It’s Sunday morning, watching Meet the Press, so I guess it is a good time to update a few things going on at the Fort.
First, I will make a disclosure that much of my information is coming through my affiliation with the Frederick Chapter of AFCEA International. I have blogged this before, but wanted you to take a look at the updated and improved web site. Of particular note is the AFCEA Golf Outing at Whiskey Creek May 13th. Since we all like to golf and MdBio is no longer sponsoring their tournament in Frederick (which was always one of the best BioTech social events of the year IMHO), we’re going to try ad carry on the tradition. There are still sponsorships available and you can bet I’ll be harassing my friends at MedImmune, Lonza and other big Bio’s to get involved.
The presentation last month was by David W. Williams, US Army Medical Research & Material Command. You can get a copy of his presentation HERE. The USAMRMC and Mr Williams command a huge purchasing budget for all things related to Medical Materials and Medical-directed Research. The emphasis of this presentation were updates regarding the construction of the consolidated Logistics facility, the Defense Medical Logistics Center.
Also at the Fort this month, I wanted to highlight the excellent Seminar series, which is open to the public. I put the whole schedule on the Calendar page. A couple of highlights (for me) are
Dr. Valeri Vasioukhin, PhD, Cell Polarity in Self-Renewal and Differentiation of Stem/Progenitor Cells on April 7th and on April 18th Stem Cells and Early Lineage Development given by Janet Rossant, PhD. from the Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto.
There is also a very interesting looking retreat to Gettysburg on April 10th & 11th called the Cancer And Inflammation Program Workshop. Looks like a very comprehensive and interesting agenda, but not sure if I’ll be able to sneak out for two days.