The programs will provide participants with the understanding of how to move lab innovations to viable clinical products
For the past seven years, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has offered Coulter College to its Early Career and Coulter Translational Research Award recipients. The program provided a multi-disciplinary exploration of topics to which those involved in translational research might not otherwise be exposed. Topics included patent law, regulatory strategy, reimbursement codes, working with technology transfer offices, follow-on funding sources, and more. The curriculum provided participants with the tools required to accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations to the market place to improve patient care.
For the first time, Coulter College will be held at the 2012 BMES Annual Meeting. Coulter College is an interactive training course developed by BMES in conjunction with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance and the Coulter Foundation. Two programs will be offered simultaneously: one for students and one for faculty.
Students and faculty are invited to apply for the one-day programs taking place concurrently on Oct 24 in Atlanta; the day before the 2012 BMES Annual Meeting begins. The programs will kick off the evening of Oct 23 with an introductory dinner and innovation simulation activity to prepare the students and faculty for the following day of training.
The programs will focus on evolving innovations from the lab into viable medical product. Participants will be guided through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand the innovation landscape when looking at a clinical need, while providing tools and approaches used to evolve good ideas into great innovations.
In a highly creative environment, participants will learn how to evaluate the best point of leverage within a given clinical need and understand how to evaluate possible solutions. By the end of the programs, participants will understand how to balance providing clinical benefits alongside a viable commercial model.
There is no fee for students to attend and those invited to participate will be eligible to receive a $500 travel stipend upon completion of the course and a significantly reduced registration rate of $100 to attend the BMES Annual Meeting. We encourage BME faculty to recommend up to three of their most promising BME students to apply. Student applications must include a letter of recommendation. Faculty attending the BMES Annual Meeting will be offered a reduced rate to attend Coulter College.
For more information and to register, visit the BMES Coulter College website. Space is limited and largely based on a first come first serve basis for both programs, so register today!