The Tissue Response to Implanted Active Medical Devices Meeting

Hyatt Dulles

Herndon, Virginia

May 9-10, 2014

Meeting Objectives

  1. Define the foreign body response as it relates to the implantation of a medical device.
  2. Discuss the factors that modulate the interaction of macrophages and foreign body giant cells on synthetic surface.
  3. Analyze processes to overcome the challenges of immune response which couldimprove safety, biocompatibility and function of a device.
  4. Discuss opportunities for collaboration among biologists, immunologists, clinicians, bioengineers, and people from industry.