Annual Conference

ASAIO 63rd Annual Conference

June 21-24, 2017  |  Chicago – Hyatt Regency Chicago

ASAIO Onsite Registration & Advance Pickup –

Regency Foyer, West Tower, Gold Level

Tuesday, June 20th   3:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday, June 21st   7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday, June 22nd   7:00am-5:00pm
Friday, June 23rd   7:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, June 24th   7:30am-1:30pm

 Download the Conference Program here

Poster Presenters
Double sided poster boards will be shared by four presenters.  Posters should measure 44″ x 44″.  Mount your poster early the morning of your presentation and remove it no later than 5:00 pm.  Poster Boards will be numbered in conjunction with the numbers in the Conference Program.

Oral Presenters:
Most Abstract presenters will have 15 minute time slots – 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.

Oral Presenters of Top Abstracts and Those In Pediatric 4:
Top Abstract Presenters in General Session 1 will have 10 minutes for presentation.

Abstract Presentations in Pediatric 4 will have 12 minutes each – 10 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for discussion

ASAIOfyi – for young innovator – Rapid Fire Presentations
Five minutes for each presenter.


Program Theme:
Patient-Centric Innovation – Artificial Organs Beyond the Conventional

Program Chairman:
Marvin Slepian, MD, Professor of Medicine & Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona

Deputy Program Chairman:
Joseph Zwischenberger, MD, Professor & Chairman of Surgery
University of Kentucky


General Session Thursday June 22, 2017

Top Graded Abstracts

ASAIO President’s Address
Dr William Fissell, Vanderbilt University
Medical Device Innovation
 How Do We Drive It, Build It and Deliver It in the Future

Medical Device/Therapeutics Innovation
The Issue, The Need and The Process
Marvin Slepian, MD, University of Arizona

The Revolution In Material Development
Arthur Coury, PhD, Northeastern University, Boston
Modeling and Simulation Approaches
Enhancing Certainty, Reducing Animal Studies, Speeding Development

Tina Morrison, PhD, FDA
Intellectual Property Considerations – Cost Effective and Expeditious Ways to Protect Medical Devices, Products and Therapies
Patera Pabst, JD, Pabst Patent Group, Atlanta

Efficiency in Regulatory Strategies
Valerie Merkle, PhD, FDA
 Fueling The Process – How To Secure The Capital To Drive Innovation
Michael marasco, MBA, Northwestern University, Evanston

General Session Friday June 23, 2017

ASAIOfyi – for young innovators – Rapid Fire Presentations
 ASAIOfyi – for young innovators Student Design Competition
Keynote Address
Medical Devices, Artificial Organs, Organs-On-A Chip and Beyond:
How To Impact Healthcare In The Future – Perspectives from the NIH
Roderic Pettigrew, PhD,MD, NIBIB/NIH

Keynote Address
Stretching Our Way Into The Future – Flexible and Stretchable Electronics –
New Materials and Sensors For Medicine
John Rogers, PhD, Northwestern University

ASAIO History Group

Scientific Biography of Dr William Pierce
Presented by Dr Gerson Rosenberg

ASAIO Hastings Lecture

The Total Artificial Heart – Past, Present and Future
Jack Copeland, MD