Invited speakers and meeting format:

The ISIAMOV 2007 planning committee is composed of leading academic, clinical and device industry representatives. This planning committee has selected internationally known speakers to present on topics relevant to the monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation. The Conference is scheduled for March 15-17, 2007, with an anticipated attendance of 250-300. The format is envisioned to include plenary lectures, round table discussions, scientific poster presentations and vendor demonstrations. It is believed that the small venue, interactive round table discussions, and research-oriented topics will prove fertile ground for lively interdisciplinary dialogue and participant camaraderie. The ultimate goal is to establish an environment leading to greater collaboration between academics, clinicians and the device industry.


The objectives of the symposium are to bring together clinicians, device developers and researchers for an interchange of expertise and ideas in the areas of:

  • non-invasive monitoring of oxygenation and CO2, as an indicator of ventilation.

  • direct blood analysis of CO2, O2 and hemoximetry, including those conditions that adversely affect measurement.

  • photoplethysmography, with an emphasis on its shape and size as indicators of physiologic and pathologic variables, e.g., cardiac output, local perfusion and respiration.

  • patient safety and monitor use as it relates to the aforementioned parameters.
  • Purpose/Intentions:

    This event will provide a forum for highlighting and discussing state-of-the-art concepts as applied towards new and developing technologies. It will provide an educational forum for people in academic, industry, and regulatory positions and highlight the government’s commitment to proactive identification of technical and clinical issues designed to streamline and facilitate subsequent regulatory submissions.

    It is intended that:

  • clinicians benefit by gaining insight on how monitoring technologies function, with greater appreciation of a device's capabilities and limitations.

  • engineers and device developers gain an expanded understanding of their technology in use, associated clinical challenges, and user expectations.

  • researchers appreciate both the need for optimizing study design and the consequence of variables affecting performance of a medical device.

  • the mix of attendee disciplines, diversity of topics and intimate venue provide for lively discussion, with the goal of spurring development of new technologies and advancing the field of patient monitoring.

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