WM Symposia

WM Symposia
March 18-22, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center

You are cordially invited to WM2018, the 44th annual Waste Management Symposia, to participate in a forum for discussing and seeking safe, cost-effective solutions to the management and disposition of radioactive wastes and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The WM2018 conference will explore the theme “Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Emerging Technologies,” which will feature the development and application of robotics and sensing to overcome radioactive waste management challenges.

Special Offer for WearRAcon 18 Attendees!

A 50% attendee registration discount is available to the Wearable Robotics Association by entering the code wm18WRA during the registration process. Take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate by completing payment before January 6, 2018. Additional discounts are available for companies interested in exhibiting, please contact jaclyn@wmarizona.org to learn more. For more information on WM2018 please visit www.wmsym.org/conferenceprogram.


CLAWAR 2017 will be held within the premises of Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal, during
11-13 September 2017.

The conference will feature technical and social programs. The technical
program will comprise plenary, regular, and special/invited sessions. All
articles submitted for inclusion in the conference will be peer reviewed
before acceptance. It is envisaged that all accepted papers will appear in
the conference proceedings, to be published by World Scientific Publishing
Company and indexed in SCOPUS, as well as on CD/flash drive, subject to
registration of at least one author for presenting the work. A selection of
presented papers will also be recommended for possible publication in
reputable ISI-indexed scientific journals. CLAWAR 2017 will also feature
Robot Competition and Industrial Robot Exhibition.

Original contributions in the general area of mobile robotics, covering
climbing, walking, flying robots with assistance and service provided to
humans and machines are welcome. The conference will cover analysis
(modelling and simulation) techniques, design approaches and developed
robotic systems. Support technologies for realisation of such systems,
associated economic, ethical and social considerations are integral part of
the conference theme.

Key dates
21 Dec 2016: Proposals for workshops/ special sessions
01 Feb 2017: Submission of full draft papers
15 Mar 2017: Notification of paper acceptance
12 Apr 2017: Submission of final (accepted) papers
03 May 2017: Early bird registration (reduced fee)
05 Jul 2017: Preliminary program
11-13 Sep 2017: Conference

We would like to invite you to submit your contributions according to the
key dates given above.

Submission of Papers
The technical program of the conference will feature Regular Papers and
Special Session Papers. Authors are invited to submit their full draft
papers in PDF format from the paper submission page of the conference
web-site by the indicated deadline for consideration for inclusion in the
relevant category (special/regular paper).

All papers will be peer reviewed before acceptance, and all accepted papers
(subject to registration) will be published in the conference proceedings.
Final accepted papers will be limited to 8 pages in length in the prescribed
style and format given in the paper submission web page.

A selection of presented papers will also be recommended for possible
publication in reputable international journals.

Workshop and Special Session Proposals
Proposals should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat and a copy sent
to Professor Gurvinder S. Virk (gsvirk@clawar.org). Each proposal should be
limited to one A4 page in length and must include title, aims/objectives,
brief outline/scope, name and affiliation of the organizer(s).

Organisations and research groups can promote their robots and robotics
research work by exhibiting these at the conference. Those wishing to
participate in the exhibition programme of the conference are invited to
seek relevant information via the conference web-site.

Robot competition
The conference will feature a ?Climbing Robot Competition?. Research groups
wishing to take part in the competition are invited to seek relevant
information via the conference web-site.

Organisations wishing to sponsor the conference in any way and gain the
corresponding benefits, by promoting themselves and their products to the
robotics community through conference publications, conference web-site and
conference publicity, are invited to view relevant information on the
conference web-site and further to contact the conference secretariat to
discuss the terms of sponsorship and necessary arrangements.

