Biomed News - January 2012

January 01, 2012

ICIS’s First Quarterly Meeting Focuses on Bone Densitometry Equipment
On February 2nd, the Intermountain Clinical Instrumentation Society will hold its first quarterly meeting for the year. The meeting will be facilitated by Complete Medical Services, Inc. (CMS) and will focus on servicing bone densitometry equipment. CMS is a leader in refurbished diagnostic imaging equipment and the only GE-approved vendor to sell refurbished bone density equipment.

The meeting will start at 6PM in the Jordan Valley Hospital. Attending members will enjoy a night of education, networking and dinner for free. The association also encourages current members to invite colleagues to join while the membership is free.

RSVP is required for all attendees of the meeting. Members and guests in the Boise and Salt Lake Metropolitan areas can register for free to attend. ICIS members living beyond 50 miles to and from Jordan Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center can request for a remote login to attend the presentation. For more information, please visit the ICIS website at http://www.icis-biomed.org.

AIV supports many local, regional and national biomedical associations including ICIS. To learn more about AIV and Biomed Associations, visit http://www.aiv-inc.com/biomed-associations.html.

META Encourages New Members for 2012

The Medical Equipment & Technology Association (META) is calling for new members by extending free memberships for healthcare technology management professionals, students and associates.

Moreover, the association will be giving privilege memberships to educators and society leaders and will allow members to post information on special educational programs. These programs support META’s mission of developing quality medical equipment. For more information, please visit the META website at http://www.mymeta.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

NCBA Injector Seminar Registration Ongoing

The North Carolina Biomedical Association has announced that registration is now open for an upcoming Injector Training Seminar to be held in March. NCBA President, Alison Lauer, encourages biomedical professionals and engineers to attend the training on proper Operational Checkout Procedures, PMs and Calibration/Calibration Verification Procedures. According to Lauer, members of NCBA will be able to take advantage of the discounted rate for the seminar. Registration deadline is February 8, 2012. For more information, please visit the NCBA website at http://www.ncbiomedassoc.com.

 

PAST EVENTS:

Recent AAMI Webinar Attended by Medical Professionals

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) held a webinar focusing on FDA’s Regulations of Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) last January 11, 2012.

Organizers achieved its goal of the webinar which was for MDDS developers to understand and prepare for the FDA’s Quality System Requirements. Speakers included Tammy M. Pelnik of The St. Vrain Group Inc. and Chas Burr of Regis College in Massachusetts. For more information, please visit the AAMI website at .

GBS Hosts Annual Pool Tournament

The Gateway Biomedical Society (GBS) recently hosted its annual pool tournament on January 18th. The tournament was held in St. Charles, Missouri at the Side Pockets pool hall and sports bar. The two-hour event was also the organization’s annual membership drive.

The event paved the way for a great place to socialize and establish networking among association members, pool players and spectators alike. For more information, please visit the GBS website at http://www.gatewaybiomedicalsociety.camp9.org.

Indiana Biomedical Society Held Annual Conference

The Indiana Biomedical Society recently organized its annual conference at the Sheraton Hotel – City Center in Indianapolis. The meeting for members and officers started at 7AM on January 21st. For more information, please visit the IBS website at http://www.indianabiomedical.com.

HBA Meeting Highlighted Codes and Standards Presentation

On January 26th, the Heartland Biomedical Association (HBA) held a meeting at the Midlands Hospital, in Papillion, Nebraska. The meeting highlighted a presentation on “Codes & Standards that Pertain to Biomedical/Clinical Engineering”. The presentation was presented by chief biomedical engineer of VA (Veterans Affairs) Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare, Omaha, Arif Subhan, MS, CCE.

Attendees who settled their monthly dues were automatically qualified for a raffle organized by the association. For more information, please visit the HBA website at http://www.heartlandbiomed.org.

CMIA hosted 15th Annual Healthcare Technology Management Conference

On January 26th to 29th, the California Medical Instrumentation Association assembled a three-day conference for its eight statewide chapters including Los Angeles, Bay Area, San Diego, Northern California, Capitol, Orange County, Inland Empire and Central Coast.

The statewide conference showcased relaxation in the form of entertainment and golf tournaments as well as an exhibitor expo, CMIA inaugural and awards dinner for all CMIA members and attendees. For more information, please visit the CMIA website at http://www.cmia.org.

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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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