Register Now for BME-IDEA 2018!
October 16 & 17, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Registration is now open for BME-IDEA 2018! This year’s meeting will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with the 2018 BMES annual conference. Early Bird Registration is only $150! Register now! (Sale ends 9/12.)
Members of the US-based BME-IDEA consortium meet approximately every other year to share best practices, discuss common challenges, and brainstorm new directions in BME innovation education. The group typically includes faculty and staff from leading U.S. universities that teach in experiential undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate training programs focused on health technology innovation.
This year’s meeting will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 16 and 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with the 2018 BMES annual conference.
See below for the working version of the program schedule
What’s New and Exciting This Year?
- For the first time ever, we are actively seeking to include
representatives from the BME-IDEA consortiums in Europe and the Asia Pacific. Select participants will present at the main meeting on Wednesday, October 17 and a special working session will be held on Tuesday, October 16 to share ideas and information across these global regions.
- New sessions on other timely topics, such as diversity in BME
innovation education and technology translation, are included in this year’s agenda.
- Time for networking with fellow participants over drinks and
appetizers has been set aside the evening before the event to
allow you to meet new colleagues and reconnect with old friends.
Program Schedule (working version)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
|2:00-6:00||Global Exchange: Tackling Issues and Sharing Best Practices in Innovation Education (by invitation)|
|6:00-8:00||Networking Reception (all participants)|
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
|8:45-9:45||Strengthening Industry-Academic Partnerships in Developing High Potential Talent and Solutions
Moderator: Dr. Youseph Yazdi (Johns Hopkins University)
|9:45-10:30||Essentially Complicated: Making Sense of Healthcare Economics
For payers, providers, and even patients, healthcare economics has become an essential consideration when it comes to deciding whether or not to adopt a new medical technology. Aspiring innovators must be equipped to understand the economics of their solutions and the ways in which the economics of health care differs from other fields. The difficult question for educators is how to incorporate this complex subject matter into graduate and undergraduate BME innovation training curricula. In this interactive panel discussion, we’ll explore a variety of perspectives, including academic economists and industry decision makers regarding what our trainees should know about healthcare economics.
Moderator: Paul Yock (Stanford)
|10:30-11:15||Dream Teams: Expanding Beyond BME
BME innovation education took a giant step forward with the introduction of project-based, experiential learning. Now, important opportunities exist to evolve our training models further by expanding our design teams to be truly inter-disciplinary. In this interactive panel discussion, hear from graduate and undergraduate program leaders about how they are involving students from other departments and schools in their courses and the effect it’s having on the learning experience.
Moderator: Joe Tranquillo (Bucknell University)
|11:30-12:30||Diversity in BME Innovation Education: Moving Beyond #MeToo to Real Inclusion
Moderator: Amy Lerner (University of Rochester)
|1:30-2:30||Going Global: Keeping up with Biomedical Innovation Education Worldwide
BME innovation education programs are building momentum in universities and other institutions around the world. Hear from the invention education leaders in Africa, Asia, and Europe about how their programs work, their greatest challenges, and how they seek to address them. During the discussion, and during networking opportunities throughout the meeting, we will also explore opportunities for international cross-program collaborations.
Moderator: Maria Oden (Rice University)
|2:30-4:00||Large group break-out sessions (choose one):
Translation for Student-Generated Start-Ups: What You Need to Know, What They Need to Know
Moderator: Eric Ledet (Rensselaer) and James Raines (Georgia Tech)
The Next Big IDEA: Re-Imagining the Future of Design Competitions
Moderator: Phil Weilerstein (VentureWell)
|4:15-5:15||Small group break-out sessions (topics to be shared in advance of the meeting):
Design Potluck: Bring Something to Share“
|5:15-5:45||Your Turn: Nifty Ideas Emerging from Today’s DiscussionThe collective wisdom of the BME-IDEA community extends beyond the names in the program and the invited panelists. We’ll close the conference with a chance for a few attendees to share their perspectives on ideas that have bubbled up throughout the day. If you have a best practice or an answer to a challenge that emerged from a panel discussion, please consider presenting in the Nifty Ideas section. This will be a crowd-sourced session of brief talks similar to the “snapshots” of previous years.
HOW IT WORKS: At any point during the day, propose a Nifty Idea talk! If you have a perfect response to a panel question, if your lunch discussion has people around you asking for more details, or if you feel like a critical topic was missing from the agenda, this is the chance to help others learn from your experience. We’ll be using the Sli.do platform to collect ideas. When you have the inspiration for a Nifty Idea presentation, jump on to Sli.do to add your proposal. During the break at 4:00, we’ll open the list of ideas for audience voting. The three topics that receive the most interest from participants will have five minutes to present during the Nifty Ideas session at the close of the day, followed by three minutes of group discussion.
Presentations should be informal (no slides). In the interest of time, they should stay focused on a single idea or best practice, rather than providing a general overview of your program or curriculum. Lobbying for your presentation is encouraged! At networking breaks, be sure to mention your Nifty Ideas to test the level of interest and encourage up-voting.
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