Biomed News – February 2014

February 01, 2014

BMES Created New Award Honoring Dr. ShuChien

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group recently created the ShuChien Achievement Award, to be bestowed upon an individual  “who has demonstrated meritorious contributions to the field of cellular and molecular bioengineering.”

smith_medicalThe award, which consists of a plaque, complimentary registration for the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE)Annual Conference and an honorarium of $1,000, will be presented to an individual yearly at the CMBE Conference.

Professor ShuChien, MD, PhD, who was President of the BMES, is among the world-renowned pioneers and educators in the field of biomedical engineering.  Dr. Chien’s leadership to integrate biomedical engineering with cardiovascular physiology and molecular cell biology has greatly impacted the scientific and medical community.  He is a mentor to numerous fellows and students, and a role model admired by generations of scientists. This annual achievement award honors his numerous accomplishments in the field, and is dedicated to recognizing an individual who has contributed greatly to cellular and molecular bioengineering.

Upcoming Events:

The Center for Healthcare Governance Winter Symposium

The Center for Healthcare Governance will hold their Winter Symposium on leading and governing health care organizations this coming February 23-26 in Naples, Florida. This three-day program aims to provide trustees and executive leaders valuable insights on industry trends, as well as strategies and tools for navigating increasingly complex healthcare environments. Field experts will offer analyses on contextual issues concerning the healthcare environment through interactive sessions.

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HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) invites healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives, vendors and key medical personnel to join their annual conference on February 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  Participants will have access to over 300 education programs featuring keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions, e-sessions, pre-conference workshops and symposia.  The event will feature more than 1,200 leading health IT vendors, two Knowledge Centers and the new Connected Patient Learning Gallery, a hands-on, interactive area showcasing innovative health IT products and services.

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VBA 2014 Winter Meeting

Learn about the recent changes and general findings on Joint Commission (JC) standards, performance improvement processes, indicator monitoring and more on February 7 at the Winter Meeting brought to you by the Virginia Biomedical Association (VBA). Joseph Flannery, MS, MHA, will be giving Biomedical and Plant Maintenance department managers, Risk Managers, Patient Safety Officers, Supervisors and all other participants information on 2014 national patient safety goals and survey processes.

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HIPAA in Plain English: Compliance, Tips and Case Studies Webinar


Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) invites healthcare professionals and key personnel to participate in the HIPAA in Plain English: Compliance, Tips and Case Studies webinar on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET.  Attendees will learn the practical side of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), including suggested tips and best practices. Speakers Angela T. Burnette, Esq., and Julia Dempewolf of Alston & Bird LLP will review specific hypothetical situations like authorizations, search warrants, state-law privileged information and more.

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OR Business Management Conference

Operating room (OR) business managers and directors are invited to the OR Business Management Conference on February 11-13, 2014 at the Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans. This intensive and interactive conference will increase participants’ knowledge of OR processes, and give insights as well as strategies on how to increase efficiencies in surgical services. Field experts will address topics such as health care revenue cycle, supply chain, process improvement and cost management.

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Past Events:

2014 CMBE Conference

BMES held their 2014 CMBE conference with the theme ‘Multi-scale Mechanobiology: From Morphogenesis to Nuclear Mechanotransduction’ last January 7-11, 2014 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in California.  Engineers and biologists exchanged ideas on cell and molecular bioengineering technologies that allow scientists to carry out novel, fundamental studies in cell biology, drug discovery and regeneration.

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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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