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Cardiac Electrophysiology: Where Engineering and Medicine Intersect to Provide Care for Patients with Heart Rhythm Abnormalities medicine

In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Assar will discuss the medical devices (pacemaker, defibrillators, catheters, etc.) that are used to care for patients with abnormal heart rhythms and will describe the medical procedures made possible by these medical devices.


SpeakerManish Assar, MD

  • BS in Biomedical Engineering Science from Univ of Texas in Austin. Became interested in this because of artificial heart development in the mid 1980s.
  • Medical school at Univ. of California, San Francisco where I first learned of the field of cardiac electrophysiology (EP), specialty of heart rhythm abnormalities.
  • Did internship and residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern/ Parkland hospital which provided rigorous training and consolidated plans to pursue cardiology.
  • Completed fellowship in Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, and Cardiac EP fellowships at Duke and Univ. of Western Ontario in Canada.
  • Have been practicing as an interventional cardiac electrophysiologist at Baylor Univ Med Ctr where I head up the division and am involved in patient care and research and the program director for the cardiac EP fellowship. heavily involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Baylor Scott and White Hospital Baylor Scott and White Health

Creating Champions of Change through a Culture of Civility other

In this thought-provoking presentation about a highly relevant, current topic, Scott Murray addresses society’s current challenges – including those posed by technological advances – in protecting honest civil discourse in a rapidly changing world. Against this backdrop, Mr. Murray introduces several “champions of civility” who have turned adversity into opportunity.

From U.S. Presidents to U.S. Opens, the World Series to the World Cup, the Olympic Games to 35 straight Super Bowls, Scott Murray has covered them all. He spent three decades with NBC television as a multi-EMMY-Award-winning TV anchor, host, and broadcast journalist. He has been recognized as a Living Legend of Journalism by the Press Club of Dallas and has been honored with the prestigious Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


SpeakerScott Murray

 From U.S. Presidents to U.S. Opens, the World Series to the World Cup, the Olympic Games to 35 straight Super Bowls, Scott Murray has covered them all. He spent three decades with NBC television as a multi EMMY Award-winning TV anchor/host and broadcast journalist. He’s been recognized as a Living Legend of Journalism by the Press Club of Dallas and is a recipient of the prestigious Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
 Scott presently is CEO of Murray Media World, a television production and A/V event company he created with his son. They each received an EMMY for a documentary they produced and hosted, entitled “D-Day Remembered… 70 Years Later” when they traveled to Normandy, France with two dozen World War II Veterans. Scott also stays active as a keynote speaker, sharing his presentation entitled, “Leadership America… Creating Champions of Change through a Culture of Civility.”  In addition, Scott annually serves as an emcee/moderator of hundreds of corporate, charitable, sports and educational events, as well as serving on the board/advisory boards of countless children’s, civic, charitable, and non-profit organizations. Scott is a published author of two books, while presently working on a third.
 Scott is proud to have been honored with many awards such as: Man of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Governor’s Award, Director’s Award from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, George Washington Medal of Honor Freedom Award, Patrick Henry Silver Patriot Award, National Youth Leadership Council Gift of Leadership Award, Diversity and Inclusion Award, United Way Hercules Award, Tom Landry Award of Excellence, and, Scott's most cherished personal award, Father of the Year.

Chairman/CEO Murray Media World

The ER, Poisons and Crime Scenes--Stories from the "Front Line" of Medicine medicine

Dr. Hail shares gripping stories and pictures from the Emergency Room at Parkland Hospital, our nation's busiest emergency department and medicine's "front line." As Dr. Hail explains, these experiences in emergency medicine prompted her to study medical toxicology at the North Texas Poison Center. Dr. Hail recounts how her forensic toxicology practice has thrust her on a journey of testifying in federal drug-crime cases, including those related to the ongoing opioid epidemic, as well as in homicide cases, where her expert courtroom testimony helps to unravel and solve murder mysteries.


SpeakerStacey Hail, MD

Stacey L. Hail, MD, FACMT is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She currently serves as attending physician in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Department and the North Texas Poison Center. Dr. Hail received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Southern Methodist University in 1995. After receiving her Medical Degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 1999, she completed both her emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Hail has a prolific forensic toxicology practice serving as an expert witness for attorneys throughout the United States. She has testified multiple times as a witness for the Department of Justice involving federal drug crimes due to the national opioid epidemic. Dr. Hail also has provided toxicology commentary for local and national news venues and for documentaries on the National Geographic channel, the BBC, and the Oxygen channel.

Parkland ER Doctor & Medical Toxicologist North Texas Poison Center

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"Forces for Nature" behind the scenes with EarthxTV other

Join Ms. Wamble as she takes a deep dive behind the scenes of the EarthX TV original series "Forces for Nature." Witness firsthand video from this historic swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch exploring the large collection of marine trash floating between Japan and the United States.


SpeakerAndrea Wamble

*Creator and Facilitator of EarthxLittleLearners, an early childhood initiative designed to engage children in STEAM centered, hands-on experiences with environmental literature and art.

