17th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD Conference)

Organization: University of Minnesota’s Design of Medical Devices Conference

Venue: Graduate Minneapolis

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 09, 2018 / 7:00 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Apr 12, 2018 / 12:00 pm - (CST)
Registration Date: Apr 02, 2018 Time: 06:00:00 - (CST)
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2018 Time: 06:00:00 - (CST)
Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2017 Time: 06:00:00 - (CST)
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The University of Minnesota’s Medical Devices Center (part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine), the College of Science and Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents the 17th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference, April 9-12, 2018. The world's largest medical device conference will be held at The Commons Hotel & McNamara Alumni Center, located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. The DMD Conference brings together medical device designers, manufacturers, researchers and representatives from academia and the public sector.


Conference Goals

  • Provide a national forum to bring together world-class medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, and the public sector to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design,
  • Showcase the University of Minnesota as a leader in the medical device community, and
  • Raise funds from corporate sponsorship to support medical device education at the University of Minnesota


Call for Papers

The 2018 DMD Conference seeks original papers that demonstrate new technologies and applications in the field of medical device design. Submissions from academic and industry researchers, clinicians and practitioners are encouraged. The paper should present an unbiased description of an experiment, product or business method related to medical devices. Repeated references to branded products or trade names, or excessive use of corporate logos or trademarks in illustrations is discouraged. Submissions should be two to four pages in length.

Authors of accepted papers will present their paper as a poster during one of the conference scientific poster sessions and as a brief 5-minute, 3-slide oral presentation.

Some papers may be selected to present in a full length oral session and ten papers, describing medical device designs with a potential for commercialization, will be invited to participate in the Three-in-Five Competition.

All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Design of Medical Devices Conference, a publication that will appear as an eBook in the ASME Digital Collection. Conference registration and participation in a conference poster session is required for publication of the paper.

High-quality accepted papers will be flagged in the review process and those authors will be invited to submit a longer version of their work for publication in the ASME Journal of Medical Devices. These papers will undergo an expedited review process, handled by the JMED editors.

November 1, 2017 - Draft Papers Due



Registration opens January 1, 2018! Early Bird Deadline is March 1. Complete registration information can be found at


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The mission of the Design of Medical Devices conference is to facilitate collaboration between academia and industry. A few spaces still remain! Deadline to sponsor is April 1, 2018 .