2016 BMES ANNUAL MEETING SPECIAL SESSIONS AND EVENTS
Join us for these activities at the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting!

Special Events

Plenary Sessions

Luncheons

Special Sessions

Student and Early Career Programs

Meet the Expert

Special sessions to learn from and network with experts in several areas such as NIH funding, research collaboration, improving reach and impact of published work and much more.

Industry Programs

 

 

Special Events


Industry Tours*

Wednesday, October 5th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

*pre-registration required

Industry Tours will allow BMES registrants to visit local biomedical companies and interact with professionals in their field of interest. Tours may include a company overview, walkthrough of manufacturing and/or R&D facilities, and networking with company employees. All Industry Tours will leave the convention center at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, October 5th and return no later than 5:30 PM.  Buses will be provided to those who pre-register. Please select only one tour during your registration, as they are all running concurrently.

Medtronic Industry Tour – Wednesday, 10/5/2016 - $10 each

Special restrictions: Students only, no photography, closed-toed shoes.

SOLD OUT

 

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St. Jude Medical Industry Tour - Wednesday, 10/05/2016 - $10 each

Special Restrictions: Only students allowed.  Participants are required to sign an NDA upon arrival at the facility.

SOLD OUT

 

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Smiths Medical Industry Tour - Wednesday, 10/05/2016 - $10 each

Special Restrictions: No photography, closed toed shoes.

 

Boston Scientific Industry Tour – Wednesday, 10/5/2016 - $10 each

Special Restrictions: N/A

SOLD OUT


Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center
Ticket included in full registration fee.

Enjoy light refreshments as you reacquaint with old friends and colleagues or meet new ones. All registrants are welcome to attend.


BMES Dessert BASH

Friday, October 7, 8:30pm - 11:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center
Ticket included in full registration fee.  Additional tickets @ $100

Enjoy dinner at one of the more than 40 restaurants (from inexpensive and fast to upscale) within walking distance of the convention center and then join us for dessert goodies, sweets and even some healthy options. Although with the array of dessert options, your diet and healthy options might be forgotten. Besides the tableau of wonderful desserts we'll have live music from BEDrock. The evening promises to be a highlight of the 2016 Annual Meeting.


LGBT Dessert Social Hour*

Wednesday, October 5th, 8:00pm - 9:00pm - Minneapolis Hilton

*additional registration and $10 ticket required         

Manu Platt, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, is the speaker for the BMES LGBT dessert social hour. He will speak about navigating a career and life while feeling like an outsider, which has motivated him to create open and inclusive safe spaces for communities of outsiders. He will discuss intersectionality and the complexities of fusing orientation, ethnicity, gender, religion, education, family values and more that define each person’s unique approaches to solving problems as humans and as biomedical engineers. Introductory remarks will be made by Shelly Peyton, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Prof. Platt’s talk will be followed by dessert and a cash bar.     

 

LGBT Dessert Social Sponsored by             


Plenary Sessions


State of the Society & Medtronic Keynote Address

Thursday, October 6th, 10:15am - 11:30am - Minneapolis Convention Center

State of the Society: Richard T. Hart, PhD, BMES President

Medtronic Keynote: Omar Ishrak, CEO of Medtronic


Pritzker Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, October 6th, 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Pritzker Distinguished Award Lecturer: Nicholas Peppas, ScD, University of Texas at Austin


NIBIB Lecture / DEBUT Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 7th, 10:15am - 11:45am - Minneapolis Convention Center

NIBIB Lecturer: Mark Griswold, PhD, Case Western Reserve University


Research Funding

Friday, October 7th, 5:45pm - 6:30pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Speaker: Jim Gallarda, Senior Program Officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Lecture & Diversity Award Lecture

Saturday, October 8th, 10:30am - 12:30am - Minneapolis Convention Center

Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award Lecturer: Jennifer Munson, PhD, University of Virginia

Diversity Award Lecturer: Srinivas Sridhar, PhD, Northeastern University


Luncheons


Celebration of Minorities in BME Luncheon*

Thursday, October 6th, 11:45am - 12:45pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

*additional registration and $25 ticket required

This is the seventh year of this event hosted by the BMES Diversity Committee to create a community and network within the Society fostering support and professional development of minorities in BMES at all levels. Everyone is invited to attend, as diversity only increases when all groups play a part. The luncheon complements the Diversity Award lecture on Saturday and the Women in BME Luncheon on Friday.

