Wednesday, May 29

12:00pm - 2:00pm Registration
2:00pm - 6:00pm Theme 1: Academic Core Competencies
Organizers/Moderators: John White and Abe Lee
Plenary Speaker: Robert A. Linsenmeier, Prof of BME and Director of Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research, Northwestern University
Title: There is a de facto core curriculum in BME and BIOE
6:00pm - 9:00pm Opening reception + working dinner on Diversity and Inclusion
Plenary Speaker: Juan Gilbert, The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Department Chair, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida

Thursday, May 30

8:00am - 12:00pm Theme 2: Learning environments and evidence-based practices
Organizers: Kristen Billiar and Susan Margulies
Plenary Speaker: Wendy C. Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering, GaTech
Title: Learning and cognition at the crossroads of the biosciences, engineering, and computer science
12:00pm - 1:30pm Working Lunch
1:30pm - 5:30pm Theme 3: Industry-ready skills
Organizers: Bob Tranquillo, Sean Kirkpatrick, Walt Baxter (Medtronic NM), and Ann Lee-Karlon (Genentech)
Plenary Speaker: Mike Hess, Vice President and General Manager, MCS Business at Medtronic
Title: Industrial innovators - setting your students up for career success in Med Tech
6:00pm - 9:00pm Working Dinner

Friday, May 31

8:00am - 12:00pm Theme 4: Graduate education and special programs
Organizers: Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert and Newton de Faria
Plenary Speaker: Sarah Mandell, Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships at AIMBE
Title: Tomorrow’s Innovation Ecosystem: Transforming BME