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Program Themes:

Sergio Cerutti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Metin Akay (Arizona State University, USA)
Andrew Laine (Columbia University, USA)
Yi Wang (Cornell University, USA)
EJ Woo (Kyung Hee University, Korea)
Lihong Wang (Washington University, USA)
Michael Neuman (Michigan Technological University, USA)
Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard University, USA)
Peter Hunter (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
May Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Jie Liang (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA)
Paul Iaizzo (University of Minnesota, USA)
Kenji Sunagawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
Kirk Shung (University of Southern California, USA)
Dominique Durand (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Nitish Thakor (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Paolo Bonato (Harvard University, USA)
John Bischof (University of Minnesota, USA)
Bradley Layton (Drexel University, USA)
Jim Patton (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Victor Barocas (University of Minnesota, USA)
Paolo Dario (University of Pisa, Italy)
William Durfee (University of Minnesota, USA)
John Pearce (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Yuan-Ting Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Niilo Saranummi (VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland)
Seong K. Mun (Virginia Tech, USA)
Dorin Panescu (NewCardio, Inc., USA)
Semahat Demir (National Science Fundation, USA)
Xingde Li (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Bruce Wheeler (University of Florida, USA)

Special Symposia

S 1. Medical Device and Healthcare Industry: Trends and Opportunities

The medical device and healthcare industry plays a critical role in modern society. Many biomedical engineering research and development efforts are translated into various medical device and healthcare solutions and improve the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases as well as management of the public health. In this symposium, leaders from major medical device and healthcare industries will speak about their visions and discuss trends, opportunities and issues within medical device and healthcare industry. Representative from FDA will also address the regulatory aspects of medical device and healthcare technology. Invited speakers include:

Session I. Thursday, 3 September, 13:30-15:00
                Grand Ballroom - Salon A
Richard Kuntz, Senior VP of Medtronic, Inc. and President, Medtronic Neuromodulation
- Navigating through the opportunities in Neuromodulation to assure a scientific and cost-effectiveness base for best patient care
Chris Chavez, President, St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation
- Neuromodulation: Approaching the 'Tipping Point'
Joseph Smith, VP of Emerging Technologies, Johnson & Johnson Science and Technology
- Medical devices and the audacity of hope in healthcare
Session II. Thursday, 3 September, 16:40-18:10
                 Grand Ballroom - Salon A
John LaLonde, VP Research and Development, Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management
- Strategic Choices in Remote Patient Monitoring Platforms
Rebecca M. Bergman, VP, New Therapies and Diagnostics, Medtronic CRDM
- Creating Healthier Hearts: The Future of Cardiovascular Device Therapies
Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein, Associate Director, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, FDA
- The FDA: Regulators Leading Safety and Innovation
S 2. Federal Funding in Biomedical Engineering
Date and Time: Friday, 4 September, 16:40-18:10
Location: Grand Ballroom - Salon A

This symposium will review the federal funding opportunities in biomedical engineering and sciences and discuss important issues in the grant application processes. It will provide important information and guidances for biomedical engineering scientists, especially young faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The minisymposium will consist of invited talks by the invited speakers and a panel discussion facilitating two-way interactions between the invited speakers and the audience. Invited speakers include:

Dr. Zohara Cohen, Program Director, Division of Discovery Science and Technology, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
Dr. Semahat Demir, Program Director, Biomedical Engineering, Directorate for Engineering, NSF
Dr. John B. Charles, Program Scientist, Human Research Program, Space Life Sciences Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Guo Feng Xu, Scientific Review Officer, SBIB, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
S 3. Benefits and Pitfalls of University - Industry Collaborations
Date and Time: Friday, 4 September, 09:40-11:10
Location: Marquette III
Dieter Haemmerich (Medical University of South Carolina, USA)
Wayne McDaniel (University of Missouri, USA)

The rapid growth in development and deployment of medical devices in the past decades has been fueled by efforts in both industry and academia. Nevertheless, often research in academia does not find its way towards commercialization due to a number of different hurdles. In this symposium the relationship between academia and industry related to development and commercialization of medical devices will be discussed from both viewpoints. Differences in culture, issues related to intellectual property and licensing, and suggestions for furthering collaboration between the two entities will be presented. Prominent members from major universities and medical device companies will present their viewpoint on these issues.

Nitish Thakor, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
- Academic Entrepreneurs - Taking Research from Bench to Bedside
Mark Kroll, PhD, Chairman Board of Directors, Newcardio, Inc.
- Bridging the Philosophical and Patent gaps
John Pearce, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
- Academic / Industrial Partnerships: Issues and Strategies
John Keimel, Senior Director, Research & Business Development, Medtronic Neuromodulation
- A comparison of large and small company collaborations with academia - the long and the short of it
Yongmin Kim, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington at Seattle
- Joys and Tribulations of Translational Research in Academia
S 4. Clinical Data: From Medical Institutions to Industrial Research ? IP Protection Approaches
Date and Time: Saturday, 5 September, 09:40-11:10
Location: Marquette IV
IEEE EMBS Industry Relation Committee

Medical system and device industries use clinical data for developing and validating their products. Typically this data is generated at medical institutions and then transferred to industry, often involving academia, for product development and testing. Transferring and working with this data give rise to both technical and legal challenges. In this symposium, experienced personnel in this field from industrial, legal, academic, and medical institutions will offer their views on the legal and practical approaches needed to deal with clinical data and intellectual property (IP) which may result from its use.

