Syracuse Chapter of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Presents:

The EMBS HealthTech Symposium Fall 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, presentations starting at 3:30 PM

At the Welch Allyn Lodge

4341 State Street Rd, Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153-0220

Cost: Early bird (payment received before Oct 26): $25 for professionals, $20 for IEEE Members. Please send check to B. Keller, P.O. Box 246, Skaneateles, NY 13152 Payment received at the door (cash or check): $30 for professionals, $25 for IEEE Members. Free for full-time students

Andrew R. Kaufman, MD, (SUNY Upstate Medical University), "From Academia to Industry: the Story of an Entrepreneurial Psychiatrist"
Dr. Kaufman is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He will highlight the business case of Zinnia Safety Systems, LLC, a medical device start-up. Zinnia is developing a suicide monitoring system for use in custodial care facilities, such as jails and psychiatric hospitals. He will cover the technical challenges of product R&D for a non-engineer and discuss the elevant technology, photoplethysmography (PPG).


Denis Cormier, PhD (RIT)
"3D Printing"
Denis Cormier is the Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Advanced Machine Tools at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His teaching and research interests focus on additive and direct-write printing technologies for synthesis of novel materials and geometric structures. 3D printing technologies have received a great deal of attention in recent years. What few people realize is that the medical community was responsible for driving much of the early innovations in this field. This talk will highlight a number of interesting ways in which different 3D printing technologies have been used in medicine.

Registration opens at 2:30

Networking opportunities

Full schedule
1:30PM Tour of Welch Allyn (please RSVP to, if you want the tour)
2:30PM – Registration Opens, Student Poster Session Commences
3:25PM – Welcome and Opening of Symposium
3:30PM – Suicide Prevention Monitoring Systems, Andrew R. Kaufman, MD, (SUNY Upstate Medical University)
4:15PM – 3D Printing, Denis Cormier, PhD, (RIT)
5:00PM – Round table on 3D Printing
5:30PM – Dinner and networking

Poster presentations on bioengineering research in progress by Students from our Area Institutions. Interested students follow this link.

For up to the date information, see the EMBS chapter website


Sponsored by Syracuse Section of the IEEE, Syracuse and Rochester Chapters of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and MedTech




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Come join us for an evening opportunity to meet some of your regional colleagues in the Medical Engineering field.