MRI Safety/Compatibility for Medical Implants Workshop


Advertising an IEEE MTT event on Thursday September 26th, 2019 at the Best Western Plus in Shoreview. RSVP required but free! You can see the flyer here. Registration link below.

The workshop is an all-day event for engineers and managers interested in learning about MRI technology and safety/compatibility with medical implants. Attendees will learn practical approaches used to set requirements, design and test the MRI safety/compatibility of medical implants, including associated regulatory standards and practical experience from the field. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to learn how to incorporate MRI safety/compatibility technology into medical devices and to network with leaders in the field of medical devices and MRI safety. 

MRI scanning could damage wireless medical devices, including MICS, ISM, and BLE medical implants! "MRI Survivability for Wireless Medical Implants: Issues & Solutions" will be presented. In addition, "Determining the Worst-Case RF Heating Scenario with a New Mutual-Coupling Measurement Methodology" will be discussed. The workshop speakers are MRI safety experts from the FDA, Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medicine, the University of Minnesota, and Global Wireless Technology (GWT).

A continental breakfast, snacks and lunch buffet will be provided for free.

Registration and More Information

Eldon Nelson
IEEE and MFESTS Engineering Week Awards Banquet 2019

What a success! The banquet was held on Saturday Feb 23, 2019 at the St. Thomas Campus in Saint Paul. We had attendance of about 100!

High quality catered dinner, a night to dress up fancy, a interesting guest speakers, and networking with peers inside and outside of your speciality!

The annual IEEE and MFESTS Engineering Week Recognition Banquet recognizes outstanding engineering, science and technology contributions in the Twin Cities.  Again this year we partnered with MFESTS – the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies. We celebrated with engineers and scientists from different organizations across the Twin Cities.

Student exhibited their projects. With award recipients, great guest speakers, and student projects, this event will showcased the Twin Cities' engineering, science, and technology contributions with a wonderful celebration!

Below are some photos of the event. Thank you to all the volunteers from MFESTS and IEEE who made this happen.

Why should you come next year in 2020?

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall at the St. Thomas Campus

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall at the St. Thomas Campus

Our Keynote Speaker Phil Magney of VSI Labs talking on “Autonomous Vehicles”

Our Keynote Speaker Phil Magney of VSI Labs talking on “Autonomous Vehicles”

MFESTS President and Co-Host Antonio Sacin

MFESTS President and Co-Host Antonio Sacin

IEEE Twin Cities Section Chair and Co-Host Eldon Nelson

IEEE Twin Cities Section Chair and Co-Host Eldon Nelson

Eldon Nelson
2018 IEEE Twin Cities Section and I&M Annual Picnic - July 19

The 2018 annual IEEE Twin Cities and I&M Picnic was on July 19, 2018.

The Eden Prairie High School Robotics Team (Talon Robotics) will was there to show off their work! Thank you for sharing!

We had over 70 people RSVP! The weather was a bit rainy, but still a great turnout. There was great picnic food: hotdogs, burgers, chips and coleslaw. We had our licensed bartender Nancy return for the second year in a row to cover beverage service.

Below are some pictures from the event.

Jeff Paulson manning the grill

Jeff Paulson manning the grill

The amazing Rosemount Pavillon

The amazing Rosemount Pavillon

Eden Prairie First Robotics League team Talon

Eden Prairie First Robotics League team Talon

 

 

 

Eldon Nelson
Call for Awards and Recognition Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Awards and Recognition Chair. The role recognizes outstanding engineers in leadership and in technology in the Twin Cities. You would get nominations from the members and choose the winners!

Eldon NelsonVolunteer