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MEC Symposium

Save the date: August 12-15, 2024

MEC24 will be held August 12-15. Pre-conference events will be held on Sunday, August 11.

MEC is a triennial symposium of special interest to those who work in the fields of upper limb prosthetics and myoelectric control (including upper and lower limb). As in previous years, it was hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a research institute recognized worldwide for its pioneering work in myoelectric controls.

With many of the uncertainties of Covid behind us, we are pleased to move forward with a full in-person conference program at the Fredericton Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Fredericton. The Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently connected to the conference site.

A welcome reception and our famous lobster banquet will be hosted nearby.

On behalf of the MEC24 co-chairs, IBME Associate Director Erik Scheme and Research Prosthetist Heather Daley, we hope you can join us.

Register now

Keynote speakers

Helen Huang, PhD.

Dr. Helen Huang, Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the Director of the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation core and co-director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center. Her research interest lies in neural-machine interfaces, wearer-robot interaction and co-adaptation, robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons, and human motor control/biomechanics.

Corry van der Sluis, Ph.D.Dr. Corry K. van der Sluis is a professor and consultant for Rehabilitation Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Her field of interest is the rehabilitation of persons with upper limb disorders. Her professional activities comprise patient care, teaching and research. Her research focuses mainly on upper limb amputations and prostheses.

A user feedback panel will discuss relevant topics include aging with a prosthesis, peer support, future research areas. Confirmed panelists include Jon Kuniholm, Debi Latour and Annelise Petlock.


Thank you to our sponsors

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Sponsorship opportunities

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The Hilton Garden Inn, connected to the MEC24 conference site at the Fredericton Convention Centre, is offering a courtesy room rate of $209.

Book your room online or call the front desk at 506-999-1551 and quote MEC 2024 to secure the group rate.

Crowne Plaza Fredericton - Lord Beaverbrook (Located just across the street from the conference site at 659 Queen) is also offering a courtesy room rate of $174 for a 2 Queen Standard and $194 for a king premium. Book now.

Delta Fredericton by Mariott is located a 5-minute drive away at 225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, NB. 506-457-7000 or 888-236-2427.

See Fredericton Tourism and ExploreNB to make the most of your visit.