• 2022 Annual Event


    March 20 & 21, 2022 | Washington, DC





    AIMBE will require vaccination of all participants and guests to attend its Annual Meeting on March 20-21, 2022.

  • 2022 Annual Event


    March 20 & 21, 2022 | Washington, DC





    AIMBE will require vaccination of all participants and guests to attend its Annual Meeting on March 20-21, 2022.

  • 2022 Annual Event


    March 20 & 21, 2022 | Washington, DC





    AIMBE will require vaccination of all participants and guests to attend its Annual Meeting on March 20-21, 2022.


Guillermo Ameer

Chair-Elect, AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Ameer is the Daniel Hale Williams professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the McCormick School of Engineering and the Department of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE).

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Joyce Wong

President-Elect, AIMBE

Dr. Wong is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering and an Inaugural Term Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Boston University. She is also the Inaugural Director of ARROWS, Office of the Provost, focused on promoting women in STEM at BU. She is an elected Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering

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Susan Margulies

Chair, AIMBE College of Fellows

Dr. Margulies is the Chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics. She received her BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton and PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and was

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Tejal Desai

President, AIMBE

Dr. Tejal Desai is currently the Ernest L. Prien Professor and Chair of the department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also a member of the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, PI of the UCSF/UC Berkeley Graduate Group in Bioengineering Training Grant, and founding director

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Milan Yager

Executive Director, AIMBE

Milan P. Yager is a long-time Washington insider having served in senior association and government positions in the public and private sectors. As AIMBE’s Executive Director, he brings experience and success in delivering innovative new programming, organizational leadership, advocacy, and public a airs results in repositioning organizations to achieve operational and strategic objectives.

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This preliminary schedule is subject to change. Please visit this website again in 2022 for a complete schedule.

  • Saturday, March 19, 2022

    7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    President's Circle Reception to be held at the Renaissance Arlington

    By invitation only, this prestigious reception honors all AIMBE Fellows that have voluntarily contributed $250 or more toward AIMBE’s mission advancing and advocating biomedical engineering and innovation. Contributions can be made as part of the Annual Meeting Registration here.

  • Sunday, March 20, 2022

    All Sunday Programming at the Renaissance Arlington

  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am CURM Committee Meeting - The Mentoring of Minority Young Investigators

    The Committee for Underrepresented Minorities Meeting is open to all to enjoy coffee and donuts while discussing matters of mutual concern for past and future committee initiatives.

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am New Fellow Orientation - Tejal Desai and Joyce Wong

    AIMBE Leadership will provide an orientation to new Fellows about the organization, its programming, services, and mission. Learn about how candidates are nominated, reviewed, and elected to the College of Fellows. Find out how AIMBE is more than just an honorific society but an engaged community impacting public policy on medical innovation and discovery. Meet new colleagues in the Class of 2022 and get insight on the induction ceremony.

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Council of Chairs Meeting (affiliated group)

    Affiliated organization of the Chairs of Biomedical Engineering Programs. By invitation only to members of the Council of Chairs.

  • 1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Opening General Session - Presidential Address, Tejal Desai, Ph.D.

    President Tejal Desai will highlight the past, and provide inspiration on the future challenges, facing medical and biological engineering. While dealing with the rush of daily activities, it is too easy to overlook significant changes and mounting threats to biomedical discovery and innovation.

  • 1:20 pm – 5:00 pm

    Scientific Lecture Series

    The hallmark of AIMBE’s meeting are the strong scientific lectures presenting new understanding and on a wide variety of medical and biological engineering issues. These lectures match the depth and breadth of AIMBE’s diverse membership from innovative materials, imaging, and cellular engineering to bioinformatics, medical devices, and neuroengineering.

  • 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm Earl Bakken Lecture

    Each year AIMBE hosts this most significant scientific lecture to kick off its Annual Meeting. The Earl Bakken Lecture is AIMBE’s most meaningful scientific lecture providing both insight and illumination to the grand scientific challenges of biomedical research.

  • 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion

    With leadership from a prominent Fellow, probing questions challenge a panel of experts to address serious questions facing biomedical innovation and push them for ideas and recommendations for how the field can respond.

  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Scientific Lecture
  • 3:35 pm – 4:10 pm Scientific Lecture
  • 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Scientific Lecture
  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

    Council Meetings

  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Academic Council Meeting

    One of AIMBE’s most engaged groups is the Academic Council. This council is made up of Chairs and designated representatives of each of AIMBE’s member colleges and universities engaged in biomedical engineering education. This meeting is open to all.

