Engineering and orthopaedic researchers and clinicians from around Ohio and the region are expected to attend a Wright State University symposium to discuss innovation in orthopaedic devices, exchange ideas and stimulate economic development.
The symposium will be held Monday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Apollo, Endeavour and Atlantis rooms of the Student Union.
Medical, biomedical and engineering students as well as residents, fellows and advisers are expected to take part in the symposium’s open forum.
“This is a perfect way to forge strong academic and industry partnerships and get the best ideas into the marketplace,” said Tarun Goswami, Wright State professor of biomedical and industrial engineering and orthopaedic surgery and founding director of the Device Development Center.
The symposium will feature a welcoming address by Wright State Provost Thomas Sudkamp and three plenary session lectures.
Vijay Goel, an orthopaedic bioengineer from the University of Toledo known for his pioneering research in the field of spinal disorders, will lecture on the engineer’s role in the design and development of spinal devices; Chris G. Sanford, of the University of Toledo Medical Center, will discuss advances and innovations in orthopaedic trauma; and Harold Linville, of the University of Dayton who has formed and managed medical-device companies, will lecture on innovations in orthopaedic devices.
There will be presentations throughout the day on orthopaedic devices for the spine, leg, hip and knee as well as orthopaedic-related issues and treatments.
The symposium is organized by Goswami and Dinesh Gundapaneni, a graduate student in Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.