Charles Dennis, JD, CRDM VP Business Development & IP, Medtronic
Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, Senior Scientist, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Mayo Clinic
Denise Kettelberger, PhD, JD, Special Counsel, IP Group, Faegre & Benson, LLP
Robert Leonard, JD, Partner, Chair, IP Transactions Group, Faegre & Benson, LLP
Roger Mark, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences & Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, Sr. Director and Research Department Head, Biomedical Informatics, Philips Research North America


MS 1. Medical Imaging ? New Biomarkers and Clinical Perspective
Yi Wang (Cornell University, USA)

MRI and CT are rated as the most important medical innovations in past 40 years by physicians. Medical imaging based diagnosis and therapy have become a fundamental component of modern medicine, largely due to the technological contributions of biomedical engineers. Medical imaging today is still a young and dynamical field. The frontier of cellular and molecular imaging is progressing rapidly. New imaging biomarkers are continuously discovered and developed for detecting diseases at their early stage. As a technology development platform for translating science into clinics, medical imaging will continue to play a dominant role in future medicine. To help biomedical engineers to capture the exciting opportunities presented in medical imaging, this symposium on medical imaging is organized to convey the latest advancements on molecular imaging and new image biomarkers, and to impregnate clinical perspectives for technology development. This Medical Imaging minisymposium will consist of lectures by the following distinguished engineer and clinician investigators in medical imaging.

Zaver Bhujwalla, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Oncology and Director of In Vivo Cellular Molecular Imaging Center, Johns Hopkins University
- Molecular and Functional Imaging of Cancer
Wei Chen, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
- New Medical Imaging Developments based on In Vivo MRS
Yi Wang, PhD, Faculty Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
- Magnetic Source MRI: A New Quantitative Imaging of Magnetic Biomarkers
Michael Vannier, MD, Professor of Radiology, Chicago University
- CT Clinical Perspective: Challenges and the Impact of Future Technology Developments
David Sahn, MD, Professor of Medicine and BME, Oregon Health & Science University
- Advanced Technology for Intracardiac Ultrasound Guidance for Electrophysiologic Procedures
Ioannis Kakadiaris, PhD, Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston
- Cardiovascular Informatics
MS 2. Bionanotechnology
John Bischof (University of Minnesota, USA)
Carston R. Wagner (University of Minnesota, USA)

Bionanotechnology is a rapidly advancing field where tools and products of nanoengineering converge with biomedical applications. This mini-symposium will focus on cutting edge work from several leading labs to engineer surfaces and particles at the nanoscale to yield specific biological functions. The engineering will include the manufacturing, coating and functionalization of particles and surfaces for improved biomedical applications. Recent breakthroughs in the detection, diagnosis and therapy of diseases available through these new technologies will be discussed.

Professor Shuming Nie, PhD, Director for Emory-Georgia Tech Cancer Nanotechnology Center, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University School of Medicine & Georgia Institute of Technology
- Biomedical Nanotechnology: New Opportunities in Molecular Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapy
Professor Kathy Ferrara, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis
- Imaging nanoparticle stability and activation in vivo
Professor Luke Lee, PhD, Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
- Nanobiophotonics and BioASICs for Molecular Medicine
MS 3. Neuromodulation
Dominique M. Durand (Case Western Reserve University, USA)

This symposium will focus on the use of electrical stimulation for controlling the electrical activity of the nervous system. Dr. Grill will concentrate on the bladder control with electrical stimulation and Dr. Durand will review the various electrical stimulation paradigms for controlling seizure activity. Dr. Zelma Kiss will focus on the clinical and experimental aspects of deep brain stimulation for patients with motor disorders.

Warren M. Grill, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
- Neuromodulation for bladder control
Zelma HT Kiss, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Canada
- Clinical and experimental aspects of deep brain stimulation
Dominique M. Durand, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
- Control of Epilepsy with applied electrical stimulation
MS 4. Frontier of nano magnetic materials, devices and systems in biomedical applications
Michael R. Neuman (Michigan Technological University, USA)
Jianping Wang (University of Minnesota, USA)

Modern magnetic technologies such as nanomagnetic technology and spintronic devices are having a huge impact in life science. Some recent exciting applications of magnetic technologies in biomedical engineering are magnetic imaging, magnetic drug delivery and therapy using magnetic nanoparticles, lab-on-chips using magnetic sensing schemes, etc. This workshop will provide an overview of the frontier of the development and research of nano magnetic materials and devices in biomedical applications. The workshop will cover the emerging applications of magnetic nanoparticles, spintronic sensors and sensing systems, and magnetic imaging systems. Several state-of-art nano magnetic materials, sensors, and systems will be introduced by the invited lecturers. Traditional and untraditional fabrication of nano magnetic materials, spintronic sensors and MRI contrast agencies will be reviewed. The workshop will include a number of nationally and internationally renowned speakers, and is geared towards graduate students, research scientists, faculty and industrial participants who are interested in gaining experience in the exciting interdisciplinary field of nano biomedical magnetics.

Professor Sara Majtech, PhD, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Gary Zabow, PhD, Electromagnetics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Professor Jian-Ping Wang, PhD, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
MS 5. Frontiers of microrobotics in endo-and transluminal therapy
Paolo Dario (University of Pisa, Italy)

The need for an advanced way to perform surgery is motivated by the progress of diagnostic techniques, which allow to discover pathologies at a very early stage. Surgical robotics strives to make surgical interventions less invasive, less risky for both patients and clinicians, more efficient, less costly, and capable of achieving better patient outcomes. This can be accomplished by creating modular, integrated systems comprised of imaging (e.g., CT scan, MRI, ultrasound or X-ray), computing, and sensing, coupled with miniaturized robotic devices, and human-machine interfaces. These systems will be able to perform a wide variety of surgical interventions in many organ systems, also with a ¡°from inside¡± approach. In fact, it seems likely that the current generation of operating robots will be replaced by a second generation that meets more closely the requirements of minimally invasive and endo-transluminal access surgery. This Mini Symposium aims to provide useful overview of the state of the art for those already engaged in the field of surgical robotics, as well as in related field. Internationally recognized experts in the field will discuss open scientific, technological and medical problems and new frontiers in the emerging and increasingly important field of microrobotics for endo- and transluminal therapy. List of speakers is as follows.

