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2021 Call for Papers with Publication

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The DMD 2021 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 original, 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. Please note we are not accepting review articles. Authors of contributed papers are likely to be asked to serve as reviewers.

Accepted papers will be presented in one of the exciting Rapid Fire sessions. Additionally, the top 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 2021 Proceedings of the Design of Medical Devices Conference in the ASME Digital Collection. DMD Conference registration and presentation of the paper in the conference sessions is required for publication of the paper.

2020 Proceedings of the Design of Medical Devices Conference

Technical Tracks

The conference will accept submissions for the following technical tracks:

  • 3D Printing
  • Cardiovascular
  • Comp Modeling and Simulation
  • COVID-19 Response Devices
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Devices
  • Human Factors
  • Medical Device Materials
  • Neuroengineering
  • Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
  • Sensors
  • Special Devices
  • Surgical Tools
  • Wearables


Publication Schedule

Oct. 8, 2020 - EasyChair Submission Tool - CLOSED
EXTENDED Dec. 8, 2020
- Draft Papers Due by 11:59 pm CST (Required Word Template)
Feb. 1, 2021 - Reviews completed and corresponding authors notified of acceptance & revisions if needed
(For Reviewers: Paper Review Deadline is the last week of Jan. 2021)

March 1, 2021 - Final Paper & ASME Copyright Forms Due by 11:59 pm CST
Click here to find out if your paper is formatted correctly for publication before final submission.

ASME Copyright Form will be required for publication
ALL authors of each paper are required to sign an ASME copyright form. We will update you on the process as soon as we know more.


Final Paper and Copyright Form Instructions

Download the ASME Copyright Form and submit the Final Paper and completed form(s) via this link.

ALL authors of each accepted paper are required to sign an ASME copyright form for each accepted paper. (Second section of signature - "Author: (Applied only if you are signing for other)" SHOULD NOT BE USED)

Contact the DMD STAFF via email at

Register under the General or Student Options.

Rapid Fire Presentation Instructions will be available online and emailed to contact authors after March 8, 2021.


For questions about submissions:

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

Matthew Johnson, Contributed Papers Co-Chair
University of Minnesota

DMD Conference Coordinator



2021 Contributed Papers Committee Members

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

3D Printing   Neuroengineering
Yen-Lin Han, Seattle University Jose Luis Lujan, Mayo Clinic
Cardiovascular Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Farzad Azimpour, Edwards Life Sciences Andrew Hansen, VA Medical Center
Tinen Iles, University of Minnesota Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, UK
Comp Modeling and Simulation Sensors
Linxia Gu Florida, International University Hao Su, City University of New York
Stephen Gent, South Dakota State  
  Special Devices
COVID-19 Response Devices Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan
Steve Saliterman, University of Minnesota Sudesh Sivarasu, University of Cape Town
Eric Richardson, Duke University Edsko Hekman, University of Twente
  Amir Manbachi, Johns Hopkins University
Digital Devices  
John Ferguson, VA Medical Center Surgical Tools
  Jason Moore, Penn State University
Human Factors Bardia Konh, University of Hawaii
Bethany Lowndes, UNMC  
Medical Device Materials Eric Markvicka, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Mark Hjelle, Heraeus Medical Components  

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