What do machine learning (AI), imaging, bio-storage, and identifying every bacteria, virus, parasite, and fungus have in common? They all require huge amounts of data storage and analysis.
Join us as four health and research experts discuss their use of data, how it is changing their fields, and how small companies can capitalize on it to build and sustain a business.
The health sector is undergoing a massive transition from precision medicine to bioinformatics and gene therapy, and the overall way in which patients and providers interact.
Wearable devices and “smart” technology are interfacing with traditional health, digital medicine is developing drugs that transmit data after they are taken, and treatments for cancer and other diseases are targeted to the genes of the individual patient. Research and development and the analysis and storage of biomaterial is highly technical and new tools and applications are being created constantly.
Data and analysis techniques will drive the next wave of health, and small business is key to this success. With the data and fiber infrastructure in Loudoun, this region is poised to be the future hub of health innovation technology.
Come find out why.
Sarah Price, MA, Health Innovation Technology Manager, Loudoun County DED
Keith Crandall, PhD, Director Computational Biology Institute, George Washington
Moderator: Michael Perham, Director of Innovation and External Relations, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Crystal Icenhour, PhD, CEO Aperiomics
Nathan (Nate) Clack, PhD, Principal Engineer at Vidrio Technologies
Kristin M. Branson, PhD, Senior Group Leader HHMI, Machine Learning
Neal Koller, President & CEO Perthera, Inc.
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
In January of 2020, we will celebrate the leadership of our 2019 Chair of the Board, Lisa Kimball (The Arc of Loudoun), and welcome in our new Chair for 2020, Stacey Metcalfe (Inova Loudoun Hospital) and honor the Community Leadership Awards finalists and winners.
Annual Real Estate Event
While Loudoun outperforms other Virginia counties on most economic measures, we still face many challenges to our future prosperity. Whether it’s our investment in Metro, a housing affordability crisis or attracting a millennial workforce, Loudoun’s challenges demand effective solutions.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, we hosted our 37th Annual Golf Classic event at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard — is nothing short of spectacular. This event has been Loudoun County’s Premier business golf tournament for three decades.
For the past 8 years, this casual, networking tournament pairs you and a partner against a field of over 30 two-man teams in a progressive four month tournament. Designed with the busy professional in mind, each event consists of a 9-hole round after work, followed by a short networking reception to get you home in time to put the kids to bed. The team with the lowest cumulative score after four events is the champion. The 2019 Winners were Tom Reed and Greg Wells. Congratulations! Stay tuned for the 2020 Golf Tour dates.
Small Business Awards
Join us on November 8, 2019 for the Loudoun Small Business Awards, for our 25th Anniversary of these prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. Winners will be announced in front of a live audience of more than 400 of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.
Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run
As a Signature Chamber event, the Superhero 5k Run and Kids Fun Run offers companies a great way to show Loudoun County their commitment to healthy living for your employees and our community.
The Loudoun Chamber will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2019 at the 34th Annual Valor Awards ceremony. The entire Loudoun County business community will be invited to attend these Annual Valor Awards to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!