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With Peter Allen (Professor Computer Science, Columbia Univ), Douglas Scherr (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jerry Korten (former CEO, Versamed), Lawrence Zelner (HLA), Jason Herman (VP Robotics, Honeybee) & John Abrashkin (Biz Dev Directory, Honeybee).
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 06:00 PM    Cost: Recommended Donation
Honeybee Robotics, 460 W 34th St, 7th Fl

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The medical community is deploying robotic technology to enhance the performance of surgeons and improve patient outcomes. What role will robotics play in the future of medicine, especially in the operating room? Technology developers and surgeons from the region will review recent developments, assess the current state of the art, and discuss the future direction of this technology. Speakers include academic researchers, medical practitioners and engineers building these robotic systems. Join NYC Bio, NYU Incubator and Honeybee Robotics for an exciting night about the future of Robotic Technology in Medicine and Surgery.
Time: Doors open at 6 PM, Event starts at 6:30 PM

Location: 460 West 34th St, 7 FL (West 34th & 10th ave)

Cost: Donation
6:00-6:30 PM: Doors Open, Drinks, Snacks and Networking
6:30-6:45 PM: Introduction from NYC Bio and Honeybee Robotics
6:45-7:00 PM: Honeybee Robotics presents a brief history on medical robotics
7:00-7:20 PM: Robotic Systems and Technologies Inc. presents a first-hand account of developing medical robots
7:20-8:45 PM: Discussion panel featuring Jerry Korten, Peter Allen, Douglass Scherr and Jason Herman
8:45-9:30 PM: Drinks, Snacks and Networking

Peter Allen - Peter Allen is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His research focuses on robotic grasping, 3D vision, and medical robotics.

Douglas Scherr - Douglas Scherr is Clinical Director of Urologic Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College, who has performed over 500 robotic surgeries using Intuitive Surgical's Da Vinci robotic system. He is a leader in the field of robotic surgery and directs research into urologic cancer.

Jerry Korten - Jerry Korten is a medical device executive and entrepreneur with a 30-year history of starting, building and exiting companies, including serving as CEO of Versamed, Inc. when it was sold to GE Healthcare in 2008. He is CEO of Cold Steel Laser, which is developing a laser scalpel technology in association with Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Lawrence Zelner - Lawrence Zelner is a Facilities and Surgical Systems consultant for HLA, with over 30 years of experience in hospital management and operations. He is President of New York-based Robotic Systems & Technologies, Inc., which is creating robotic systems to aid surgeons and hospitals.

Jason Herman - Jason Herman is Vice President of Robotics and Automation Technology at Honeybee Robotics. He leads an engineering team that develops robotic systems for NASA, the Department of Defense, and commercial partners.

John Abrashkin - John Abrashkin is Business Development Director at Honeybee Robotics, which provides companies with technologies and engineering services to make high-performance robotic systems.
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