  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Industry Council Meeting

    The Industry Council is made up of all Fellows that work at private industry. This annual gathering of the council involves networking with new and old colleagues as they discuss current topics on the commercialization of biomedical innovations. This meeting is open to all.

  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Council of Societies Meeting

    A critical pillar of AIMBE’s membership is the Council of Societies where leadership and representatives of member Societies coordinate activities and formulate collaborative partnerships. This meeting will address the current best practices of member societies for addressing and advancing issues of diversity and inclusion within their memberships. This open discussion is open to all.

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Awards Banquet

    One of the highlights of each year’s event is AIMBE’s Awards Banquet and the presentation of the Pierre Galletti Award. A relaxing evening of connecting with old friends and networking with new associates is a prelude to the award presentations, including the Pierre Galletti Award, AIMBE’s highest recognition of an individual for their contributions to public awareness of medical and biological engineering. Other awards include the AIMBE STEM Award and Professional Impact Awards.

  • 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm AIMBE Industry & Academic Council Informal Networking Reception

    Hosted by the Academic Council and Industry Council, this networking reception is open to all.

  • Monday, March 21, 2022

    All Monday Programming at the Renaissance Arlington

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am COF Chair Welcome and Remarks - Susan Margulies, Ph.D.

    Susan Margulies, Chair of the College of Fellows, will present the annual state of the field of medical and biological engineering address providing a glimpse back as a perspective for the challenges ahead for the study and teaching of biomedical engineering

  • 9:00 am – 11:35 am

    Policy Discussion Series

    The uniqueness of AIMBE’s Annual Meeting is the combination of strong scientific lectures on Sunday and informative policy discussions on Monday. From government officials to lobbyists and corporate spokespersons, the policy concerns and issues of medical and biological engineers are discussed.

  • 9:00 am – 9:45 am Policy Lecture

    A prominent government insider will share perspective on Congress and the Administration’s actions related to biomedical research and innovation, including formation of a new NIH ARPA-H Institute.

  • 9:50 am – 10:30 am Scientific Lecture
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking Break
  • 11:05 am - 11:40 am Advocacy Lecture - Milan P. Yager
  • 11:45 am – 12:40 pm

    Induction Ceremony

    Susan Margulies and Tejal Desai (Presiding)

    The highlight of each year’s Annual Event is the ceremony inducting the newest members of the College of Fellows. The Class of 2022 were peer-nominated, peer-reviewed, and peer-elected and now join a prestigious group of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers.

  • 12:40 pm – 1:30 pm Induction Luncheon

    Join family and friends in a lunch celebration in honor of the new 2022 Class of the College of Fellows.

  • 1:40 pm Bus Departs for Hill Appointments
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Congressional Appointments

    Assistance will be given to all registrants to set up appointments and meet with their federal lawmakers or their staff on Capitol Hill. These meetings are often identified as the most rewarding aspect of attending the Annual Meeting as Fellows share their research and discuss biomedical innovation. Talking points and briefing sheets will be provided.

  • 5:00 pm Adjournment


Renaissance Arlington Capital View

Main Hotel

Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 South Potomac Ave.
Arlington, VA 22202

Currently, reservation is not available. Please visit us again in 2022 to book your room at a discounted rate available only for AIMBE attendees.


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Upscale Steakhouse

Legal Sea Foods

Upscale Seafood Chain

Ted’s Montara Grill

Bison & Burgers, Steakhouse


Tapas and Sangria in Festive Setting

Crystal City Sports Pub

Poll and Sports Games on TV

Old Ebbitt Grill

Historic Bar and Restaurant next to the White House

Peking Gourmet Inn

Chinese Cuisine since 1978.

DoubleTree Skydome

Stunning Views at Every Turn


Modern Indian Cuisine

Destination DC

Official DC Tourism Site

DC Life

DC Travel Magazine

Smithsonian Museums

1000 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20560

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The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

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The Birchmere

America’s Music House

3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

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  • Dining Schedule a meal with friends or colleagues
  • Awards Banquet Fill your table with your colleagues and enjoy a relaxing evening.
  • Council Meetings Open to all attendees. Connect with dept. chairs at the Academic Council, network with society partners at the Council of Societies, and meet new contacts at the Industry Council and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Coffee Break Reconnect with colleagues during networking breaks
  • Meet & Greet Whether bumping into a friend or making a new acquaintance, utilize session discussions, hallway conversations, or a late-night drink to
    visit with colleagues