AKRON—April 19 is the early bird registration deadline for the inaugural Healthcare Elastomers Conference, a two-day event that will highlight new technologies, trends and ideas in elastomer design and function within the medical community.
Jointly organized by Rubber & Plastics News, PolyOne Corp. and R.D. Abbott Co. Inc., the Healthcare Elastomers Conference is set for May 21-22 in Schaumburg, Ill. Those who register by the April 19 deadline will save $100 off their fees.
The opportunities and challenges presented by new technology are among the most recent programs added to the conference agenda. The ways in which elastomers and new technology impact the delivery of health care will be the focus of a presentation by Bill Betten, president of Betten Systems Solutions. His talk, "The Evolution of Digital Health" will highlight:
- The definition of digital health;
- The impact of consumer technology on medical devices;
- The impact of big data and the collection of medical information;
- Challenges particular to the design of wearable medical devices; and
- A look at what's ahead for the industry.
Harshal Bhogesra, an application engineer at Sigma Plastic Services, also was recently added to the agenda. His program, "Virtual Process and Design Optimization for Elastomer Molding," describes how his company took advantage of virtual technology to overcome the challenges for development, mold design and production in injection molding.
Bhogesra's topics will include:
- Optimizing design during product development phase;
- Optimizing your current process window to maintain robust quality; and
- Defect prevention in elastomer molding.
The Healthcare Elastomer Conference is led by conference chairmen Bernard Powell of PolyOne and Rick Ziebell of R.D. Abbott. To register for the event, or to learn more visit rubbernews.com/healthcare.