The Tissue Response to Implanted Active Medical Devices Meeting

Hyatt Dulles

Herndon, Virginia

May 9-10, 2014

Welcome Statement

Dear Participant,

We are pleased to invite you to participate at the Tissue Response to Implanted Active Medical Devices Meeting, May 9-10, 2014, at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia

This conference was conceived after a lively session on implanted devices for measuring glucose at the 2012 Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. The organization’s leadership then decided to present a basic science meeting not directed only at subcutaneously implanted glucose sensors for diabetes, but rather at all implanted sensors for any medical purpose. No other meeting to our knowledge currently has this focus.

The two goals of the meeting are to: 1) Understand the tissue response to implanted active medical devices – sensors and drug delivery systems; and 2) define the best technologies for developing biocompatible implanted active medical devices that will function accurately for long-term use without requiring servicing or replacement. 

The meeting will include two keynote presentations by Buddy Ratner and Charles Lieber. We will have four plenary panel sessions with ample time for questions and answers with speakers and participants.

The sessions will be entitled: 

  • Session 1: Biological-Biomaterial Interactions
  • Session 2: Characterization of the Foreign Body Response
  • Session 3: Acute vs. Chronic Inflammation
  • Session 4: Emerging Concepts and New Technologies.

On the evening of May 9 we will present a poster session from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. During the conference proper, May 9-10, breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.

Every attendee will receive a 1-year subscription to Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. This peer-reviewed bimonthly scientific journal focused on bioengineered solutions to diabetes and is indexed by the National Library of Medicine for MEDLINE/PubMed and is the world’s first purely electronic diabetes journal (

We look forward to meeting you in Herndon, Virginia.

David Klonoff, MD, FACP, Fellow AIMBE, Chair
Diabetes Research Institute, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, San Mateo, California

Warren Grundfest, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Carol Herman, RN
Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Arlington, Virginia

Irada Isayeva, PhD
Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland

Jeffrey Palmer, PhD
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts

Dinesh Patwardhan, PhD
Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland

Danny Petrasek, MD, PhD
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Marshall Porterfield, PhD
NASA Life and Physical Sciences, Washington, DC

William “Monty” Reichert, PhD
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Robert Vigersky, MD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Natalie Wisniewski, PhD
Medical Device Consultancy, San Francisco, California


UCSF Diabetes Center The Faculty of The Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University Yale University,  Department of Pediatrics Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Pennsylvania State University, Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh, Diabets Institute Mills-Peninsula Health Services