SPEAKER: Karl W. Reid, Ed.D., Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Karl W. Reid, Ed.D. was named executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) on June 2, 2014, marking his return to the organization that gave him his first major leadership experience, 31 years earlier. For the past 17 years, he has been a leading advocate for increasing college access and opportunity for low-income and minority youth. Prior to NSBE Dr. Reid was the senior vice president for research, innovation and member college engagement for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), where he oversaw new program development, research and capacity building for UNCF’s 37 historically black colleges and universities. Before his service at UNCF, he worked in positions of increasing responsibility to increase diversity at his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which he left as associate dean of undergraduate education and director of the Office of Minority Education. While working at MIT, Dr. Reid earned his Doctor of Education degree at Harvard University. His thesis explored the interrelationship of race, identity and academic achievement.

 

Celebration of Minorities in BME Luncheon Sponsored by   


Women in BME Luncheon*

Friday, October 7th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm - Minneapolis Convention Center       

*additional registration and $25 ticket required

SPEAKER: Archelle Georgiou, MD, Founder of Georgiou Consulting

An Unorthodox Career Path: From Practicing Physician to Playing One on TV

Our career trajectories are shaped by a series of opportunities and our courage to grow and change. All too often, however, the decisions we make are constrained by the conventional boundaries of the professional designations behind our name. Dr. Archelle Georgiou started her professional life as a practicing physician but over the following 25 years, she made 7 major shifts that took her career from medicine to managed care to the media. The key to navigating this unorthodox path has been self-awareness of her innate talents. Dr. Georgiou will use examples from her personal experiences to describe why and how we should commit to our calling versus a traditional career storyline. 

 

Women in BME Luncheon Sponsored by              

 


Special Sessions


Engineering Low-Cost Solutions to Address Health Care Disparities

Thursday, October 6th, 3:15pm - 4:45pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Chairs: Gilda Barabino, Cato Laurencin

This session will explore the role of biomedical engineering in addressing health disparities and more specifically the application of biomedical technologies in developing countries, with an eye toward their adaptation to address issues here in the U.S. Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum will open the session and be followed by a panel discussion of the wide range of opportunities for engineers interested in solving health disparities through novel low-cost engineering designs.

Winners of the 2016 BMES Innovation and Career Development Travel Award will be announced at the session.

 


Educational Approaches to Best Prepare Students for Industry

Friday, October 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

This panel discussion will be informed by data received from the BMES Industry Survey regarding industry’s needs and perceptions of BME students as potential employees. The session will focus on educational approaches to best prepare biomedical engineer students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for a professional career in industry.


BMES-NSF Special Session on Research in Biomedical Engineering and Grant Writing*

Friday, October 7th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

BMES-NSF Special Session on Research in Biomedical Engineering and Grant Writing

*pre-registration required REGISTER HERE

This session will showcase NSF-funded research and researchers, foster collaboration and idea exchange, familiarize participants with NSF funding mechanisms, and provide strategies for preparing competitive grant proposals (in particular, NSF CAREER, EAGER and UNSOLICITED grant applications). Participants will gain an increased awareness of NSF-funded research, a better understanding of NSF funding opportunities, and how to prepare successful grant applications. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET – 1628295. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

                           


Student and Early Career Programs

Becoming a Biomedical Engineer… What you need to know and where do you fit in

Thursday, October 6th, 8:00am - 9:00am - Minneapolis Convention Center

Learn about the key areas of BME, what BME’s do and how they differ from other engineers.  Explore the wide range of career options in industry, academia, clinical, government, research facilities and entrepreneurial.  Hear about the BME work environment, and the job outlook to help you decide where you fit in.


BME Careers in Academia

Thursday, October 6th, 9:15am - 10:15am - Minneapolis Convention Center

Hear about the various career paths and opportunities in academia. Faculty will share their insights and experiences to help you prepare for a career in academia or decide if academia is right for you.


BME Careers in Industry

Thursday, October 6th, 1:30pm - 2:45pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Explore the various industry options for BME professionals. Representatives from industry will share their career paths, educational training, insight into the hiring market, and suggestions for students and recent graduates who wish to pursue the same career.


*Rapid Resume Review – Members Only

Thursday, October 6th, 2:45pm - 4:15pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Experienced BME professionals will review an electronic or hard copy of your resume and work with you to edit and improve your resume.

*Note:  One-on-one career coaching will take place in the BMES booth for members only.  Schedule to be announced.


BME Government and Alternative Careers

Thursday, October 6th, 3:15pm - 4:30pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Hear about the career paths and educational training as BME alumni share their experience and insight into working in the government, law, regulatory and consulting. Students and recent graduates will take away suggestions for how to pursue these careers.


Career Zone

Thursday, October 6th, Schedule to be announced – Exhibit Hall

Join us for our new alternative career fair!  The Career Zone is an area bringing together students, alumni, and employers for networking, recruiting and industry education. Don’t miss the panel discussions throughout the day featuring alumni and employers who will share their career paths, advice, and the BME job market. Panel sessions begin at 8:00am Thursday and last for 60 minutes or 90 minutes, ending at 5:30pm Friday. Panel speakers will continue the discussion, take more questions, network and/or recruit in the Career Zone after their scheduled session.


