2017 National Convention, March 23 - 25, 2017 
Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

Marian University


TENTATIVE Convention Schedule Overview

Thursday - March 23 

5:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration – Alumni Hall East
5:00-7:00 p.m.: Dinner in Cafeteria (Students - included with Registration)
7:00-10:00 p.m.: Student Social activities 
7:00-10:30 p.m. - Executive Council dinner & meeting – Alumni Hall West

Friday - March 24

7:30 AM Registration and Poster Set-up - Library 1st Floor
8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome, President: continental breakfast -  Alumni Hall
8:30 - 9:00 AM Opening Meeting - Alumni Hall
9:00 - 10:00 AM Oral Presentations - Alumni Hall
10:00 - 10:40 AM Poster Presentations - Library, 1st floor
10:40 - 11:40 Oral Presentations - Alumni Hall
12:00 - 5:00 PM Field Trips

6:30 - 7:30 PM Banquet - Alumni Hall
7:30 - 8:00 PM Mr. Raul Zavaleta, Keynote Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Awards Presentations
8:30 - 9:00 PM Committee Meetings

Saturday - March 25 - Evan's Hall

7:50 - 8:15 AM Poster Setup - Evan Hall Atrium
8:00 - 8:15 Continental Breakfast & Committee Meetings - Evan's Hall
8:20 - 9:20 AM Oral Presentations - Evan's Hall
9:20 - 9:40 AM Break
9:40 - 10:40 AM Poster Session - Evan"s Hall Atrium
10:40 - 12:00 PM Closing Meeting
12:00  - 12:15 PM Chapter Photo Session

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Keynote Speaker : Mr. Raul Zavaleta 

Title:  Promoting Science in the Community

Bio: Born and raised in El Salvador, Mr. Zavaleta moved to the United States at age 19. He learned English well enough to enroll in East Los Angeles Community College and later transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.  

In 1985, Mr. Zavaleta moved to Indianapolis to start his first venture, SciCor, the first clinical laboratory exclusively dedicated to clinical trials, which became the foundation of Covance, Inc., one of the most successful global contract research organizations.

Mr. Zavaleta has worked with multiple companies in the medical technology field including Strategies for Tomorrow, Strand Analytical Laboratories, and Semafore Pharmaceuticals, Inc. With more than 25 years of international entrepreneurial experience in life sciences, Mr. Zavaleta continues to help launch and expand health information technology enterprises by both founding and mentoring companies. 

In addition, Mr. Zavaleta was the founder and CEO of AVANTEC where he pioneered a new electronic data collection process for biopharmaceutical research.  He serves on the Boards of the UCLA foundation, The Indiana Health Industry Forum, Marian University, and is an active member of the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative.

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