Moving out of Academia to MedTech

Europe/Zurich
CERN

CERN

Virtual room and breakout rooms to be defined
Rachel Bray (CERN)
Description

Building on the success of  previous events in this series "Moving Out of Academia" we would like to provide CERN Alumni - or soon to be alumni - with the opportunity to  learn more on how fellow alumni successfully managed a transition from Academia to the world of MedTech.

If you are considering moving into this sector of activity, this is your opportunity to come along with your questions and obtain first-hand information from our panelists.

The first part of the event is focused on the nature of the work carried out by our panelists and on other skills they acquired at CERN which have helped them (or not) in the transition . They also explain which additional skills they had to develop after CERN for a successful career move.

The second part of the event will provide you with very practical advice on how to prepare for such a transition, how to get started, what errors to avoid, where to look for help and how to promote your assets.

Also please note that Prof. Dr. Peer Bork from EMBL will be presenting the ARISE programme which offers fellowships for experienced professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) who wish to advance technology development in the life sciences. A unique opportunity !

"As medicine has evolved, technology has played an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of most conditions.
This means that CERN alumni with skills in physics, computing, and engineering can apply their skills to helping their communities' health.

Applying technical skills to medicine is very satisfying on a personal level. In addition, as the field is growing so rapidly there are really exciting career opportunities.

CERN alumnus Anthony Butler
Chief Medical Officer, MARS Bioimaging Ltd

    • 2:00 PM 2:05 PM
      Welcome from the CERN Director for International Relations 5m
      Speaker: Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle (CERN)
    • 2:05 PM 2:10 PM
      Address from the Community manager 5m
    • 2:10 PM 2:40 PM
      Meet the panel of CERN Alumni who will explain more about their journey from academia to MedTech 30m
      Speakers: Adriano Garonna (EBAMed SA), Christina Vallgren (Terapet SA), Eleonora Benhar (Natural Cycles), Lukas Jaegerhofer (MEDAUSTRON), Tanjil Amin (Varian Medical Systems), Thiago VM Lima (Luzerner Kantonsspital)
    • 2:40 PM 3:10 PM
      Questions and Answers to panellists 30m
    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      ARISE - Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists 20m

      Peer Bork ARISE Programme Director

      The ARISE fellowship programme offers fellowships for experienced professionals with a background in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) who wish to advance technology development in the life sciences and receive training to operate life science research infrastructures, which provide novel technologies as a service for life scientists.

    • 3:30 PM 3:50 PM
      How to move into the MedTech sector and what opportunities are out there? 20m
    • 3:50 PM 4:10 PM
      Q&A regarding opportunities within the MedTech Sector 20m
    • 4:10 PM 4:20 PM
      Wrap up from Head of Alumni Relations before break out networking 10m
    • 4:20 PM 4:30 PM
      Pause - changing rooms :) 10m

      During this 10 minute break we shall be preparing for the last session of the agenda, where participants have the opportunity to network with panellists in different zoom meeting rooms. Each of this room will be hosted by one of the panelists, ready to answer any questions that might have.
      Do not miss this opportunity to network!
      The list of rooms is displayed to registered participants only.