BMES Student Chapter - Outstanding Chapter Best Practices

Friday, October 7th, 8:30am - 9:30am - Minneapolis Convention Center

Outstanding Student Chapter awardee Virginia Tech/Wake Forest will provide their chapter best-practices along with, the Commendable Achievement awardee Clemson State University. During this workshop each chapter will have the opportunity to present their chapter’s goals and accomplishments. This will allow new and current student chapters an opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and implement new goals for their upcoming year.


Career Options for BME PhDs

Friday, October 7th, 9:00am - 10:30am - Minneapolis Convention Center

This session is designed specifically for BME PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.  It brings together a panel of professionals with PhD degrees in BME or related disciplines employed in industry and academia.  Each speaker will share their experiences and useful tips on what BME PhD students and postdocs need to do to land a job in industry or academia.


BMES Student Chapter - Mentoring and Chapter-Industry Best Practices

Friday, October 7th, 9:30am - 10:30am - Minneapolis Convention Center

Outstanding Mentoring awardee University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will provide their chapter best-practices along with, the Chapter-Industry awardee The Ohio State University. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will discuss their goals and the success of their mentoring program and The Ohio State University will present their Chapter-Industry best practices. During this workshop, students will have the opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and implement new goals for their upcoming year.


BMES Undergraduate Student Design Competition

Friday, October 7th, 1:45pm - 3:15pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

During this session we will bring together the top 6 winning design teams that were selected out of 22 applicants. The top 6 include Columbia University, Clemson University, Purdue University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Rochester and Rice University. This competition allows each design team to orally present their projects and students to ask questions after each presentation. Upon completion of all presentations, the judges will select and announce the top 3 winners.


BME Careers in Industry

Friday, October 7th, 2:30pm - 3:45pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Explore the various industry options for BME professionals. Representatives from industry will share their career paths, educational training, insight into the hiring market, and suggestions for students and recent graduates who wish to pursue the same career.


BME Entrepreneurs

Friday, October 7th, 4:15pm - 5:30pm - Minneapolis Convention Center

Entrepreneurs discuss the translational path; how to take an idea from concept to commercial product. Hear about resources available to students interested in translating their technologies both within and outside the university, and licensing and start-up options. Panelists will also discuss the skills needed to work in a start-up.


Career Zone

Friday, October 7th, Schedule to be announced – Exhibit Hall

Join us for our new alternative career fair!  The Career Zone is an area bringing together students, alumni, and employers for networking, recruiting and industry education.  Don’t miss the panel discussions throughout the day featuring alumni and employers who will share their career paths, advice, and the BME job market. Panel sessions begin at 8:00am Thursday and last for 60 minutes or 90 minutes, ending at 5:30pm Friday.  Panel speakers will continue the discussion, take more questions, network and/or recruit in the Career Zone after their scheduled session.


Meet the Expert


Meet the Expert will feature 5 specialized sessions covering topics that range from tips to applying for funding from program directors, reviewers, and funded investigators to a session featuring journal editors who will discuss how to navigate choosing a journal and judging impact.  Click here for more session details.

There are also sessions on the increasingly important topics of data-sharing, building international collaborations and creating connections with industry. 
 
Each of the Meet the Experts sessions will be a terrific opportunity to ask questions and network with leaders in the field.
 
The sessions will take place throughout the day ThursdayFriday and Saturday (Oct. 6 – 8). Open to all meeting attendees, no special registration is required.
 

Location: Room 204, Minneapolis Convention Center


Industry Programs


Intellectual Property: Patent Process

Thursday, October 6th, 9:00am – 10:00am - Minneapolis Convention Center 


Technology Transfer Pitches and Networking

Thursday, October 6th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center 


Special Industry Topics

Thursday, October 6th, 2:15pm – 5:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center   

- Technical Abstracts

- V&V in Medical Devices

- Commercialization of Bone Regeneration


SBIR/STTR

Friday, October 7th, 8:00am - 9:00am - Minneapolis Convention Center          


Reimbursement

Friday, October 7th, 9:15am - 10:15am - Minneapolis Convention Center        


Healthcare Innovation w/ Physicians

Friday, October 7th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm - Minneapolis Convention Center       


Mobile/Digital Health

Friday, October 7th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Minneapolis Convention Center         


Investment Pitches and Partnering

Friday, October 7th, 3:15pm - 5:15pm - Minneapolis Convention Center         


Industry Mixer

Friday, October 7th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm - The Local Pub, Choir Room     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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