Professor Mingxing Ouyang, Changzhou University, China Professor Yingxiao Peter Wang, University of California, San Diego, USA
#1: Mini Symposium: Vulnerable Plaque Biomechanics and Clinical Applications
Co-Chairs: Professor Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Dr. Liang Wang, Southeast University
Summary: This symposium aims to bring together experts across the range of engineering science disciplines to discuss the state-of-the-art in development of vulnerable plaque biomechanics and its clinical application. Atherosclerotic plaque development and rupture are closely associated the plaque mechanical conditions, including hemodynamics and structural mechanics. These mechanical conditions have the potential to improve the assessment the vulnerable plaque and forecasting adverse major cardiovascular events with integration of plaque morphology from multiple non-invasive or invasive imaging technologies. The symposium will highlight the experimental and computational techniques in the vulnerable plaque biomechanical research, and the influence of biomechanics in clinical patient-screening, diagnosis and intervention for atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular diseases.
Topics will include but not be limited to: • Computational simulation for plaque biomechanics; • Experimental investigation for plaque material properties and biomechanics; • Clinical Application for plaque biomechanics;
• Image-based modeling and numerical technologies;
#2: Mini Symposium:Ventricle Modeling, Biomechanics and Clinical Application
Co-Chairs: Professor Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professor Xueying Huang, Xiamen University
Summary: This symposium aims to bring experts together and provide a platform for exchange of ideas and disseminate the recent developments in Ventricle Modeling, Biomechanics and Clinical Application. The symposium will highlight challenges spanning from heart modeling (including ventricles and valve modeling) to dissect the mechanisms for cardiac dysfunction, cardiac hemodynamics, and cardiac valves. Computational, analytical challenges and clinical applications will be a special focus.
Topics will include but not be limited to: • Computational modeling for ventricles • Multi-scale of heart function • Modeling of heart valves • Cardiac tissue mechanics • Ventricular hemodynamics
• Biomechanical Heart Modeling for Clinical Applications
#3: Mini Symposium: FRET and Bio-imaging Study in Advancing Biomechanics
Co-Chairs: Professor Mingxing Ouyang, Changzhou University
Professor Yingxiao Peter Wang, University of California, San Diego
Summary: Imaging has been a powerful tool to visualize biomechanical activities at multi-scale levels. FRET (fluorescence resonance energy transfer) technology provides an approach with spatiotemporal resolution in advancing our understanding of biomechanics in live cells. This symposium focuses on the recent progresses in biomechanics & biophysics by utilizing FRET and bio-imaging tools.