Philippe Poignet, Professor, LIRMM-CNRS, Montpellier, France
Jacob Rosen, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Jaydev Desai, Professor, University of Maryland, USA
Louis Phee, Professor, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Arianna Menciassi, Professor, University of Pisa, Italy
Marc Schurr, Professor, novineon GmbH, Tuebingen, Germany
MS 6. People, Places and Companies Involved in the Early History of Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation
Robert Patterson (University of Minnesota, USA)
Ron Leder (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)

This minisymposium will focus on the early work and people involved in the development of the modern medical device field, a good part of which took place in Minnesota. Three eye-witness presenters will discuss related perspectives on the history of the medical device industry. The audience will receive a first-hand perspective on the industry that is not available elsewhere.

David J. Rhees, PhD, Executive Director, The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, MN
- The history of the medical device industry in Minnesota
Willis J. Tompkins, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison
- Evolution of Microcomputer-Based Medical Instrumentation
Robert Patterson, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
- Otto Schmitt¡¯s contributions to basic and applied medical engineering and to the profession


Special Sessions

SS 1. Meet the Editors
Date and Time: Friday, 4 September, 13:30-15:00
Location: Directors Row 4
Andrew Laine, Columbia University, EMBS VP for Publications
Bruce Wheeler, University of Florida, EIC, IEEE TBME

Dr. Bruce Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Nitish Thakor, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
Dr. Y.T. Zhang, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Dr. Mike Neuman, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Dr. Milan Sonka, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Dr. Mike Hughes, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
Dr. Rob Butera, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
SS 2. How to Effectively Deliver an Oral Presentation
Date and Time: Friday, 4 September, 09:40-11:10
Location: Directors Row 4
Christopher James, University of Southampton, UK
Cristian Linte, Robarts Research Institute, Canada

For many of us oral presentations can be the prime means for communicating our ideas and our research, not only to our peers, but also to our employers and to potential customers. As students, you are no exception ? the prospect of an oral presentation can be daunting, the pressure is on to make a good impression with your research. That we are scientists presenting sometimes very complicated scientific ideas and results need not necessarily be a recipe for a sleep inducing ¡°death by PowerPoint¡± presentation, rather there are simple ways in which we can all try and make our presentations effective and captivating. This session aims to give you some all-round pointers on the ¡°do¡±s and ¡°don¡¯t¡±s of preparing and delivering an effective presentation that best conveys your ideas smoothly, understandably and, most important, succinctly.

Dr Christopher J. James
University of Southampton, UK
- Simple ideas on Presentation Design
Cristian A. Linte
IEEE EMBS Student Representative
Robarts Research Institute, Canada
- More on the Delivery¡­
Jennifer Campbell
Assistant Director, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Talking Science to Non-scientists
SS 3. Writing scientific articles
Date and Time: Friday, 4 September, 16:40-18:10
Location: Directors Row 4
Matthias Reumann, IBM
Cristian Linte, Robarts Research Institute, Canada

This session¡¯s audience targets student and GOLD members primarily. The whole writing process from starting to write to publication will be covered in this session. The talks will give brief overviews of the structure and important points that make an excellent scientific article, writing methods to improve writing skills will be addressed and the final talk will cover the review and editorial process. At the end of the talk there will be enough time for a longer discussion and direct questions.

Dr. Michael R. Neuman
Editor in Chief, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michigan Technological University, USA
- The backbones of an article
Dr. Matthias Reumann
Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
- Where to start? ? Overcoming writers block and other methods to improve your writing skills
Dr. Bruce Wheeler
Editor in Chief IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida
- Preparing your manuscript ? what are the editors and reviewers looking for
SS 4. Pathways to Success in Biomedical Engineering: Early Career Development
Date and Time: Saturday, 5 September, 16:40-18:10
Location: Directors Row 4
Kaustubh ¡°KP¡± Patil, PhD
Chair, Twin Cities IEEE EMBS Chapter

This is a career development panel discussion specially organized for students, postdocs, and recent graduates. How to successfully transition from undergraduate to graduate studies? And from graduate to doctoral and postdoctoral? What career options exist after completing education? What skills are required to advance in these career tracks? Gain tips from panelists on how to successfully navigate through these issues and to accomplish your best. A valuable session for anyone aspiring to venture into graduate biomedical engineering research, or industrial, academic or institutional service. List of speakers include:

Hubert Lim, PhD, University of Minnesota
Arun Kumar, PhD, Medtronic, Inc. and Twin Cities IEEE Section
Matthia Reumann, PhD, IBM
SS 5. Negotiating your First Bioengineering Job: Academia, private Sector or Government
Date and Time: Saturday, 5 September, 09:40-11:10
Location: Directors Row 4
Cristian Linte, Robarts Research Institute, Canada

This session is intended to prepare current bioengineering students and post-doctoral fellows, getting them in the right shape to apply, negotiate and succeed in getting their first job in industry or academia. Tips on putting together the appropriate CV, preparing your portfolio and getting ready for the interview will be covered by the invited speakers. The panel will consist of representatives from academia and the private sector, as well as government and regulators. This session aims to give you some all-round pointers on the ¡°do¡±s and ¡°don¡¯t¡±s towards choosing, applying, attending an interview and negotiating your future position as a young biomedical engineer.

