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Computational Modeling & Simulation in Orthopedics:
Tools to Comply in an Evolving Field

When: Wednesday, June 12 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Where: Room 49 - Product Lifecycle Management Track
Level: Intermediate 
Participant Types: Research & Development, Product Development, Regulatory/Clinical Affairs




Computational Modeling & Simulation has the ability to revolutionize the orthopedic device industry by reducing and in some instances eliminating the need for benchtop testing and clinical trials. Dr. Afshari will share his experience in establishing the credibility of computational models for product design and development purposes, as well as highlight how modeling fits with the regulatory and standards framework.

Attendee Takeaways

  • Understand the modeling & simulation ecosystem
  • Understand how modeling & simulation fits into current and future regulations and standards frameworks
  • Gain knowledge of ASME V&V40 2018 Standard, “Assessing Credibility of Computational Modeling through Verification and Validation: Application to Medical Devices”
  • Learn the challenges and opportunities of using this standard to validate computational models as a source of evidence of safety and efficacy in design and regulatory decision making.


Payman Afshari, Ph.D., is Senior Principal Engineer, DePuy Synthes Spine, where he develops computational models to address problems in product development and creates regulatory grade models. He has more than 12 publications in themes of computational mechanics, composites and spine biomechanics, and five patents in the areas of spine total disc replacement and stabilization. Dr. Afshari is an active member of the ASME V&V40 committee, MDIC, Avicenna Alliance and ASTM, where he collaborates to promote the use and acceptance of in silico models in product development and regulatory communities.


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