Biomed News - January 2013

January 01, 2013


CMIA Held Annual Statewide Conference and Exhibitor Expo

The California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA) held a Statewide Conference and Exhibitor Expo with the theme, “CMIA, Positioning and Educating Health Care Technology Management and IT for the Future”. The conference focused on the promotion and exchange of information in the biomedical engineering community.

The conference was held on January 10 – 13, 2013 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento and co-sponsored by 24 x 7 magazine. The CMIA Annual event was free for all biomedical professionals and people interested in the field.

AIV supports many local, regional and national biomedical associations including the California Medical Instrumentation Association. To view the associations that AIV supports, please visit


MSCE Holds December Meeting

The Michigan Society for Clinical Engineering (MSCE) held its meeting on December 12 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Canton, MI. The meeting featured a discussion about Tracelogix.

To learn more about the meeting, visit

KCBS Elects New Officers

The Kansas City Biomedical Society (KCBS) announced their officers for 2013 were elected at their December 2012 meeting.

Dan Demaria, Olathe Health Center was elected President, Chris Hawkins, University of Kansas Hospital, Vice-President, Harold Golden, Children's Mercy Hospital, Treasurer, Chris Coleman, University of Kansas Hospital, Secretary and Robin Faut, Olathe Health Center, Education. Gabe Jamison, Brown's Medical Imaging has been appointed Publication Officer and will assume responsibility for their web page.

Please congratulate all of the appointees on their election to KCBS office.

CABMET Conducts Project Cure “Family” Event

The Colorado Association of Biomedical Equipment Technician (CABMET) hosted its Project Cure “Family” Event on December 6. Volunteers helped sort, inspect and organize medical devices at Project Cure’s warehouse.

For more details on the event, visit

ACCE Sponsors CE-IT Community’s 13th Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The American College of Clinical Engineering sponsored the 13th Virtual Town Hall Meeting of the CE-IT Community on December 12, 2012. The meeting featured a 90-minute session about Analytics & Business Intelligence.

To learn more about the meeting, visit

New Healthcare Technology Organization Holds Inaugural Meeting

The newly formed Nevada Healthcare Technology Association (NHTA) held its inaugural meeting on January 24, 2013 at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The meeting consisted of technical presentations and discussions on best practices, healthcare challenges to HTM, certification and other subject matter that HTM professionals deal with on a daily basis.

The organization was formed with support from John Kreig at MD Publishing, and Pay Lynch at GMI. To find out more about the organization and how you can become involved, please contact Mike Lane, Clinical Engineering Supervisor at University Medical Center at (702) 383-2729.

Pre-Show Planner Scheduled for Spring MD Expo

In preparation for this April’s MD Expo in Washington, D.C. the Baltimore Medical Engineers and Technicians Society (BMETS) will be holding a pre-show planner as part of their February meeting. Local Biomeds are encouraged to attend to learn more about the upcoming Expo.

The event, sponsored by AIV Inc and MD Publishing, will be held February 21, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Professionals wishing to attend may call MD Publishing at 800.906.3373, or visit to register.

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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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