Dr. Aaron Fenster
Director, Imaging Research Laboratories
Robarts Research Institute, Canada
- An Academic Perspective
Dr. Nicolas Chbat
Philips Research North America
- Opinions from Industry
Dr. Eric Zhao
Medtronic Inc.
- Learn from a Recent PhD Graduate
Dr. Semahat Demir
BME Program Director
National Science Foundation
- The NSF¡¯s Viewpoint
Dr. Carole Carey
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
- What are the Regulators looking for?
SS 6. Women in Biomedical Engineering and Health Informatics: Careers, Diversity and Trends
Date and Time: Saturday, 5 September, 13:30-15:00
Location: Directors Row 4
Carolyn McGregor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Monique Frize, Carelton University, Australia

A valuable session for anyone whether student or not, interested in learning more about Biomedical Engineering and Health Informatics as a career choice for women. Prominent women within the domains Biomedical Engineering and Health Informatics will present their research and their thoughts on diversity and trends. Utilize the fantastic networking opportunity that will conclude this session to build and establish new professional networks with other women interested in our fields of expertise. Bring your contact details and be ready to make new contacts that are relevant for you.

Dr. Jennifer Percival
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
- Staying connect during Family Breaks
Dr. Semahat Demir
National Science Foundation
- Women in Engineering: Peer-mentoring
Dr. Martha Zequera Diaz
EMBS Adcom Committee Latin America Representative
- Women in Engineering Trends in Latin America
Dr. Heidi Stratti
University of Western Sydney, Australia
- Women in Engineering: Experiences from Down Under
SS 7. Stimulus Funding ? and the Impact on the Medical and Biological Engineering Enterprise
Date and Time: Friday, 4 September, 09:40-11:10
Location: Marquette IV & Marquette V
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

In February 2009, the President and Congress took unprecedented action in an effort to slow down the growing financial crisis in the United States . Within the nearly $800 billion funding package, the federally funded research and development enterprise in this country received a significant boost in funding, totaling over $20 billion. Now, eight months after President Obama signed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) will highlight how these funding increases will impact your research and development opportunities. Also to be discussed is the important role grass roots advocacy played in working with Congress to secure the R&D dollars found in the bill, and how you can get involved in the process. Tentative invited speakers include:

Kristina M. Ropella, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department, Marquette University
William J. Heetderks, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Extramural Science Programs, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Frederick A. Robertson, M.D., MBA
President and CEO, TomoTherapy


Pre-Conference Workshops (September 2, 2009):

Highly selective Pre-Conference workshops are being organized by EMBC09 to provide tutorials on important areas of research and its translation. EMBC09 heavily invests in workshops and EMBC09 registrants only need to pay $80/day for attending a workshop. Those who wish to attend a workshop alone will have registration fees of $200/day. Leading experts are being invited to give tutorials and overview lectures on a focused area. Space is limited for each workshop and registration will be available via EMBC09 online registration site. Click here to register.

Workshop 1. Building Neural Interfaces for Neural Prostheses
                       -- Beyond Brain Machine Interface: Motor, Cognitive, and Virtual
Nitish Thakor (Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA)
Brenda K. Wiederhold (Interactive Media Institute, USA)
James Cullen (Interactive Media Institute, USA)

Recent development in brain computer and brain machine interfaces have captured the attention and imagination of students, engineers and the scientific community. In this arena, building the neural interfaces and their ability to control prosthetic devices has posed one of the biggest challenges and opportunities to do pioneering work in the fields of interface technology, signal and information analysis methods and algorithms, and interfacing to prosthetic machinery. This workshop will review the current state of the art in neural interfacing technologies and present a cutting edge application to controlling upper limb dexterous prostheses. The lectures will review technologies spanning microelectrodes, large scale integrated circuits, packaging these systems for implantable and wearable applications, neural signals recording, analysis and decoding. Finally, through simulations and demonstrations, application of the neural interface technology to control dexterous prosthetic manipulators will be illustrated. The proposed ¡°open source¡± approach will facilitate participation of new investigators and collaborators in advancing the field. The workshop attendees will get to meet the leaders in the field developing these technologies as well as participate in the discussion to identify the best solutions and approaches and the emerging and futuristic applications.

Introduction to the Workshop
Elmar Schmeisser, PhD, Army Research Office
Overview of Neural Interface Technologies – noninvasive and invasive
Nitish V. Thakor, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Neurophysiological Foundations
Jiping He, Professor of Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Arizona State University
Consolidation of Prosthetic Motor Skill in Primates
Jose Carmena, PhD, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley
BCI-based Robotic Rehabilitation for Stroke
Cuntai Guan, PhD, Senior Scientist and Program Manager at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
BCI’s based on the detection of high gamma oscillation in ECoG and EEG
Reinhold Scherer, PhD, post-doc research associate of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Non-Invasive Brain Controlled Robots
Jose del R. Millan, PhD, Defitech Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Cognitive Integration of Prosthetic Devices: Is it feasible?
Jose C. Principe, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida
Cognitive Science and Human Factors Issues in NMCD
Celestine Ntuen, PhD, Director of the Institute for Human-Machine Studies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Non-Manual Visual Digest Networks
Yang Cai, PhD, Director of Ambient Intelligence Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Implicit Communication can improve intention based systems
Ted Selker, PhD, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab
Virtual Reality Feedback to Target Cortical Remapping
Eugene Tunik, PhD, Assistant Professor of physical therapy, New York University
Integrating Hands-free Interface into 3D Virtual Reality Environments
Danillo De Rossi, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pisa
Human Machine Interaction via non-contact Body Field Signals
Pascal Hamisu, PhD, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics IGD, Germany
JHU/APL Virtual Integration Environment, Data Sharing, Open Prosthetics
Jonathan Kunniholm, PhD, Research Assistant at Duke University
Workshop 2. Deep Brain Stimulation
 Aviva Abosch (University of Minnesota Medical School, USA)
 Gregory F. Molnar (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
 Gregory A. Worrell (Mayo Clinic, USA)

