10/06 – Chicago, IL

BMES Meeting – October 11, 2006

The Alliance will meet at the 2006 BMES Annual Fall Meeting to be held October 11-13, 2005 in Chicago, IL.

Our Final Report is available now. (pdf format) The booklet (12MB pdf) for the meeting is also available (includes attendee bios).

Hyatt Regency Front EntranceHyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tel: 312 565 1234 Fax: 312 239 4414

The meeting local hosts will be Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and University of Illinois, Chicago.

The theme this year is opportunities for biomedical engineers to address clinical needs in underserved populations in the US as well in developing countries.


2006 BME-IDEA Meeting
October 11, 2006
Chicago, IL

Plaza Ballroom A & B

7:30 – 8:00             Continental Breakfast

Morning session – Fostering Innovation Opportunities for biomedical engineers to address clinical needs in underserved populations in US as well in developing countries

8:00 – 8:15             Welcome Matt Glucksberg (Northwestern) & Paul Yock (Stanford)

8:15 – 9:15             Presentations: Needs assessment & design of products addressing clinical needs in developing countries

                        Bruce KenKnight (University of Minnesota) Moderator
Robert Malkin (Duke University)
Paul Yager (University of Washington)
David Kelso (Northwestern University)
Cato Laurencin (University of Virginia)

9:15 – 10:00    Panel discussion: How do we introduce students to needs assessment & design of devices addressing clinical needs in developing countries?

                        Bruce KenKnight (University of Minnesota) Moderator
Robert Malkin (Duke University)
Paul Yager (University of Washington)
David Kelso (Northwestern University)
Cato Laurencin (University of Virginia)

10:00 – 10:15             Break

10:15 – 11:00             Presentations: Getting devices into the clinic: Social E-ship

                        Phil Weilerstein (NCIIA) Moderator
Paul Polak (IDE)
Michael Diamond (World Resources Chicago)
Mladen Poluta (Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town)

11:00 – 11:45             Panel discussion: Getting devices into the clinic: Social E-ship

                        Phil Weilerstein (NCIIA) Moderator
Paul Polak (IDE)
Michael Diamond (World Resources Chicago)
Mladen Poluta (Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town)

12:00 – 1:00             Networking Lunch

Afternoon session – Teaching Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship

1:00 – 1:30            Keynote speaker: Conveying Concepts for Commercialization

Nancy Patterson (Alfred E. Mann Foundation)

1:30 – 2:00            BME-IDEA Project updates

    • BME national design contest (Phil Weilerstein, Jay Goldberg, Humera Fasihuddin)
    • BMEsource design portal (Christine Kurihara and John Linehan)

2:00 – 4:30         Breakout Session: Teaching the Design Process in the Context of Resource-Poor Environment

Organizers; Amy Lerner (University of Rochester), Paul King (Vanderbilt), David Schneeweis (UIC), Maria Oden (Rice University)

4:30 – 5:00             Wrap-up: moving forward

                        John Linehan (Stanford University)

5:00 – 6:00            Reception