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09-09-2008, 08:37 PM
"Computer Simulations in Medical Engineering", 19 November 2008, IMechE, London,UK

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

1 Birdcage Walk

London SW1H 9JJ, UK

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Organising committee: Georges Limbert and Mark Taylor (University of Southampton, UK)

Computer simulation techniques are revolutionising the way research and development is conducted for developing new products in a wide range of industries such as Pharmaceutics, Biomedical and Bio-Engineering.

Through practical case studies from key academic and industry specialists, this event will present novel state-of-the-art computational techniques and explore how these tools can solve a variety of problems in Medicine and related fields.

Confirmed speakers include:

- Dr Yiannis Ventikos, University of Oxford, UK

- Dr Philippe Young, Simpleware Ltd, UK

- Dr Dawn Walker, Kroto Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK

- Dr Jonathan Jeffers, Finsbury Orthopaedics, UK

- Professor Mark Sansom, University of Oxford, UK

- Dr Daniel Kelly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

- Dr Sandra Shefelbine, Imperial College London, UK

- Dr Francoise Dufour, Arup, UK

- Professor Mark Taylor, University of Southampton, UK

The event will cover and explore computational tools and ideas in:

1/ State of the art mathematical/computational techniques:

* Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

* Agent-Based Modelling (ABM)

* Computational Molecular Dynamics (CMD)

* Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

* Image -based modelling

2/ Computational modelling of the mechanics of biological tissues and structures as well as biomaterials: Tissue Engineering, Biological Tissue/Medical Device interface, Pre-Operative Planning, material performance.

3/ Computational modelling of mechanobiological processes: growth, remodelling and healing.

The objectives of the day are to:

* Explore novel ideas and learn how computational simulation techniques can be used to design, develop and improve the performance of medical devices, clinical treatments and drugs.

* Expand the awareness and prospects of consultant engineers/researchers into the high-growth biomedical engineering market.

* Expand the awareness of pharmaceutical and medical device companies on the benefits of using computer simulations in the development of their products.

* Foster cross-discipline networking and collaboration opportunities among researchers from Engineering and the Biosciences, consultant engineers and medical device/pharmaceutical/ biomedical companies.

NB: Numbers are restricted to 60 people and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Booking open now:

For event enquiries, please contact Diane Lorenzelli on:

t: + 44 (0)20 7304 6966e: d_lorenzelli@imeche.org

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For details of how we can tailor a package to suit your needs, contact Aman Duggal on:

t: +44 (0)20 7973 1309

e: a_duggal@imeche.org