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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 & improve patient outcomes. What role will robotics play in the future of medicine, especially in the operating room? Technology developers & surgeons from the region will review recent developments, assess the current state of the art, & discuss the future direction of this technology. Speakers include academic researchers, medical practitioners & engineers building these robotic systems. Join NYC Bio, NYU Incubator & Honeybee Robotics for an exciting night about the future of Robotic Technology in Medicine & 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 & Networking
6:30-6:45 PM: Introduction from NYC Bio & Honeybee Robotics
6:45-7:00 PM: Honeybee Robotics presents a brief history on medical robotics
7:00-7:20 PM: Robotic Systems & Technologies presents a first-hand account of developing medical robots
7:20-8:45 PM: Discussion panel featuring Jerry Korten, Peter Allen, Douglass Scherr & Jason Herman
8:45-9:30 PM: Drinks, Snacks & Networking

Peter Allen - Peter Allen is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His research focuses on robotic grasping, 3D vision, & 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 & directs research into urologic cancer.

Jerry Korten - Jerry Korten is a medical device executive & entrepreneur with a 30-year history of starting, building & exiting companies, including serving as CEO of Versamed 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 & Surgical Systems consultant for HLA, with over 30 years of experience in hospital management & operations. He is President of New York-based Robotic Systems & Technologies, which is creating robotic systems to aid surgeons & hospitals.

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

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