Matthew Leineweber, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor, Biomedical Engineering Society
San Jose State University
On behalf of the students and faculty advisors of the SJSU Biomedical Engineering Department and Biomedical Engineering Society, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 2022 Biomedical Device Conference! The decision to host our conference virtually for the second year in a row was made both in response to the success of last year’s event, and in light of the rapidly changing conditions the second year of this pandemic has held for us. Our virtual platform has allowed us to bring together attendees and an outstanding lineup of speakers from across the country and around the world. I am thrilled to have you all with us today and tomorrow.
This is my fifth year being involved with the Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference, and I continue to be impressed by the hard work, dedication, and skills exhibited by our student organizers in putting this event together. In addition to balancing work and school, attending both online and in-person classes, and coping with the ever-present uncertainty that has permeated all aspects of life for the past several months, these students have worked tirelessly to create an outstanding program of presentations, panels, posters, and networking events. These volunteers have endured countless hours of Zoom meetings and dedicated many nights and weekends towards tackling every challenge that came their way. They have learned new skills, embraced new technologies, worked individually and in teams, and cultivated professional relationships to ensure that every attendee of this conference has the opportunity to come away with new perspectives on how to leverage our own knowledge and expertise to improve the lives of all those around us. Their hard work and dedication embody much of what it means to be a SJSU Biomedical Engineering student. They are your future employees and colleagues, and I am confident that you will find your interactions with them as rewarding as I have.
The primary objective of our Biomedical Device Conference has always been to provide a platform for professionals, experts, entrepreneurs, students, and faculty in biomedical engineering to come together and share their knowledge and insights in the spirit of fostering technological, societal, and individual growth. As such, I would like to especially thank all of our speakers for taking time from their busy schedules to impart their knowledge, wisdom, and experience with us. I encourage all of you to actively participate in our Conference events over the next two days so that we can all learn from one another and get to know each other better. On the subject of learning and sharing knowledge, we are always looking to improve the Conference and be of better assistance to you in the future; I encourage you to share your feedback with us. A large number of individuals and companies have provided their support for the 2022 Conference. We could not make this event happen without them, and I extend my sincerest thanks to each and every one of them.
Matthew Leineweber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
Faculty Advisor, BMES at SJSU