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Parkinson¡¯s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. To date, over 30,000 DBS devices have been successfully implanted worldwide. Although its safety and efficacy for the treatment of movement disorders has been well established, the mechanism of DBS remains unknown. Research is currently underway to elucidate the mechanism of action of DBS and to assess the effects of electrical stimulation in various brain targets to possibly treat other neurological and psychiatric conditions. This workshop will provide an historical overview of DBS development, review currently approved indications and clinical outcomes, highlight theories about DBS mechanisms, and finally highlight active areas of research and technology development.

Overview of DBS
Ali Rezai, MD, Director of Neurological Restoration, Center of Neurological Restoration, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Regulatory History of DBS & Development of the Field
Mark T. Rise, PhD, Distinguished Scientist, Neuromodulation, Medtronic, Inc.
In-Depth Clinical Outcome of DBS for Movement Disorders
Michael Okun, MD, Co-Director of Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and History, University of Florida, Gainesville
In-Depth Clinical Outcome of DBS for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School
Safety considerations¡ªProcedural and Radiofrequency Heating
Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, Director of Epilepsy, Stereotactic, and Functional Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Thomas Vaughn, PhD, Professor of Radiology, Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota Medical Center
Basal Ganglia Physiology and DBS
Jonathan Dostrovsky, PhD, Affiliate Scientist, Division of Brain Imaging and Behavior Systems, Neuroscience Toronto Western Research Institute, University of Toronto
Peter Brown, MD, FRCP, Head of the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, University College London
Robert Chen, MA, MBBChir, MSc, FRCPC, Professor, Division of Brain Imaging and Behavior Systems, Neuroscience, Toronto Western Research Institute, University of Toronto
Theories of Mechanism of Action of DBS
Warren M. Grill, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Cameron McIntyre, PhD, Associate Staff, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Electrical stimulation for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
Helen Mayberg, MD, Professor of Psychiatry Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
Brain Stimulation Devices for Epilepsy
Gregory A. Worrell, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic
Device Technology Innovation
Timothy Denison, PhD, IC Manager, Neuromodulation Division, Medtronic, Inc.
Gregory F. Molnar, PhD, Director of Neuromodulation Research, Medtronic, Inc.
Workshop 3. Biological Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS): Fundamentals and Applications
 Mehmet R. Dokmeci (Northeastern University, USA)
 Franz Baudenbacher (Vanderbilt University, USA)

This workshop will provide an overview on how to apply Biological MicroElectroMechanical Systems (BioMEMS) technologies to obtain new insights into biological processes that encompass processes at the molecular, cellular and tissue scales including chemotaxis and cellular forces; cell metabolism, electrophysiology and signaling; angiogenesis and metastasis; and differentiation and development. This workshop will begin with a series of lectures and invited talks outlining key aspects of the micro and nanofabrication technologies and applications of BioMEMS technologies to life sciences, and will also allow participants to have a hands on experience fabricating and operating BioMEMS devices and learn specific details regarding the practical aspects of BioMEMS and sensor design, fabrication, and use for specific applications. The workshop will include leading scientists in the field, and is geared towards graduate students, research scientists, faculty and industrial participants who are interested in gaining experience in the exciting field of BioMEMS.

Introduction to BioMEMS
Prof. Franz Baudenbacher, Vanderbilt University
Prof. Kevin T. Seale, Vanderbilt University
Polymeric devices and Microfluidics
Prof. Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School
Tissue Models and Tissue Engineering
Prof. Shuichi Takayama, University of Michigan
Integrated BioMEMS and Nanodevices
Prof. Rashid Bashir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BioMEMS and Neural Systems
Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lab on a Chip Systems
Prof. Abraham “Abe” Lee, University of California at Irvine
BioMEMS and Global Health
Prof. Utkan Demirci, Harvard Medical School
Hands-on Microfabrication on a bench
Prof. Franz Baudenbacher, Vanderbilt University
Workshop 4. Cardiovascular Health Informatics: From Wearable Medical Devices to Body Sensor Networks
Yuan-Ting Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong and Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

This workshop will address a spectrum of health informatics from physiological and biomedical information acquisition, processing, transmission to data fusion for the non-invasive monitoring of cardiovascular diseases. This half-day workshop will closely examine important issues on the body sensor networks with applications, and will define the concepts of the Cardiovascular Health Informatics (CHI). Topics will include core technologies highlighting wearable medical device design as well as the importance of standards for achieving optimized system performance. This workshop offers an opportunity to share ideas, obstacles and solutions with your peers in the area of cardiovascular health informatics.

