This year, the theme for our conference will be Translational Research. Dr. John Watson of UCSD, our outstanding plenary speaker, will describe his efforts in transitioning his left ventricular assist device from bench top to clinical trials. In addition, there will be a workshop on Translational Research funding with representatives from NIH NIBIB and NSF Bioengineering SBIR/STTR programs.

ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference

Both oral and poster sessions will be presented in the spectacular setting of the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. The Sunriver Resort known for its natural beauty lies in the shadow of Mt. Bachelor along the Deschutes River in the Deschutes National Forest. The resort offers onsite canoeing and kayaking, fishing, mtn. biking along 36 miles of trails, horseback riding and golfing in addition to restaurants and bars.

Student Paper Competition: Abstracts are solicited for student paper competitions at the levels of BS, MS, and PhD. Students at the BS and MS levels that are selected as finalists for the competition will present their work in poster sessions. For the PhD Student Paper Competition, there will be 6 parallel podium sessions where the 36 highest scoring abstracts will be presented. The remaining abstracts submitted to the PhD competition, but not selected as a podium finalist, will be considered for the general program, either podium or poster presentation. Cash awards will be made to the top papers at each level in multiple technical areas. All finalists must be present at the conference for consideration in the competition. For details, please visit Student Paper Competitions.

Undergraduate Design Project Competition: Undergraduate design teams can submit to the design project competition with a focus on rehabilitation and assistive devices. This competition is particularly well suited for students enrolled in a senior design course, but it is also open to undergraduates at any level. Monetary awards for the six finalist teams are planned to help defray project costs and travel expenses to the conference, based on availability of funding. For more details, please visit Undergraduate Design Competition.

When submitting your abstract, you will be required to select 1) a Theme from the list below, and 2) a Subtheme associated with your chosen Theme. The Theme and Subtheme will be used by the organizing committee to assign reviewers and develop the program. A brief list of these themes are:

Theme 1 Biotransport

Theme 2 Rehabilitation

Theme 3 Human Dynamics

Theme 4 Design and Devices

Theme 5 Biomedical Engineering Education

Theme 6 Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics

Theme 7 Respiratory and Other Fluid Mechanics

Theme 8 Tissue and Cellular Engineering

Theme 10 Cardiovascular Tissue Mechanics

Theme 11 Growth, Remodeling and Repair

Theme 12 Injury

Theme 13 Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Mechanics

Theme 14 Bone Mechanics

Theme 15 Joint and Spine Mechanics

Theme 16 Other Solid Mechanics Topics

Theme 17 Competitions and Challenges

Theme 18 Student Paper Competitions

Theme 19 Plenary

Theme 20 Award Lectures

Theme 21 Courses, Trips, and Tips


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