Schedule

Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Tsongas Center at UMass in Lowell, Massachusetts

*** Please Note this 2016 Schedule of the Congress is a Preview ***

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 Harvard Graduate and Science Prodigy Shree Bose, Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Google Science Fair
  • 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. Thomas Mashburn NASA Flight Surgeon and Astronaut
  • Questions for Dr. Mashburn from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Princeton Student and Science Prodigy Janelle Tam, Winner of the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge in Canada
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Chris Nowinski, formerly known as WWE’s Chris Harvard and now Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation
  • Questions for Dr. Nowinski from Congress Delegates
  • 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
  • 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 17-year-old Science Prodigy Amol Punjabi, Winner First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research at the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Michael Brown, Winner 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Questions for Dr. Brown from Congress Delegates
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Deborah Bedor, Nationally Recognized College Admissions Expert
  • Induction of Congress Delegates into the Society of Torch and Laurel Honor Society by Executive Director Steven Loflin
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, Dean, Georgetown Medical School
  • Questions for Dr. Mitchell from the Congress Scholars
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Larry Hester, Blind for 33 years and Now Recipient of A Bionic Eye

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.

  • Delegates Mentored by High School Student and Science Prodigy Paige Brown, Winner, Global Good, 2016 Intel Science Talent Search
  • 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 the Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Greenwich High School Student and Science Prodigy, Olivia Hallisey, Grand Prize Winner, 2015 Google Science Fair
  • Delegates Mentored by National Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg, US Army Captain (ret.)
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. David Roberts, Dean of External Education, Harvard Medical School
  • Questions for Dr. Roberts by Congress Delegates
  • 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.

  • Introduction to the Student Ambassador Program
  • 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
  • Congress Delegate Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor and Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University
  • Questions for Dr. Lewis from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Stanford University Student and Science Prodigy Jack Andraka, 2012 Grand Prize Intel Science Fair Winner
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Bill Gahl, Clinical Director, National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health
  • Questions for Dr. Gahl from the Congress Delegates
  • Congress Delegate Group Activity

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
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Anthony Atala, Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Questions for Dr. Atala from Congress Delegates
  • Live Surgery Observation – Presented by Dr. Andy Engh, The Anderson Clinic
  • Questions for the Surgeon from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by José Márquez-Gomez, Director of the Little Devices Lab at MIT’s International Design Center and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT
  • Questions for Dr. Márquez-Gomez from Congress Delegates
  • Inspiring Group Activity
  • Introduction to the International Ultimate Med Internship

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 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
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Rick Sacra, Ebola Survivor, on Global Health and Doctors in Service
  • Questions for Dr. Sacra from the Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Bo Eason, Athlete, Speaker, Performer and Author on Tapping Inner Power
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. J. Craig Venter, Recipient of the National Medal of Science and Scientist, Entrepreneur and Genomics Genius
  • Questions for Dr. Venter from the Congress Delegates
  • 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