Conference web-site: https://www.clawar.org/clawar2017

ASAIO 63rd Annual Conference in Chicago


June 21-24, 2017  |  Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Program Theme:
Patient-Centric Innovation – Artificial Organs Beyond the Conventional

Program Chairman:
Marvin Slepian, MD, Professor of Medicine & Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona

Deputy Program Chairman:
Joseph Zwischenberger, MD, Professor & Chairman of Surgery
University of Kentucky


General Session Thursday June 22, 2017

Top Graded Abstracts

ASAIO President’s Address
Dr William Fissell, Vanderbilt University

Medical Device Innovation
How Do We Drive It, Build It and Deliver It in the Future

Medical Device/Therapeutics Innovation
The Issue, The Need and The Process
Marvin Slepian, MD, University of Arizona

Rapid Prototyping Additive Manufacturing
John Jackson, PhD, Wake Forest University

Modeling and Simulation Approaches
Enhancing Certainty, Reducing Animal Studies, Speeding Development
Tina Morrison, PhD, FDA

The Revolution in Material Development
Arthur Coury, PhD, Northeastern University

Efficiency in Regulatory Strategies
Valerie Merkle, PhD, FDA

Fueling The Process – The VC/Financial Perspective
Carmichael Roberts, PhD, Northbridge
Stephen Oesterle, MD, Medtronic

General Session Friday June 23, 2017

ASAIOfyi – for young innovators – Rapid Fire Presentations

ASAIOfyi – for young innovators Student Design Competition

Keynote Address

Medical Devices, Artificial Organs, Organs-On-A Chip and Beyond:
How To Impact Healthcare In The Future – Perspectives from the NIH
Roderic Pettigrew, PhD,MD, NIBIB/NIH

Keynote Address

Stretching Our Way Into The Future – Flexible and Stretchable Electronics –
New Materials and Sensors For Medicine
John Rogers, PhD, Northwestern University

ASAIO History Group

Scientific Biography of Dr William Pierce
Presented by Dr Gerson Rosenberg

ASAIO Hastings Lecture

The Total Artificial Heart – Past, Present and Future
Jack Copeland, MD


WearRAcon 17

Join wearable robotics professionals and entrepreneurs from industry, academia, and government at WearRAcon 17. The annual event brings together more than 300 attendees from across the globe, to hear cutting-edge presentations, see robotics demonstrations, participate in the Innovation Competition and network with those creating and using wearable robotic devices. Click here for more information and to register.

Hear cutting-edge keynote presentations from…

Homayoon Kazerooni, Founder, suitX / US Bionics

Michael Goldfarb, Creator, Indego

Gain access to these industry visionaries who are shaping the wearable robotics industry:

-Gery Colombo, CEO, Hocoma

-Thomas Looby, CEO, Ekso Bionics

-Scott Schneider, President, North America, Ottobock

-Achilleas Dorotheou, Head, Human Motion Control, Parker Hannifin

-Stephane Bedard, CEO, B-Temia

-Larry Jasinski, CEO, ReWalk Robotics

-Crispin Simon, CEO, Rex Bionics

-Tim Swift, Co-Founder, Other Labs

-Paule Gudonis, CEO, Myomo

-And more to be announced!

Sponsorship Opportunities!

Sponsors have the unique opportunity to meet with industry leaders and more importantly, meet with customers interested in purchasing new technology to improve productivity, worker safety, health, and more. Consider a sponsorship that allows a “spotlight demonstration” and a booth to exhibit your latest designs.

Click here to view the sponsorship packages, or contact conference@werablerobotics.com for more information.

Webinar: Importance of Spinal Kinemetics

October is National Ergonomics Month so tune in on October 27th from 10:00 – 11:00 EDT to hear StrongArm CEO and Founder, Sean Petterson, along with CTO, Michael Kim present on the importance of Spinal Kinemetics.

Sean and Mike will discuss spinal risk and share how the company’s unique expertise in this area has allowed StrongArm to provide ergonomic solutions for injury prevention and peak performance for a growing list of global partners.


Sean Pettterson, CEO & Founder, StrongArm Technologies
Mike Kim, CTO, StrongArm Technologies

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