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Pre-Conference Tutorial Webcasts

To help overcome differences in terminology used by researchers in various fields, plenary "tutorials" were given by experts before the conference.  Each expert provided an overview of his or her field in language that other researchers -- scientists, engineers, or medical researchers -- not familiar with the discipline could understand.  Click here to download the latest QuickTime or Windows Media PlayerIf you have any questions, please contact Hamid Najib at hnajib@nas.edu

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these tutorials do not necessarily reflect the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the W.M. Keck Foundation, or any employee thereof.

September 18, 2006 
Closed Loop Systems to Facilitate Homeostatis
Robert F. Kirsch
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Chair for Graduate Programs
Case Western Reserve University

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Preclinical Trials, Translation to Humans, and Commercialization
Mark Humayun
Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Director of Research
Doheny Retina Institute
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

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Medical Device Regulation: A Primer
Frances Richmond
Director, Regulatory Science Program
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California  

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Mark Humayun and Frances Richmond 

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September 27, 2006 1:00 5:00pm EDT 
Prosthetics Applications in Plastic Brain / Learning and Training
Randolph J. Nudo
Director, Landon Center on Aging
Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center

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Engineering the Biointerface for Enhanced Bioelectrode and Biosensor Performance
Buddy D. Ratner
Director, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB)
Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
University of Washington

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Cell Instructive Polymers for Tissue Regeneration
David J. Mooney
Gordon McKay Professor of Bioengineering
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

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Biophysics of Neural Stimulation and Recording
Warren M. Grill
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Associate Professor in Surgery
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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October 4, 2006 1:00 4:00pm EDT   
Neural Encoding and Decoding
Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience
Director, Center for Cognitive Sciences
American Legion Brain Sciences Chair
Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology, and Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School
Director, Brain Sciences Center
Director, The Domenici Research Center for Mental Illness
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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Evidence for Aberrant Sensory and Motor Learning in Focal Dystonia: Implications for Learning Based Sensorimotor Training to Improve Motor Control and Cognition
Nancy Byl
Professor, Physical Therapy
University of California, San Francisco

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Neural Biomaterial Interfaces in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Molly Shoichet
Professor and Director, Undergraduate Collaborative Bioengineering
Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering
University of Toronto

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October 6, 2006 1:00 4:00pm EDT   
Making Orthotics Smarter to Optimize Functional Ambulation for Persons with Disabilities
Bradford C. Bennett
Research Director
Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Virginia

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Patient/Subject Risk Benefit Considerations from a Military Perspective
Kenneth C. Curley
Chief Scientist
U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Associate Director for Science and Medicine, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine
Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and Biomedical Informatics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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Patient/Subject Risk Benefit Considerations Clinician/Scientist Perspective
Khaled J. Saleh
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Health Evaluative Sciences Division
Division Head and Fellowship Director, Adult Reconstruction
University of Virginia 

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