BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996
Biomedical Engineering Seminar


Seminar News

12 Oct 2017

  • New policy: if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to a seminar, you will not receive credit for attendance. Furthermore, please be respectful of our speakers by paying attention, asking good questions, and staying off your electronic devices.

3 Aug 2018

  • BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996 will be co-ordinated by Prof Xudong Cao this fall.
  • If you intend to present a seminar in the fall of 2018, please submit an Abstract submission form by 28 September 2018. Please email Prof Cao at xcao@uottawa.ca the completed form with a cc to your supervisor and a statement that your supervisor has approved of your abstract. Please note that student seminars are scheduled in the reverse order in which Abstract submission forms are received.
  • OCIBME students: Do not forget to register for this course to get the credit. Seminar attendance and/or presentation without the course registration will NOT normally be counted toward the credit.
  • Please note that credit is not normally given for attending the day of your own seminar.
  • Seminars for the Fall 2017 term are being scheduled now. Please watch the space below.
  • If you have any questions, contact Prof Cao at xcao@uottawa.ca

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Fall 2018
Date Time Room Presenter Title
12 Sep 2018 13h00—14h30 No meeting
19 Nov 2018 13h00—14h30 LEEC204 TBD Title
TBD Title
TBD Title

Student presentations:

  • The presentation is 15 min (maximum) and question/discussion is 5 min (total 20min for each presenter).

  • The 15 minute time is the maximum. Presentations will be stopped at 17 minutes.

  • The seminar room has a PC that you can use, or you can bring your own laptop and VGA cable.

  • Please forward your presentation file to the instructor (in pdf, ppt or pptx) at least 1 day prior to your seminar so that it can be pre-loaded on the course network drive.


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Past Seminars

Calendar Description

BIOM 5800 [0.0 credit] (BMG 6996) Biomedical Engineering Seminar This course is in the form of seminars presented by graduate students and other researchers in the area of Biomedical Engineering. To complete this course, a student must attend at least 10 seminars and make one presentation in the context of this seminar series.

BIOM 6800 [0.0 credit] Biomedical Engineering PhD Seminar This course is in the form of seminars presented by graduate students and other researchers in the area of Biomedical Engineering. *This is a mandatory course for the OCIBME graduate program and all students must register in this course in both fall and winter semesters until completion of all course requirements. A seminar attendance without registration is not counted for the credit.

(1) Attendance at Seminars:
Students must attend at least 10 seminars. Seminars will be announced on the course website. The schedule may vary depending on availability of speakers and it typically takes multiple terms for a student to attend 10 seminars.

In addition to attending official BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996 seminars, attendance at other biomedical related seminars, workshops and conferences may be counted towards the course attendance requirement. Such activities must be approved in advance by the academic advisor/supervisor or course coordinator. A short report (one page) together with the relevant event program must be submitted to the course coordinator by the student to receive credit. In the report, you may outline the talk, describe specific points in detail which you are impressed with, and add your comments on the talk. Copy and paste of the given abstract is NOT acceptable. The report form is available here (note that this report is only required for students wishing to receive credit for attending biomedical events outside of BIOM5800/BIOM6800/BMG6996). Note that credit is normally only given for one 'unofficial' seminar during their program.

(2) Student Presentation:
Students are expected to make a presentation during the second year of their program, typically in the fall semester. Students can present either their own thesis research or report reviewing an advanced technology in biomedical engineering (either related to the student's thesis research or not). In either case, the topic and abstract must be approved by the academic advisor/supervisor and must not have been previously presented in other courses by the student.

If students choose to present a review on advanced technology, you should select a topic relevant to biomedical engineering and present a critical analysis of the state of the art, perhaps focusing on emerging techniques. You should typically be reviewing 3-5 recent publications, along with supporting general background reference materials, to create your presentation. This is not simply a summary of a few articles; your own critical analysis of the field is essential for a successful seminar. See the course syllabus for guidance of a good seminar.

The abstract submission form should be sent by email to Prof Cao at xcao@uottawa.ca by the due date posted on this course website. Please cc your supervisor to indicate that s/he has agreed to your topic and abstract.

Students will typically enroll each fall and winter term until they complete all course requirements. Your grade will be "in progress" or "continuing" until it changes to "satisfactory". Once you complete all requirements and obtain the grade of SAT, you should stop registering in the course.




OCIBME - The Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering