Stephen Maebius, Foley partner and chair of the Nanotechnology Industry Team will be presenting at the SRA International 2007 Annual Meeting being held this year in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on October 15. His presentation is titled, “The 3.7 Nanotechnology Research Paradigm- Challenges and Opportunities for Research Institutions.” Steve Maebius will be joined by Foley Partner Mark Mansour, member of the Nanotechnology Industry Team and Government & Public Affairs Team and Foley Strategic Counselor Ladonna Lee, Vice Chair of the Government & Public Affairs team. Also participating in the panel are Aatish Salvi, Vice President of NanoBusiness Alliance and Professor Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director, Nanomaterials Theory Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
In addition J. Mark Waxman, partner and chair of the Health Care Industry Team will also be speaking at two individual workshops at the conference. The first workshop is titled, “Research Collaborations- Can the New Models Deliver?” The workshop will explore research consortia approaches to drug development and the new models of charitable giving designed to both speed vaccine development and make the products of that development available to needy populations. His second workshop is titled, “A Consortium Approach to Research.” This workshop will discuss the consortium approach to research and development, from its inception to the actual operational issues. The workshop will also discuss the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research & Development Act and the developments and possible effects from it.
SRA is an international organization dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration. This year’s annual meeting will consist of more than 40 workshops, 100 concurrent sessions, Symposium publications including contributed papers and posters, and over 30 exhibitors. The program will benefit research administrators at all levels.