeAnn Iassogna at, 631-216-7333.  

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