CARP is Proud to Support FICCDAT, June 5-8, 2011

Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology

Six concurrent conferences for the price of one!

Growing Older With A Disability


Advances in Neurorehabilitation

Caregiving in the 21st Century

34th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference

International Conference on Best Practices in Universal Design

The 34th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC34) will be the premier event for biomedical engineering professionals in Canada. It will offer a national forum for information exchange among researchers and practitioners working in biomedical engineering.

One of the main objectives of this conference is to improve communication and encourage collaboration among all biomedical research and healthcare professionals through the presentation and discussion of new research and current challenges.

The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society ( invites engineers, risk managers, physicians, scientists, researchers, technicians and technologists to attend this important event.

The conference will present peer-reviewed papers offering novel research and developments from academic, institutional and corporate sources. Seminars will cover current and emerging topics in the fields of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering. The Exhibition will showcase new medical device technologies.

Scientific and technical papers and posters are invited from biomedical engineering professionals for inclusion in the scientific and technical program. Students are also encouraged to participate in this exchange of scientific information. CMBES student members are eligible to compete in the Student Paper Competition.

Scientific and Technical Contributions are welcome in the following areas:

Human Factors Engineering, Ergonomics Patient Safety Issues with Medical Devices Robotics Software Usability Testing Medical Informatics and Telehealth Biomaterials Biomechanics Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing Biosignal Processing and Biosystem Modeling Clinical Engineering Ethics and Regulations Sensors and Instrumentation Tissue and Cellular Engineering

Exhibition: The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel has excellent facilities for exhibits. Manufacturers of medical devices, instrumentation and technology are invited to showcase the latest emerging innovations and equipment. In addition, private sector service providers and regulatory bodies are invited to present the most recent developments in healthcare management, safety standards and regulations.

Continuing Education Program:A series of instructional courses will run parallel with the conference. Courses geared toward the needs of engineers and technologists working in healthcare will be offered.

Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2010 Six conferences for the price of one!

Delegates are from government, private sector, academia, consumer and professional organizations who will continue the global dialogue concerned with helping the world’s aging populations live longer and better.

FICCDAT is an amazing opportunity for you to transfer knowledge from your experience and your research to an extraordinarily broad audience. You can submit abstracts to all six major conferences, and you can attend and present at several conferences for the cost of attending a single conference.

Other FICCDAT Conferences

RESNA/3rd International Conference on Technology and Aging will engage international assistive technology experts, rehabilitation professionals and service delivery providers with a focus on improving the potential of people with disabilities to enhance their quality of life.

International Conference on Best Practices in Universal Design will identify current research methods, design practices and knowledge gaps; disseminate best practices; and prioritize future needs. The conference will also include the State of the Science Conference for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation that focuses on the design of “The Next Generation Accessible Bus”.