Biomed News – August 2012

August 01, 2012

AAMI to Hold Workshop on the Growth of Wireless Technology

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will conduct a two-day workshop that will focus on the challenges faced by healthcare facilities on the growth of wireless patient care technology. The seminar will address these new issues and how to properly manage them.

Co-sponsored by the ECRI Institute, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, and the American College of Clinical Engineering, the AAMI workshop will be held on October 4 – 5 in Herndon, Virginia. The workshop is an invitation-only event. Interested parties are encouraged to contact AAMI as soon as possible for invitation information.

In a report by AAMI, Philips Healthcare wireless architect Phil Raymond said that “Hospitals are dealing with varying wireless characteristics in new devices, and challenges associated with the clinical use of those devices—for example, patient safety, clinical effectiveness, security, and even regulatory aspects”. Raymond is among the team who developed the workshop’s agenda.

“A workshop where all voices can be heard and stakeholders and subject matter experts are engaged is a great way to not only educate oneself in these matters but to network with all the players and peers,” Raymond added.

To know more about the AAMI seminar or to request for an invitation, send an emailThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to Chris Dinegar or visit the AAMI website.

AIV supports many local, regional and national biomedical associations including the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. To view the associations that AIV supports, please visit http://www.aiv-inc.com/biomed-associations.html.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ICIS and CABMET to Assist CBET, CRES and CLES Study Groups

The Intermountain Clinical Instrumentation Society (ICIS), in collaboration with the Colorado Association of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (CABMET) will support members of the biomedical community living in surrounding areas and interested in forming study groups to prepare for the certified biomedical equipment technician (CBET), certified radiology equipment specialist (CRES) and certified laboratory equipment specialist (CLES) exams.

Registration ends on August 30, and the sessions will start on September 18. To find out more about these annual facilitated study group sessions, visit the ICIS or CABMET websites.

VBA to Hold Annual Meeting in September

The Virginia Biomedical Association (VBA) will hold its annual meeting on September 19 to 21. The symposium will be at the Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, Virginia and will feature presentations on healthcare technology management. Certificate classes to be conducted by various vendors are also included in the symposium itinerary.

Preregistration is required for all the certificate classes.

For more information on this upcoming meeting, visit http://www.vabiomed.org.

FBS Annual Symposium and Trade Show Draws Near

The Florida Biomed Society's Annual Symposium and Trade Show is scheduled for October 26-28. Vendor booths are sold out but space is still available for the annual golf tournament. The Bruce McGuire, Bob White and Kevin Joyce Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to this year’s recipients at the Saturday awards luncheon.

Details can be found at http://www.fbsonline.net. Questions can be emailed to bill.hascup@trimedx.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CMIA Calls for Nominations for Professional of the Year

The California Medical Instrumentation Association, in partnership with Welch Allyn Inc. has begun accepting nominations for the Professional of the Year award. The award will be presented to an individual who has greatly contributed to the Biomedical and Clinicial Engineering industries and to their community within the past year.

The CMIA Professional of the Year recipient will receive a plaque and $1,000. The presentation of the award will take place in January.

To submit a nomination, go to http://cmia.org/images/professional.pdf or visit http://cmia.org.

PAST EVENTS:

ACCE Sponsors Teleconference on Medical Device Integration

The American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) recently held a teleconference on medical device integration strategy. Entitled “Integration Strategy Development”, the session discussed the key points to consider when developing an integration framework.

The ACCE teleconference was part of a series that addressed the challenges and issues related to medical devices.

To learn more about this teleconference, visit http://www.accenet.org.

CMIA – Capitol Holds Chapter Meeting

On August 16, the Capitol Chapter of the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA) had its chapter meeting at the Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo. The event featured education on Bi Phasic / Multi Phasic Defibrillation and Testing, sponsored by QRS Calibration.

To know more about this meeting, visit http://www.cmia.org.

GBIS Hosts Technical Conference and Annual Meeting

The Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society (GBIS) recently hosted its Technical Conference at the WellStar Development Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Held on August 17 – 18, the conference featured booths of various vendors exhibiting the latest in healthcare technology.

Following the conference, members and guests attended the GBIS annual meeting and banquet.

See the details of the conference at http://www.gbisonline.org.

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Laura Collier

Laura Collier

Laura Collier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is the Marketing Manager at AIV, Inc.

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