7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

UIDP27 Registration

The new Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRAL) isn’t just a change in address, but a whole new model to the field of rehabilitation.  Formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the SRAL boasts a 27-year history of being ranked the #1 rehab hospital by US News and World Report.  The new SRAL is a state-of-the-art space that features 5 Innovation Centers, 5 Ability Labs, and research labs.  Innovation Centers and Ability Labs integrate medical and research experts together within the patient space to speed recovery through “cross-pollination” of interdisciplinary teams that provide a full range of therapeutic services to patients, helping them gain function, better outcomes, and enjoy greater independence.

7:30 – 9 a.m.

Travel to Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UIDP Academy Workshop: Risk Assessment in the Negotiation of Contract Terms

Too often, contract negotiations become protracted over terms that have little bearing on the activities covered. Each party may have "standard" positions that have been developed to apply generally to the range of contracts seen by an office, and negotiate from those standard positions. In fact, the activities covered by contracts between industry and universities vary widely, and the risks covered by contract terms also vary. For example, a confidentiality agreement covering the transfer of drug information for the development of a clinical trial proposal may carry less risk with respect to a marking requirement than one covering transfer of information relating to project between a university and a defense contractor. Risk tolerance with respect to indeminfication provisions may vary between a contract covering an agricultural field trial versus a sponsored research agreement for developing technology for sensing devices in a self-driving car.

Speakers: Elizabeth Adams, Princeton, Charles Adelsheim, Varian Medical, Darin Bartholomew, Deere, Steve Harsy, Arizona, Matt Bartman, CMU, Robin Beach, University of Illinois

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UIDP Academy Workshop: Maximizing the Outcomes from Industry-University Visits

To maximize the value and impact from a visit by corporate representatives to a university (and university representatives to a company), a good amount of planning is required by each party.  This workshop will utilize the learnings from an ongoing UIDP project to provide strategies and insights on how best to plan, execute and follow a visit to your organization.

Speakers: Chris Hewitt, BASF, Whitney Riley, Indiana, Sacha Patera, Dartmouth, Jackie Serviss, University of Waterloo, Thomas Kirsch, Givaudan, Chris Muldrow, Colorado Boulder, Liz Kennell, UIDP

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UIDP Board Meeting - members and invited guests

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Pick Up Lunch - Tour Participants Only

1:30 – 3:15 p.m.

SRAL Simulation Lab Tour

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab tour will include a general orientation to the new space and highlighted features as well as exploration into the Innovation and Ability Labs to see first-hand the integration of medical-researcher and patient care in action.  The SRAL Innovation and Ability Labs feature state of the art AR and VR technologies and bio-engineering robotics and bionics prototyping to name but a few of the things that will be showcased on this tour.  Northwestern Simulation is a state of the art facility that is committed to delivering exceptional simulation-based education to improve cognitive, technical and professional skills of healthcare providers offering an environment where learners can make mistakes, and try again, while promoting the highest level of patient safety leading to improved patient outcomes.  The Northwestern Simulation tour will feature highlights from the surgical, clinical, and user satisfaction laboratories and provide insight into the Innovations Laboratory that works with healthcare professionals to develop medical training devices for use in medical education and research.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Electronic Visualization Laboratory (UIC) Tour

Established in 1973, the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) of the University of Illinois at Chicago is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary research laboratory whose mission is to enable scientific and engineering discoveries by designing and developing high-performance visualization, virtual reality, and collaboration systems.  Over its 45 year history, EVL has invented a number of technologies to support this work, including the the CAVE™ Virtual Reality Environment (1992) and the CAVE2™ Hybrid Reality Environment (2012).

Today, most professions rely on computers to generate, capture, filter, analyze and visualize data.  CAVE2 provides scientists and engineers with a “digital lens” to uniquely manage the scale and complexity of the data - from immersing themselves in 3D worlds to juxtaposing related, yet heterogeneous, 2D and 3D datasets - thereby using the best means possible to analyze the data and glean insight and understanding.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

General Meeting Begins

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Introduction: Tony Boccanfuso; 
Michael Amiridis, UIC Chancellor

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker - Leigh Thompson, Kellogg

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Opening Session: Multinationals Working Globally

Multinational corporations (MNCs) have increasing options for partnering with universities and other factors are also affecting relationships.  This panel will offer the viewpoints from a number of MNC representatives with experience of working with universities.

Moderator: Jay Walsh, Northwestern; 
Wade Brown, Novartis, Pete Hoffman, Boeing, Rajiv Dhawan, Samsung

5:30 p.m.

General Session Ends

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Welcome

Richard Lieber, SRAL

5:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Optional Short Tour

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Shuttles to Hotel

7:00 p.m.

Optional Dine Around - Limited seating, advanced registration required

Please join other UIDP member representatives for an intimate dinner at one of Chicago's best restaurants. These informal dinners provide an opportunity for networking, stimulating conversation and peer-learning. Seating is limited and guest must cover payment for their own meals.

Table Hosts:
Charles Adelsheim, Varian, Gretchen Baier, Dow, Jim Bray, Northwestern, Chris Hewitt, BASF, Thomas Kirsch, Givaudan, Kate Kornau, Eastman, Ellen Kosik-Williams, Corning, Chuck Man, Boehringer Ingelheim, Michael Matthews, EMD, Camille Noel, Varian, Barclay Satterfield, Eastman

Day 2: Wednesday, September 12