Connecting With the Biomedical Industry

Connecting With the Biomedical Industry

Connecting With the Biomedical Industry

Biomedical Engineering Society President Daniel Khuc presents Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick an award of appreciation at a previous conference (Robert Bain photo).

When Harjot Hans, ’14 biomedical engineering, graduates in June, he hopes to have the connections he needs to find work in his chosen field, thanks in part to his role helping organize the 2014 Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference.

The event will be held 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 26 at San Jose State. This is an opportunity not just for Hans and his fellow Biomedical Engineering Society members, who organize the conference, but for all students campuswide. All majors are welcome to attend.

Plenary session speakers include Brad Vale, head of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, and Michael Harrison, University of California, San Francisco, professor emeritus of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Parallel sessions will focus on topics such as applications of nanotechnologies in medicine, novel biomedical technologies, and prosthetics/bionics. For Hans, it’s valuable to learn about what’s trending in the industry.

Biomedical engineering is such a broad field,” Hans said. “Speakers tell us what’s going on now.”

The day closes with a CEO panel and student poster session. Registration rates start at $10 for Biomedical Engineering Society members.