The 2nd annual Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on September 19 – 20, 2019. The forum will consist of keynote and plenary talks, plenary panel discussions, and poster presentations on the frontiers of biomedical engineering.

In 2018, about 300 participants attended the Forum, representing Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and 21 other institutions. The forum is endorsed by the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). During a special session, newly elected IAMBE Fellows will be inducted.

The Forum will begin on Thursday, September 19, with Symposium on Grand Challenges in Biomedical Engineering hosted by IAMBE. The symposium will consist of two moderated sessions: “Neuroengineering, Imaging, and Informatics” and “Cell/Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials.”

A student pointing to his poster and smiling as he explains his work

Source: College of Engineering

In 2018, the Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering hosted 300 participants from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and 21 other institutions.

Keynote lectures will kick off the following morning Friday, September 20. Bruce J. Tromberg, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH and a pioneer in the field of biophotonics, will deliver the first address, entitled “Engineering the Future of Health.” Other keynote lecturers include Rashid Bashir, dean of engineering and professor of bioengineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical and chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. 

A poster award competition will be held for presenting and first authors who are students, postdocs, or residents in any area interfacing engineering with medicine and health. Last year, seven poster awards were presented. 

Hosting this many biomedical engineering professionals under the roof of Carnegie Mellon will allow many of the brightest minds to come together to address the biggest grand challenges in biomedical engineering.

Bin He, Department Head, Biomedical Engineering

“We are very excited to once again host the Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering,” says Biomedical Engineering Department Head Bin He, who is also the Chair of IAMBE. “Hosting this many biomedical engineering professionals under the roof of Carnegie Mellon will allow many of the brightest minds to come together to address the biggest grand challenges in biomedical engineering.”

The event is open to the public but requires registration. More than 425 attendees from 39 institutions have registered this year and registration is currently closed due to room capacity. Interested parties may email to be waitlisted. Read the full program of events.