2012 IEEE Texas Medical Device Symposium program overview

2012 IEEE Texas Medical Device Symposium
“Medical Device Innovation in 21st Century”
Clark Conference Center, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, November 2nd, 2012

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Dallas Chapter (Dallas-EMBS) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present the 2012 IEEE Texas Medical Device Symposium, in collaboration with The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). This symposium includes distinguished speakers from the medical device industry, academia, clinical practice, and public sector, and a student poster session. The event is open to public.


  • Provide a forum to bring together medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, surgeons and public sectors to share perspectives, innovations, and cutting-edge technologies in medical device research and development
  • Showcase the regional research institutes and manufacturers in the medical device community
  • Foster the next generation leaders, engineers, and innovators in biomedical field

Program Agenda (subjective to change)

  • 7:15 – 8:10 Symposium Registration and Continental Breakfast (prefunction area)
  • 8:10 – 8:25 Welcome and Introduction (James Li, Symposium Co-Chair and Dinesh Bhatia, Symposium Co-Chair)
  • 8:25 – 9:10 Keynote Address

    Past, Present, and Future of the Active Implantable Medical Device Industry
    Dan Kaiser, PhD, VP & CTO of Greatbatch Inc.

  • 9:10 – 10:30 Medical Device Session I (session chair Fred Tibbals)

    Advanced Neural Interface Technologies: Driving New Applications in Neuromodulation & Neuroscience
    Daryl R. Kipke, PhD, Executive Director of NeuroNexus Inc., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

    Medical Device Development in Orthopaedics: New Directions or Back to the Future?
    Chuck Jaggers, Global VP of R&D, Orthofix Inc

  • 10:30 – 11:00 Sponsor Exhibit Showcase, Student Poster
    Coffee and snacks will be provided
  • 11:00 – 12:10 Medical Device Session II (session chair John Gaffke)

    Overview of Device Regulations
    David Arvelo, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration

    Funding and Resources for your DFW Medtech startup
    Hubert K. Zajicek, MD, MBA, Managing Director – Medical Technology, NTEC Inc – North Texas Enterprise Center

  • 12:10 – 1:10 Lunch break (prefunction area)
  • 1:15 – 2:00 Keynote address

    Advances in Intraocular Lens Design: The Confluence of Innovation, Biocompatibility, and Biofunctionality to Satisfy the Unmet Medical Needs
    Steve Van Noy, VP of Surgical IOL Development, Alcon Laboratories

  • 2:00 – 3:20 Medical Power Session (session chair Sourabh Ravindran)

    Energy Processing Circuits for Ultra-Low Power Applications
    Yogesh Ramadass, PhD, Lead Design Engineer, Texas Instruments, Inc.

    Battery Design Principles, Technologies and Optimization for Implantable Medical Devices
    Karthik Ramaswami, PhD, Director of Product Development, EaglePitcher Medical Power LLC

  • 3:20 – 3:50 Sponsor Exhibit Showcase, Student Poster
    Ice cream, coffee and snacks will be provided
  • 3:50 – 5:10 Medical Device Session III (session chair Allison Case)

    Applications of Magnetism in Surgical Tool Design: Promises, Challenges and Opportunities
    Jeffrey Cadeddu, MD, Ralph C. Smith Distinguished Chair in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, UTSW
    Raul Fernandez, PhD, CMfgE, Program Manager, Process & Design Engineering, TMAC, UTA

    Implantable Wireless Medical Devices and Systems
    Jung-Chih Chiao, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering, UTA, Adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, UTSW

  • 5:10 Adjourn

Organizing Committee


  • Dinesh Bhatia (PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, UTD, Vice Chair of Dallas-EMBS)
  • James Li (PhD, EaglePicher Medical Power, Chair of Dallas-EMBS)

Committee Members

  • Harry F. Tibbals (PhD, Research Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering, UTA)
  • Allison Case (PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTSW)
  • John N Gaffke (PhD, Abbott Laboratories – Diagnostics Division)
  • Greg Breiland (The Boeing Company)
  • Sourabh Ravindran (PhD, Systems and Applications R&D Center, Texas Instruments, Inc.)
  • Danieli Rodrigues (PhD, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, UTD)
  • James Ooi (PhD student, Bioengineering Department, UTD)

Registration (Click HERE for secure registration through UTD Marketplace or register on-site!)

Registration fee covers continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and a fabulous lunch

2012 Registration Rate
Early-Bird Registration
(ends on mid night of 10/29/2012)
Regular Registration
(10/29/2012 - 11/02/2012)
EMBS Members$20$40
IEEE Members$50$80
EMBS StudentsFree$10
IEEE Students$10$20
Student Nonmembers$20$30

IEEE and EMBS members please bring your membership cards, student attendees please bring your student IDs at the day of the event.

Click HERE to join IEEE and add EMBS membership. It may take up to 1 week for new membership to take effect. Please join early to ensure your member-only registration discount. Limited promotion code for new IEEE membership available ($25 discount), contact for details.

Exhibit and Sponsorship

  • Platinum – $995.00
    • First priority exhibit location of a ten foot exhibit space
    • Four complimentary symposium registrations
    • Acknowledgement on printings, announcements, and website
  • Gold – $495.00
    • Second priority exhibit location of a five foot exhibit space
    • Two complimentary symposium registrations
    • Acknowledgement on printings, announcements, and website
  • Titanium – $255.00
    • Priority exhibit location of a five foot exhibit space
    • One complimentary symposium registrations
    • Acknowledgement on printings, announcements, and website

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