Matter into Medicine

February 26, 2014

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA


The Biomedical Applications of 3D Printing

The impact of 3D printing is expected to affect all of our lives at some point in the near future, whether it will be in the products we buy, the educational tools we use, or the medical care we seek.

An eye, nose or ear can be 3D printed in medical grade silicone, making a new prosthesis a perfect match for what was once present. Bone scaffolds are being used to support fractures or surgical excised bones, while healing begins from the existing bone. Private industry and academic researchers alike are experimenting with bioprinting for organs and tissues.

What else will be possible with bioprinting in the near and distant future? Will doctors be able to cure diabetes or vascular disease by printing a new pancreas or blood vessels? And how 3D printing is used today to plan for complex surgical procedures?

Join C2ST and Dr. Katherine Barsness who will discuss the presence and future of medical 3-D printing the advancement of the Center for Education in Medicine Innovations Laboratory at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She will also review the lab’s medical training devices that use state-of-the-art materials and techniques including 3-D printing and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and will talk about the lab’s capabilities and potentials in terms of medical education and higher quality medical care.

Tour of 3D Printing Lab is now closed due to full capacity.

Speaker –

Katherine A. Barsness, MD MS
Director of Surgical Simulation, Director of Surgical Outcomes Research Attending Physician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Assistant Professor of Surgery Director of Outreach, Center for Education in Medicine, Department of Medical Education Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Non-Member Fees Apply – $20 Reg / $5 Students

4:30 to 5:00 Members only tour of the Center for Education in Medicine Innovations Laboratory

5:00pm Social hour / 6:00pm Program

Discounted parking will be made available to the first 50 attendees at the 222 E. Huron St. garage; ask for a ticket at the registration desk upon arrival to the program.

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