The Future of Medical Care Innovations, Advancements, Opportunities

Tuesday, April 28, 2009The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 01, 2009 — If you think advancements in medical care have been great, think again. The future is moving at lightning speed and knowing what impact that will have on patient and doctor relationship and treatment is vital. Accelerating Innovations in Medical Care: Advancements & Opportunities in Architecture, Design, Mobility and BioMedical Engineering will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich., from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), INCOSE Michigan Chapter & the Biomedical Working Group, the conference will feature two keynote presentations and a six-member panel discussion with distinguished speakers from throughout the country.

Dr. Julian Goldman, MD, Director of Interoperability, Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) in Boston, MA, will kick off the conference with a presentation about the Operating Room of the Future: A convergence of disciplines – clinicians, institutions, and private companies.
Dr. Chisato Nojiri, MD, PhD, Chairperson and Chief Medical Officer, Terumo Heart Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI, will talk about The DuraHeart Innovation Story. Currently the only approved implantable Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS), it combines a centrifugal pump with an active magnetic circulatory support device intended to provide cardiac support for patients who are at risk of death due to end-stage heart failure.

The conference’s other presenters and topics include:

  • Transforming Ideas into Innovations with a Multidisciplinary Approach: James Geiger, MD, Executive Director, University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center and Brenda Jones, Managing Director, University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center
  • Medical Care in Space: The Challenges and Risks Space Travel and Colonization Pose for Medical Care, and How Life on Earth Can Benefit: Mark A. Powell, Attwater Consulting, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • What Do Green and Health Care Have to Do With One Another? Dan Jacobs LEED AP, Senior Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, A3C Collaborative Architecture and Jan Culbertson, Senior Principal, A3C Collaborative Architecture
  • Bench to Bedside: Patient Therapies and Tomorrow’s New Cures, The Chili’s Care Center at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital; Scott D. Courtney, AIA, LEED AP, Associate, SmithGroup
  • Simulation Analysis Used For Facility Space Planning of an Emergency Department: Lillian Miller, Associate/Senior Program Analyst, Albert Kahn Associates
  • Healthcare Trends and Challenges and the High Performance Healthcare Facility: Daniel R. Beney, PE, LEED AP, Associate, Medical Planner/Engineer, Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • Inactivating Airborne Pathogens through Air Sanitization: Frank Stamatatos, Director of Business Development, Strion Air, Inc.
  • Application of Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation and Standard High Efficiency Filtration in HVAC Systems as an Alternative to HEPA Filtered Laminar Air Flow for Orthopedic Surgical Suites and Intensive Care Units: Tim Leach, Chief Executive Officer, Vigilair Systems, Inc.

The conference will be preceded on Monday, April 27, 2009 with an optional tour of and dinner at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Cost to attend the conference only is $149 for ESD, INCOSE and Affiliate Council Members; $169 for non-members and $129 students and seniors. Cost to attend the conference and tour/dinner is $169 for ESD, INCOSE and Affiliate Council Members and $189 for non-members and $149 students and seniors.
For more information, visit or call Brenda Moragne at 248-353-0735, ext. 155 or You can register online at

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