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CVID 2021

Pacific Grove, CA
Oct. 10, 2021 to Oct. 13, 2021
Asilomar Conference Center 800 Asilomar Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Jul 30 to Sep 30
Abstract Deadline: 
Jul 15


Join us on the beautiful Monterey Coast at the Asilomar Conference Center for a unique and defining three-day conference focused on understanding, predicting, and optimizing the durability of cardiovascular implants.

This event is intended to link anatomic and physiological conditions to implant design and to the engineering mechanics of fracture. CVID brings together experts in the fields of medicine, biomechanics, computational analysis, and engineering testing from the medical device industry, academia, physicians, and regulatory agencies.

Attendees, Sponsors, and Exhibitors: This conference is ideal for engineers and clinicians interested in cardiovascular implant design and durability. With renowned engineering and physician speakers from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies, this conference will provide an up-to-date review of the field. Uniquely, CVID is sponsored by medical device companies, with exhibits by equipment manufacturers, and preclinical, clinical, simulation, and benchtop testing service companies.


Day One, October 11th: Boundary Conditions
The first day will introduce medical imaging and quantification tools used to determine vascular deformations, and to summarize current knowledge of important vascular beds including structural heart, aortic, arterial, venous, and neurovascular. These boundary conditions, which are critical for design and durability prediction, differ dramatically depending on anatomy, pathology, and implantation of devices.

Day Two, October 12th: Computational Analysis
The second day will focus on the translation of in vivo forces and displacements to the stresses and strains that ultimately determine implant durability. Finite Element Analysis will be emphasized with examples of how it can be used effectively and misused. We will also discuss future improvements in modeling techniques and verification and validation, with the end goal of using models to justify abbreviating costly clinical trials.

Day Three, October 13th: Engineering Predictions
The final day will turn to engineering mechanics and how device lifetime can be predicted from analytical stress and strains. The role of material variation will be discussed, as well as the merits of strain- based, stress-based, and energy-based approaches to fatigue. Benchtop testing, both of finished devices and “test coupons”, will be discussed in regards to shortening testing and determining safety margins.

Panel Discussions: There will be provocative panel discussions to provide perspectives from industry, regulatory agencies, service providers, and physicians.


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Course Directors 

Chris Cheng, PhD
Kelly Suh, PhD
Craig Bonsignore
Alan Pelton, PhD
Juan Granada, MD
Terry Woods, PhD, FDA
Ken Ouriel, MD
Tom Duerig, PhD


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