Medtronic Leader to Keynote ASSESS 2022 Congress

Dr. Palmer’s keynote presentation’s title is “The Role of Computer Modelling and Simulation of Digital Transformation in Healthcare.”

Dr. Palmer’s keynote presentation’s title is “The Role of Computer Modelling and Simulation of Digital Transformation in Healthcare.”

ASSESS Initiative reports that Dr. Mark Palmer, Distinguished Scientist & Lead in Strategic Scientific Operations at Medtronic, plc., will be a keynote speaker for the upcoming ASSESS 2022 Congress, to be held at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, in Atlanta, GA, May 1-3, 2022. Dr. Palmer’s keynote presentation’s title is “The Role of Computer Modelling and Simulation of Digital Transformation in Healthcare.”

“The healthcare industry is entering a new era where computer modeling and simulation are critical for supporting the development of medical devices as well as the digital ecosystem around them,” says Dr. Palmer, distinguished scientist in Strategic Scientific Operations at Medtronic. “I have been involved with the ASSESS Initiative for several years now. The interaction with thought leaders in the simulation space from different industries enabled by ASSESS has been extremely beneficial to our efforts and future planning.”


Dr. Palmer's Background

Mark Palmer, M.D., Ph.D., received his BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. Subsequently, he attended the University of Michigan, where he received an MSE in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Biomedical Engineering, ultimately completing the Medical Scientist Training Program with an M.D. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Palmer spent three years as an entrepreneur before returning to the University of Michigan as a faculty member with appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Kinesiology collaborating with the Chair of Orthopedic Surgery.

In 2014, Dr Palmer was recruited to Medtronic where his current role within Corporate Core Technologies includes leading an internal team of advanced modeling and simulation consultants servicing the global enterprise, manages external collaborations, and leads the strategy and platform technologies for realistic human simulation. 

Extramurally, Dr. Palmer serves on the National Association of Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS) Business Impact Working Group and Industry Advisory Boards for American Society for Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and the international CompBioMed Consortium. He also represents Medtronic on the ASME Verification & Validation 40 Standard for Modeling and Simulation and the ASME Verification and Validation 70 Standard for AI and Machine Learning.

Dr. Palmer holds two patents in computational modeling, has 15 publications on the application of modeling and simulation in leading biomechanics, physiology, and orthopedic journals, and he has served as an invited speaker or presenter at over 70 national and international conferences. 

“We are very honored and excited to have Mark Palmer present at our Congress,” says Joe Walsh, CEO & co-founder of the ASSESS Initiative. “Mark is an innovator and thought leader related to expanded use of Engineering Simulation in biomedical applications and I am looking forward to his presentation.”

Conference Details

The ASSESS 2022 Congress is the 5th annual congress for ASSESS organized to “enable” strategies and relationships related to significantly increasing the use and benefit of engineering simulation. Key business drivers are forcing a “simulation revolution” to overcome the issue of required expertise which is limiting the expansion of engineering simulation usage. The theme of the ASSESS 2019 Congress is “Advancing the Engineering Simulation Revolution.”

Registration for the ASSESS 2022 Congress is by invitation only and is limited to 110 attendees. Registration will close either when all available seats are taken but no later than April 22, 2022.

The ASSESS Initiative Membership program provides the ability for the ASSESS Initiative to expand its efforts and community benefits beyond the annual congress. The ASSESS Membership Program is appropriate for all organizations engaged in Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering activities related to Engineered products & processes. The ASSESS Membership Program is offered in individual or group memberships. Active ASSESS Initiative Members receive access to Members Only content on the ASSESS website and a discount on the ASSESS Congress registration fees.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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