Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care POCTRN 2nd Annual Symposium


Boston University Photonics Center


CFTCC Annual Symposium

May 19, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Boston University Photonics Center
Colloquium Room 906
Boston, MA 02215

Click here for a link to a live videocast of the Symposium. 

The Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care focuses on translational technologies that meet a need in contemporary cancer care both in the United States and abroad. The Point-of-Care (POC) can be a home, primary care office, clinic, or other location, provided that the technology enables a task to shift from a more to a less sophisticated setting. Cost reduction is one metric on which technologies are judged, but an increase in positive patient outcomes and/or quality of life should be paramount.  For example, an intervention that allows for chemotherapy drugs to be given at home, rather than in a special treatment center could both reduce costs and increase patent quality of life.

The 2nd Annual Symposium will highlight all of the centers within the Point of Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN). POCTRN consists of the three centers all focusing on point-of-care technologies: Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovation Technology’s Point of Care Technology Research Center in Primary Care, and Boston University’s Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care.

Join us for a day of scientific, technological, and clinical needs discussions. The symposium will showcase the projects supported by the Center over the last three years.

There will be two posters sessions of projects from all of the centers.

The Symposium Keynote speaker will be Mehmet Toner, Ph.D.


CFTCC Science Symposium 2015

(Public Meeting)

May 19th, 2015

Breakfast                                                                                                                 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Welcome – Catherine Klapperich, PhD, Director, CFTCC                                           8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
CFTCC Projects

Justin T. Baca, MD, PhD                                                                                           9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
University of New Mexico
Point-of-care tumor marker detection – ovarian tumors

Katherine Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA                                                                               9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
University of California Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Personal health network: A social networking platform for chemotherapy care coordination

Ayesha Sundaram, BS, & Dylan Jurcik, BA                                                               10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
There’s an app for that: Utilization of a smartphone app for chronic pain care

JHU Projects

Chris D. Geddes, PhD, FRSC                                                                                   10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Institute of Fluorescence, University of Maryland
MAMEF based ultra rapid and sensitive detection of STI’s

Charlotte Gaydos, MS, MPH, DrPH                                                                          11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Johns Hopkins University
Trichomonas point-of-care tests performed by the patient

Lunch and Poster Session                                                                                      11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


CIMIT Projects

Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD                                                                                        1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital
Improving efficiency of diagnosis of pneumonia with point-of-care thermal imaging

Luc Gervais PhD                                                                                                      1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
One Drop Diagnostics
Affordable, high-performance point-of-care diagnostics device for the assessment of cardiovascular disease in primary care


Mehmet Toner, PhD                                                                                                 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology
Quest to find rare tumor cells in circulation

Closing                                                                                                                    2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Poster Session                                                                                                         3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


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