*Executive producer, host and creator of the following EarthxTV original series: “Story Time Planet,” “Forces for Nature” and “The Pen and The Planet.” All were original series' dedicated to environmental programming.

*Previous experience includes, Professional Teaching Artist for Dallas Museum of Art, Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Conceptualizing, developing, and implementing multiple highly successful programs, offering fine art education for children, adults and families in a museum environment. Facilitator and Fine Art Educator for “Art in Focus,” an art enrichment initiative that partnered with the National Alzheimer’s Association to bring dynamic programming to caregivers and those battling Alzheimer’s.

Advancement Manager—Impact Initiatives EarthX

Big Cosmos, Little Universes science

The universe is big. Really big. Like, mind-numbingly huge. It’s hard to believe that it all started out smaller than a grain of sand. Particle physics–the study of the ultra-small–helps us understand where the universe came from. Join Professor Steve Sekula as he explains how!


SpeakerSteve Sekula, PhD

  • PhD in Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004.
  • B.S. in Physics, Yale University, 1998.
  • 2012-present: dedicated to the discovery, identification, and study of the Higgs particle which provides for fundamental mass in the universe.
  • 2020-present: co-proponent of a new subatomic particle experiment, ATHENA, to be sited at the forthcoming Electron-Ion Collider in New York.
  • Co-author (with literal rocket scientist Frank Blitzer and theoretical physicist S. James Gates, Jr.) of the book "Reality in the Shadows (or) What the Heck's the Higgs?", an introduction to the sweeping extent of modern particle and astrophysics. This book is for those with a passion for scientific discovery.

Professor of Physics SMU

Connected Driving Automation - Can we ever get rid of the Driver? engineering

Dr. Poe will discuss how transportation engineers are using automation technology for cars to drive themselves and connected vehicle technology to allow roads to talk to cars for the next generation of transportation.


SpeakerChristopher Poe, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Over 30 years experience in transportation engineering, including academic research and private consulting
  • Licensed professional engineer in Texas
  • Previously Adjunct Professor at University of Texas Arlington and Lecturer at Penn State University
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.E. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University

Director, Product and User Experience Mixon / Hill, Inc.

Electrical and Computer Engineers in the World of Artificial Intelligence engineering

Today, cell phones, smart speakers, and search engines are all driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Dr. Douglas offers unique insight about how electrical and computer engineering are central to the technological revolution, as well as to the new frontier of artificial intelligence.


SpeakerScott Douglas, Ph.D.

  • On the SMU faculty for over 20 years.
  • B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. all from Stanford University and all in Electrical Engineering.
  • An expert in audio and image signal processing systems using machine learning algorithms.

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering SMU

Sustainable Aviation technology

Aerospace engineer and innovator Scott Drennan shares his passion for talent and technology in this riveting glimpse into the future of mobility. Mr. Drennan describes current efforts to create a more accessible, sustainable and environmentally friendly aviation market. As part of his presentation, Mr. Drennan examines vehicle propulsion, fuel, and operational concepts being developed in order to reduce the carbon footprint of flight.


SpeakerScott Drennan

  • Passionate About Talent and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineer and Innovator
  • 26+ years at Bell Helicopter
  • Chief R&D Officer for Hyundai Air Mobility
  • Currently Advising & Consulting in the Aviation Field as Drennan Innovation, LLC

CEO & Founder Drennan Innovation

The Beginning of a New Manufacturing Trend That Will Rule The World engineering

Dr. John Randall explains how the exponential improvement of manufacturing precision over the past several centuries – an evolution that brought amazing improvements in our technology, science, economies, life span, and standard of living – is coming to an end as we reach the quantized nature of matter. In this fascinating presentation, Dr. Randall describes the beginning of a new “exponential” manufacturing trend that achieves atomic precision at the nanoscale by taking a digital approach to fabrication, and then scales up the size of the atomically precise products to achieve complex devices and materials with unprecedented capabilities.


SpeakerJohn Randall, Ph. D.

John N. Randall, CEO of Zyvex Labs, Executive VP of Teliatry, Adjunct Professor at UT Dallas, and Fellow of the AVS, IEEE, and Micro Nano Engineering Society.

  • I am a card carrying Nano-Nerd with a PhD from the University of Houston, 39 years of Industrial experience in Micro- and Nano- Fabrication., making really small things, and 34 US patents
  • I have worked for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory (4 years), Texas Instruments (15 years with 2 years in Belgium), and Zyvex as CTO, VP, Pres, CEO (20 years)
  • I joined Zyvex Labs in March of 2001, and have a plot to rule the world with Atom by Atom Manufacturing and is working to heal the blind (Human Trials ongoing in Europe now)
  • I have 119 articles published in refereed journals, more than 50 conference proceedings and other publications with > 4300 citations and 34 issued US Patents with > 900 citations.
  • The Zyvex Labs developed artificial retina NR-600 is now being used to restore sight to the blind in Europe.
  • Teliatry, a Zyvex spin-off has its neuromodulation devices in human clinical trials, rewiring the brain to cure a host of neurological problems.
  • I am addicted to computer programming, robotics, and playing Alto Sax
  • I love my wife and kids

President and CEO Zyvex Labs