Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to announce our three Keynote Speakers for MEC17:

Dario Farina

Dario Farina, PhD. is currently Full Professor and Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering at the Department of Bioengineering of the Imperial College London, UK. He has previously been Full Professor and Director of the Neural Engineering Research at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, (until 2010) and Full Professor and Founding Director of the Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Germany (2010-2016). His research focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, neural control of movement, and biomedical signal processing and modelling. He has been the President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) in 2012-2014 and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.

Jeff Tiessen

Jeff Tiessen, an amputee of nearly 40 years, is president and publisher of Disability Today Publishing Group (DTPG), a disability community pioneer and leader for over 25 years. Tiessen, a three-time Paralympic medallist and world record holder, award-winning journalist , and Canadian Disability Hall of Fame inductee, is a respected advocate and keenly aware of the informational needs of Canadians with limb loss through personal experience and a vast network of amputee colleagues, O&P practitioners, and industry partners.

Doug Weber

Doug Weber, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Weber is also a Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he is managing a portfolio of neuroscience and neurotechnology programs.