Schedule

2017 PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

*** Please Note this Schedule is NOT Final *** 

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
  • Congress 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
  • Induction of Congress Delegates into the Society of Torch and Laurel Honor Society by Executive Director Steven Loflin
  • Congress Delegates Mentored by Clay Hebert, expert on using crowdfunding to help finance dreams
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr.Mario Capecchi, Winner fo 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
  • Questions for Dr. Roberts by Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Harvard Graduate and Science Prodigy Shree Bose, Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Google Science Fair
  • Live Surgery Observation
  • Questions for the Surgeon from Congress Delegates
  • Delegates Mentored by Dr. Rick Sacra, Ebola Survivor, on Global Health and Doctors in Service
  • 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
  • Congress 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