Join us on the beautiful Monterey Coast at the Asilomar Conference Center for a unique and defining three-day conference focused on understanding, predicting, and optimizing the durability of cardiovascular implants.
This event is intended to link anatomic and physiological conditions to implant design and to the engineering mechanics of fracture. Special highlights are panels discussions from the perspective of manufacturers, regulators, and physicians/inventors-turned-patients.
This conference is ideal for engineers and clinicians interested in cardiovascular implant design and durability. With renowned engineering and physician speakers from industry, academia, and the FDA, this conference will provide an up-to-date review of the field. Sponsored by medical device companies and with exhibits by preclinical, simulation, and testing service companies.
Day One: Boundary Conditions
The first day will introduce medical imaging and quantification tools used to determine vascular deformations, and to summarize current knowledge of important vascular beds including coronary, aortic, peripheral arterial, venous, and neurovascular. These boundary conditions, which are critical for design and durability prediction, differ dramatically depending on anatomy, pathology, and implantation of devices.
Day Two: Computational Analysis
The second day will focus on the translation of in vivo forces and displacements to the stresses and strains that ultimately determine implant durability. Finite Element Analysis will be emphasized with examples of how it can be used effectively and misused. We will also discuss future improvements in modeling techniques and verification and validation, with the end goal of using models to justify abbreviating costly clinical trials.
Day Three: Engineering Predictions
The final day will turn to engineering mechanics and how device lifetime can be predicted from analytical stress and strains. The role of material variation will be discussed, as well as the merits of strain-based, stress-based, and energy-based approaches to fatigue. Benchtop testing, both of finished devices and “test coupons”, will be discussed in regards to shortening testing and determining safety margins.
Uniquely, each day will close with a panel discussion addressing the impact of implant durability from the perspective of the manufacturers, regulators, and patients.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at CVID? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Early (by June 30) - $700
Late (after June 30) - $800
OFF-SITE participant registration $1500 (includes 3 meals/day and nightly events during conference)
REGISTRATION & LODGING MUST BE BOOKED TOGETHER through provided link. Lodging reservations made through Asilomar or 3rd be will be charged ‘off-site’ registration fee of $1500. Partial stays registration will be prorated.
Government and student discounts are available by emailing email@example.com
All-inclusive 4-Night Rate per Participant (includes lodging, 3 meals/day during conference, and all taxes)
double (2 participants rooming together) $788.48
non-participant guest rooming with single- Adult $389.28, Youth 3-12y $276.92, under 3y $0
Welcome cocktails, oceanside bonfire, wine tasting, and banquet included with registration and lodging.
Chris Cheng, Stanford Univ., Global Science & Technology
Tom Duerig, Confluent Medical Technologies
Tina Morrison, US Food & Drug Administration
Ken Ouriel, Syntactx
Alan Pelton, G.RAU Inc.
Brian Berg, Boston Scientific
Andrew Cleeland, Fogarty Inst.
John DeFord, Becton Dickinson
Tom Ditter, Johnson & Johnson
Arnulf Mayer, Biotronik
Ramesh Murray, Cardinal Health
Mike Nilson, Gore
Dennis Parsons, Endologix
Anthony Ragheb, Cook
Scott Rush, Terumo
Jeremy Schaffer, Ft Wayne Metals
Beverly Tang, Stryker
Kris Vietmeier, St. Jude/Abbott
Curtis Voss-Goreham, Medtronic
Ming Wu, Edwards