From December 3-5, 2014, iBME will co-sponsor the NIMBioS investigative workshop – Heart Rhythm Disorders. The workshop will focus on the mathematical modeling of heart rhythm disorders. Organizers of the event include Alena Talkachova of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota; John Wesley Cain of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Richmond, Virginia; and Xiaopeng Zhao of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The goal of this workshop is to unite researchers from different disciplines – clinicians, mathematicians, physicists, biomedical engineers, and industrial practitioners – in order to better understand the existing mathematical challenges and to explore new directions in modeling of cardiovascular dynamics. As a result of the workshop, we will identify challenges and frontiers in mathematical modeling, statistics and prediction, dynamics and control, stability analysis, as well as data acquisition and analysis for heart rhythm related diseases. We will also foster new interdisciplinary collaborations.