Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ, UK

The meeting is organised by the Engineering in Medicine and Health Division of the IMechE and will be chaired by Dr Georges Limbert, University of Southampton, UK

Full programme and registration details available at:

The event has been subsidised to offer a substantially reduced fee for students (£18 including VAT). This is based on the fact that similar seminars have seen interest from students and we would like to ensure that events are open to all.
We are certainly keen to make sure that the event is an enjoyable one and your attendance and participation would be very welcome.

The objectives of the seminar are to communicate the most current ideas on the impact of computer-assisted techniques in the field of bioengineering (cardiovascular biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics, medical devices, human-consumer product interactions, etc), to educate scientists, engineers, and researchers in the use of these techniques, to promote the use of computer technology in bioengineering research, and to welcome new students, engineers and researchers into the field.
This one-day seminar will show how state of the art computational engineering methods, including Finite Element, Rigid Body Dynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods, can be applied successfully in practice to assist medical researchers and engineers to design, develop and improve the performance of medical devices, engineered tissues and drugs. This will be demonstrated through presentations from engineers and researchers from such diverse organisations as Anybodytech, the University of Oxford, Philips Applied Technologies and the University of Leeds.
The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to foster cross-discipline networking and collaboration opportunities among researchers from academia and industry (engineering consultancy, medical device, pharmaceutics, consumer goods, bioengineering).

Confirmed speakers:
- Prof. Gerhard Holzapfel (keynote), Graz University of Technology
- Dr. Ruth Wilcox, University of Leeds, UK
- Prof. Yiannis Ventikos, University of Oxford, UK
- Dr Philippe Young, Simpleware Ltd, UK
- Professor Mark Taylor, University of Southampton, UK
- Mr. Arne Kiis, Anybody Technology, Denmark
- Prof. Steve Franklin, Philips Research , Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Dr Neil Bressloff, University of Southampton, UK
- Mr. Stephen Harrison, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, UK
- Dr. Michele Spinelli, Universitat of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
- Mr. Alan Parish, Queen Mary’s University of London, UK
- Mr. Claudio Capelli, University College London, UK
- Dr. P. Prokopoviocha, University of Leeds, UK
- Mr. Stuart Kelly, Wideblue Ltd, UK
- Dr. Mark Yeoman, Continuum Blue Ltd, UK
- Mr. Christopher Brampton, University of Bath, UK