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KNOXVILLE — Engineers and medical professionals from across the nation will gather at the University of Tennessee Conference Center on March 30 for the third annual Tennessee Biomedical Engineering Conference.

The conference, which ends April 1, features presentations by engineers, academics and representatives of the biomedical engineering industry, said Dr. Richard Jendrucko, a professor in the UT College of Engineering.

The conference will include sessions on the biomechanics of human injury, including sports safety; progress in the creation of a virtual human; new developments in imaging technologies; genomics research; and innovations in biomedical engineering education.

The Tennessee Biomedical Engineering Consortium will meet during the event, and roundtable discussions will focus on physician-engineer entrepreneurship, Jendrucko said.

Conference sponsors include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Whitaker Foundation, Monarch Pharmaceuticals, PCB Piezotronics and CTI.

More information is available from Jendrucko at 865-974-7682 or at the conference Web site: http://www.engr.utk.edu/biomedconf/