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IEM Sponsored Meetings

Design of Medical Devices Conference

April 9, 10-12, 2018
The Graduate Hotel & McNamara Alumni Center
Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota Medical Devices Center (part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine), the College of Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents the 16th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference. The world's largest medical device conference will be held at The Commons Hotel, located at 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414, adjacent to the University of Minnesota campus. The DMD conference is to provide a national forum to bring together world-class medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, and the public sector to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design, showcase the University of Minnesota as a leader in the medical device community, and raise funds from corporate sponsorships to support medical device education at the University of Minnesota.

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6th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium

April 12-13, 2018
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions are pleased to organize the 6th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, to be held right after the Design of Medical Devices conference April 12-13, 2018, on the campus of the University of Minnesota. During this event, distinguished scientists and thought leaders in neuromodulation will be invited to deliver plenary talks. Additionally, a poster session will be organized for faculty and students to showcase their work. Selected posters will be invited to give a brief Highlight talk in a Plenary Session.

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IEM Annual Conference and Retreat

September 24, 2018
McNamara Alumni Center
Minneapolis, MN

Save the Date! This year's Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Annual Conference and Retreat will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities Campus. The event will open with plenary keynote talks by nationally recognized leaders, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, there will be breakout sessions for IEM faculty members (as well as for other interested parties including industrial colleagues) to discuss research collaboration opportunities relating to Cardiovascular Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Medical and Biological Imaging, Medical Devices, and Neuroengineering. A poster/networking session will be held that will highlight IEM faculty member research and their groups included in the program. The retreat and conference will offer rich opportunities to develop collaborations and how to responsively apply for IEM seed grants. In addition, the 2018 IEM Industrial Fellows will be inducted during the morning plenary session. More information about the 2018 conference coming soon.

Mayo UMN Biosensing and Nanotechnology Symposium

October 11 – 12, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Rochester, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Institute for Engineering in Medicine and the Mayo Clinic are pleased to present the Mayo UMN Biosensing and Nanotechnology Symposium October 11 – 12, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Rochester, Minnesota. This symposium will focus on biosensors and nanomedicine for disease monitoring and diagnosis with emphasis placed on convergence and integration of biosensing and clinical communities. The scientific program will be organized around diseases/biological systems: cancer, neuroscience, diabetes. It will also include poster presentations, a commercialization panel and breakout sessions placing engineers, scientists, and clinicians into smaller groups based on interests. The symposium will create a forum for faculty, clinicians, members of industry, and trainees to exchange ideas in this exciting and developing field.

IEM Inspire Conference

Registration is closed due to reaching full capacity. We hope you can join us next year.

Sponsored by IEM to Inspire High School Students to Consider Careers in Applying STEM to the Challenges of Medicine

November 16, 2018
McNamara Alumni Center
Minneapolis, MN

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine is hosting the Inspire Conference on November 16th. The conference is sponsored by IEM to encourage high school students to consider careers in using STEM to research, treat and cure diseases, and for healthcare delivery. The Inspire Conference will take place at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. This event will include numerous inspiring talks by experts in the fields of 3D printing, robotics, medical imaging, regenerative medicine and neuromodulation, and in the research, diagnostics and treatment of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, addiction and Parkinson’s. Representatives of Minnesota’s leading medical technology companies will discuss careers in the development of technologies and products to treat patients and more effectively deliver healthcare. The event will also include a lunch keynote talk by Manny Villafana who, after being raised in the toughest neighborhood in New York City, built a career in which he founded St. Jude Medical (now a key component of Abbott), Cardiac Pacemakers (now a key component of Boston Scientific) and ATS Medical (now a key component of Medtronic) in addition to several other companies that went public. Click here for additional information on this conference. 

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NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference (ASME 2018 NEMB)

August 21 – 24, 2018
Omni Los Angeles Hotel
California Plaza, CA

NEMB 2018 aims to bring together leading experts in bioengineering, nanomaterials, biology and medicine, to review recent advances in nanoengineering and nanomedicine, to stimulate the development of new experimental methods, synthetic approaches and modeling, and to apply innovative bioengineering methodologies for sensing, quantifying, diagnosing, understanding and treating medical disorders. The NEMB 2018 will consist of 6 tracks including nano/micro-therapeutics, -fluidics, -biomechanics, -manufacturing, -biosensing, and -photonics. ASME's NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference (NEMB), August 20 - 24, 2018, in Los Angeles brings together the relevant players and key stakeholders to discuss the integration of engineering, materials science and nanotechnology in addressing fundamental problems in biology and medicine.

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IEM Faculty Interest Meetings

Earl E. Bakken Surgical Device Symposium 2018

Technological Advances in Organ Transplantation

Friday, October 12, 2018
University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Surgery hosts an annual symposium to highlight critical information about cutting-edge medical devices and therapies that surgeons and health care professionals need to stay up to date in their specialty.

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Innovations in Cardiology Interventions – ICI Meeting

December 2-4, 2018
David Intercontinental Convention Center, Israel

The ICI Meeting is an acclaimed forum which aims to explore fuel, spark and be involved in the innovations that will shape the future of our cardiovascular systems and BEYOND. Over the last 2 decades, Israel has become a medical “start-up nation”. ICI’s dynamic environment which allows rich exchanges on innovations has contributed to this process by facilitating global interaction between physicians, entrepreneurs, academia and industry and by building bridges leading to innovation.

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