The IBB's first annual Oktoberfest (kicking off by celebrating IBB's 30th anniversary) was held on October 26, 2016. With more than 450 attendees, and presentations by Rice University President David Leebron, Dr. William "Billy" Cohn (Texas Heart Institute), and selected past and present IBB leadership, the event was a huge success. The day started with a Symposium and ended with a Poster Session. The event was catered by King's Biergarten and included a Ceremonial Keg Tapping and Strongman Competition!
IBB 30th Anniversary Welcome - Jane Grande Allen (IBB Director) and President David Leebron
Nano-Bio Convergence - Yousif Shamoo (Vice Provost of Research)
Back to the Future of Innovation - Paul Cherukuri (Executive Director, IBB)
Collaboration is Key - James T. Willerson, President Texas Heart Institute
Keynote Address - Billy Cohn (Director, Center for Device Innovation, J&J)
Strong Arm Competition
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