FIRST ANNUAL ORNL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONFERENCE:
EXPLORING THE INTERSECTIONS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Registration closes for foreign nationals on February 28 and for U.S. citizens on March 13.
March 18-19, 2009
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The Biomedical Science and Engineering Center (BSEC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is holding a conference, which we anticipate will become and annual event, on March 18-19, 2009 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. BSEC is the lead organizer/sponsor. The conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Biology Society (EMBS).Conference Theme:
The goals of the conference are to identify the knowledge gaps across biomedical applications and discover cross-cutting, collaborative approaches that can serve as a roadmap for interdisciplinary biomedical research. The conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity for professionals and graduate students/post docs from cross-cutting biomedical science and engineering disciplines to discover cutting-edge technology and applications, while at the same time exchanging their ideas, research results, professional experiences, and future visions in the fields of biomedical informatics, modeling and simulation, and measurement science and imaging technologies. Additional benefits include: recognition of the resources available, access to new research and data sources and user facilities at a national laboratory, opportunities for networking among peers, identifying new partners for collaboration, and learning of potential funding sources which otherwise might have been overlooked.
All proceedings, including abstracts, contributed papers and poster abstracts, will be published electronically; (e.g., as proceedings listed by IEEE EMBS or other organization) and cross-referenced to PubMED.Conference Topics:
The conference will focus on, but not be limited to, the following cutting-edge topics:
- Biomedical Informatics (the intersection of computer science and medicine for multi-modal data integration, fusion, visualization, and knowledge discovery)
- Modeling and Simulation (visualization, organ models, mathematical, mechanistic and statistical modeling of biomedical problems)
- Measurement Science and Imaging Techniques (diagnostic tools and devices, biomarkers and biosensors, advanced imaging technologies, and visualization techniques) The conference will include keynote, plenary, oral, and poster sessions.