Highlights of the Materials, Medicine, and Nanotechnology Summit, Coming to Cleveland on October 2-5

Sep 21, 2006, 01:00 ET from ASM International

    CLEVELAND, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaping the future of medical
 devices and implants, an historic gathering of clinicians and engineers
 will participate in the Materials, Medicine, and Nanotechnology Summit
 hosted by Cleveland Clinic, ASM International and Nano-Network, October 2-5
 in Cleveland. Highlights include:
     MEMS Commercialization Panel -- Held during the Wednesday evening
 banquet, this panel will describe the multidisciplinary collaboration and
 business experience required to translate new and novel MEMS concepts from
 the engineering laboratory into successful medical products for clinical
 use by doctors and patients. The unique obstacles and pathways
 characteristic to commercialization of MEMS for implantable medical devices
 will be discussed by representative company executives and entrepreneurs.
 The panel will be moderated by Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., Co-Director of the BioMEMS
 Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Department of
 Biomedical Engineering.
     Seminars on Materials for Medical Devices -- Over the past two years,
 ASM has provided material and process-based seminars to more than 1,000
 medical device professionals. Now for the first time in Cleveland, ASM will
 hold four popular MPMD seminars concurrently on Monday, October 2. Morning
 seminars will answer the needs of engineers and materials professionals,
 while afternoon seminars are designed for clinicians and medical
 practitioners. (Separate registration is required.) Topics include:
     * Basic Metallurgy for the Medical Device Engineer:
     * Fracture, Fatigue and Corrosion for Medical Device Engineers:
     * Nitinol for Medical Devices:
     * Polymers for Medical Devices:
     Plenary Sessions -- On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3-4, plenary
 speakers will cover the spectrum of materials-related challenges in
     * Orthopedics and Spinal Disorders (Edward C. Benzel, M.D., Cleveland
       Clinic and Dana Medlin, Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and
     * Cardiovascular (Leonard Golding, M.D., Cleveland Clinic and Alan Pelton,
       Ph.D., Nitinol Devices and Components, a J&J Company)
     * Neurology (Ali Rezai, M.D., Cleveland Clinic and Krishna Venugopalan,
       Ph.D., Codman and Shurtleff, a J&J Company)
     * Nanotechnology (Michael Gertner, M.D., Stanford University; Samuel
       Wickline, M.D., Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical
       Center; Steven A. Toms, M.D., Cleveland Clinic, and Michael N. Helmus,
       Ph.D., Advance Nanotech)
     * Engineered Biomaterials (Vincent C. Hascall, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic;
       Antony Calabro, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic; Jonathan Baskin, M.D., Case
       Western Reserve University)
     * Minimally Invasive Surgery (Peter Rasmussen, M.D., Cleveland Clinic; Roy
       Greenberg, M.D., Cleveland Clinic; Sanjay Shrivastava, Ph.D., Abbott
       Vascular Devices)
     Keynote Sessions -- On Wednesday and Thursday, October 4-5, the program
 divides into tracks on Nanomedicine and on Materials and Processes for
 Medical Devices.
     * Nanomedicine features sessions on Biomedical Sensors, Drug Delivery,
       Tissue Engineering and Bioscale Diagnostics.
     * Materials and Processes features sessions on Surface Modification and
       Coatings, Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Failure Analysis and Startup
       to Commercialization.
     Attendees are encouraged to register by 4 p.m. September 28 to pay a
 fee as low as $195. After 4 p.m. on the 28th, registration fees will
 increase to $895 for all attendees.
     The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
 designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category
 1 Credit(s)(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the
 extent of their participation in the activity. This activity may be
 submitted for American Osteopathic Association Continuing Medical Education
 credit in Category 2.
     For more information about the Summit, which is the featured event of
 Nano-Week(TM) sponsored by the Nano-Network, visit
     Raquel Santiago
     Media Relations
     Cleveland Clinic Foundation
     Rego Giovanetti
     Communications Officer
     ASM International
     440-338-5151, x5622
     Kelly Coolbaugh
     Director of Communications

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