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SDSU/Avera Research Symposium

Sep 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Expanding connections among research scientists, faculty, students and researchers in the field through collaboration with South Dakota State University Academic Community and Avera Health.

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  • Cancellations are not refundable; however substitution participants may be made at any time.  Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Please indicate if you need special food or accommodations as afforded by regulations outlined in the Americans With Disabilities Act and consistent with Avera’s commitment to encouraging accessibility to continuing education for all individuals (please specify in the Comments Field).”
  • SDSU Faculty (Paid by respective colleges. Type respective SDSU college name in Organization....Pharmacy, Nursing, etc)
  • Avera Research and Health Care Personnel (Paid by Avera. Type Facility name in Organization, Avera McKennan, Avera Flandreau, etc)

Other Attendees:  $35 payable Credit Card online



SDSU/Avera Research Symposium

Expanding connections among research scientists, faculty, students and researchers in the field through collaboration with South Dakota State University (SDSU) academic community and Avera.


Agenda (PDF)

8 am  ~ Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am ~ Welcome & Prayer                                

    David Chicoine, PhD, President, 
    South Dakota State University & Professor of Economics 
    Steve Statz, RPh, MBA, Senior Vice President Business Development, 
    Avera Health

8:45-9:45 am ~ Transfer of Technology

    Bruce Laughrey, Chairman,

9:45-10:30 am ~ The Effects of Uphill and Level-Grade High Intensity Interval Training on Key Determinants of Distance Running Performance

   Derek Ferley,  PhD, Research and Education Coordinator, 
   Avera Sports Institute

10:30-11 am ~ Networking Break and Poster Display


11 am-12 pm ~ Bench to Bedside: Bringing Pharmacogenomics to Avera                                    

   Casey Williams, PharmD; Julie Kittelsrud, NP

12 - 1:15 pm ~ Lunch and Poster Display


1:15-2:30 pm ~ Panel:  Innovation and Collaboration in Healthcare Delivery

     Marcene Dickes, RN, Executive Director eCare Services, Avera Health

    Cindy Senger, RN, MS, MA, Vice President of Patient Services,
Stacey Reitmeier, MSW, MBA, Director, Avera McKennan Hospital Care

2:30-3 pm ~  Ice Cream Social (Featuring SDSU Ice Cream)


3-4 pm ~ Location, Location, Location: New Insights into How Membrane Organization Regulates Growth Factor Signaling in Macrophages

     Adam Hoppe, PhD Assistant Professor,
     Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, SDSU


3:45-4 pm ~ Conclusion


Continuing Education

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1. Thu, September 11 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM See Event/Class Description

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