Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), delivered the invited, plenary keynote address for the international annual convocation of the National Academies of Engineering in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 13, 2015. His talk was titled, “Engineering Medicine for a Global Society.”
The International Council of Academies of Engineering & Technological Sciences (CAETS) convenes the meeting, which this year was organized by the Indian National Academy of Engineering in cooperation with CAETS. The theme for this year’s meeting emphasized “Pathways to Sustainability: Engineering, Mobility & Healthcare Technology.”
CAETS comprises the National Academies of Engineering of the United States, United Kingdom, India, China, Japan, Germany, France, Europe, Africa, Australasia, and Latin America.
Dr. Pettigrew’s visit in India lent support to a number of NIBIB programs ongoing in collaboration with Indian researchers. Among NIBIB’s international interactions are its programs on “Blood Pressure Measurement Technologies for Low-Resource Settings in the Unites States and India” and its “Indo-U.S. Collaborative Program on Affordable Medical Devices.”