Pre-Conference Certificate Course

Pre-Conference Certificate Course

(PC-04) Wireless & Mobile Health: Business and Technology Overview

Saturday, April 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: W331 A

This course provides an overview of wireless and mobile health (also known as digital health). By attending this course, participants will gain insight into: current markets and trends; applications, products and services; and value chains and business models. The course is suitable for business, technology, health and wellness, intellectual property, regulatory and policy, and venture investment professionals.

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Enrique Saldivar

Director, Wireless Health Program
Case Western Reserve University

Enrique Saldivar, MD MSBME PhD, is the Director of the Wireless Health Program and Chief Medical Advisor of the Case School of Engineering San Diego at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Saldivar received his MD form Universidad La Salle (Mexico City, Mexico), his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Mexico City, Mexico), and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD in the cellular mechanics group and at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the Roon Research Laboratory for Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis. He joined TSRI as an Assistant Professor from 1998-2003, La Jolla Bioengineering Institute form 2003-2010 as an Associate Professor, and the West Wireless Health Institute form 2010-2011, where he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff and directed the Bioengineering and Biosensors Group. He joined Case Western Reserve University in 2011.

Dr. Saldivar scientific career has focused on the study of biomechanical mechanisms responsible of complex physiological responses with emphasis on the rheological mechanisms, at both the cellular level and at the cell membrane level. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of platelet adhesion under flow and chronic adaptation to extreme hypoxia.

Dr. Saldivar career in medical devices has focused on the transformation of cutting-edge technological developments into meaningful medical solutions. His multidisciplinary background combined with a deep sense of social responsibility provides him with a unique perspective to provide solutions to unmet medical needs in underserved communities. Dr. Saldivar’s interests are focused on the use of technology to improve the quality of life, globally, and to ameliorate the accessibility to first-class medical attention in under-privileged communities.

His expertise includes: Biomechanics, Microcirculation, Rheology, Platelet Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Bio-MEMS), Nanotechnology, and Wireless Health.


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