Medical Electronics Symposium Call for Abstracts


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The 10th Annual Medical Electronics Symposium will be held 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.

The Technical Committee chairs, Chuck Richardson of the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) and Don Banks of St. Jude Medical, are currently soliciting abstracts for presentations of relevant research across the following technology tracks:

  • Track 1 - Components and Designs for High - Density Medical Electronics
  • Track 2 - Solutions for Medical Electronics Assembly and Volume Manufacturing
  • Track 3 - Next Generation Microelectronics for Changing Healthcare Markets

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015. Anyone interested in presenting at this event can submit an abstract at http://www.smta.org/medical/call_for_presentations.cfm. There is not a technical paper requirement for this symposium. Presentations are due on August 21, 2015.

The conference will include an exhibition area featuring more than 30 tabletop displays that will be open during conference breaks plus after hours. There are also numerous opportunities for sponsorships. For more information about exhibiting please contact Patti Coles, SMTA, at patti@smta.org or 952-920-7682; and for sponsorship information please contact Gina Edwards, MEPTEC at gedwards@meptec.org or call 408-858-5493.

For the latest information about the 2015 Medical Electronics Symposium, go to http://www.smta.org/medical/

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 OregonBio

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.

About SMTA

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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