Schedule

2017 CONGRESS SCHEDULE

*** This schedule is for reference only  — This is not the 2018 schedule*** 

Congress of Future Medical Leaders

 Tsongas Center at UMass in Lowell, Massachusetts

Day One

4:30 pm Doors Open – Find Your Seat and Meet Your Fellow Congress Delegates

6:00 pm Program Begins

  • Joint Color Guard Presentation of the Colors
  • Our National Anthem Sung by a Congress Delegate
  • Greetings and Welcome by Emcee and Academy Executive Director Richard Rossi
  • Icebreaker Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Stanford University Student and Science Prodigy Jack Andraka, 2012 Grand Prize Intel Science Fair Winner
  • Delegates Mentored by Sir Richard Roberts, Winner 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Questions for Dr. Roberts from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, First Surgeon to Perform a Full Face Transplant in U.S. and that of Carmen Tarleton
  • Delegates Mentored by Carmen Tarleton, Recipient of the Nation’s Fifth Full Face Transplant
  • Questions for Dr. Pomahac and Carmen Tarleton from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Greenwich High School Student and Science Prodigy, Olivia Hallisey, Grand Prize Winner, 2015 Google Science Fair
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Zach Shinar, who has forged new frontiers in the world of emergency room resuscitation
  • Questions for Dr. Shinar from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Leland Hartwell, Winner 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Questions for Dr. Hartwell from Congress Delegates
  • Wrap-up Activity and Remarks by Richard Rossi

11:00 pm Adjourn

Day Two

8:30 am — Doors Open

10:00 am Program Begins

  • Introduction of the day’s activities by Richard Rossi
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by the only winner of “The Big Three: The 2013 Google Science Fair, The 2014 Intel Science Talent Search Competition, and The 2013 Seimens Competition” and Harvard University Student, Eric Chen
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Robert Cantu, a renowned neurologist and concussion expert who also advises NFL on brain injury.
  • Questions for Dr. Cantu from the Congress Delegates
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Michael Brown, Winner 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Questions for Dr. Brown from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Larry Hester, Blind for 33 years and Now Recipient of A Bionic Eye
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Deborah Bedor, Nationally Recognized College Admissions Expert

1:00-3:00 pm Lunch, Break and Meet & Greet – Volunteers will circulate with the Congress Delegates. These volunteers will be like a Mentor for a Day – they may be physicians, med students, scientists, undergrads and even some speakers who want to chat with Delegates individually.

  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, Dean, Georgetown Medical School
  • Questions for Dr. Mitchell from the Congress Scholars
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Pardis Sabeti, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People who was the first to use in-depth, real-time DNA sequencing during the most recent Ebola outbreak to prove the deadly disease is spread by humans not animals
  • Questions for Dr. Sabeti
  • Congress Delegate Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Bo Eason, Athlete, Speaker, Performer and Author on Tapping Inner Power
  • Congress Delegate Group Activity

6:00-8:00 Dinner Break – Volunteers will circulate with the Congress Delegates. These volunteers will be like a Mentor for a Day – they may be physicians, med students, scientists, undergrads and even some speakers who want to chat with Delegates individually.

  • Congress Delegate Group Activity
  • Delegates mentored by recent winner of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, Julián Ríos Cantú
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Daniel Amen, whose work on brain research led to being named one of the Discovery Magazine‘s Top 100 Stories in Science for 2015.
  • Questions for Dr. Amen from Congress Delegates
  • Induction of Congress Delegates into the Society of Torch and Laurel Honor Society by Executive Director Steven Loflin
  • Delegates Mentored by Clay Hebert, expert on using crowdfunding to help finance dreams
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Mario Capecchi, Winner of the Big Four in International Science Honors, including the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and the 2001 National Medal of Science
  • Questions for Dr. Capecchi from Congress Delegates
  • Congress Delegate Group Activity
  • Introduction to the Student Ambassador Program

11:00 pm Adjourn

Day Three

8:30 am — Doors Open

10:00 am Program Begins

  • Introduction of the Day’s Activities by Richard Rossi
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. David Roberts, Dean of External Education, Harvard Medical School
  • Live Surgery Observation
  • Questions for the Surgeon from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Harvard Graduate and Science Prodigy Shree Bose, Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Google Science Fair
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Rick Sacra, Ebola Survivor, on Global Health and Doctors in Service
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Shelley Hwang,
  • Questions for Dr. Sacra from the Congress Delegates
  • Congress Delegate Group Activity

1:00-3:00 pm Lunch Break – Volunteers will circulate with the Congress Delegates. These volunteers will be like a Mentor for a Day – they may be physicians, med students, scientists, undergrads and even some speakers who want to chat with Delegates individually.

  • Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Princeton Student and Science Prodigy Janelle Tam, Winner of the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge in Canada
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Ara Suppiah, Emergency Room Physician, PGA Tour Doctor and Medical Analyst for the Golf Channel
  • Questions for Dr. Suppiah from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Shelley Hwang, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Vice Chair of Research and Chief of Breast Surgery, Duke Department of Surgery and the Duke University and one of TIME  Magazine’s Most Influential People
  • Questions for Dr. Hwang from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Inspired by Dr. Sean Stephenson, the Three Foot Giant on how to Play a Bigger Game
  • Inspiring Group Activity

6:00-8:00 pm Dinner Break – Volunteers will circulate with the Congress Delegates. These volunteers will be like a Mentor for a Day – they may be physicians, med students, scientists, undergrads and even some speakers who want to chat with Delegates individually.

  • Address to the Convocation by Dr. Rob Darling, Academy Medical Director
  • Candlelit Awards Ceremony
  • Dance!

11:00 pm Adjourn