Cardiovascular Hemodynamic Regulation and its Application for Patients' Care
Prof. Kenji Sunagawa, Kyushu University
Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare (D2H2) in Cardiology
Prof. Yongmin Kim, University of Washington
Some Perspectives on Medical Device Standards
Dr. C.C. Carey, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
A Wearable BSN for the Estimation of Blood Pressure and An Update on the IEEE Standard for Cuffless BP Measuring Devices
Prof. Y.T. Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Chinese Academy of Sciences
Workshop 5. EMBS/LifeScience Alley Workshop on Medical Device Commercialization: Getting Great Ideas to Market
Larry Kuusisto (LifeScience Alley, USA)

This comprehensive full-day program is a blueprint, showing what it takes to be successful in medical device commercialization. It is designed as an overview for engineers with ideas who don¡¯t know where to begin ? its intent is to overcome constraints with clear practical knowledge. The program was successfully piloted to an audience of 100 engineers in 2008. The team of speakers that constructed this program holds an impressive history of broad-based expertise and successful implementation in medical device commercialization. Topics to be covered: Trends in Innovation and the Changing Environment; Idea to standard of care: pitfalls and challenges; Idea Creation: packaging and protecting your idea; Concept Development & Planning; Organizing for Success; Feasibility to Market Launch; Market Launch --> Market Adoption --> Standard of Care. Workshop speakers include:

Carla Monacelli, Managing Partner, Argenta Reimbursement and Argenta TEC
Dan Titcomb, Founder and Managing Principal, Pulse Innovation, Inc. 
Steve C deBaca, Vice President of Quality, Boston Scientific Corporation
Joe  Galatowitsch, President and Managing Partner, Dymedex Consulting
Bob Dummer, Manager of Technology Transfer, Synovis Surgical Innovations
Lynn Ihlenfeldt, VP Product Development, Minnetronix, Inc.
Mark DuVal, President, DuVal & Associates
Kevin McCardle, President and Principal Consultant, McArdle Business Advisors
Paul Hansen, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada
Gerry Timm, Professor of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota
Brian Rembish, Founder and President, MedTech Leadership™
Paula Skjefte, President/CEO, Waterford Consulting
Randy Nelson, President, Evergreen Medical Technologies, LLC
Tom Waddell,  Principal, Project Leadership Services
Bill Combs, Distinguished Engineer, Medtronic, Inc.
Larry Kuusisto, Vice President of Education, LifeScience Alley


Theme and Track Program:

