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1st Annual Fischell Festival to Highlight New Research in Bioengineering

Advanced Technologies for Healthcare to be Featured

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MEDIA ADVISORY  May 1, 2007

CONTACT:

Faye Levine
301 405 0379
flevine@umd.edu

WHAT: Learn what the future holds in bioengineering and biomedical devices, and how engineers and healthcare providers can work together to expand and enhance the capabilities of physicians, dentists, pharmacists and a myriad of other health care providers—and ultimately to improve life for people around the world.

Events include:

  • a live telesurgery demonstration from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (laparoscopic [video-guided] Nissen fundoplication)
  • invited talksstudent posters
  • lab tours
  • a career information session featuring leading Maryland biotech companies.

WHO: The Fischell Department of Bioengineering (Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park), has invited industry and academic experts, engineering students and entrepreneurs to showcase the latest technologies and insights in the fields of biotechnology and bioengineering.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Detailed agenda:
http://www.bioe.umd.edu/fischellfestival/

**This event will be followed by a lecture by Medtronic's Art Collins**

WHERE: Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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