@IDSA #IDSAMedical15 to Explore Latest in Medical Design

The premier medical design event—the IDSA Medical Design Conference—takes over the state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, FL from Oct. 21-22, 2015. A pre-conference, Experiential Symposium (additional registration required) is scheduled on Oct. 20 with a hands-on operating room/animal lab experience and a contextual usability study on robotic-assisted surgery; along with contextual inquiry workshops on emergency room conditions and interventional cardiology.

“Join the robust debate, experiential workshops and labs with the opportunity to play surgeon. Industrial design has increasing influence over medical design, and to open the opinion from design for usability—to design for delight,” says Conference Chair MaryBeth Privitera, IDSA, who will lead a panel discussion on medical design development opinions, and (during the pre-conference) emergency and operating room contextual inquiry workshops. "This is an exclusive opportunity to exchange ideas, methods and practices in medical design."

A keynote is set with Shannon Hoste, a senior staff fellow at the Food and Drug Administration with almost two decades of medical design engineering, research and development experience. The other keynote features Stanford University School of Medicine’s Lawrence Chu, MD, an associate professor in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, who takes a special interest in emerging technologies in medicine.

See the latest schedule here.

Other speakers and/or panelists scheduled for The Usability Ecosystem 2.0 include some of the biggest names in medical design and related fields:

  • Tor Alden, IDSA, HS Design Inc.
  • John Anastasiadis, IDSA, Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group
  • Austen Angell, FIDSA, IDSA Board of Directors Chair Emeritus, Modern Edge
  • Christopher Carani, Esq., McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
  • Hugh Dubberly, Dubberly Design Office
  • Bill Evans, Bridge Design
  • Brad Fain, PhD and David Cowan, Georgia Tech
  • Edith Maverick Folger, Boston Scientific
  • Sean Hägen, IDSA Board of Directors Section VP, BlackHägen Design
  • Dustin Headley, Kansas State University
  • Stephen Hopkins, IDSA, Shield Casework
  • Scott Kaiser, MD, Motion Picture & Television Fund
  • Stuart Karten, IDSA, and Karen Radewald, Karten Design
  • Cory Kimball, IDSA, and Omar Vakharia, IDSA, Ethicon
  • James Rudolph, IDSA, Scott Woodruff and Cheryl Kwinn, Farm
  • Stephen Nelson, IDSA, Medtronic
  • Aidan Petrie, IDSA, Ximedica
  • Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA, Metaphase Design Group (IDSA Ambassador)
  • Bob Schwartz, FIDSA, GE Healthcare
  • Joseph Pepé Velasquez, Mediphor Design
  • Kevin Young, IDSA, Continuum

Returning to CAMLS this year is Stephen Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA, principal at Design Science. "The conference is a great opportunity for designers working in the healthcare arena to share experiences and brush up on the latest developments. The CAMLS venue, with its simulated medical facilities, provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate new techniques and technologies. It also draws other professionals such as physicians, engineers and human factors experts, who contribute to the learning environment."

2015 IDSA Medical Design Conference topics include: 3D Modeling of CT Scans; Advances in Surgical Simulation; Visual Tools to Drive Usability; Protecting Medical Designs with Intellectual Property; Digital Fabrication; Serving the Silver Tsunami and much more.

Sponsors include: Johnson & Johnson; McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.; Agora An Outside Edge; BlackHägen Design; Productive Plastics, Inc. Custom Plastic Thermoforming (rsvp for an Oct. 22 breakfast seminar featuring Principal and VP of Sales John Zerillio); Farm Medical Product Development; GCX Mounting Solutions; Keyshot by Luxion; occammd and ximedica. More opportunities are available. Contact katrinak@idsa.org.

Discounted group and education registration rates are avialable. Check back for the latest additions to speakers and sessions. Follow the excitement leading up to the conference on Twitter @IDSA #IDSAMedical15 @CAMLSTAMPA and come early, stay late to see the sights @VisitTampaBay; reserve your hotel room(s) at the Hilton Tampa Downtown (@HiltonTD).

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