SMTA, iNEMI, MEPTEC Seek Presenters for 2018 Medical Electronics Symposium


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The 2017 Medical Electronics Symposium will be held at University of Texas at Dallas, on May 16-17, 2018. SMTA, iNEMI, and MEPTEC have again joined forces to host the International Symposium, which will focus on innovation in electronic technologies and advanced manufacturing specifically targeting medical and bioscience applications. The Symposium will be chaired by Chuck Richardson of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI).

Presenters are invited to speak on such topics as implantable devices, diagnostic equipment, personal monitoring, and drug delivery, as well as biosensors, microfluidics, wireless communications and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The Symposium will cover design, miniaturization, materials, manufacturability, test, reliability, and regulatory compliance for Class II and III medical electronics. Other relevant topics include emerging technologies such as stretchable electronics, wireless body area networks, biosensors in novel applications and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).

Suggested Topics:

  • Flexible/stretchable circuitry in Medical Electronics
  • Devices/Sensors/Security - Connected Health Security
  • Business and Market Trends in Medical Electronics
  • Medical Electronic Product Design
  • Medical Diagnostic & Imaging
  • Wearables in Healthcare
  • IoT Solutions for Medical Technologies
  • Medical Assembly/test
  • Miniaturization
  • Reliability Concerns in Medical Products
  • Biological Compatibility
  • Electronic Prosthetics

The abstract and presentation must be non-commercial in nature and emphasize the medical technology and not the company portfolio.  There is no technical paper requirement for this symposium. Presentations are due on November 1, 2017.

About iNEMI

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 http://www.inemi.org.

About MEPTEC

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. 

About SMTA

The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an organization consisting of 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.  A Global Association Working at a Local Level.

For the latest information about the 2018 Medical Electronics Symposium, go to http://www.smta.org/medical/

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