Biomed News – July 2016

July 04, 2016

AAMI Receives Gold Award from ASAE

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation received a national gold award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in recognition for their patient safety initiatives. The organization was praised specifically for their contributions through the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring Patients on Opioids.

AAMI Receives Gold Award from ASAE

30 gold and 55 silver winners for the ASAE’s Power of A Awards were chosen out of 147 entries.

The Power of A Awards recognizes associations that set the industry standards for quality, ethics and safety, highlighting the association community’s valuable contributions to society on a local, national, and global scale.

“They honor the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals in the areas of enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation, and making a better world,” according to ASAE.

The AAMI Foundation is a nonprofit organization that primarily focuses on solving urgent technology-related patient safety issues. The organization collaborates with clinicians, healthcare technology professionals, regulators, accreditors, patient advocates, industry and other stakeholder groups to solve issues that arise from the current medical environment.

“We are honored that ASAE chose to recognize the AAMI Foundation’s patient safety initiatives. This award reflects the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time, expertise, and passion to improving the status quo. Through their collaboration, they are leading the charge to bring about improvements in areas that affect millions of patients every day—such as infusion therapy safety, alarm fatigue, and continuous monitoring of patients on opioids,” said Marilyn Neder Flack, senior vice president of patient safety initiatives and executive director of the AAMI Foundation.


IBS to Host Family Day with the Indians

The Indiana Biomedical Society will be hosting a Family Day event at Victory Field, Indianapolis on July 23, 2016. There will be a picnic buffet followed by an Indianapolis Indians game. The event starts at 5:30 PM, with the game scheduled for 7:05PM.

To register for this event, visit

SoCalBio to Host Networking Forum

The Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio) is inviting leaders from the life-science industry to a networking forum on July 28, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Attendees can expect to learn about topics like innovation best practices, device and biotech business trends, technology convergence opportunities, and broad-reaching public policies shaping the commercialization of innovations and healthcare service delivery in the U.S. and abroad.

To register for this event, visit

WSBA to Hold Annual BBQ

The Washington State Biomedical Association will be hosting its annual BBW at BPI Headquarters in Fife, WA this month. There will be a Hawaiian shirt competition as well. Further details on the event will be announced soon.

To learn more about the event, visit


AAMI Hosts Annual Conference and Expo

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) held its 2016 conference and expo on June 3 to 6, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. The annual conference featured special events, and showcased the latest healthcare technologies available on the market.

For more information, visit

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