Noninvasive Blood Pressure Measurements & Standardization Workshop 2007
"One Hundred Years Later: Are We Really Measuring Blood Pressure?"
February 2, 2007  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 

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Friday, February 2, 2007, 8:00AM to 4:00PM
National Research Council, Building M-50, Auditorium
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1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa

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08:00-08:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast 
 




08:30-08:35

 



08:35-08:
40

Organizers Introductory and Welcoming Remarks
Objectives, program overview, house announcements

v      Dr. Branislav Djokic, P.Eng., IEEE Ottawa Section Past Chair, Senior Researcher, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council of Canada

v      Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, P.Eng., IEEE Ottawa Section Chair, Professor, Photonics Engineering, Algonquin College, Ottawa
 

08:40-08:45

Welcoming Remarks
v
      Dr. James McLaren, Director General, Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council of Canada
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08:45-09:05

Opening Address
v
      Dr. Roman Szumski, Vice-President, Life Sciences, National Research Council of Canada
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09:05-09:35

Keynote Address: Medical Devices and Blood Pressure Measurement Technology
v
      Dr. Tofy Mussivand, Chair and Director of Cardiovascular Devices Division, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor, Surgery and Engineering, Medical Devices Program, University of Ottawa and Carleton University
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09:35-09:40

Message from the Moderator: The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering Initiatives and Programs  
v
      Dr.  Rafik Goubran, Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University, Ottawa
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09:40-10:00

IEEE Standardization of Blood Pressure Measurement Initiative
v
      Dr.  Voicu Groza, Professor, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
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10:00-10:15

Networking Refreshment Break
 

10:15-10:35

Health Canada's role in regulation and standards for blood pressure instruments  
v
      Dr.  Philip D. Neufeld, Manager of the Device Surveillance Division of the Medical Devices Bureau, Health Canada
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10:35-11:05

The Measurement Problem in Medicine: The Case of Hypertension 
v
      Dr.  Radu Leca, CTO, Biosign Technologies Inc., Toronto
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11:05-11:40

Modeling the Human Cardiovascular system
v
     Dr. Aneta Stefanovska, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
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11:40-12:00

Morning Plenary Session
 

12:00-13:00

Lunch
 

13:00-13:30

Photonics Methods for Imaging Blood Flow and Oxygen Delivery 
v
      Dr. Michael Sowa, Senior research officer and leader of the Optical Spectroscopy Group, Institute for Biodiagnostics (IBD), National Research Council of Canada's (NRC), Winnipeg
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13:30-13:50

Physiological Basis of Oscillometric Blood pressure Measurement
v
       Jiri Jilek, MS, King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, US
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13:50-14:20

Medical Standards for Medical Data Communication: IEEE 1073 and HL7
v
       Dr. ir. Nick Goga, Royal University of Groningen, the Netherlands
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14:20-14:35

Networking Refreshment Break
 

14:35-14:50 

 


14:50-15:05

Technological Challenges in Developing Motion & Noise Tolerant Automated Blood Pressure Devices  
v
      Dr. Stergios Stergiopoulos, Chief Scientist CANAMET Inc., Defence Research and Development Canada

v      Dr. Uri Sagman , MD, FRCPC, Executive Director, The Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance
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15:05-15:35

Determination of Ventricular Pressure and Ventricular Load in the Presence of an Aortic stenosis 
v
      Dr. Lyes Kadem, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal
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15:35-15:55

Afternoon Plenary Session
 

15:55-16:00

Closing Remarks
 


                                           

   
   
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