Perspectives on technology needs for the healthcare industry and the constraints that the healthcare industry has faced in implementing this needed technology is the topic of the second session of NIU’s student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society Medical Device Forum.
The keynote address on this topic will be given on May 5 at 9 a.m. by Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, senior associate dean and professor of anesthesiology at Medical College of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt University and member of the board of trustees for the American Medical Association. His keynote is entitled, “Current Healthcare Technology Needs and Implementation Constraints.”
The last two events will be held virtually, hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) student chapter of NIU and NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET).
The first event kicked off on April 7 at 9 a.m. with a panel led by Joe Sener, principal and owner of JPS Consulting and NIU CEET Dean Donald Peterson, Ph.D., with experts from NSF International, Philips, Siemens Digital Industries and Compliance Group. The first session’s topic was “New and Emerging Regulations,” and featured discussions related to patient safety and the European Union’s medical device regulations and software in medical devices and the new risk management regulations related to medical devices.
“This medical device conference is a great opportunity for senior leaders trying to set the course for the emerging medical device market and professionals in the trenches responsible for deploying that course,” said Sener.
June 2 brings professionals from the Medical College of Wisconsin to discuss “Rapid Responsiveness” with emergency use authorization and advanced manufacturing and simulation in light of the global pandemic.
“I am excited for this forum as it allows for the BMES chapter at NIU to gain exposure to different companies and learn about the most recent innovations in the biomedical community,” said Natalia Dmitruk, president of the NIU BMES student chapter. “As a senior preparing for graduation, I think one of the most important experiences are those that help immerse students in their field of study. This forum is that opportunity.”
The inaugural BMES Medical Device Forum Series 2021 is free for participants. More information and registration can be found at go.niu.edu/BMESforum.