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2018 Call for Papers with Journal Publication


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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 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.

Technical Tracks

The conference will accept submissions for the following updated technical tracks:

TRK 1: Cardiovascular TRK 6: Tissue Engineering TRK 11: Human Factors
TRK 2: Neuroengineering TRK 7: MEMS & Nano TRK 12: Wearables
TRK 3: Orthopedics TRK 8: Sensors TRK 13: Data Analytics
TRK 4: Urologic TRK 9: Surgical Tools TRK 14: Special Devices
TRK 5: Rehabilitation TRK 10: Computer Modeling & Simulation  

2018 Publication Schedule

August 4, 2017 - ASME Paper Submission Tool will open
November 1, 2017 - Draft Paper Due (Word Template)
January 1, 2018 - Reviews completed and corresponding authors notified of acceptance & revisions if needed

January 31, 2018 - Final Papers Due (via the ASME Webtool)
Final papers will need to be submitted even if no changes have been made.

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

2017 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.


For questions about submissions:

Matthew Johnson, Contributed Papers Co-Chair
University of Minnesota

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

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



2017 Contributed Papers Committee Members

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

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

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