NIH-IEEE 2015 Strategic Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies for Precision Medicine

November 9-10, 2015
NIAID Conference Center
5601 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20852 

The NIH-IEEE Strategic Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care (POC) Technologies for Precision Medicine will focus on defining clinical translation needs and technology solutions. This 2 day conference will facilitate stakeholder – clinicians, healthcare providers, industry experts, innovators, government representatives, researchers and students – participation in key sessions. They include clinical needs for precision medicine, enabling technologies for POC, regulatory issues for POC devices, and sustainable global business models to support POC technologies in resource limited environments.

Federal funding opportunities and resources will be showcased, and presentations on recent healthcare innovations, point-of-care technologies, and industry exhibits will be featured. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss barriers and challenges in the broad delivery of accurate and affordable healthcare. Breakout sessions will lead to strategic planning on future directions to enhance resources and collaborations for clinical POC technologies.

Who Should Attend: All stakeholders in healthcare innovations, delivery, maintenance, services and management are specifically encouraged to participate in the conference. Researchers, clinicians and students engaged in scientific and clinical research related to healthcare applications are invited to attend. Industries and businesses dealing with healthcare products, devices, pharma and payers, along with life-science related sponsoring agencies and foundations are welcome to participate.

Extended abstracts in the form of 1-page papers of all invited and accepted presentations will be included in the Conference Program Book. The deadline for submission of 1-page papers is September 1, 2015. Full papers on the presentations will be invited for publication in a special issue of the open access IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine in early 2016.

Conference Chairs
Tiffani Lash, PhD, Program Director, NIBIB/NIH
Atam Dhawan, PhD, VP Research, NJIT

Program Chair
Mary Rodgers, PT, PhD, Advisor, NIBIB/NIH

Steering Committee
Tobias Barker, MD, VP, CVS Caremark
Benjamin Crocker, MD, Associate Director, Ambulatory Practice of the Future
Erica Forzani, PhD, Professor, Arizona State University
Jim Gallarda, PhD, Program Officer, Gates Foundation
William Heetderks, MD, PhD, Associate Director, NIBIB/NIH
Erin Iturriaga, BS, MSN, Program Director, NHLBI/NIH
Amy Kraftt, PhD, Program Director, NIAID/NIH
Christine Kelley, PhD, Director, Division of Discovery Science and Technology, NIBIB/NIH
Jessica Lotito, CMP, Manager, Conference Services, EMBS
Rishi Mathura, PhD, Scientific Program Specialist, NIBIB/NIH
Paul Pearlman PhD, Program Director, NCI/NIH
Shannon Silkensen, PhD, Program Director, NCI/NIH
Bernard Weigl, PhD, Sr. Platform Manager and Technical Expert, Flow Based Diagnostics, Intellectual Ventures/Global Good
Laura Wolf, CMM, Executive Director, EMBS