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56th annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium
in partnership with the
38th IEEE Great Lakes Biomedical Conference

April 12-14, 2019 | Milwaukee School of Engineering | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

501(c)(3) nonprofit

2019 Program Book
2019 Event Schedule
RMBS attendees should park in State Street Lots A, B, and C (as indicated on the parking map view here). Parking structures are also available, but people using those lots will be charged to park there.
There will be a shuttle between the Plaza Hotel and the conference center that will run at the following times.
April 12
7:30AM – 8:30AM
(back and forth from hotel to MSOE)
4PM – 6PM
(pickup at MSOE and drop-off at hotel)
(shuttle back and forth between hotel and MSOE)
April 13
7:30AM – 8:30AM
(back and forth from hotel to MSOE)
4PM – 6PM
(pickup at MSOE and drop-off at hotel)
(shuttle back and forth between hotel and MSOE)

Hotels rooms are now available at
The Plaza Hotel Milwaukee;
USA (414) 276-2101
India 00-1-414-276-2101
The Plaza Hotel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Please use account number 1873 when reserving your room.

Book your hotel

Beginning in 1963, the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium is the oldest, continuously held biomedical engineering symposium in the United States. It was founded by a group of the most visionary and historical individuals in the field to promote dialog and the exchange of ideas and experiences between attendees, including between professionals and students.

From its beginning as a regional meeting it has grown to a global event regularly attracting attendees from across the world. Since 1970, it has merged with the International Society of Automation Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium. Submitted papers are peer-reviewed, and those accepted for presentation and publication appear in the yearly issue of Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation journal, an internationally distributed publication by ISA indexed in major databases including Index Medicus / Medline.

Remaining aligned with the goals and traditions of the symposium, the submission of papers from individuals around the globe is encouraged. However, authors should remember that, if accepted, they are expected to attend the symposium to present their work and to interact with the other attendees.

Fundamental topics emphasized at the bioengineering meeting include the following

Bioinstrumentation, Biomaterials, Biomechanics
Biomedical Signal Processing
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Medical Informatics
Biomedical Modeling

*Papers with applications to the various physiological systems (i.e. cardiovascular, orthopaedic, etc.) are particularly welcomed in these areas.

View full list of suggested topics

2019 Conference and Program Chair(s)

Jeffrey LaMack, PhD (GLBC)

Program Chair
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Brian D. Stemper, PhD (RMBS)

Conference Chair, Program Chair
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Neurosurgery

Sajal Chirvi, PhD

Program Co-Chair
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Neurosurgery

Submit Your Paper

Review of abstracts for the 2019 RMBS meeting is complete. Status notifications were sent to first authors December 11-12, 2018. Manuscripts are due January 14, 2019 and will undergo peer review by at least two (2) reviewers.


2018 Contest Results

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium award winners. Please visit this page to see the full list of award recipients. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


History of RMBS

RMBS began in 1963 as a two-day meeting at the United States Air Force Academy to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of faculty from Colorado and Wyoming to share interests in the area of bioengineering.