Theme 1. Biomedical Signal Processing
Track 1.1 Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis
Chairs:  Yasemin P. Kahya (Bogazici University, Turkey)
    Luca T. Mainardi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Track 1.2 Signal Processing and Physiological System Modeling
Chairs:  Dan Adam (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
    Dong Ming (Tianjin University, China)
Track 1.3 Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Biomedical Signals
Chairs:  David T. Westwick (University of Calgary, Canada)
Track 1.4 Signal Pattern Classification
Chairs:  Dimitrios Fotiadis (University of Ioannina, Greece)
    Lotfi Senhadji (University of Rennes 1, France)
Track 1.5 Principal Component Analysis and Independent Component Analysis
Chairs:  Christopher J. James (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
    Issa M.S. Panahi (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Track 1.6 Adaptive and Parametric Filtering
Chairs:  Ewaryst Tkacz (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)
    Shanbao Tong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Track 1.7 Neural Networks and Support Vector Machine Applied to Biomedical Signal Processing and Classification
Chairs:  Dario Farina (Aalborg University, Denmark)
    Saeid Sanei (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
Track 1.8 Coupling and Synchronizations
Chairs:  Shangkai Gao (Tsinghua University, China)
Track 1.9 Algorithms for Data Mining and Data Processing
Chairs:  Konstantina Nikita (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Theme 2. Biomedical Imaging & Image Processing
Track 2.1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chairs:  Ed Wu (Hong Kong University, China)
    Jim Ji (Texas A&M; University, USA)
Track 2.2 Ultrasound Imaging
Chairs:  Elisa Konofagou (Columbia University, USA)
Track 2.3 Optical Imaging, Microscopy, and Infrared Imaging
Chairs:  Taner Akkin (University of Minnesota, USA)
    Hao Zhang (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)
Track 2.4 X-ray, CT, PET, and SPECT
Chairs:  Mark Anastasio (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
 Chien-Min Kao (University of Chicago, USA)
Track 2.5 Electrical Source, Impedance, Elasticity Imaging, and Other Modalities
Chairs:  Lei Ding (University of Oklahoma, USA)
    Ryan Halter (Dartmouth College, USA)
Track 2.6 Image Recostruction and Retrieval
Chairs:  Jong Chul Ye (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea)
    Mathews Jacob (University of Rochester, USA)
Track 2.7 Image Processing (Filtering, Enhancement, Segmentation, Registration, Classification, Compression, and Coding)
Chairs:  Ioannis Kakadiaris (University of Houston, USA)
Track 2.8 Image Visualization and Volume Rendering
Chairs:  Anthony Reeves (Cornell University, USA)
 Ashish Raj (Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA)
Track 2.9 Functional Imaging
Chairs:  Hae-Jeong Park (Yonsei University, Korea)
 Stephen M. LaConte (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Track 2.10 Molecular Imaging
Chairs:  Andreas Hielscher (Columbia University, USA)
Theme 3. Bioinstrumentation, Biosensors, and Bio-micro/nano Technologies
Track 3.1 Acoustic, mechanical, and thermal sensors
Chairs:  Stanislav Emelianov (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
    Michael C. Kolios (Ryerson University, Canada)
Track 3.2 Optical sensors
Chairs:  Gang Yao (University of Missouri, USA)
    Joe Culver (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Track 3.3 Bioelectric sensors
Chairs:  Mehmet Dokmeci (Northeastern University, USA)
     Igor R. Efimov (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Track 3.4 Biological and chemical sensors
Chairs:  Ricky Wang (Oregon Health & Science University, USA)
    Babak Amir Parviz (University of Washington, USA)
Track 3.5 Wireless sensors and telemetry
Chairs:  Sameer Sonkusale (Tufts University, USA)
    Maysam Ghovanloo (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Track 3.6 Nano- and micro-sensors
Chairs:  Samuel Sia (Columbia University, USA)
    Ilko K. Ilev (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA)
Track 3.7 BioMEMS
Chairs:  Jun Zou (Texas A & M University, USA)
    Shuichi Takayama (University of Michigan, USA)
Track 3.8 BioNano technology
Chairs:  Younan Xia (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
 Jordan Green (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Track 3.9 Microfluidics
Chairs:  Logan Liu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
 Utkan Demirci (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Track 3.10 Magnetic Sensors
Chairs:  Jianping Wang (University of Minnesota, USA)
 Keat Ghee Ong (Michigan Technological University, USA)
Theme 4. Bioinformatics, Computational Biology & Systems Biology
Track 4.1 Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Proteomics
Chairs:  Pengyu Ren (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
    Jie Liang (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Track 4.2 Bioinformatics Algorithms for Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Lipidomics
Chairs:  Shoudan Liang (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
    Jiayu Liao (University of California, Riverside, USA)
Track 4.3 Computational Physiology and the Physiome Project
Chairs:  Peter Hunter (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
    Daniel A. Beard (Medical College of Wisconsin, USA)
Track 4.4 Advances in Theory and Clinical Applications of Biological Network Studies
Chairs:  Yiannis Androulakis (Rutgers University, USA)
    Qing Nie (University of California at Irvine, USA)
Track 4.5 Current Progress in Modeling Regulatory, Metabolic, and Proteomic Networks
Chairs:  Edmund Crampin (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
    Jason Papin (University of Virginia, USA)
Track 4.6 Biological and Medical Data Management, Ontology, Mining, and Visualization
Chairs:  Bernard de Bono (European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom)
    Daniel L. Rubin (Stanford University, USA)
Track 4.7 Emerging Topics in Computational Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Chairs:  Dan Beard (Medical College of Wisconsin, USA)
    May Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Theme 5. Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems Engineering
Track 5.1 Cardiovascular pulmonary mechanics (ventricular, vascular, CFD)
Chairs:  Frits Prinzen (Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Netherlands)
Track 5.2 Artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices (VAS, TAH, IABP, PCPS)
Chairs:  James St. Louis (University of Minnesota, USA)
Track 5.3 Cardiac electrophysiology (mapping, CRT, ICD, ablation, arrhythmias)
Chairs:  Nicholas Skadsberg (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
    Guanglin Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Track 5.4 Cardiovascular pulmonary regulation (neurohumoral, HRV)
Chairs:  Nicolas Chbat (Philips Research North America, USA)
Track 5.5 Cardiovascular pulmonary imaging (Echo, CT, MR, CARTO, EnSite, endoscope, Odyssey)
Chairs:  Craig Hartley (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Track 5.6 Cardiovascular pulmonary modeling (computational)
Chairs:  Masaru Sugimachi (The National Cardiovascular Center, Japan)
Track 5.7 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (in the ICU and EMT settings)
Chairs:  Keith Lurie (Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc., USA)
Track 5.8 Cardiovascular signal processing (ECG, BP, CO, telemedicine, smart house, monitoring)
Chairs:  Stanley Finkelstein (University of Minnesota, USA)
    Jie Lian (Biotronik, USA)
Track 5.9 Heart-brain connections
Chairs:  Kenji Sunagawa (Kyushu University, Japan)
    Maneesh Shrivastav (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
Track 5.10 Sleep disorders and respiratory engineering (CSAS, OSAS etc)
Chairs:  Thomas Penzel (Charit¨¦ - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany)
Theme 6. Neural & Rehabilitation Engineering
Track 6.1 Neural modeling and computing
Chairs:  John White (University of Utah, USA)
Track 6.2 Neural microsystems
Chairs:  Patrick Wolf (Duke University, USA)
