The Conference is truly unique in that it provides a forum for individual researchers to present not only to fellow investigators, but also to members of industry and to government representatives who will be involved in regulatory affairs as the projects are developed into the production of clinical devices.
ASAIO (formerly known as the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs) is a world class society that has been in existence for over 63 years. It strives to “save lives one medical device at a time”. ASAIO’s mission is to provide a forum that globally and collaboratively promotes the development of innovative medical device technology at the crossroads of science, engineering, and medicine. This is synergistically accomplished by our interdisciplinary and talented membership comprised of clinicians, scientists, engineers, industry, academia, the financial community, as well as representatives from the Food & Drug Administration, National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Our interdisciplinary think-tank of developers push the envelope by continually adapting, evolving, and advancing the medical device, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine fields to provide solutions that culminate in the development of novel life-saving technologies. ASAIO is deeply rooted in decades of history, success, and experience. We seek to challenge conventional wisdom, to carefully address technological limitations, and to formulate new solutions with life-changing potential
President, Corporation for Positive Change , Lexington, KY
Ralph Weickel is President of the Corporation for Positive Change (www.positivechange.org), founder of the Corporation for Positive Change – Europe and Performance Management. CPC is a global Positive Change consultancy employing the methodology of Appreciative Inquiry and others strength-based methodologies to amplify performance and organizational strengths.
Bringing 30+ years-experience across a broad range of industries, Ralph and his Team guide organizations to identify and leverage core strengths to permanently improve performance and co-create flourishing environments. CPC and its sister organizations specialize in co-creating success with organizations in the areas of leadership, organizational and team development, change initiatives, strategic planning, operational efficiency, employee engagement, and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit along with lean system implementation. Ralph serves as an positive change executive coach known for his holistic and co-creative approach. Being a native of Germany, Ralph is also fluent in German, in addition to English.
MD, CEO Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH