Accession Number:

ADA429593

Title:

The Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering (WABME) Quarterly Workshops: Clinical Problems and Engineering Solutions

Descriptive Note:

Final conference proceedings, 7 Apr-6 Dec 2004

Corporate Author:

CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering WABME is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional effort to promote research, technology transfer, and education in biomedical engineering in the national capital region. The core members of WABME are faculty from the biomedical engineeringbioengineering programs and activities of The Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, The George Washington University and Howard University. A prime component of WABME activities is a quarterly series of research workshops, which bring together problem-rich biomedical disciplines and solution-rich engineering and scientific disciplines. These workshops build connections within the local biomedical engineering community and enable researchers to form new alliances for tackling complex research challenges. Workshop topics have included Cancer Imaging for the Operating Room of 2020, Targeted Hydrogels Induce the Body to Repair Itself, Technology for Promotion of Health Independence Through the Lifespan, and Geometrical and Physical Models in Medical Image Analysis Fundamentals and Clinical Applications MRMC support has enabled both high-quality workshops and technical equipmenttraining for making a compelling, permanent teaching archive from the workshop content in the form of video and written reports. Furthermore, WABMEs framework facilitated several multi-institutional research and education grants, which will significantly enhance biomedical engineering training in the Washington DC area.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE