Archimedes Workshop 2013

May 9–10, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Archimedes workshop on improving medical device security took place in Ann Arbor, MI in May 2013.

Speakers (confirmed):


Most attendees who have registered so far come from large or small medical device manufacturers and level-I trauma centers. Most attendees have backgrounds in system engineering, regulatory affairs, and/or patient safety. Attendees recognize the growing problem of medical device security, but seek to meaningfully define the problem such that it becomes technically solvable, scientifically measurable, humanly acceptable, and economically feasible.

Workshop program:

All discussion will be considered OFF THE RECORD unless a speaker expressly gives permission to share. The primary goals are to: (1) introduce experts to each other to solve common problems, and (2) provide engineers with knowledge and anecdotes that show the ROI of improved medical device security. The agenda consists of presentations by invited speakers as well as small break-out groups on focused topics to define problem spaces and find common ground. Part of the day will involve tours of advanced health care facilities (pending clinical schedules) and HIT computing infrastructure that employ the latest wireless and networked medical device to illustrate the benefits, difficulties, and likely future. Registration includes all meals on Thursday, May 9th as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday, May 10th. For the lovers of the great outdoors, there is an optional kayaking event down the Huron River after the workshop concludes because you don't want to be up a creek without a paddle when it comes to medical device security (weather permitting).

This workshop is by invitation only. Keep an eye out for future workshops open to Archimedes members.

Workshop principles: No buying, no selling. Check your corporate and institutional affiliations at the door. This event is for technical problem solving, and learning how to explain security engineering needs to executive management. Develop a support network of colleagues who are facing the same managerial and technical challenges.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 9
Time Event
Session 1: Manufacturing and Safety Perspectives
Coffee Break
Session 2: Clinical Perspectives
Session 3: Operational and Security Engineering Perspectives
Coffee Break
Session 4: Walking Tour of Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
Session 5: Break Out I: Discussions
Bus to dinner
Gala Dinner at Gandy Dancer. Dress code: business casual.
Bus to hotels
Friday, May 10
Time Event
Session 6: Medical Device Security Research
Coffee Break
Session 7: Break Out II: Reporting Out
Box Lunch
Bus to hotels
Optional Recreational Activities. Dress code: river-resistant athletic gear

Hotels and Travel

We have reserved blocks of rooms at two local hotels for a discounted rate.

For flights, we recommend arriving on Wednesday, May 8th. The agenda begins the morning of May 9, and ends by noon on May 10. DTW is the closest airport, about 25 minutes from Ann Arbor. All meetings will take place at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. We will provide U-M parking passes.