Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering rescheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, March 27 & 28, 2024

The second Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering that was originally scheduled for October 26 & 27, 2023 has been rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, in Wells Conference Center, Barrows Hall – Hill Auditorium, and the Hudson Museum on the University of Maine campus. (Please refer to the schedule for all event locations.)

On Wednesday, March 27, the symposium will resume with lectures about oncology, translational medicine, a panel discussion on workforce development (Wells – Room 2) and microscopy, cell signaling, kidneys, and pathogens (Wells – Room 1).

All Wednesday lectures will be held in Wells Conference Center with the student poster session and reception held in the Hudson Museum. The evening banquet will be held in Wells Conference Center.

On Thursday, March 28, there will be lectures on AI applications in medicine, engineering approaches, cellular mechanisms associated with disease states, and age-related disease states (Barrows Hall – Hill Auditorium), as well as lectures on clinical research, rural/public health (Wells Conference Center – Room 2), and the Maine Rural Graduate Medical Education (MERGE) Collaborative’s first Rural GME Conference (Wells Conference Center Rooms 1 & 3).

The organizing committee includes the Institute of Medicine, the Jackson Laboratory (JAX), MDI Biological Laboratory, MaineHealth, Northern Light Health, the University of New England, the University of Southern Maine, the Roux Institute at Northeastern University and the MERGE Collaborative.

Questions on the symposium? Please contact Tanya Pinkham at

The MERGE Collaborative will host its first Rural Graduate Medical Education (GME) Thursday, March 28, 2024!

The ME Rural GME Education (MERGE) Collaborative is part of a state-funded initiative to build a healthcare workforce and infrastructure for rural Maine. As a partnership among Maine’s four ACGME sponsoring institutions, the MERGE Collaborative aims to promote, standardize, and optimize rural elective rotations for graduate medical education resident physicians. As part of the Maine Biomedical Research Symposium, the MERGE Collaborative will host its first Rural GME Conference on March 28th in the Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine – Orono. Sessions will include topics on teaching techniques for graduate medical education, rural workforce pressures in Maine, DEI in rural spaces, and more. Registration for the MERGE conference is included with registration for the Maine Biomedical Research Symposium. 

Questions on the MERGE Collaborative? Please contact David McLellan at

Maine Integrated Behavioral Health Summit - Friday, March 29 from 8 - 2pm

The Maine Integrated Behavioral Health Summit will be held Friday, March 29 at Wells Conference Center on the University of Maine, Orono campus. This event is presented by the University of Maine’s Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (RIBHPC) program with support from the Maine Primary Care AssociationNorthern Light Acadia Hospital, Northern Light Mercy Primary Care, Penobscot Community Health Center, Maine Dartmouth Medicine Residency, and the University of Maine’s School of Social Work, School of Nursing, and Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.
*Certificate of Attendance offered to all. CMEs applied for. CE Credits for Psychologists.
This event is free to attend however, registration is required. The registration link is embedded in the attached document and is accessible at: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Thank you to our 2023 Symposium Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2023 Symposium Organizing Committee!

18th Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium Resources Available

The Eighteenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium was a hybrid event this year (both in-person and Zoom online webinar).  It took place on Wednesday, October 25th on the University of Maine Orono campus, with the theme of Sexual Health and Aging.   

The Center on Aging shared:  “We had an excellent colloquium full of information on Sexual Health and Aging last week! Thanks to all who presented and attended! If you missed the event or a few sessions, find the links below.”

  1. Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium Videos are now available! Access from the UMaine Center on Aging Homepage or Click Here for the direct link
  2. Clinical Geriatric Colloquium Readings & Video Resources

Questions? Please contact Lenard Kaye at