Welcome to the

9th International Bio-Fluid Mechanics And Vascular Mechano-Biology Symposium

February 13-16, 2020 / Tucson, Arizona

Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Profs. Roger Kamm and David Elad. Read birthday honoree bios here!

Registration OPEN!

the 2020 conference is hosted at

Health Sciences Innovation Building

The Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) is a new state-of-the-art instructional space. It is a 220,000 square foot structure near the Medical Research Building (MRB) on the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.

Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) is located at 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson, Arizona 85721 Map it!

Make sure to book your room!

Hotel Accommodations

The organizing committee has arranged for blocks of Rooms at the University Marriott – Primary Hotel as well as the ALoft in Tucson. Hotel accommodations are NOT included in Conference Registration. However, we have obtained a preferred rate for registrants! Please book your hotel early, as the Symposium overlaps with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show – the largest Gem Show in the United States!!…bringing over 55,000 people to town. This is a very interesting event to visit while in town!

Birthday Honorees

Roger Kamm
Roger Kamm is currently the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where he has served on the faculty since 1978…

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Roger Kamm is currently the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where he has served on the faculty since 1978. Kamm has long been instrumental in developing research activities at the interface of biology and mechanics, formerly in cell and molecular mechanics, and now in engineered living systems. Current interests focus on the development of models for healthy and diseased organ function using microfluidic technologies, with an emphasis on vascularization. Kamm has fostered biomechanics during his career as Chair of the US National Committee on Biomechanics (2006-2009) and of the World Council on Biomechanics (2006-2010). In 2014, Kamm co- chaired the World Congress of Biomechanics and currently directs the NSF Science and Technology Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems. He is the 2010 recipient of the ASME Lissner Medal and the 2015 recipient of the ESB Huiskes Medal, both for lifetime achievements, and in 2018 was the inaugural recipient of the Nerem Medal for mentoring and education. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine since 2010. Kamm is co-founder of two companies, Cardiovascular Technologies and AIM Biotech. Roger is married to Judy Kamm

David Elad
David Elad is a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University since 1985. Since 2014, he has been affiliated with Columbia University…

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David Elad is a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University since 1985. Since 2014, he is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Columbia University. His research work in Respiratory Biomechanics and Reproductive Bioengineering spans from cellular to organ levels. In the late 80’s he pioneered computational studies of transport phenomena in the nasal cavity. In the early 90’s he pioneered a research program in bioengineering of human reproduction, which he promoted worldwide. His current research is focused on the mechanobiology of the uterine wall and biomechanics of infant breastfeeding. David was a member of the World Council for Biomechanics (2002-14) and presently is a fellow of the AIMBE, BMES, IAMBE and EAMBES. He is currently the secretary of IAMBE. David is married to Pnina Elad

About the Conference

Maintain the tradition of excellence and the spirit of the International Bio-fluid Mechanics and Vascular Mechano-Biology Symposia that have evolved to be a unique opportunity for reviewing recent major milestones and achievements in all areas of biofluid mechanics, experimental and computational, from molecule and cell to organ levels and corresponding mechano-biological processes, therapeutics, and cardiovascular devices.

To gather scientists, clinicians, and practitioners from around the world to explore and assess the latest frontiers of Bio-Fluid Mechanics and Vascular Mechano-Biology, and to set important directions for further research and development, and education. The symposium will provide an opportunity for investigators to interact with peers, young and seniors, for development of new collaborations, as well as enhancement of existing ones.

Keynote Speakers:
George Karniadakis, Brown University, USA
Marvin Slepian, University of Arizona, USA
Danny Bluestein, Stony Brook University, USA

Organizing Committee
Shmuel Einav, Marvin Slepian, Danny Bluestein, Ross Ethier, Amit Gefen, Mory Gharib, Mohammad Mofrad, Anat Ratnovsky, Josue Sznitman, Dar Weiss, Gil Marom

Under the Auspices Of
The US National Committee on Biomechanics (USNCB), The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)

International Advisory Board
Mark Alber, Andreas Anayitos, Idit Avrahami, Pini Bar-Yoseph, Chris Bertram, Zehava Belchamn, Luis Cardoso, Naomi Chesler, Lakshami Dasi, Don Gaver, Ghassan Kassab, Arash Khardevar, Netanel Korin, David Ku, Yoram Lanir, Alison Marsden, Alberto Readelli, Oren Rotman, Geert Schmid-Schonbeim, Shawn Shadden, Keith Sharp, Fotis Sotiropoulos, John Tarbel, Irene Vignon-Clementel, Shelly Weinbaum, Peter Weinberg, Ajit Yoganathan, CT Lim, Furminiko Kajiya, Bob Schroter, George Karniadalis, Tim Pedley

University of Arizona Planning Committee
Art Gmitro, Jennifer Barton, Michael Dake, Irving Kron, David Hahn, Yitshak Zohar, Jeong-Yeol Yoon, Abhijit Saha

Shmuel Einav, Mory Gharib, Marvin J. Slepian

Topics Include

  • Patient-Specific Models
  • Multiscale Simulations
  • Cardiovascular Flows
  • Respiratory Flows
  • Reproductive Flows
  • Lymphatic Flows
  • Biological Flows (embryology, neurology)
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Swimming of Organisms
  • Biofluids & Medical Devices
  • Nano & Micro Biofluids
  • Clinical Applications
  • Aneurysm, dissection and disease progression
  • Hemodynamics
  • Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration
  • Flow induced Mechanotransduction
  • Tissue Homeostasis
  • Compliant Vasculature
  • Tissue Engineered Vessels
  • Flow in the microcirculation
  • Microfluidic models
  • Organ-on-chip models of lung and vascular system
  • Immune cells in the circulation
  • Vascular biomechanics and transport phenomena
  • Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis
  • Clinical Track

Contact Us!


The 2020 Biofluids Congress
ATTN: Dr. Marvin Slepian
Tucson, Arizona


+1 (520)404-3901
Kristen Ginn