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2021 Call for Papers with Publication


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 Open
Nov. 18, 2020
- Draft Papers Due by 11:59 pm CST (Required Word Template)
Jan. 6, 2021 - Reviews completed and corresponding authors notified of acceptance & revisions if needed
(For Reviewers: Paper Review Deadline is the first week of Jan. 1, 2021)

Feb. 10, 2021 - Final Paper & Copyright Forms Due by 11:59 pm CST
Click here to find out if your paper is formatted correctly 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.

Submission Questions can be emailed to

Submission Instructions

We have transitioned to using EasyChair as our 2021 DMD submission tool. You can find submission information on the EasyChair website.


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



2020 Contributed Papers Committee Members

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

1. Cardiovascular Track   6. Surgical Tools Track
Mark Hjelle, Heraeus Medical ComponentsBardia Konh, University of Hawaii
  Jason Moore, Penn State University
2. Neuroengineering Track 7. Computer Modeling & Simulation Track
Jose Luis Lujan, Mayo Clinic Linxia Gu, Florida International University
  Stephen Gent, South Dakota State
3. Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Track 8. Human Factors Track
Andrew Hansen, VA Medical Center Bethany Lowndes, University Nebraska Medical Center
Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University, UK  
John Ferguson, VA Medical Center 9. Wearables Track
  Xiaoli Zhang, Colorado School of Mines
4. MEMS and Nano Eric Markvicka, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Yen-Lin Han, Seattle University  
  10. Special Devices Track
5. Sensors Track Kathleen Sienko, University of Michigan
Hao Su, City University of New York Sudesh Sivarasu, University of Cape Town
  Edsko Hekman, University of Twente

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