Annual Banquet Registration Deadline Extended to 7th February

Annual Banquet – Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008

Keynote Presentation

 Title: The Strategic Landscape for Healthcare: Balancing Technological Innovation and the Cost of Care

 Speaker: Dr. George Poste

Chief Scientist of Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI)

Regents Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation

Arizona State University

SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite, 361, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

Tel: 480.727.8661; Email:


Healthcare is entering an era of conflicting opportunities and constraints. The pace of discovery in biomedical research is accelerating with the promise of unprecedented opportunities to improve health. At the same time, the demographics of an aging society will dramatically increase the prevalence of high cost diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration and reveal the growing imbalance between infinite demand for care versus finite resources and the economic unsustainability of the current $3 trillion healthcare ecosystem. The best opportunity to balance these conflicting forces lies in the evolution of precision medicine which seeks to understand how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behavior affect individual disease risk. These insights will shift care from the current wasteful, inefficient ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to disease treatment and prevention to more proactive approaches in which care is increasingly customized to the risk profile of an individual. Making precision medicine a reality will depend on convergence of technologies for profiling disease at the molecular level with the use of sensors, mobile devices and social media to monitor health status in real-time both in and outside of healthcare facilities. Integration of these diverse technologies will redraw the boundaries of traditional medicine and engage new participants from the telecommunications, electronics, logistics and consumer services sectors hitherto uninvolved in healthcare. Above all, these trends will generate data of unprecedented scale and complexity. Precision medicine and data-intensive medicine are inextricably linked. The healthcare ecosystem is ill-prepared for this data deluge. Implementation will impose disruptive changes in clinical practice, the design of new organizational models for health services and an increased emphasis on data analytics, machine learning and computerized decision support tools in clinical decisions. Despite the appeal of these technology-centric trajectories, demonstration of their economic value in reducing the cost of care will be the critical determinant in the speed at which precision medicine becomes routine practice.

Speaker Biography

Dr. George Poste is the Del E. Webb Professor of Health Innovation and Chief Scientist, The Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI) ( at Arizona State University (ASU). This program integrates research in genomics, synthetic biology and high performance computing to study the altered regulation of molecular networks in human diseases to develop new diagnostic tests for precision (personalized) medicine and the remote monitoring of health status using miniaturized body sensors and mobile devices. He assumed this post in 2009. From 2003 to 2009 he directed and built The Biodesign Institute at ASU.

He has published more than 350 research papers and edited 14 books on pharmaceutical technologies, cancer and infectious diseases. He has received honorary degrees in science, law and medicine for his research contributions.

He serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto, Exelixis, Caris Life Sciences, and the Scientific Advisory Boards of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan, Synthetic Genomics, Health Longevity Inc. and Haplogen GmbH. From 1992 to 1999, he was Chief Science and Technology Officer and President, R&D, of SmithKline Beecham (SB) – now GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). During his tenure at SB, he was associated with the successful registration of multiple drug, vaccine and diagnostic products. He received the ‘R&D Scientist of the Year’ Award from R&D Magazine in 2004, the Einstein Global Business Leadership Council Award in 2006, the Scrip Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Arizona Bioscience Industry Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016.

He is a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society, the Royal College of Pathologists and the U.K. Academy of Medicine, a former Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, a Governor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and a member of the U. S. Institute of Medicine Board on Global Health. He has served as a member of the Defense Science Board of the U.S. Department of Defense and currently serves on advisory committees for several U.S. government agencies in defense, intelligence, national security and healthcare.

Banquet Agenda

Registration / Social Hour:               5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sit-Down Dinner:                6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Section Program:                 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Keynote Presentation:                        8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Awards Presentation:                         8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Change of Section Officers:               9:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Business Attire is recommended

Banquet Registration Fees

IEEE Members – All Categories:                                                        $60.00

IEEE Undergraduate and Graduate Student Members:                $50.00

IEEE Member and Student Member Guests:                                  $60.00

IEEE Student Branch Table for Ten without Guests:                  $500.00

IEEE Society Chapter / Affinity Group Table for Ten:                $600.00

Corporate Sponsorship including Dinner Table for Ten:           $1500.00

Banquet Registration Direct Link:

> IEEE Members of all categories including student members should list their membership numbers at the time of registration.

  • The membership should be current and will be checked against IEEE Member Data Base.

> All tables seat ten attendees. Student Member table for ten cost is for seating ten IEEE Student members.

  • Cost for guests seated at the Student Branch table is $60.00.

> Corporate Sponsorship includes recognition in program, table of ten for dinner, and 6’ x 3’ space for a display.

> Meals choice should be made during online registration. Refer to menu on the next page.

  • Dinner is not guaranteed without meal choice.

> Deadline for registration is Sunday, February 5th, 2017. No exceptions will be made.

Banquet Venue – Phoenix Airport Marriott

1101 North 44th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85008

(602) 273-7373

Northeast of Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202) and 44th Street

Banquet Menu

 Social Hour

>> Appetizers <<


Chicken Sate

Assorted Vegetable & Assorted Cheese Displays

>> Cash Bar <<

Guests to Buy Tickets from the Hotel Cashier sitting next to Bar and present to Bartender for the Desired Drink

Drink Prices

Premium Brands @ $8.00 Each

Absolute, Beefeaters, Bacardi Silver, Jack Daniel’s, Dewar’s, Sauza Gold, & Canadian Club

Wine by the Glass @ $8.00 per Glass

Canyon Roads Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Merlot

Domestic Beer Selection @ $5.00 per Bottle

Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite

Imported Beer Selection @ $6.00 per Bottle

Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light

Assortment of Juice, Soda & Bottled Water @ $3.50 Each

Specialty Beer Selection @ $6.00 per Bottle

Sam Adams, Non-Alcoholic Beer St. Pauli, & O’Douls

Dinner Menu

>> Salad <<

Strawberry Fields Dinner Salad

Chilled Spring Mix, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Maytag Bleu Cheese, with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Sliced Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges

Served with Assorted Rolls & Butter

>> Entrees <<

Chicken Mediterranean

Boneless Breast of Grilled Chicken with sun dried tomato pesto, roasted red & yellow peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese

Served with Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes


Sliced Roast Beef Strip

Served with Red Wine Demi Sauce, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes


Grilled Filet of Salmon

Served with Dejon Cream Sauce, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes


Vegetarian / Vegan: Grilled Balsamic Portabello Mushroom Stack

Served Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus & Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

>> Dessert <<

Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce or Raspberry Sorbet (Vegan)

Served with Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee & Hot Tea

IEEE Phoenix Section Information

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