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יום רביעי, 24 פברואר, 2016
08:00-09:00   Gathering and Registration
09:00-10:30   Plenary 1
Oren Hall - Main Hall
09:00

Greetings and Open Remarks 

Meital Zilberman, Amir Landesberg and Eliezer Shalev


09:20

Changing the "Operating System" of Health Services  

Leonid Bakman, Israel Innovation Institute, Israel


09:30

The Principle Behind Medical Laser Applications

Yacov Domankevitz, Lumenis, Energy for Healthcare, Israel
10:00

Greetings

Mr. Yona Yahav, Mayor of Haifa


10:10

Nanotechnology for Targeted Therapies

Joseph (Yosi) Kost, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
10:30-10:45   Coffee Break & Exhibition visit
10:45-11:45   Session 1 Industry
Oren Hall - Main Hall

Chairs: Prof. Ron David and  Prof. Tamir Tuller


10:45

Nuclear Medicine Imaging

Yulim Zingerman, GE Healthcare, MICT-NUC, Israel
10:57

Innovative Robot & Method for Motor Learning & NeuroRehabilitation

Nini Bluman, BioXtreme, Ltd, Israel
11:09

Parylene Polymers as a Tool for Enhancement of Bio & Medical Devices

Tal Kaufman, Simtal Coating, Ltd, Israel
11:21

Biomedical Engineers as Key Factors in Successful Development of Complex Medical Devices

Andrei Yosef, VP System, Q Core Medical Ltd., Israel
11:33

A Personalized Chip for Precision Cancer Care

Merav Belenkovich, NovellusDx, Path to Cancer Care, Israel
10:45-11:45   Session 2 Medical Imaging
Alon Hall

Chairs: Prof. Haim Azhari and Prof. Hayit Greenspan


10:45Multimodal MRI-Ultrasound Medical Imaging of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles
Or Perlman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
11:00

Extracting Dopamine Transients from Dynamic PET Data: Application to Cigarette Smoking

Morris Evan, Dept. Radiology and Bioimaging, Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, Yale, USA
11:15

Deep Learning in Medical Imaging

Hayit Greenspan, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
11:30

Big Data, Small Training Sets: Addressing Medical Image Segmentation Bottlenecks

Tammy Riklin Raviv, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
10:45-11:45   Session 3 The Cardiovascular System
Tamar Hall

Chairs: Prof. Amir Landesberg and Prof. Idit Avrahami


10:45

Non-invasive Monitoring of Patients with Heart Failure

Shmuel Rispler, Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
11:00

A Novel Wearable Device Enabling the Assessment of Exercise Intensity

Mickey Scheinowitz, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
11:15

Applications of Microfluidic Systems in Cardiovascular Disease

Netanel Korin, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
11:30

Using the MediGuide™ Technology in Electrophysiology Interventions

Amit Cohen, MediGuide, St. Jude Medical, Israel
10:45-11:45   Session 4 Wound Healing
Rimon Hall

Chairs: Prof. Amit Gefen and Prof. Daphne Weihs


10:45

Computational Modeling in Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Wounds

Amit Gefen, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,, Tel Aviv University, Israel
11:00

Advances in Wound Closure Technologies - Optimizing the Standards of Wound Care

Moris Topaz, Plastic Surgery Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Israel
11:15

From the Bench to Bedside: Closing the Signaling Gap in Wound Healing and Skin Regeneration

Tamar Tennenbaum, CTO, Arava Bio-Tech. Ltd., Israel
11:30

The Effect of Sustained Static Tensile Strain on Cell Migration Associated With Wound Healing

Samer Toume, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
10:45-11:45   Session 5 Biomechanics Flow
Hadas Hall

Chairs: Dr. Zehava Blechman and Dr. Sagi Raz


10:45

Sex Differences in Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling: The Role of Estrogen

Naomi Chesler, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
11:00

A Long-term Simulated Degradation Study of a Synthetic Meniscus Implant: Material and Functional Properties

Adaya Shefy-Peleg, Research and Development, Active Implants, Israel
11:15

Physiological and Biomechanical Evaluation of a Prototype for Load Carrying System

Itay Ketko, The Warrior Health Research Institute, Medical Corps,, Israel Defense Forces, Israel, Heller Institute of Medical Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
11:30

The Driving Mechanism for Unidirectional Blood Flow in the Tubular Embryonic Heart

