Physiological Monitoring

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum

 Dear Colleague,

On Thursday, February 21st, WPI’s Bioengineering Institute (BEI) will host the Symposium on Physiological Monitoring.  Physiological monitoring covers a wide spectrum of technologies including optical, electrochemical, electromagnetic, ultrasonic and physical methods such as pressure and temperature. The aim of the symposium is to identify the research needs of both the clinic and industry and will have an emphasis on diabetes. The complications associated with diabetes demand that not only glucose but other markers of physiology are monitored regularly.

This symposium will feature world renowned experts in the fields of diabetes, monitoring technolgies and metabolism.


The talks will cover:

* Monitoring requirments for diabetes and its complications
* Translating diabetes research into the clinic
* Spectroscopic methods to monitor physiology
* The role of Nitric Oxide in diabetes and how it is monitored in vivo
* Microfluidic platforms for analyte monitoring
* Applications of optics to biomedicine
* Ultrasound imaging

Joining us as speakers are:

Cathy Carver, M.S., A.N.P., C.D.E., Director of Education and New Clinic Program Development, Joslin Diabetes Center

Howard Wolpert, M.D., Senior Physician on Adult Diabetes, Joslin Clinic Section, Director of the Insulin Pump Program, Joslin Diabetes Center

Edward Clancy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Apostolos Doukas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Tainmei Ouyang, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Abbott Diabetes Care

Kenneth Bradley, Chief Operating Officer, Arryx, Inc.

Robert Peura, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Christopher R. Lambert, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Bioengineering Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Peder Pedersen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

James Duckworth, Ph.D., Associate Professsor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Further details will be coming soon.

Agenda | Abstracts | Speaker Bios

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