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Monday, October 26 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
AIMBE- Public Policy Training Institute

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is hosting a Public Policy Training Institute on October 26-27 in Washington, DC designed to educate grad students, post docs, and fellows in medical and biological engineering about the policy landscape that surrounds health and regulatory science.  

Attendees will learn from some of Washington's top insiders about the role of policy in shaping the scientific enterprise. Top government officials, industry representatives, and senior leaders at the FDA will lead discussions on topics such as Science, Technology, Healthcare and the Courts and

The Role of Critical NGO Stakeholders in Shaping Policy. 

Participants will engage with experts in science and health policy through keynote talks and panel presentations. They will have the opportunity to network with AIMBE's 2015-2016 FDA Scholars, as well as Fellows from the FDA.  

Notable speakers from our program include:

  • Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D., World Wide Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson
  • Josh Rising, M.D., Director, Medical Device Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Annie Saha, Director of External Expertise and Partnerships, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
  • Charles Giordano, Chief Technology Officer, Life Care Solutions, GE Healthcare
  • Rick Naples, Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer, Becton Dickinson
  • Meena Seshamani, M.D., Director, Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services

AIMBE is pleased to offer this executive training opportunity to our network of Fellows and Academic Council schools at a registration rate of $395. Contact Sarah Mandell ( to reserve your space.  

More information is available at

Sarah Mandell
Director of Research and Programming
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
1701 K Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006

The BEST Program will be sponsoring a select group of trainees interested in Science Policy to attend this training. If needed, we will provide assistance with registration, carpooled transportation and shared lodging. In addition we will be facilitating a connection with Cornell's Government Relations office during the visit, in the morning of October 28.

If you are interested please let Prof. Chris Schaffer know.
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