    Maysam Ghovanloo (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Track 6.3 Neural prostheses
Chairs:  James Weiland (University of Southern California, USA)
Track 6.4 Brain Machine interface
Chairs:  Dan Moran (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Track 6.5 Neural Informatics and Signal Processing
Chairs:  Shanbao Tong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
    Anastasios G. Bezerianos (University of Patras, Greece)
Track 6.6 Neural Sensing
Chairs:  Pedram Mohseni (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
    Dustin Tyler (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Track 6.7 Deep Brain Stimulation
Chairs:  David J. Mogul (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
 Kendall H. Lee (Mayo Clinic, USA)
Track 6.8 Sensorimotor & neuromuscular systems
Chairs:  Eric Perreault (Northwestern University, USA)
    David Guiraud (INRIA, France)
Track 6.9 Neural Trauma
Chairs:  Michelle LaPlaca (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
    Barclay Morrison (Columbia University, USA)
Track 6.10 Virtual Reality and Robotics in Rehabilitation
Chairs:  Sergei Adamovich (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
    Emily Keshner (Temple University, USA)
Track 6.11 Rehabilitation of Neural Function
Chairs:  Silvestro Micera (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy)
    Filippo Molinari (Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy)
Track 6.12 Neurophysiology and clinical applications
Chairs:  W. Zev Rymer (Northwestern University, USA)
    Shanbao Tong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Theme 7. Cellular & Tissue Engineering, & Biomaterials
Track 7.1 Tissue Engineering
Chairs:  Wei Shen (University of Minnesota, USA)
    Michael Cho (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Track 7.2 Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering
Chairs:  Daniel Sigg (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
Track 7.3 Biomaterials
Chairs:  Chun Wang (University of Minnesota, USA)
Track 7.4 Biomaterial-Cell Interactions
Chairs:  Padma Rajagopalan (Virginia Tech, USA)
    Alisa Morss Clyne (Drexel University, USA)
Track 7.5 Drug Delivery
Chairs:  Suping Lyu (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
Track 7.6 Cellular Force Transduction
Chairs:  Nate Sniadecki (University of  Washington, USA)
Track 7.7 Electrical Fields at the Cell and Protein Scale
Chairs:  Rafael Davalos (Virginia Tech, USA)
    Raphael Lee (University of Chicago, USA)
Track 7.8 Cellular Therapies and Regenerative Medicine
Chairs:  Peter Lelkes (Drexel University, USAl)
Track 7.9 Hybrid Organic Synthetic Biomaterials for Sensing and Actuation
Chairs:  John Madden (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Theme 8. Bio-Robotics & Biomechanics
Track 8.1 Robotics for therapy, assistance and clinical evaluation
Chairs:  James Patton (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
    Eugenio Guglielmelli (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy)
Track 8.2 Biomimetics
Chairs:  Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy)
    Alejandra Barrera (Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology, Mexico)
Track 8.3 Surgical robotics
Chairs:  Jacob Rosen (University of Washington, USA)
    Philippe Poignet (INRIA, France)
Track 8.4 Human-robot interaction
Chairs:  Jose¡¯ del R. Millan (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)
    Jos¨¨ Carmena (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Track 8.5 Robotic prostheses, orthoses and wearable robotic systems
Chairs:  Nitish Thakor (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Track 8.6 Computer assisted surgery
Chairs:  Louis Phee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    Arianna Menciassi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy)
Track 8.7 Cell mechanics
Chairs:  Victor Barocas (University of Minnesota, USA)
Track 8.8 Multiscale biomechanics
Chairs:  Andrew McCulloch (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Track 8.9 Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal biomechanics
Chairs:  Yoshihiko Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Mitsuhiro Hayashibe (INRIA, France)
Theme 9. Therapeutic & Diagnostics Systems, & Medical Device Design
Track 9.1 Internally Applied Therapeutic Devices
Chairs:  Doug Hettrick (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
    Robert Patterson (University of Minnesota, USA)
Track 9.2 Externally Applied Therapeutic Devices
Chairs:  Dorin Panescu (New Cardio, Inc., USA)
    Wayne McDaniel (University of Missouri, USA)
Track 9.3 Image-guided Therapies
Chairs:  Dieter Haemmerich (Medical University of South Carolina, USA)
    John Bischof (University of Minnesota, USA)
Track 9.4 Diagnostic Devices and Instrumentation
Chairs:  Michael McShane (Texas A&M; University, USA)
Track 9.5 Human Factors and Medical Device Design
Chairs:  Mary Beth Privitera (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Track 9.6 Safety and Medical Device Design
Chairs:  Dustin Tyler (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Track 9.7 Medical Device Design Process
Chairs:  Robert W. Hitchcock (University of Utah, USA)
Theme 10. Healthcare Information Systems & Telemedicine
Track 10.1 Personal health systems, body sensor networks
Chairs:  Nicos Maglaveras (Aristotle University)
    Ilkka Korhonen (VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland)
Track 10.2 eHealth, mHealth, telemedicine systems
Chairs:  Costas Pattichis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
    Sergio Guillen (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
Track 10.3 Enterprise-wide Image management, Multi-vendor PACS and Teleradiology
Chairs:  Seong Ki Mun (Virginia Tech, USA)
 Hairong Zheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Track 10.4 Ambient assisted living, smart homes for the elderly with chronic diseases
Chairs:  Toshiyo Tamura (Chiba University, Japan)
    Majd Alwan (Center for Aging Services Technologies, USA)
Track 10.5 Data mining, knowledge discovery, personalized decision support
Chairs:  Dimitris Fotiadis (University of Ioannina, Greece)
    Mark van Gils (VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland)
Track 10.6 Wireless biomedical and health technologies
Chairs:  Emil Jovanov (University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA)
    Kwang Suk Park (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Track 10.7 Health information networks, architectures, interoperability, electronic health records
Chairs:  Gouenou Coatrieux (GET ENST Bretagne, France)
    Elliot Sloane (Villanova University, USA)
Track 10.8 RFID, NFC in health
Chairs:  Robert S.H. Istepanian (Kingston University, United Kingdom)
Track 10.9 Emerging IT for efficient/low-cost healthcare delivery
Chairs:  Steffen Leonhardt (Rhein-Westfalen Technical University, Germany)
Theme 11.  Technology Commercialization, Industry, Education, and Society
Track 11.1 Technology Commercialization
Chairs:  Dieter Haemmerich (Medical University of South Carolina, USA)
    Wayne McDaniel (University of Missouri, USA)
Track 11.2 Biomedical Engineering Education
Chairs:  Jorge E. Monzon (Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina)
    Amy L de Jongh Curry (University of Memphis, USA)
Track 11.3 Career Development in Biomedical Engineering
Chairs:  Jie Zhang (University of Minnesota, USA)
    Kaustubh Patil (Medtronic, Inc., USA)
Track 11.4 History of Biomedical Engineering
Chairs:  Ron Leder (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)
    Robert Patterson (University of Minnesota, USA)
Theme 12.  Recent Advancement in Biomedical Engineering
Track 12.1 Therapeutic Ultrasound
Chairs:  Joo Ha Hwang (University of Washington, USA)
Track 12.2 Novel Imaging Technologies: Ultrahigh Resolution, Ultrahigh Speed
Chairs:  Jerome Mertz (Boston University, USA)
    Xingde Li (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Track 12.3 Translational Molecular and BioPhotonics Imaging
Chairs:  John Frangioni (Harvard Medical School, USA)
    Ilko Ilev (FDA, USA)
Track 12.4 Ultra-sensitive Biosensing Technologies
Chairs:  Vadim Backman (Northwestern University, USA)



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