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Seeking Nominations for the 2017 CMBES Awards!
We are currently accepting nominations for CMBES Awards and special memberships.
Information on the awards and membership categories, and the nomination procedures can be found here on the Awards page,
Please consider nominating a deserving CMBES member.
Nominations close on February 28, 2017.
CMBEC40 in Winnipeg, MB
Mark your calendars for the 40th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC40) to be held in heart of Canada – Winnipeg, Manitoba – from May 23-26, 2017. Please find the Call for Papers on the CMBEC40 webpages here: CMBEC40 Call for Papers.
Keynote Speakers for CMBEC40
Tim Hague Sr. and Charles LaFleche
Tim Hague Sr. has been a Registered Nurse for over twenty years and, along with his son, Tim Jr. are the first ever winners of the Amazing Race Canada. Tim is also a tireless advocate for people living with Parkinson's Disease. Tim has cared for Parkinson's patients as a nurse, as a son to his step-father and is currently living with Parkinson's himself. Tim's close and personal affiliation with the disease, his continued pursuit of physical activity and deep compassion are shining examples of one's ability to "Live your Best." Tim will be the conference's opening speaker on Wednesday May 24th, 2017.
Charles "Chuck" LaFleche is the President and CEO of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and a leader in healthcare and health informatics innovation. By founding Momentum Healthcare, Chuck endeavoured to realize the benefits of electronic clinical documentation to support both clinical and research efforts. His leadership at the helm of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation continues to support the daily activities of 4,000 clinical staff and 250 researchers. As Diamond Jubilee medal recipient in 2012, Chuck was recognized for his significant achievements and contributions to the community and to the health system in Manitoba. Chuck will be speaking about the important role that Foundations play in linking clinical care, academic and research initiatives and fostering a community of innovation and philanthropy. Chuck will give his keynote address to the conference on Thursday May 25th, 2017.
January 2017 e-Bulletin
Click here to view CMBES' January e-Bulletin.
Use of Inspection Due Labels
CMBES has published a position statement on the use of Inspection Due labels. It is available for download here.
Donations - Understanding Challenges & Best Practices
Donations - Understanding Challenges & Best Practices is a short film by the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) about the benefits and challenges of donating medical equipment to developing countries. The film features Ghana Medical Help, just one example of the many organizations across Canada making a difference by providing much needed medical equipment around the globe. Important steps to consider when initiating a donation activity are highlighted in the film, along with additional resources. Click here to view the video on Youtube.
NEW! Associate Member Category
After much consultation with CMBES members on how to reach out to the non-managerial /non-supervisory Biomedical Engineering community, we have created a new Associate Member category. This new membership category is being offered at the low rate of $45 to encourage Biomedical Engineering Technologists in the hospital environment or medical device support industry to become members. The CMBES vision is to be the national Society and professional home for medical and biological engineering in Canada and we cannot do that effectively without the participation of frontline technologists.
So, if you are a Biomedical Engineering Technologist and want the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of medical technology and issues affecting the field of biomedical engineering, become a member of our society. If you are a manager/supervisor, please encourage your staff to become members and get involved.
The 2014 Revision of the Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice (CESOP) is Available for Download
You can now download a copy of the CESOP from the CMBES Store. CMBES members: please log In to your account to get it for free!
CMBES Discussion Forums
CMBES List server is replaced by the new CMBES discussion forums. Come join the discussions! This is the tool we have been looking for and it will grow with your participation.
Please log in to your CMBES Network account (create a free account, if you don't have one). And then select Forum from the "go to" menu.
CMBES Members: Get Fit for Less with the Engineer Wellness Corporate Program
CMBES, in co-operation with the Engineering Institute of Canada and Goodlife Fitness, is proud to present a discounted rate for Goodlife Memberships to our members. Visit the Goodlife Fitness Engineer Wellness Site
CMBES Shirts for Sale
While quantities last, purchase a CMBES shirt and help promote the Society. Shirts are available in S, M, L, XL and XXL.
- Golf Shirts: $35.00 ($40.00 for XXL)
- T-shirts: $25.00 ($28.00 for XXL)
(plus $15.00 for shipping and handling )
CMBES Call for Volunteers
CMBES is seeking enthusiastic and committed volunteers who wish to contribute their skills, experience and vision to serve on various committees and sub-committees. The value of your contribution is priceless for CMBES and you will also have valuable opportunity to increase your network within your profession, while promoting and supporting the increase of scientific, technical and other pertinent knowledge in biomedical engineering. Please contact the Secretariat at