Project Details


0900890N. LangranaThis project will support the 2009 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference which will be held in Lake Tahoe, CA during June 17-21, 2009. The Summer Bioengineering Conference is a high quality, multidisciplinary annual biomedical engineering event sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers-Bioengineering Division (ASME-BED). This year's Conference is also cosponsored by several other well-recognized societies such as the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). This conference brings together all of the different bioengineering communities including topics such as cell and molecular engineering, tissue engineering, functional tissue engineering, etc. This year, there will be the 'Mow Symposium', which will honor Dr. Van Mow and his contributions to the fields of orthopaedic biomechanics, tissue mechanics, cartilage mechanics, constitutive modeling and tissue engineering. The workshops will be on Obtaining the Ideal Faculty Appointment, Predicting In-Vivo Knee Loads, Fluid-Solid Interactions, Course Development in Bioengineering, and Teaching Undergraduate Biomechanics. The plenary speakers and their talks are: (1) Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD will lecture on 'A Challenging Biomedical Science and Research Environment: The Need for Cooperation, Mentorship and Research Translation.' and (2) Kathy Pearson, PhD, will speak about 'Developing Peripheral Vision.'A hallmark of this meeting is the interaction and true integration of rigorous engineering principles and biologic concepts. The conference format will be 6 parallel sessions of oral presentations. Approximately 1/3rd to half of the accepted papers will be presented in poster format. All technical presentations will be two-page extended abstracts and compiled in a CD format, distributed to all registrants. Copies of this CD will also be provided to all co-sponsoring societies. The CD will serve as the only technical proceedings of the meeting. In addition to the direct impact this conference will have on the mainstream bioengineering community, this meeting will serve an important cross-fertilization role. Bioengineers, engineers from other disciplines, cell and molecular biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and other scientists are expected to participate in the meeting. More than 40% of the attendees will be students. This will provide a broad impact for the current times as well as for the future as these students will benefit by participation in the meeting and through the material presented by the plenary speakers and workshops. Furthermore, through the CD containing technical proceedings and conference web site, information presented at the meeting will be available to multiple societies and to the public at large. The NSF support will be used to aid in reducing student registration fees, partial funding for the student travel and to cover in part the publication costs of the program booklet and CD.
Effective start/end date1/1/0912/31/09


  • National Science Foundation (National Science Foundation (NSF))


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