The 2009 EMBS-BMES Distinguished Lecture Series
We invite you to join us for our monthly lecture series in which we explore recent developments and stimulating topics in the field of biomedical engineering. The series is co-sponsored by the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Boston chapter of IEEE.
Seminars are held at MIT Room 66-110. (For directions to MIT, please visit http://whereis.mit.edu). Refreshments will be served prior to the event at 6:30 PM, with the lecture starting at 7:00 PM. * These events are free and open to the public.*
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Lecture Series 2009
7:00 PM, Wednesday, 18 March
Co-sponsored by the MIT BMES Student Chapter and the IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology
Global Health Technology Development: Getting it Right
Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital and CIMIT
A transition of technological design for Global Health is underway. The developing world has graveyards of medical devices that were not designed for the settings where they are found. Delivery systems are not functioning and beleaguered health care providers cannot keep up. An intersection of disciplines ranging from clinical, public health, anthropology, design, engineering, and business is needed. Insights of would-be users of equipment and those that stand to maintain them are essential components to develop life-saving technologies for areas where necessity should be the mother of innovation.
Dr. Kristian Olson is an internist/pediatrician on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Olson was a Fulbright Scholar to Australia where he earned a Master's of Public Health degree in Epidemiology and International Health. Dr. Olson was also the first MGH Thomas S. Durant Fellow in Refugee Medicine and obtained a diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene in London. Dr. Olson has served in some of the most resource-poor settings in the world including refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border, in tsunami-affected regions of Sumatra, on health projects in Cambodia and Kenya, and with the American Refugee Committee in Darfur. He currently serves as a board member of the Cambodian Health Committee.
This meeting is free and open to the public. The chapter meeting is scheduled for 7:00 PM, March 18, at MIT Building 66, Room 66-110, Cambridge, MA. Refreshments will be served prior to the event at 6:30 PM, with the lecture starting at 7:00 PM. For location of Building 66 and directions to the campus please consult http://whereis.mit.edu. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Student Chapter of the MIT Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the Boston chapter of the IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology. For more information contact Brian Tracey at email@example.com.