Registration Now Open for Artificial Intelligence Professional Development Webinar
The BMES Professional Development webinar series is a valuable benefit the Society offers members. The webinars will help you be successful regardless of your membership level. All upcoming and archived webinars are free to BMES members.
BMES Webinar: Artificial Intelligence Applied to Healthcare
August 30, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a major area of interest across a wide variety of fields with healthcare being no exception. In this webinar, John Showalter, CPO of Jvion, and John Axerio-Cilies, COO of Arterys will speak about how each of their organizations apply AI to the healthcare industry and give their views on where the field is heading.
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Student Teams Gather in Minneapolis at Medtronic for BMES Coulter College
BMES Coulter College convened August 2-5, 2018 at Medtronic in Minneapolis, MN, where students who completed the program were named Coulter Design Scholars. Over 80 students, design faculty, clinicians, designers, and business advisors were in attendance.
BMES Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations and for the first time this year was hosted by an industry partner, Medtronic. The core focus of this year's program was the design of new medical technologies with emphasis on health disparities and resource-constrained design. The program is supported by funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
Twelve teams of undergraduate rising senior students from universities across the United States and abroad were selected to participate: Brown University, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI), Milwaukee School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stony Brook University, Universidad de los Andes, University of Arkansas, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The new industry partnership with Medtronic provided participants with an introduction to medical technology design in industry and gave teams the opportunity to tour two Medtronic facilities. The teams also toured the University of Minnesota's Bakken Medical Devices Center and Visible Heart Laboratory.
In a creative environment, mentors in key design areas guided the student teams through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand how innovations can meet clinical needs, while providing tools and approaches used to develop novel solutions for clinical problems. At the end of the program, students developed a better understanding of how to balance providing clinical benefits alongside a viable commercial model.
On the last two days of the program, the student teams presented their designs and final projects in a venture capital pitch competition. The top teams received awards and Brown University, the overall winning team, is invited to present during the Engineering Solutions to Health Care Disparities Session on October 19th in Atlanta, GA at the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting.
2018 BMES Coulter College Winners
Best Design and Best Venture Capital Pitch for Hypertension - Brown University
Students: Colette Bare, Emily Borkowski, Adriana Trejo-Sheu, Kelly Williams
Faculty Advisor: Celinda Kofron
Best Design and Best Venture Capital Pitch for Stroke - University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz
Students: Dylan Carlson, Michaela Pott, Karla Sabio, Joshua Volkman
Faculty Advisor: Cassandra Howard
Best Design and Best Venture Capital Pitch for Chronic Pain - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Students: Raven Brenneke, Caroline Brumley, Callie Mataczynski, Lauren Ross
Faculty Advisor: Aaron Suminski
AIMBE Public Policy Institute for Students & Post Docs: Travel Awards Available
An unmatched learning opportunity for students and post docs to broaden their perspective on the public policies shaping medical innovation is approaching. Participate in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) highly acclaimed
(https://aimbe.org/institute/) and engage with biotech industry leaders.
AIMBE is hosting a Public Policy Training Institute for Rising Leaders on October 29-30, 2018 in Washington, DC. Participants will learn from Washington insiders about the role of policy in shaping the scientific enterprise. Top government officials, industry representatives, and senior leaders at the FDA will lead discussions.
Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy Director, UCSF Precision Medicine
Ed Margerrison, Ph.D., Director, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
Grace Peng, Ph.D., Director of Computational Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health
Mahlet Mesfin, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Brenda Huneycutt, PhD, JD, MPH, Director, Regulatory Innovation, FasterCures
Joshua D. Sarnoff, J.D., Law Professor, DePaul University and Former Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology
Ashley W. Wittorf, Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel; Global Head, Investor Relations
Jacob Carter Ph.D., Research Scientist, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Contact Sarah Mandell (
) to reserve your space. Space is extremely limited. Registration is $395. AIMBE is proud to partner with BMES to offer Travel Awards for Underrepresented Minorities. More information is available online at