2013-2014

Post-WCB Workshop: July 12-13, 2014

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Most cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke are caused by plaque rupture which happens without warning. Available screening and diagnostic methods are insufficient to identify the victims before the event occurs.

Vulnerable Plaques: Data, Modeling, Predictions and Translation to Clinical Applications

Post-WCB Workshop: July 12-13, 2014

A two-day workshop to be held at
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

(Endorsed by the World Council of Biomechanics)

The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers from different disciplines related to image-based cardiovascular computational modeling to exchange state-of-the-art techniques in their respective fields, providing mutual professional training so that participants can broaden their skills and knowledge basis. The workshop will also identify challenges and critical needs in all related areas by listening to experts from other areas.

Oral and poster presentations will be arranged. Full papers will be published as a special issue by Biomedical Engineering Online, following reviews organized by the Conference Scientific Committee. People interested in participating should contact Dalin Tang (dtang@wpi.edu). Limited travel support is available. The title and abstract of your paper should be sent to me by April 30 with the full paper due by May 31, 2014.

A nominal registration fee will be to cover meals and conference materials. Students and participants staying in WPI East Hall (3 bedroom suite with shared bath/kitchen/living room) will incur a room charge of $60/night/person. Participants staying at Courtyard Marriot Hotel (walking distance) will incur $125/night/person. Local transportation cost between Boston and Worcester (train, car rental or taxi) varies.

Full information can be found here.

April 3, 2014

 
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