American Society Of Mechanical Engineers Host VisualizeMED Modeling & Simulation Event October 22nd
Less than a month away, Visualize MED aims to help enhance attendees’ knowledge on increasing patient safety and improving medical devices. This event will include a live virtual reality demonstration from University of Minnesota, expert panel discussions and several networking opportunities to connect with some of the industry’s leading experts. The event is hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME.org) which aims to promote the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. For those healthcare simulation champions interested in medical simulator development, this is certainly a special event to consider attending later this month!
The event takes place October 22nd at the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis MN and will provide an entire day focused on core conversations regarding medical visualization. Sessions include “Updates from the Bioengineering Space, “Transforming Medical Device Design & Product Development”, “Using Modeling and Simulation to Support a Successful Regulatory Strategy”, “VR Demonstrations”, “Exploring Healthcare’s Digital Future” and more!
The Visualize MED program is designed to help attendees:
- Improve quality
- Increase speed to market
- Accelerate regulatory approvals
- Increase confidence in models and simulations
- Decrease development costs
- Reduce preclinical and clinical testing
- Improve manufacturing quality and performance
Future ASME Events
AM Medical: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Innovations: May 27-28, 2020, Minneapolis, MN. AM Medical offers a new interactive event focusing exclusively on 3D innovations in a dynamic, collaborative environment for learning and sharing. Be part of the movement that’s driving patient care through innovative devices, cutting edge technologies and collaboration.
Verification and Validation Symposium (V&V): May 20-22, 2020, Baltimore, MD. This unique event will bring together engineers and scientists from all disciplines that use computational modeling and simulation to discuss and exchange ideas and methods for verification of codes and solutions, simulation validation, and assessment of uncertainties in mathematical models, computational solutions, and experimental data.
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 100,000 members in 140+ countries. Thirty-two thousand of these members are students. Indeed, ASME’s mission is to “serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering”.
From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME’s members are as diverse as the engineering community itself. ASME serves this wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.
About Modeling & Simulation in Product Development
As one can assume, bringing a new medical device to market can be costly and complicated. Medical simulator developers and manufacturers need to increase speed, quality and results. Modeling and simulation can accelerate product development and the regulatory submission process, and more importantly, increase patient safety and enhance device performance. The ultimate goal is the safety and effectiveness of medical devices for every physician who uses them, and every patient who needs them.
In effect, Modeling and Simulation creates a ‘digital twin’ of a medical device allowing for feasibility testing, inspection and more to be implemented virtually. Simulation allows developers to accurately model designs under different conditions. The technology allows researchers and engineers to better understand mechanical behavior of devices, and can lead to more tailored, patient-specific items. Along with device prototypes, simulation can reduce time to market and generate valuable data.
Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the USA FDA says “Modeling and simulation play a critical role in organizing diverse data sets and exploring alternate study designs. This enables safe and effective new therapeutics to advance more efficiently through the different stages of clinical trials.”
Modeling and simulation can accelerate product development and the regulatory submission process, and more importantly, increase patient safety and enhance device performance. The ultimate goal is the safety and effectiveness of medical devices for every physician who uses them, and every patient who needs them.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and current Chairman of the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.