Open-Source Medical Devices Conference

Event Details
December 1, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Morgridge Institute for Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
United States

The first Open-Source Medical Devices (OSMD) Conference is going to take place at the Morgridge Institute for Research/Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on December 1, 2011.

Initiated at the University of Wisconsin, the OSMD project aims to promote and facilitate medical research by developing affordable medical devices via an open-source platform for hardware, software and management systems. The project has begun the development of an open-source small animal imaging and radiotherapy system consisting of integrated micro CT/PET/RT systems. Upon completion, the system design will be freely available, thereby providing everyone, including developing countries, with access to cutting-edge yet affordable technology for medical research.

At the one-day conference, we will present the basic schematic and design of the system and we invite other groups to present their related work, potential contributions and collaborations. Interested groups are encouraged to pool their expertise during the conference’s presentation/discussion sessions. We aim to foster productive scientific and technical brainstorming in this collaborative effort to develop the open-source integrated micro CT/PET/RT system. Brainstorming sessions also will be held to discover potential new open-source medical devices projects.

Video Conferencing
We encourage you to attend the meeting in Madison. However, we will have a web conferencing option (free) for interested individuals from outside the United States who cannot physically attend the meeting. For folks in the U.S., there is a registration fee of $25 to register for video conferencing. Registration is free for attending guests. We will send more information via email to participants who sign up for web conferencing.

Please direct any questions to or

Thomas Rockwell Mackie, Ph.D.
OSMD Conference 2011

Robert Jeraj, Ph.D.
OSMD Conference 2011

Surendra Prajapati, M.S.
Research Assistant
OSMD Conference 2011

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