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The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology provides the opportunity to stay informed about developments in technology and medicine associated with all types of biomedical engineering.

EMBS meetings include the opportunity to sit down with the speaker over dinner before the formal presentation. Get details here.



Summary: EMBS Meeting
No Meeting in December. See you in January 2018.



Summary: IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Networking, registration, and refreshments: 7:00 pm. Presentation: 7:30 pm to 9 pm
SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas

Title: Making Every Drop Count in Biomedical Analysis
Speaker: Giacomo Vacca, PhD
Kinetic River Corp.

Abstract Summary:
Have you ever wondered about how a sample of your blood is analyzed? Blood draws make people squirm - not to mention biopsies. Because of the scarcity and value of a biological sample, many methods have been invented to make the most out of very little. By multiplexing several measurements, each interrogation extracts multiple parameters from each sample. This process saves time and cost.
In this talk, CNSV member Dr. Giacomo Vacca will review a range of multiplexing principles used in biomedical applications.

Biography Summary:
Giacomo Vacca, PhD, is an award-winning physicist, entrepreneur and inventor. He has developed and launched hematology analyzers and flow cytometers, and is the recipient of 28 issued US patents (with 27 more pending). He is Senior Member of both SPIE and the Optical Society. He is the founder of Kinetic River.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Go here for more information and registration.



Give Back through the EnCorps Teaching Fellowship for STEM Professionals
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program empowers STEM industry professionals to transform public education through teaching in high needs schools. Heading into their 10th year of public service, EnCorps offers a selective Fellowship through which STEM professionals can give back to students in need in a highly supported, low-risk way and explore a new career in teaching. EnCorps provides comprehensive training and support so Fellows are able to engage effectively with students and achieve real impact.

If you would like to learn more about how you can use your technical expertise and professional experience to help students, please join EnCorps next live webinar (or watch a recorded one), read their applicant FAQs, or get in touch with SF Bay Area Director David Taus david.taus@encorps.org or 510-708-3224.

When you are ready, you can start your application to the EnCorps Fellowship at www.encorps.org/apply. The deadline for our 2018 cohort of Fellows is April 13, 2018. Apply now!



Bio2device Group Meeting
The Bio2Device Group (B2DG) is a premier organization dedicated to all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is free and open to anyone in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Life Science Tools, and Laboratory Service industries.

The Bio2Device Group's events provide the latest industry information through weekly educational programs and face-to-face interactive opportunities to build and maintain a career network. The educational talks are designed to help members keep up to date, continue to grow in their field, as well as explore other industry sectors and corporate functions.

More details are here.




SF Bay Area Biomedical Engineering Society Quarterly Meetings
February 7, May 2, August 1, and November 7 in 2017

The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.

For more information, contact Denise Forkey, Co-Founder and President, (650) 799-9258 or denise_forkey@yahoo.com.




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