May 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The 3rd Annual Archimedes Workshop on Medical Device Security will hold its annual workshop on May 4-5, 2014 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This invitation-only event brings together solution-oriented experts in medical device manufacturing and computer security to meet and discuss effective ways to improve information security and the new FDA guidance on cybersecurity.

The event is NOT open to the media, and all discussion will be considered off the record unless a speaker expressly gives permission to share. The primary goals are to: (1) introduce experts to each other to solve common problems, and (2) provide engineers with knowledge and anecdotes that help with internal processes to convince executive management on the ROI of improved medical device security.

We will also have a third day of tutorials following the workshop.

Stay tuned for details on the workshop program and registration, and direct any questions to Judi Jones whose email is asap@umich.edu.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Archimedes begins at 8AM Monday, May 4 and runs thru Tuesday, May 5 at noon. Following the workshop is an separate set of tutorials on the afternoon of May 5.

Most attendees come from large or small medical device manufacturers and level-I trauma centers. Most attendees have backgrounds in system engineering, regulatory affairs, and/or patient safety. Attendees recognize the growing problem of medical device security, but seek to meaningfully define the problem such that it becomes technically solvable, scientifically measurable, humanly acceptable, and economically feasible.

All discussion will be considered OFF THE RECORD unless a speaker expressly gives permission to share. The primary goals are to: (1) introduce experts to each other to solve common problems, and (2) provide engineers with knowledge and anecdotes that show the ROI of improved medical device security. The agenda consists of presentations by invited speakers as well as small break-out groups on focused topics to define problem spaces and find common ground. Registration include the following meals: Monday, May 4th: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Tuesday, May 5th: Breakfast and Lunch. Attendees may optionally register for a technical tutorial on the afternoon of May 5th.

This workshop is by invitation only.

Workshop principles: No buying, no selling. Check your corporate and institutional affiliations at the door. This event is for technical problem solving and learning how to explain security engineering needs to executive management. Develop a support network of colleagues who are facing the same managerial and technical challenges.

Hotels and Travel

Hotel Reservations: Note the new location. We have arranged for a group rate at the Ann Arbor Sheraton adjacent to the Briarwood Mall. We will provide a scheduled shuttle to/from the hotel and workshop events. Stay tuned for the discount code.

For flights, we recommend arriving on Sunday, May 3rd. We will begin with a reception Sunday evening at the hotel. The technical agenda begins the morning of May 4th and ends by noon on May 5th. Tutorials take place on the afternoon of May 5th. DTW is the closest airport, about 25 minutes from Ann Arbor. All meetings will take place at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. U-M parking passes are available for purchase for those who do not wish to use the free shuttle.