Biomed News – May 2014

May 01, 2014

Applications for 2014 Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards Now Accepted

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards. The accolades aim to benefit underrepresented entities and minority groups in the fields of biomedical engineering research and training, with focus on minority health and health disparities.

Biomed Monthly – May 2014Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty as well as professionals undergoing critical transitions or are at re-entry points in their careers hailing from underrepresented biomedical engineering sectors like racial and ethnic minorities are invited to apply. Only BMES members without BMES funding through any other BMES sources are eligible to receive the awards.

The underrepresented groups in biomedical science and engineering arenas comprise women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Hispanics, and Pacific Islanders from Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa.

Winners will get a complimentary registration to the 2014 Annual Meeting, and an additional $800 travel stipend, upon completion of a W-9 form issued by BMES. Award winners will be announced at the forthcoming Health Disparities Session at the Annual Meeting scheduled for 1:30-3:30 on October 24, 2014.

Completed application requirements, which include an application form, curriculum vitae or resume, and letter of support should be submitted by 5pm EST on July 31, 2014, as late applications will not be evaluated. Interested parties are encouraged to visit to learn more about the application requirements and procedures of this year’s BME Innovation and Career Development Award.

Upcoming Events:

Best Practices in Cleaning and Decontamination Webinar

Medical Professionals are invited to attend a webinar that will focus on the best practices in cleaning and decontaminating reusable medical devices. The program, supported by Teleflex Medical, is slated for May 13, 2014 from 1:00–2:30 PM EST.This webinar is a very practical and economical way for participants to be able to optimize their current mechanical and manual cleaning processes for improved patient safety.

To learn how to register and more, check out:

2014 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Meeting in Nashville

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) will hold their annual conference from May14-17 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Chief experts in ASC business development, clinical care, finance, regulatory policy and more will be holding seminars beneficial to the ASC community.

Download the event brochure/program here at:

AAMI Regulatory Requirements for Software Validation in the Medical Device Industry Seminar

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) invites all interested parties on May 7-9, 2014 for a three-day seminar that will be held at The Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. This course program focuses on the requirements in adherence tothe Quality System regulation specific to software authentication. Attendees will be provided conceptual methods to meet compliance requirements issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

To view the complete details, visit

2014 AAMI Annual Conference and Expo

The 2014 AAMI Annual Conference and Expo will be held in Philadelphia, PA from May 31 through June 2 2014. Advance your career in healthcare technology management by learning the many ways by which you can further develop your overall expertise, optimize your department’s productivity, and develop successful peer-relationships by attending the premier conference for healthcare technology management professionals.

There are comprehensive educational sessions along with The Expo, which will allow attendees to have a first-hand preview at the newest biomedical technologies from over 200 equipment manufacturers and service providers from across the globe.

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2014 AAMI Standards Week

AAMI invites you to celebrate the AAMI Standards Week. This event will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 29 to June 3, 2014, together with the 2014 AAMI Conference & Expo. Most sessions will be open to the public. This is a great opportunity for you to better understand and comprehend the AAMI standards program.

For inquiries, please email Renee Wilson at or call 703-525-4890 local 1250.

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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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