Medical Electronic Device Conference & Expo (MEDCon) announces that William Hyman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University will present during the event, being held May 16-18, 2011 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. This event provides the opportunity to stay at the forefront of innovations in engineering for electronic medical devices.

In the session "Designing Your Product with the Future in Mind: Categorizing Identical, Suitable, or Inappropriate Replacement Parts," William will discuss issues associated with the suitability of replacement parts obtained from non-original manufacturer sources and why it is important for medical device engineers to understand as they endeavor to repair and maintain medical devices at a reasonable cost. This presentation will provide a set of guidelines for evaluating and purchasing replacement parts in the context of the potential adverse effects of using inappropriate parts or parts sources.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Edwin Bills, Principal, Bilanx Consulting, LLC
  • Jeff Alves, Manager, Electrical System Design, St. Jude Medical, CRM Division
  • Steven Galecki, Senior Electrical Engineer, NDI Medical
  • Jeremy Hannon, Lead Electrical Engineer, GE Healthcare
  • Jon Knight, Vice President, Research & Development, Boston Scientific, Imaging Franchise
  • Gordon Smith, Chief Technology Officer, GSI Technologies
  • Terry N. Layton, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Glen Griffith, RF Fellow, Alfred Mann Foundation
  • Michael Bozeman, Technical Director of Electrical Engineering, International Biomedical
  • Dr. John Nyenhuis, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Jonathan Butzine, Electrical Engineer – Architect, GE Healthcare
  • William Schmidt, CAPA Project Manager, Beckman Coulter
  • Jamie Piaget, Electrical Engineer, IC & Sensor Development, Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Peter Strazdins, Development Engineer, Prosthetics, Motion Control, Inc.

MEDCon will cover technical presentations on challenges with designing next generation medical devices, including:

  • Optimizing on low-power design to extend battery life
  • Maintaining the safety and security of data from electronic devices
  • Knowing where the FDA & FCC are heading with telehealth, 501(K) & documentation for certification of Class II & III devices

Source Leading Products, Technology and Services in the Exhibit Hall

  • See the latest electronic components & systems to solve power, wireless, RF & space configuration needs
  • Learn about new initiatives that electronics suppliers are working on to facilitate the next generation of medical devices
  • Engage contract manufacturers that meet your design challenges, timeframe & budget
  • Network with colleagues and peers who face similar challenges
For more event information, view the preliminary agenda.