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2018 Call for Papers with Journal Publication

Closed - Reviews completed by Jan. 1, 2018


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. Papers 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 contributed papers are likely to be asked to serve as reviewers for other contributed papers.

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. More information will be provided soon.

Some papers may be selected to be presented in one of the Advances in Medical Devices sessions and ten papers, describing medical device designs with a potential for commercialization, will be invited for participation in the Three-in-Five Competition.

All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Design of Medical Devices Conference in the ASME Digital Collection, and will also be published as a printed book by ASME Press. Conference registration and presentation of the paper 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.

UPDATED Technical Tracks

The conference will accept submissions for the following technical tracks:

TRK 1: Cardiovascular TRK 7: Surgical Tools
TRK 2: Neuroengineering TRK 8: Computer Modeling & Simulation
TRK 3: Orthopedics & Rehabilitation TRK 9: Human Factors
TRK 4: Urologic TRK 10: Wearables
TRK 5: MEMS & Nano TRK 11: Special Devices
TRK 6: Sensors  

2018 Publication Schedule

August 4, 2017 - ASME Submission Tool Closed

EXTENDED to November 8, 2017 - Draft Paper Due by 11:59 pm CST (Word Template)

January 1, 2018 - Reviews completed and corresponding authors notified of acceptance & revisions if needed
(For Reviewers: Paper Review Deadline is Dec. 15, 2017)

Submit Your Final PaperJanuary 31, 2018 - Final Papers Due (via the ASME Webtool)
All papers will need to be converted to the ASME template and submitted as a final paper. To accommodate the new header, papers that have reached the 4 page maximum, are allowed an additional page. (sample paper)

January 31, 2018 - ASME Copyright Form Due
All authors of the paper are required to sign this form or the designated author may sign on behalf of the other authors with written permission from the other authors submitted to ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

Click here for Frequently Asked Submission Questions

2018 Author Instructions

Papers follow the form of an ASME Technical Brief and should be between two and four pages in length. The required sections for the paper are Background, Methods, Results, Interpretation.

Download the author resources for writing in ASME style (web link) and the required Technical Brief Template (Word). Look to any ASME journal for guidance on figure format. Incorporate figures and captions into the body so that it looks like a finished journal article, rather than putting figures and captions on separate pages after the text. Text throughout the article cannot contain color words as readers of print will only see black and white figures. Please double check your references to include all paper authors and note that "et. al." is not permitted in the reference list.

Use the online ASME DMD Conference Toolbox to submit a paper. You may login to the Toolbox using or existing ASME login credentials, or you may create a new account.

Upload the PDF version of your paper and select a track. You will receive a submission confirmation by email that includes your paper number. Please use your paper number in all communication with conference organizers.

Follow the same procedure to upload your final paper after incorporating the suggestions from the reviewers.

Finally, for accepted papers, upload the signed ASME Copyright Form. Direct any Copyright questions to ASME at and


For questions about submissions:

Carl Nelson, Contributed Papers Co-Chair
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Matthew Johnson, Contributed Papers Co-Chair
University of Minnesota

Trisha Huntosh, Conference Coordinator
University of Minnesota
612-626-5642 |



2018 Contributed Papers Committee Members

Contributed Papers Co-Chairs
Carl Nelson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln & Matthew Johnson, University of Minnesota

1. Cardiovascular Track   7. Surgical Tools Track
Dennis Trumble, Carnegie Mellon University Jason Moore, Penn State University
Youngjae Chun, University of Pittsburgh Bardia Konh, University of Hawaii
2. Neuroengineering Track 8. Computer Modeling & Simulation Track
Jose Luis Lujan, Mayo Clinic Linxia Gu, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
3. Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Track 9. Human Factors Track
Andrew Hansen, VA Medical Center Qian Wang, Ohio State University
Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, UK  
John Ferguson, VA Medical Center 10. Wearables Track
  Xiaoli Zhang, Colorado School of Mines
4. Urologic Track Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota
W. Jong Yoon, University of Washington
  11. Special Devices Track
5. MEMS & Nano Track Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan
Xu Zhang, Ohio State University Goldie Nejat, University of Toronto, Canada
  Silas Alves, University of Toronto, Canada
6. Sensors Track Edsko Hekman, University of Twente
Benjamin Terry, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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