28-30 September 2022

BMT 2022

From 28 to 30 September 2022, representatives of the SIMCor consortium will take part in the Joint Annual Conference of the Austrian, German and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering (BMT 2022) to be held at Congress Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria. BMT 2022 is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Biomedical IT Engineering of UM – Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in cooperation with theAustrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT).


BMT 2022 will cover a broad range of topics in basic research, applied research, clinical research and medical applications. In addition to current trends in the field such as precision medicine, digital health, artificial intelligence, wearables, nanotechnology and additive manufacturing, the conference will also focus on established topics such as imaging techniques, image and signal analysis, modeling and simulation, biomaterials, implants and robotics.


The three-day scientific program will include keynote talks, scientific lectures, focus sessions, panel discussions and scientific poster presentations from the broad topic area of biomedical engineering. The scientific meeting will be accompanied by an industrial and technical exhibition. BMT 2022 has been conceived as a forum for an intensive exchange between researchers, developers, manufacturers and users (clinical doctors, practitioners, patients) of medical technologies.


Our colleagues from the Institute for Implant Technology and Biomaterials e.V. (IIB), will be giving 3 talks, focussing on the work being carried out in SIMCor:

  • Wed 28 Sept (09:30 – 09:43): “Recommendations for the Development of CFD Model to Assess the Thrombogenic Potential of Stents” (Michael Stiehm, Finja Borowski, Jan Oldenburg, Alper Öner, Klaus-Peter Schmitz), reporting on the work carried out in WP4 for the development of a systematic step-by-step structured guideline for the application of numerical flow simulation (i.e., computational fluid dynamics, CFD) for the development of novel cardiovascular implants, building on top of the NASA documentation and ASME V&V40-2018.
  • Wed 28 Sept (17:30 – 17:45): “Validation of a Fluid Structure Interaction Model for TAVR using Particle Image Velocimetry” (Finja Borowski, Robert Ott, Jan Oldenburg, Sebastian Kaule, Alper Öner, Klaus-Peter Schmitz, Michael Stiehm), focusing on the development of a fluid-structure interaction (FSI) model for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device optimization, through simulation of leaflet kinematics and flow based on the velocity field and identification of pro-thrombotic regions.
  • Fri 30 Sept (09:59 – 10:17): “Computation of flow through TAVI device by means of physics-informed neural networks” (Jan Oldenburg, Finja Borowski, Michael Stiehm, Klaus-Peter Schmitz), showing the usage of physics-informed neural networks (PINNs) for predicting fluid flow through a transcatheter aortic valve implant (TAVI) device, that has been validated through CFD simulations that solved the Navier-Stokes equations by means of finite volume methods.