Biomedical Engineering NEWS

    March 2019
BMES Annual Meeting - Philadelphia

The Scientific Committee for 2019 BMES Annual Meeting is now accepting abstracts.

The October 16-19, 2019 meeting in Philadelphia promises to be a dynamic and informative event. It will include diverse tracks, symposia, career events, networking opportunities and more.

The deadline to submit your abstract is May 1, 2019.

To submit an abstract, click HERE or visit

The BMES abstract format is one page in length including acknowledgements and references.

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BMES Award Applications Now Open

BMES recognizes individuals for their accomplishments, significant contributions and service to the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. BMES is now accepting nominations and applications

2019 BMES, FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference examines personalized healthcare

The BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference returned to College Park, MD last week, kicking things off with a keynote talk from Stanford University's Alison Marsden about her lab's work around computational methods for the study of cardiovascular disease progression, surgical methods, treatment planning and medical devices. 

Marsden's lab focuses on patient-specific modeling for clinical applications in pediatric and congenital heart disease, and adult cardiovascular disease. 

Marsden's work fit in perfectly with the theme of this year's Frontiers in Medical Devices meeting, "The Role of Digital Evidence to Support Personalized Patient Healthcare." 

BMES endorses bill aimed at combating sexual harassment in science

The Biomedical Engineering Society recently joined other societies and organizations in endorsing the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019.

The bill addresses sexual harassment in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields by supporting sexual harassment research and efforts to prevent and respond to sexual harassment.

2019 BMES Coulter College: Call for Team Applications

BMES Coulter College will take place from August 1-4, 2019 in Minneapolis. BMES Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations that is funded through a grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. 

BMES will partner with Medtronic to host the event at their facilities in Minnesota. This year the program will be enhanced to offer tailored professional development programming to design faculty participants and networking opportunities to design faculty and student participants throughout the event. 

We are looking for dedicated teams to participate in this exciting program.

U of Delaware's Dawn Elliott wins award for mentorship and research

BMES President Dawn Elliott, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is the inaugural recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society's Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award.

WPI cell research could lead to better understanding of cancer and heart disease

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are trying to better understand the physical factors that help regulate the life and death of cells in our bodies, and the important roles they play in the development of a wide range of disorders-from heart disease to cancer.

U of Delaware researchers develop new way to fight breast cancer

Two University of Delaware researchers have developed a new approach to attack cancer, using two light-activated treatments that appear to be more effective together than when applied independently, according to a university article.

Artificial intelligence tech developed at UCLA detects the presence of viruses

To overcome the shortcomings of the existing biosensing application solutions, UCLA researchers have developed a rapid and automated biosensing method applying one of the most promising and successfully used methods in artificial intelligence, AI.

Silvia Blemker writes USA Today column on attracting girls to stem careers

With the recent release of astrophysicist Barbie doll, University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor Silvia Blemker penned a column for USA Today, examining real ways of attracting girls to STEM careers.

Wash U in St. Louis researchers integrating ultrasound imaging with ultrasound therapy for precision drug delivery

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis are developing the tools necessary to allow precise delivery of a certain amount of drugs to an exact location, according to a university article.

BMES member start-up company Nanovis wins technology award

Nanovis, a technology-driven company committed to helping surgeons and hospitals achieve fixation and infection outcomes using nanotechnology platforms, was named Best Nanotechnology Driven Implant Company, 2018 by Global Health & Pharma magazine.

BMES Student Chapter Development Reports
BMES is currently accepting Chapter Development Reports submissions.

All BMES student chapters are encouraged to submit a CDR annually. 

Chapters that submit a CDR are eligible to apply for BMES Grant Funding for their programs. Deadline is June 1, 2019.

Please send CDRs to and your subject line should state "CDR for [Insert University name]".

For additional questions or information on applying please visit or contact

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