Johns Hopkins hosts 2005 Annual Fall Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society

September 30, 2005

An international organization of biomedical, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers and medical specialists will discuss the future of biomedical engineering during the 2005 fall meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), to be held in Baltimore Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 and hosted by Johns Hopkins. The conference, "The Changing Face of Biomedical Engineering - Celebration of the Whitaker Foundation," will be held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore.

"The BMES conference will focus on biomedical engineering's launch into the 21st century, a bridging of the gap between basic biomedical sciences and engineering at the microscopic and quantitative levels," said Andre Levchenko, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and co-chair of the conference's systems biology and bioinformatics track.

Conference topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering; neural, cellular and molecular engineering; tissue engineering and biomaterials; systems biology and bioinformatics; device technologies; biomedical imaging and optics; biomedical engineering education; and new frontiers and special topics.

Speakers include:

Savio Woo, Ph.D., Ferguson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, internship coordinator of bioengineering program, vice chair for research of orthopedic surgery, director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh. BMES Distinguished Lecture.

James Collins, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering, co-director of the Center for BioDynamics, Boston University. "The Future of Biomedical Engineering is Wet and Small."

Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of health sciences and technology, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Microscale Hepatic Tissue Engineering."

Jay Humphrey, Ph.D., Carolyn S. & Tommie E. Lohman Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University. "Cerebral Aneurysms: Another Manifestation of Arterial Growth and Remodeling."

Elliot McVeigh, Ph.D., principal investigator of the medical imaging section, Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics, Bethesda, Md. "New Vision for the Physician: Real-time Interventional MRI."

Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering and neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "Adaptation and Learning of Reaching."

Peter Katona, president of The Whitaker Foundation. BMES Distinguished Achievement Award given to The Whitaker Foundation.
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