2013 IEEE Texas Medical Device Symposium program overview

2013 IEEE Medical Device Symposium


“Medical Device Innovation in 21st Century”


Clark Conference Center, The University of Texas at Dallas
November 7th, 2013

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Dallas Chapter (Dallas-EMBS) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present the Second Annual IEEE 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 invited talks, a student poster session, sponsor exhibit showcase, and banquet reception. Our distinguished speakers come from diverse backgrounds, including the medical device industry, academia, clinical practice, and public sectors. The event is open to public.


  • Transform North Texas to be a new biomedical technology hub in the nation
  • Bring together experts and decision makers from R&D, manufacturing, clinical, regulatory agencies, and public policy to share perspectives, innovations, and cutting-edge technologies
  • Showcase the regional research institutes and manufacturers in the medical device community
  • Foster the next generation leaders, engineers, and innovators in biomedical field

Planning Committee

  • Zhanjun “James” Li, PhD, St Jude Medical, Symposium Chair
  • Dinesh Bhatia, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, Symposium Co-Chair
  • Allison Case PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Harry F. Tibbals PhD, University of Texas at Arlington
  • James Ooi, PhD candidate, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Danieli Rodrigues PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Greg Breiland, The Boeing Company
  • John N Gaffke, PhD, Abbott Laboratories
  • Diane Rutherford, Ken Block Consulting
  • Daniel Plymire, PhD candidate, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Technical Program

  • Neuroengineering and neuromodulation
  • Medical imaging
  • Regulatory, investment, and entrepreneurship
  • Biomaterials and biomechanics

Symposium Contact

Sponsorship Contact

Poster Contact

2013 IEEE MDS goes “paperless”

This symposium is “paperless” and environmentally friendly. We will only be publishing the final symposium packets online (Click here). Symposium participants are encouraged to access symposium content through tablets and mobile devices. Name badges will still be provided at registration.

Driving and Parking Directions

Program Agenda

7:45 – 8:45 Symposium Registration and Breakfast Prefunction area (CN)
8:45 – 9:45
Sponsored by
Welcome and Introduction Moderator James Li, Symposium Chair

Opening Remark
Mark W. Spong, PhD, Dean of Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, UTD

Keynote Address
Medical Device Technology: A Case for Optimism
Dale Wahlstrom, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota

CN 1.112
9:45 – 10:45 Neuroengineering & Neuromodulation Session   Session Chair: Allison Case

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain
Suzanne Elliott, Sr. Manager, St Jude Medical IESDDirecting Neural Plasticity to Treat Neurological DisordersMichael Kilgard PhD, Professor, Shool of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UTD

CN 1.112
10:45 – 11:15 Sponsor Exhibit Showcase, Student Poster  Session Chair: James Ooi Prefunction area (CN)
11:15 – 12:15 Medical Imaging Session Chair: Harry Tibbals

Imaging Physiology and Metabolism by MRI
Dean Sherry, PhD, Director of Advanced Imaging Research Center, Professor of Radiology, UTSW

Brain-Atlas-guided Volumetric Diffuse Optical Tomography to Study Human Cognitive Functions
Hanli Liu PhD, Professor, Bioengineering Department, UT Arlington

CN 1.112
12:30 – 1:20
Sponsored by
Keynote Luncheon Moderator: Dinesh Bhatia, Symposium Co-Chair

Med-Tech Innovation: The TriVascular Case Study
Chris Chavez, President and CEO, Trivascular Inc.

Faculty Dining Hall
1:30 – 2:30 Regulatory, Investment and Entrepreneurship Session  Session Chair: Greg Breiland

Lean and Efficient Medical Device Development
Will Rosellini, JD, MBA, Rosellini Scientific, LLC, founding CEO, Microtransponder Inc.

FDA Regulations & Entrepreneurship
Diane Rutherford, Submissions Manager, Ken Block Consulting

CN 1.112
2:30 – 3:00 Sponsor Exhibit Showcase, Student Poster Prefunction area (CN)
3:00 – 5:00 Biomaterials and Biomechanics   Session Chair: Danieli Rodriguez

Progress in Machine Perfusion to Preserve Donor Hearts for Transplantation
Michael Jessen, MD, Professor and Chairman, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, UTSW

New Developments in Medical Fiber Technology
Robert C. Eberhart, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, UTSW

Benefits of Engineering Simulation Tools for Medical Product Design and Regulatory Review
Marc Horner, PhD, ANSYS, Inc

Modeling Different Locking Plate Construct Configurations for Large Segment Mid-iaphyseal Humeral Fracture Fixation
Victor Kosmopoulos, PhD, Professor, UNT Health Service Center

CN 1.112
5:00 – 5:30 Student Poster (Judging Committee Review)  Prefunction area (CN)
6:00 – 8:00
Sponsored by
Symposium Reception and Award Banquet Moderator: James Li

Investment Trends in Technology & the Medical Device in Texas 
Bill Sproull, President and CEO, Metroplex Technology Business Council

Faculty Dining Hall

      CN = Clark Conference Center

Registration Rate (includes breakfast, lunch and banquet reception)

Registration Early bird(by noon of Nov. 1st) Regular & Onsite
EMBS student $10.00 $20.00
IEEE student member $20.00 $40.00
Student non member $30.00 $60.00
EMBS member $30.00 $60.00
IEEE member $60.00 $90.00
Guest $100.00 $140.00

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Levels

  • Platinum – $1000
    • First priority exhibit location of a twelve foot exhibit space
    • Four complimentary symposium registrations
    • Keynote or poster session naming opportunity
    • Acknowledgement on announcement and website
  • Gold – $500
    • Second priority exhibit location of a six foot exhibit space
    • Two complimentary symposium registrations
    • Acknowledgement on announcement and website
  • Titanium – $250
    • Exhibit location of a six foot exhibit space
    • One complimentary symposium registration
    • Acknowledgement on announcement and website