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
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
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
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
WORKSHOP DIGITAL EDUCATION
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.
WORKSHOP SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
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