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Attend the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference!

At press time, there are still seats available for the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference, October 4-5 in Washington, DC. Meet leading innovators and thought leaders, and participate in identifying and exploring the Grand Challenges in engineering life sciences and healthcare.

Sponsored and organized by the IEEE Life Sciences Initiative, the two-day event brings together leading global innovators and thought leaders to identify and explore grand challenges in engineering life sciences and healthcare. The Conference is a public forum for the open exchange of ideas, discussion, and debate, the IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference will be held 4 – 5 October, 2012, at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Auditorium in Washington, DC.

The IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference offers a rich program consisting of keynote and plenary talks, as well as panel and group discussions. Speakers and panelists will cover an array of topic areas and disciplines including brain disorders and nervous systems; heart disorders and cardiovascular systems; and engineering challenges when fighting cancer. The event features a diverse lineup of experts gathered from around the world, such as Nobel Laureate and National Medal of Science recipient, Phillip A. Sharp, institute professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Charles M. Vest, a National Medal of Technology Laureate, president of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and president emeritus, MIT; and Roderic Pettigrew, director of National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Please visit the conference website for more information.

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September 2012 Contributors

Thomas Schmitz-RodeThomas Schmitz-Rode is Chairman, Applied Medical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He received a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1982. Read more

Atam DhawanAtam P. Dhawan, Ph.D., obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, in Electrical Engineering. Read more

Mathukumalli VidyasagarMathukumalli Vidyasagar received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, in 1965, 1967 and 1969 respectively. Read more