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Workshops and Conferences


Educational events relevant to the biomedical field are listed below.


Design of Medical Devices Conference (15th Anniversary)

April 11-14, 2016

The University of Minnesota Medical Devices Center (part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine), the College of Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents the 15th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference. The world's largest medical device conference will be held at The Commons Hotel, located at 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414, adjacent to the University of Minnesota campus. The DMD conference is to provide a national forum to bring together world-class medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, and the public sector to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design, showcase the University of Minnesota as a leader in the medical device community, and raise funds from corporate sponsorships to support medical device education at the University of Minnesota.

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4th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium

April 14-15, 2016

The Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is a 2-day event at the University of Minnesota, immediately following the completion of the Design of Medical Devices Conference. Organized by the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Engineering in Medicine and co-sponsored by MNDrive Brain Conditions, this symposium highlights recent advances in the field of neuromodulation, showcasing presentations from internationally recognized leaders in academia, industry, and government.

This year we are announcing an expanded poster session for students and faculty to highlight their work. Networking opportunities will be made available as well throughout the two days to help facilitate energetic discussions on the most recent topics in Neuromodulation. Anybody interested in this new and growing field of research is highly encouraged to attend. Last year’s program sold out quickly, so early registration is recommended.

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Mini Medical School

Once a week for five weeks per semester

Ever wondered what it's like to attend medical school? Here's your chance! Each semester, the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center (AHC) delivers a unique opportunity for lifelong learners to explore the science of health and disease. Read more about Mini Medical School>


BioCOR Featured Workshop - Preservation of molecular, cellular and tissue biospecimens

May 19-20, 2015

Now in its tenth year, participants for this course have come from literally all over the globe. Attendees of the course have come from industry (biotechnology, biobanking, cell therapy,regenerative medicine, etc), academia/non-profits (universities, hospitals, etc.), and government agencies. For those participants new to preservation, the course is an important overview to fundamentals of preservation and an efficient introduction to critical issues in preservation protocol development. For those experienced in preservation, this course describes emerging technologies. Read more about the BioCOR Featured Workshop>


Cellular Bioprocess Technology

June 22-25, 2015

Review two decades of process research, learn the current state of technology, and see future opportunities with this concise, in-depth course. Join leading researchers from around the world for this interactive four-day seminar covering the fundamentals and practical analysis of cell culture technology and bioengineering. The Cellular Bioprocess Technology short course is offered annually at the University of Minnesota. Read more about the Cellular Bioprocess Technology advanced short course>