Pavel Kozlovsky, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
11:45-12:00   Coffee Break
12:00-13:00   Session 6 Mobile Health
Oren Hall - Main Hall

Chairs: Dr. Benjamin Gavish and Dr. Liat Tsoref


12:00

Improving Mental Health Treatment with Mobile Devices

Hadar Ben-Yoav, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Dept. Electrical Computer Engineering, Univ. Maryland, USA
12:15

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Screening Using Mobile Health Technology

Joachim Behar, SmartCare, Analytics Ltd, UK
12:30

Continuous Non-Invasive Monitoring for Predicting Deterioration in Patient Condition

Meger Guy, EarlySense, Ltd, Israel
12:45

Monitoring Mental Health with a Smartphone Application

Uri Nevo, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
12:00-13:00   Session 7 Industry
Alon Hall

Chairs: Mr. Steli Loznen


12:00

Technological Entrepreneurship of Minorities in Israel in the Life Science Arena and NGT3 Work in this Field

Zohar Gendler, NGT3, Next Generation Technology, Israel
12:12

Butterfly Medical - Office Based Solution for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)

Idan Geva
12:24

Utilization of Coral Derived Collagen Fibers for ACL Reconstruction

Gilad Karni, ExceeMatrix, Ltd, Israel
12:36

CT Fractional Flow Reserve

Liran Goshen, Philips Healthcare, Ltd, Israel
12:48

Research and Innovation Program – Opportunities for the Israeli R&D Community

Ayala Karniol
12:00-13:00   Session 8 Brain Engineering
Tamar Hall

Chairs: Dr. Yossi Mandel and Dr. Uri Nevo


12:00

Using Gaming Technology to Simulate Complex Biological Systems

Asaf Liberman, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
12:15

Hierarchy in the Control of Movement

Opher Donchin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience and ABC Center for Robotics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
12:30

Visual Restoration - Retinal Prosthesis or Stem Cells?

Yossi Mandel, Faculty of Life Science, Optometry Track and Bar-Ilan’s Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), Bar-Ilan University, Israel
12:45

A Novel Approach for Extensive Brain Activity Monitoring

Nathan Intrator, School of Computer Science and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel
12:00-13:00   Session 9 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine
Rimon Hall

Chairs: Prof. Meital Zilberman and Prof. Avi Schroeder


12:00

Nature Inspired Nano and Macro Materials for Cancer and Cell Based Therapies

Marcelle Machluf, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
12:15

Nanoparticles for In-vivo Cell Tracking: Achievements, Challenges and Future

Rachela Popovtzer, Faculty of Engineering and the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
12:30

Polymer-Drug Conjugates to Simultaneously Target the Tumor and the Tumor Microenvironment

Ayelet David, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
12:45

Novel Hydroxyapatite-Loaded Biodhesives for Fixation of Small Bone Fragments

Anat Kaufman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,, Tel Aviv University, Israel
12:00-13:00   Session 10 Students Competition
Hadas Hall

Chair: Dr. Moshe Brand


12:00

Modified Pectin-Based Carrier for Gene Therapy: The Effect of Ultrasound on Plasmid DNA Delivery into the Nucleus of Glioma Cells In Vitro

Nitsa Buaron, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
12:05

The Effect of Aortic Valve Replacement on the Coronary Perfusion - Experimental Study

Barak Even Chen, School of. Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
12:10

Modeling Non-Penetrating Projectile-Helmet-Head Impacts for Helmet Evaluation

Rinat Friedman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
12:15

Evidences of Evolutionary Selection for Mutational Robustness of Local Structural Elements in HIV Coding Sequences

Eli Guz, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
12:20

Robust Automatic Liver Tumor Delineation Using a Patient-Specific Convolutional Neural Networks in Longitudinal CT Studies

Refael Vivanti, The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Israel
12:25

Human Endothelial Cells Isolated from an Adult Vein Form Vessel Networks within Engineered Muscle Grafts

Luba Perry, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Inter-departmental Program in Biotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
12:30

Characterization of Sickle Cell Morphology Using Spectrally Encoded Flow Cytometry

Inna Kviatkovsky, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel
12:35

Cross-Bridge Dynamics is Determined by Two Velocity Dependent Kinetics; Implications on the Adaptive and Synchronous Cardiac Function

Daria Amiad Pavlov, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion IIT, Israel
12:40

Ultrasound and Modified Starch as a Topical Delivery System of miRNA to Treat Psoriasis

