BMES eNewsletter
    March 2016
Abstracts now being accepted for 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis

Biomedical engineering researchers are invited to submit abstracts for the scientific program at the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting, October 5-8 in Minneapolis.  

Abstracts will be fielded through an online system available at:  

The submission deadline is April 26, 2016  

CLICK HERE for a video about abstracts and the meeting.

A one-page abstract format is required. This format will allow reviewers to more effectively choose those abstracts which are best suited for podium presentations.  

The abstract should include:      
  • title     
  • introduction     
  • description of the materials and methods used     
  • study results (including up to one figure)     
  • discussion of how this work fits into the context of greater societal needs
REGISTRATION OPEN: BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Confernece
Meeting Dates: May 23 - 25, 2016 
Registration: Now Open  
This year's thems is Innovations in Modeling and Simulation: Patient-Centered Healthcare. 
Location: The College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Maryland. 
The conference will provide a forum for participants involved in the development and evaluation of medical devices to meet and share their expertise, establish collaborations, and discuss strategies to effectively utilize computational modeling to support patient care and improve final outcomes. 
The program will feature plenary talks by Alexandra Golby, MD (Harvard Medical School), Natalia Trayanova, PhD (Johns Hopkins University), and Olivier Verborgt, MD, PhD (AZ Monica, Belgium). 

3D Printed Splint Saves The Life Of A Baby
A bioresorbable tracheal splint created with a 3D printer was used to save the life of a newborn with a condition that resulted in airway collapses and respiratory insufficiency. 

The bioresorbable splint was used at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and successfully stopped life-threatening tracheobronchomalacia
Ohio State's Jessica Winter Featured As Cancer Today Cover Story
Jessica Winter, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and biomedical engineering at The Ohio State University was recently featured on the cover of Cancer Today magazine. 

Winter's connection to the disease is both personal and professional, according to a university article. 

While undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2011, Winter - a BMES member -- decided to change her research focus from basic scientific research to figuring out how to turn her lab's discoveries into diagnostic tools that could benefit patients more quickly, according to the article. Her journey as a scientist and cancer survivor is the cover story of Cancer Today magazine's Winter 2015/2016 issue.    

UNC/NC State Engineers Develop Technology To Create Blood Vessels  
Two researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are being recognized for creating technology to make customized blood vessels necessary to support tissue generation, according to a university article.  
Save the Date: Regional Meetings  
42nd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
Hosted by Binghamton University
April 5 - 7, 2016
Registration Deadline:  March 30, 2016
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 for the following awards for 2016:
Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award is awarded each year to an individual to recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering.
Diversity Award honors outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.
Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Lecture Award is offered to stimulate research careers in biomedical engineering.
Distinguished Achievement Award is presented each year to an individual, company, charitable foundation, or non-academic institution that has made great contributions to the field of biomedical engineering.
Innovation and Career Development Awards are available to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career faculty, and early career professionals from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering. The awards are also intended to support participation from BMES members involved in research and training focused on health disparities and minority health.
For more information on these awards, including how to apply, please CLICK HERE
Nominations and applications accepted online only through May 31, 2016.
BMES Accepting Fellow Nominations
All BMES Member-level members who have been in good standing for the past three years are eligible to be nominated for Fellow status in BMES.  
More information on the qualifications for Fellowship can be found HERE.
Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2016.
BMES Industry Chapter Webinar
BMES recently held a webinar on How to Join a Local BMES Industry Chapter. The webinar featured speakers from the North Carolina RTP, San Francisco Bay Area, and Minneapolis Twin Cities BMES Industry Chapters, who shared their experiences on getting a chapter off the ground and the different types of activities their chapters are doing. The webinar covered the benefits associated with joining a BMES Industry Chapter, the support BMES provides to these groups, and expectations and logistics for starting and running a chapter in your area. If you missed the webinar, you will soon be able to access the archive on demand on the BMES E-Learning website.
BMES will launch several other new webinars this year, including webinars on Quality and Regulatory Affairs (April 2016); Design Standards in Biomedical Engineering (June 2016); Latest Trends in Industry (September 2016); and Connecting Leaders in Biomedical Engineering with Underrepresented Groups (November 2016).
All webinars are free to BMES members, so take a moment to visit the BMES E-Learning website today to access archived webinars and learn more about upcoming webinars.
NSF Advanced Cellular Biomanufacturing Funding Opportunity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) posted a Dear Colleague Letter - Advanced Cellular Biomanufacturing, NSF 16-053, on March 2, 2016. If this funding opportunity may be of interest to you or your colleagues, for more information please visit: Proposals are due June 1, 2016.

BMES Undergraduate Design Competition applications are being accepted
All BMES student chapter members engaged in student design projects are encouraged to enter the undergraduate design competition.

The 2016 Student Travel Award applications are now being accepted.
2016 Student Travel Awards applications are now being accepted; the deadline is July 31, 2016.

BMES Chapter Development Reports are due June 1, 2016
Chapter Development Reports are now being accepted and can be submitted anytime prior to the June 1st deadline.

East Carolina University - Call for applications for Summer REU program
East Carolina University is accepting applications for their NSF-funded REU site on Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM).

San Jose State BMES Student Chapter Event

Seventh Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference
The San Jose State University BMES Student Chapter is hosting their 7th Annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference which will be held on March 30th, 2016 in the Student Union Ballroom at San Jose State University.

Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University BMES Student Chapter hosting annual Graduate Student Research Symposium
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University BMES Chapter is hosting their annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on May 11, 2016. This event provides students with the opportunity to interact and exchange research ideas with colleagues and industry leaders. This symposium will promote research collaboration between the two campuses and cutting edge facilities.

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