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Workshops and Conferences


Educational events relevant to the biomedical field are listed below.


Design of Medical Devices Conference

April 9, 10-12, 2018

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 17th 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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6th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium

April 12-13, 2018
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

The Institute for Engineering in Medicine and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions are pleased to organize the 6th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, to be held right after the Design of Medical Devices conference April 12-13, 2018, on the campus of the University of Minnesota. During this event, distinguished scientists and thought leaders in neuromodulation will be invited to deliver plenary talks. Additionally, a poster session will be organized for faculty and students to showcase their work. Selected posters will be invited to give a brief Highlight talk in a Plenary Session.

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IEM Annual Conference and Retreat

September 24, 2018
McNamara Alumni Center
Minneapolis, MN

Save the Date! This year's Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Annual Conference and Retreat will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities Campus. The event will open with plenary keynote talks by nationally recognized leaders, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, there will be breakout sessions for IEM faculty members (as well as for other interested parties including industrial colleagues) to discuss research collaboration opportunities relating to Cardiovascular Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Medical and Biological Imaging, Medical Devices, and Neuroengineering. A poster/networking session will be held that will highlight IEM faculty member research and their groups included in the program. The retreat and conference will offer rich opportunities to develop collaborations and how to responsively apply for IEM seed grants. In addition, the 2018 IEM Industrial Fellows will be inducted during the morning plenary session. More information about the 2018 conference coming soon.

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