Frontiers in Medical Devices

Medical Devices Conference

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have formed a partnership to co-sponsor the 3rd annual BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference, a meeting for researchers, engineers, clinicians and other professionals in the fields of designing, building and using medical devices.
The Conference theme for the 2017 meeting is Innovations in Modeling and Simulation: Advancing Translational Science. Programming will highlight exemplary applications of computational modeling and simulation from initial disease diagnosis through long-term follow-up and rehabilitation.  

Keynote Speakers

Vivian Riefberg, MBA
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Urs Wyss, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Manitoba and former VP of R&D for Sulzer Orthopaedics, Centerpulse Orthopaedics and Zimmer

Gary An, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Senior Fellow Biophysics Institute, University of Chicago

Event Details

May 16-18, 2017
Washington, DC
Metropolitan Area

The conference will be held at the
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
at the University of Maryland. 

Technical Tracks

  • Ideation
  • Pre-Clinical
  • Product Development
  • Clinical Study
  • Market Release and Post-Market

Event Information

Meeting and Technical Program Chairs




Leonardo Angelone, PhD
Research Biomedical Engineer
Center for Devices and Radiological 
Health, US FDA

Adam Himes
Senior Principal Engineer
Cardiac, Rhythm, and Heart Failure

Anita Bestelmeyer
Director, Corporate Computer-
Aided Engineering, BD          

Melissa L. Knothe Tate, PhD
Paul Trainor Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, University of New South Wales Australia
Fellow of AIMBE, ASME, BMES, Engineers Australia


Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors