Navigation Links
World-renowned bioengineers to record history of medical inventions
Date:2/19/2008

CLEMSON If you have contact lenses, an artificial hip joint, a dental implant, a mechanical heart valve or just about any medical device in your body, you can thank a bioengineer.

The societys founders and past presidents, an international group, will gather to record aTo commemorate the contributions of bioengineers that have benefited so many since the 1960s, Clemson University hosts the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) History Summit Feb. 20-22 at the Madren Center. The societys founders and past presidents, an international group, will gather to record an audio history of the society and origins of bioengineering inventions and devices from the last four decades.

This is an unprecedented gathering of the greatest minds in bioengineering, said Martine LaBerge, chairwoman of the department of bioengineering and president of the SFB. It is a great honor for Clemson University to host this memorable event where the enthusiasm of participating past presidents and founders of the SFB is only surpassed by their dedication for a field that is the cornerstone of medical technology today.

Recording sessions take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Teleconference Room.

The outcome of the summit will be the audio recording and the publication of a monograph that captures the historical background of the society to be shared and built upon by present and future bioengineers.

We are, in essence, passing the torch, said Samuel F. Hulbert, chairman of the event and president-emeritus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He also is the founder and a past president of the SFB. The outcome of this summit will assure that the SFBs rich past and the foundation for an exciting future is not forgotten.

The SFB is the premier professional society that promotes advances in all phases of materials research and development by encouraging cooperative educational programs, clinical applications and professional standards in the biomaterials field. More than 1,500 members worldwide represent industry, medicine, academia and regulation.

The SFB has been a pillar in Clemson Universitys international reputation as the landmark for the field of biomaterials. In 1969, Clemson hosted the first in a series of annual symposia that led to the founding of the Society for Biomaterials in 1974. The SFB annually recognizes three outstanding researchers in the field through the prestigious Clemson Award for Contributions to Literature, the Clemson Award for Basic Research and the Clemson Award for Applied Research.


'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Polowczuk
spolowc@clemson.edu
864-656-2063
Clemson University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. World-Renowned Therapist Joins The Center for Children and Families In Its Work With the Nations Poorest Families
2. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Manor Care, Inc. Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting
5. UPMC Health Plan Launches New Personal Health Record
6. S.C. BlueCross to Integrate Care Management with Personal Health Record in Real Time
7. Keane Wins $1 Million Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation at New Jersey-Based Acute Care Facility
8. West Penn Allegheny Health System Selects Electronic Health Record From Allscripts
9. Triveris Introduces Personal Health Record with Built-in Health Advisor
10. Sandia National Laboratories Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management for Employee Health Center
11. 2007 Speakers Golf Tournament Sets 5-Year Fundraising Record
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its ... PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing ... which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him ... Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm ... sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American ... Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... To succeed under value-based payments, ... are unsure how to move forward, given the need to sustain current operations. ... tailored to an organization’s specific needs. , PYA Principal Martie Ross states, “Healthcare ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Terumo BCT, ... organization responsible for clinical transfusion research programs and for the blood supply in ... Evaluation and Predictive Analytical Rating Score (PREPAReS) study. , Currently in its ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), ... is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, ... , Inc. Patients are no longer limited to ... EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ... company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said ... increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: