American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering-Military Collaboration: Bioengineering Challenges of Brain Trauma Conference
Final rept. 13 Feb -20 Feb 2008
AMERICAN INST FOR MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC
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On February 20, 2008, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering AIMBE held a meeting in conjunction with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center TATRC titled AIMBE-Military Collaboration Bioengineering Challenges of Brain Trauma at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. The meeting was a satellite meeting to the AIMBE 2008 Annual Event, The Global Impact of Medical and Biological Engineering. Working together, AIMBE and TATRC held a successful meeting where knowledge was shared to accelerate the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic treatments for the brain-injured patient. This will ultimately benefit the health and well being of members of the public who may suffer from traumatic brain injury, as well as increase public knowledge about new technological developments and their application to improving health. One of the primary goals of the meeting was to introduce AIMBE s leading minds to military researchers for possible future collaboration on state of the art research benefiting soldiers and the public. The meeting drew an attendance of approximately 100 individuals, primarily from the United States and from a wide range of backgrounds, including medical and biological engineers, students, military personnel and members of the media. The military has pioneered the management of trauma patients. The goal of this conference was to identify state-of-the-art methods in monitoring, imaging, and rehabilitation technology, applicable to the brain trauma patient, and to connect civilian innovators with military experts to share cutting edge technological advances. AIMBE represents multiple engineering and scientific societies and its Fellows provide a broad range of engineering, scientific and medical expertise to the public. Through this network, AIMBE represents approximately 50,000 individuals engaged in medical and biological engineering.
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