Rinat Lifshiz, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
12:45

Targeting Pancreatic Cancer with a Polymeric Nanocarrier and an Anticancer MicroRNA Polyplex

Hadas Gibori, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
13:00-13:45   Lunch Break & Exhibition visit
14:30-15:30   Session 11 Industry
Oren Hall - Main Hall

Chairs: Dr. Ilana Nisky


14:30

Developing New Robots for Surgery: What are the Challenges Ahead

Yoav Mintz, Department of Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
14:45

US & EU Regulations for Medical Devices and Medical Device Manufacturers

Michal Melech, Arazy Group, Israeli office, Israel
15:00

The Future of Medical Device Development - Trends, Challenges and Risks

Dina Sifri, Med-Dev Design, Ltd, Israel
15:15

Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) - New Innovation paradigm to improve people's lives

Boaz Gur-Lavie, CDI-NEGEV, Center for Digital Innovation, Israel
14:30-15:30   Session 12 BioMedical Optics
Alon Hall

Chairs: Dr. Natan T. Shaked and Prof. Israel Gannot


14:30

Magnetic Modulation Biosensing for Rapid Detection of Proteins at Sub ng/L Concentrations

Amos Danieli, Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
14:45

Sperm Morphological Analysis Without Staining for Improved in Vitro Fertilization

Michal Balberg, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
15:00

Brain Monitoring with Ultrasound-Tagged Light

Revital Shechter, Ornim Medical Ltd., Kfar Saba, Israel
15:15

Ex-vivo and First-in-Man Study of Bone Pathologies Using Low-Cost and Compact Dual-Wavelength Photoacoustic System

Idan Steinberg, The Laboratory for Optics and Lasers in medicine, Dept. of BME, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, The Laboratory for Optics and Photonics, School of EE, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
14:30-15:30   Session 13 Tissue Engineering
Tamar Hall

Chairs: Prof. Shulamit Levenberg and Prof. Tal Dvir


14:30

Engineering an Endocrine Micro-Pancreas

Eduardo Mitrani, Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
14:45

Engineering 3D Platforms for Promoting and Directing Neuronal Regeneration

Orit Shefi, Faculty of Engineering and Institute of Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials, Bar Ilan University, Israel
15:00

Elastic-Mediated Interactions between Cells: Mechanical Communication in Cardiac Cell Beating

Shelly Tzlil, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
15:15

The Nuclear Lamina Directs Cellular Mechanosensitivty

Amnon Buxboim, Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
14:30-15:30   Session 14 Ultrasound diagnosis and targeted drug/gene delivery
Rimon Hall

Chairs: Prof. Marcelle Machluf and Prof. Dan Adam    


14:30

Extracorporeal Acute Cardiac Pacing by a Multi-Frequency High Intensity Focused Ultrasound: A Study of the Dominant Mechanisms in-Vivo and in-Silico

Amit Livneh, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
14:45

Sub-Nyquist Sampling of Tissue Doppler Signals

Avinoam Bar-Zion, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
15:00

Strain Imaging - Revealing the Heart Dance

Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Analyze IT Research Institute, Tuval, Israel
15:15

Miniature Ultrasound Devices for Imaging and Delivering Drugs to the Gastrointestinal Tract

Avi Schroeder, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
14:30-15:30   Session 15 Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Hadas Hall

Chairs: Prof. Ilan Tsarfaty and Prof. Daphne Weihs


14:30

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods in Oncology – from Bench to Bedside

Tiberiu R. Shulimzon, Interventional Pulmonology Unit, The Pulmonary Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
14:45

Challenges and Strategies in Early Detection and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Amir Onn, Sheba, Tel Hashomer, Israel
15:00

HGF/SF-Met Signaling Regulates Tumor Cell Plasticity, Morphology and Motility Dynamics

Ilan Tsarfaty, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
15:15

Migration, Invasion and the Role of the Cytoskeleton in Mechanical Invasiveness of Breast Cancer Cells

Martha B. Alvarez-Elizondo, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
15:30-15:50   Coffee Break & Exhibition visit
15:50-17:30   Plenary 2
Oren Hall - Main Hall
15:50

Promotion Of Innovation Haifa Life Sciences Park

Or Shahaf, Haifa Economic, Corporation, Israel
16:00

Noninvasive Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias in the Intact Human Heart

Yoram Rudy, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA
16:30

Mobile Health and the Creative Destruction of Medicine

Jonathan Javitt, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, USA