Medical Electronic Device Conference & Expo (MEDCon) announces that William Hyman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University will present during the event, being held May 16-18, 2011 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. This event provides the opportunity to stay at the forefront of innovations in engineering for electronic medical devices.

In the session “Designing Your Product with the Future in Mind: Categorizing Identical, Suitable, or Inappropriate Replacement Parts,” William will discuss issues associated with the suitability of replacement parts obtained from non-original manufacturer sources and why it is important for medical device engineers to understand as they endeavor to repair and maintain medical devices at a reasonable cost. This presentation will provide a set of guidelines for evaluating and purchasing replacement parts in the context of the potential adverse effects of using inappropriate parts or parts sources.

MEDCon will cover technical presentations on challenges with designing next generation medical devices, including:

* Optimizing on low-power design to extend battery life

* Maintaining the safety and security of data from electronic devices

* Knowing where the FDA & FCC are heading with telehealth, 501(K) & documentation for certification of Class II & III devices.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest electronic components & systems to solve power, wireless, RF & space configuration needs and learn about new initiatives that electronics suppliers are working on to facilitate the next generation of medical devices.