First AABME CONNECT Event to Address Modeling and Simulation

Mar 21, 2018

The Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME), an initiative that ASME launched last year to provide resources for engineers, scientists and physicians within the biomedical engineering community, will introduce a new event this spring. On May 14, the Alliance will present the first event in its new series, AABME CONNECT: Where Biomedicine and Engineering Come Together, which is intended to provide a forum for senior leaders from the biomedical engineering community to discuss recent developments within the field and encourage innovation and growth for the community at large.

Each AABME CONNECT event is expected to focus on a different topic, showcasing innovative work from a variety of biomedical engineering areas. The inaugural forum, which will address the theme “Modeling and Simulation: Transforming the Future of Healthcare,” will spotlight modeling and simulation throughout the healthcare industry, featuring examples and best practices. The workshop will be held on May 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn., in conjunction with the ASME Verification and Validation (V&V) Symposium, which will take place from May 16-18 at the same venue.

Scott Taylor, senior director of engineering standards, Stryker Corp.

In addition to providing opportunities for networking and discussion, the AABME CONNECT event in Minneapolis will include a number of informative sessions including “An Overview of Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare — Opportunity for Transformation,” “Modeling and Simulation in the Medical Device Life Cycle: Use Cases/Current Best Practices,” “Modeling and Simulation in the Regulatory Space,” “Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare Success Stories,” “Vision for Forecasting of Modeling and Applications in Healthcare,” and a panel discussion, “Building Trust in Modeling.” Scheduled speakers include Scott Taylor from Stryker Corp., Markus Reiterer from Medtronic, Marc Horner of ANSYS, Payman Afshari from Depuy-Synthes Spine, Kalyan Pasupathy of the Mayo Clinic, Joshua Kaizer of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Leonardo Angelone of the Food and Drug Administration, and David Moorcroft of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Markus Reiterer, senior principal scientist and Technical Fellow, Medtronic

Because the field of biomedical engineering is multidisciplinary by its nature, collaboration is a central tenet of the AABME initiative. Collaborators engage with ASME and AABME in a number of ways, from participating in each other’s events and initiatives to providing access to subject matter experts in specific biomedical engineering fields.

Representatives from a number of organizations that share a commitment to biomedical innovation for the benefit of human health will take part in AABME CONNECT this May. These collaborators include:

  • The INCOSE Healthcare Working Group, which brings together systems engineers and systems thinkers in healthcare system to identify, develop and tailor best practices for the improvement of healthcare delivery throughout the world;
  • The Avicenna Alliance, an association of industry and research organizations that have a commercial or research interest in predictive or “in silico” medicine (the use of individualized computer simulations in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and prognostic assessment of disease and development of treatments);
  • The ARMI Institute/BiofabUSA, whose mission is to make practical the large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues and tissue-related technologies, to benefit existing industries and cultivate new businesses;
  • NAFEMS, which focuses on the practical application of numerical engineering simulation techniques such as the finite element method for structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and multibody simulation; and
  • ASME’s V&V 40 Committee, whose forthcoming standard V&V 40 — Assessing Credibility of Computational Modeling and Simulation Results through Verification and Validation: Application to Medical Devices will be a focus area of discussion during the AABME CONNECT event and the subsequent V&V Symposium.

Leonardo Angelone, research biomedical engineer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

To mark the inaugural year of this event, ASME is supporting AABME CONNECT registration — a $495 value — for a limited number of individuals who represent key segments in the bioengineering industry. If you have questions about the event or would like to be considered for attendance, please send the following information to your name; title; affiliation; organizational setting represented (select from Industry, Government, Hospital/Clinical Practice, Finance/Investing, Nonprofit/NGO); and one paragraph expressing why your attendance will help advance biomedical engineering and positively impact the event. For more information on AABME CONNECT, visit

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