Medical Electronics Symposium Keynotes Announced

May 07, 2015

The 10th Annual Medical Electronics Symposium will feature three dynamic keynote speakers at Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon, on September 16-17, 2015. SMTA, iNEMI, MEPTEC and OregonBio will once again co-host this year’s international symposium, which will focus on advances in electronic technologies and advanced manufacturing, specifically targeting medical and bioscience applications.

John A. Rogers, Ph.D., University of Illinois, will kick off the event with his Keynote Presentation on "Soft Electronics for the Human Body." The talk will summarize fundamental and applied aspects of three recent examples that address currently unmet clinical needs: wearable electronics, high resolution mapping systems, and soft sensors and stimulators.

Benjamin Roussel, MedTech Activity Lead at Yole Développement, will provide an overview of the applications and the challenges faced when entering the wearable electronics and biosensors market in his presentation "Medical & Healthcare: What are the Opportunities for MEMS and Sensors?"

In his talk on "Design Challenges for Home Use Medical Devices," Greg Thompson, VP of Engineering within the Medical Division of Sanmina Corporation, will cover the challenges that are encountered when taking traditional medical devices and implementing them for the home use environment.

For the latest information about the 2015 Medical Electronics Symposium, go to

The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is an industry-led international consortium made up of approximately 100 manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and consortia, government agencies and universities. Its mission is to forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future. For additional information, go to

The Microelectronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council (MEPTEC) is a trade association of semiconductor suppliers and manufacturers dedicated to enhancing and advancing the competitiveness of packaging, assembly and test providers.

The Oregon Bioscience Association (OregonBio) is the leading voice for Oregon's bioscience industry. Its mission is to cultivate a thriving bioscience industry in Oregon through advocacy, member support, energizing business formation and industry expansion, targeted workforce training and networking. Its members include a broad range of organizations and entrepreneurs involved in research, commercialization and advanced manufacturing of bioscience technologies.

The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.

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