This is the program of the meeting. The details of the speakers will be updated as the scientific committee reviews the proposals.

Registration is free and includes coffees and meals during the Meeting. In addition to scientific sessions, round tables, posters and plenary session, there is a Digital Education Workshop and a Scientific Communication Workshop that we consider of great interest to all scientists.

Participants are invited to present and debate hot topics of international relevance in their disciplines as well as to identify future challenges and trends in their area of specialization relevant to society as a whole.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2017



17:00 – 18:00                         Registration
18:00 – 19:00                         Institutional inauguration
                                                        Welcome from organizers, sponsors and collaborators
                                                        Mrs. Carmen Vela (Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness)

19:00 – 19:30                         Keynote Speaker: Israel Ruiz, Vice president y Treasurer, MIT
19:30 – 21:30                         Welcome Cocktail 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2017

MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Room 6-120 (MIT, Cambridge, MA)

09:00 – 10:30                         Opening panel: Scientific keys to the global challenges for a sustainable development society as a whole.
                                                         Rubén Juanes, MIT
                                                         Eva Hernando Monge, NY University
                                                         Marta Fernández Suárez, Daktaridx
                                                         Julio Lumbreras, UPM, Harvard
                                                         Jonás Gonseth García, PAHO
                                                         Marco Muñoz Ruiz, MIT
                                                         Teresa Nieves Chinchilla,  ECUSA

10:30 – 10:45                         Break
10:45 – 12:15                         Scientific Sessions: Earth Sciences, Environment and Conservation
                                                         Miquel González-Meler, University of Illinois
                                                         Héctor García Martín, Joint Bio Energy Institute – US Department of Energy 
                                                         Juan Losada, Harvard University
                                                         Ignacio Morales-Castilla, Harvard University
                                                         David Peris, Wisconsin-Madison University
                                                         José A Fernández-Robledo, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences                                                       

12:15 – 13:45                         Lunch and Digital Education Workshop                                                          
                                                          Generación Code
13:45 – 15:00                         Panel: How did we get here? Paths in science, technology and innovation.
                                                         Carlos García Galán, NASA
                                                         María Luisa García, Kanalis Consulting, L.L.C
                                                         José Carlos Gutiérrez Ramos, Synlogic Therapeutics
                                                         María José Viñas, NASA
                                                         Ana Maiques, Neuroelectrics
                                                         Cristina Vázquez, ECUSA
15:00 – 15:15                         Break
15:15 – 16:45                         Scientific Sessions: biomedicine
                                                        Eva Hernándo Monge, NY University 
                                                        Elizabeth Diago Navarro, Stony Brook University
                                                        Laura Saucedo Cuevas, Rockefeller University
                                                        Regina Bou Puerto, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
                                                        Salvador Dura, State University of New York
                                                        Carmen Freire Cobo, PHD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
16:45 – 17:00                         Break
17:00 – 18:30                         Scientific sessions: sociology, economics and political science
                                                         Panel: "Innovation, technology and society: governance and challenges for the future."
                                                         Manuel Muñiz, Universidad de Harvard
                                                         Yera Ortiz de Urbina, IRENA
                                                         Mireia Crispin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
                                                         Rubén Mancha, Babson College
                                                         Teresa Parejo, ECUSA

18:30 – 20:00                         Posters + Beers

SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, 2017

MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
​Room 6-120 (MIT, Cambridge, MA)

09:00 – 10:30                         Scientific sessions: physical sciences, engineering and technology
                                                         Juan Pérez Mercader, Harvard University
                                                         Javier Buceta, Lehigh University
                                                         Javier García Martínez, Rive Technology Inc.
                                                         Juan Ruiz Ruiz, MIT
                                                         Teresa Nieves Chinchilla, NASA
                                                         Pablo Rodríguez Fernández, MIT 

10:30– 10:45                          Break

10:45 – 12:15                         Panel: Scientific policies and society
                                                         Mercedes Balcells, MIT
                                                         José M. Ordavás, Tufts University
                                                         Santiago Cuevas, ECUSA
                                                         Francisco Moreno Fernández, Instituto Cervantes - Universidad de Harvard
                                                         Francisco Martín-Martínez, ECUSA

12:15 – 13:45                         Lunch + Workshop Scientific Communication

13:45 – 14:45                         Panel: The importance of a mentor in the scientific career
                                                         Ana Fernández Sesma, Mount Sinaí
                                                         Javier Garcia Martínez, Rive Technology
                                                         Carla Airmont, Lincoln Leaders
                                                         Estíbaliz Arce, Pfizer, Inc
                                                         Ana Maestre-Merens, Mount Sinaí
                                                         Ricardo Mutuberria, Scientific Culture Promoter
                                                         Tomás Aparicio, ECUSA

14:45 – 16:15                         Panel: Women in science and entrepreneurship
                                                         Ignacio Ugarte-Urra, ECUSA
                                                         Ana Céspedes, Merck KGaA
                                                         Belen Carrillo-Rivas, Global Clinical Submission Lead Executive Director– Pfizer
                                                         Elena Rodríguez, Onward Group
                                                         Marta Piñeiro Núñez, Lilly
                                                         Alicia Pérez-Porro, ECUSA

16:15 – 16:30                         Break
16:30 – 17:00                         "Award for the best Innovation 2017 in favor of science and technology in Spanish in the USA"
17:00 – 17:15                         Closing
17:15 – 18:30                         II ECUSA Assembly


How to become a bilingual digital technology?: Challenges and opportunities for scientists
     Francisco García del Pozo, Xaime Arias (Generación Code)
     and Carlos Sierra (ECUSA)


1. Global Context: Job creation, the development of society and its well being are increasingly linked to technology: The importance of technological bilingualism and its relation to employment in the 21st century.
2. The era of Digital Relevance: As large digital groups use digital education as a way to approach society.
A summary of the main online and free initiatives in which you can learn to be a digital educator will be included.
3. Brief explanation of how since Generation Code we worked the creation of agents of change to get this message to society and what role ECUSA and scientists can play in this field.



Roundtable on scientific communication: "How to improve the visibility of Spanish scientists inside and outside the US". With the participation of outstanding panelists in scientific communication from both Spain and the United States. Topics such as the international and local value of scientists in the US, contact between scientists and journalists, use of social networks and much more.

Pere Estupinya, Bioquímico, escritor y divulgador científico

Guillermo Orts, Científico y Storyteller

Silvia Bravo, Wisconsin IceCube ParticleAstrophysics Center

Ricardo Mutuberria, Scientific Culture Promoter

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