The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will host a daylong symposium on medical devices on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the CBIS Auditorium as part of its ongoing 10th anniversary celebration (2004-2014). The event, sponsored by Rensselaer and Medtronic, is a celebration of interdisciplinary research that lies at the cross section of a number of arts, science, and engineering programs and it will highlight growing Rensselaer’s growing partnership with leading industrial partners to translate fundamental discoveries and technology to improve healthcare and its delivery to the public.
Four sessions, each with multiple speakers, will focus on “Virtual Human Simulation and Physiological Modeling,” “Augmented Reality and Virtual agents,” “Medical Devices and Big Data,” and “ Heathcare Analytics.” “Medical Device Day–Models, Big Data and Healthcare” is expected to include speakers from the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Disney, Medtronic, IBM, Optum Labs, Bright Hub, Columbia University, and Rensselaer (IDEA, CeMSIM, CISL, ERL, and CBIS).
The event is intended to highlight the contribution to human welfare of biomedical engineering and data applications in the research, design, and manufacturingof instruments of appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.
The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome from Deepak Vashishth, director of CBIS, and opening remarks from Rensselaer Vice President of Research Jonathan Dordick. Discussions and events from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. are free and open to the public. The event should be of interest to anyone interested in healthcare research, starting new ventures in healthcare, and in learning about ongoing research activities at the top tier industry and academic labs in the country.