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The BIW17 Sciences Conference will bring together a variety of people including academic professionals, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, policy makers and more. Local experts will come together to discuss current and future breakthroughs from Baltimore's sciences community. End the day with a happy hour and meet some of the speakers and fellow attendees.

Track Day Events

  • Health & Sciences Roundtable

    Participate in an intimate conversation with a curated group of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, academics and leaders to discuss plans for the future and steps to get there.

    Wednesday, October 4, 4:00pm–5:30pm
  • Explore Baltimore Sciences

    Local experts will come together to discuss current and future breakthroughs from Baltimore's sciences community.

    Wednesday, October 4, 5:30pm–7:30pm
  • Sciences Happy Hour

    Network with fellow industry leaders in the Sciences sector and celebrate the BIW17 Sciences Conference.

    Wednesday, October 4, 7:30pm–8:30pm


  • Hadley VanRenterghem

    Hadley VanRenterghem

    Hadley VanRenterghem, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

  • Joanna Guo

    Joanna Guo

    Joanna Guo is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, where she is double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science and minoring in Applied Math and Statistics.

  • Ravi Shah

    Ravi Shah

    Founder, Ravi created the messaging platform that would become Sunrise Health after watching a close friend go through depression and seeing her suffer from loneliness between therapy sessions. Ravi has previous experience engineering AI products in multiple settings, from patient-doctor matching at a

  • Miriam Boer

    Miriam Boer

    Dr. Miriam Boer is the founder of Sonify Biosciences, an ultrasound-based hyperthermia device company based in the Alexandria LaunchLabs incubator in New York City. Dr. Boer founded Sonify Biosciences in 2012 after receiving her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, where she

  • ABSP - Active Bed Sore Prevention

    ABSP - Active Bed Sore Prevention

    Our team project, "ABSP - Active Bed Sore Prevention," was a creative concept and prototype model to prevent bed sores through a sensor-based pad that may be placed on an existing patient bed. The idea was to detect the location and magnitude of pressure differences, then use a feedback mechanism to

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 North Pine Street

Track Collaborators

  • ETC
  • Kaiser Permanente

Track Presented by

  • University of Maryland Biopark
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) FastFoward

Track Supported by

  • Rendia