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CMBEC40 Registration Now Open!
Please join us in Winnipeg and remember the Early Bird registration ends April 1st!
Please log-in to your CMBES account to register the conference. (You do not have to be a CMBES member to have a CMBES Network account; please click here to join the CMBES Network and create your account; it is free!)
Upcoming CMBES Webinar
Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice for Canada
and How they relate to the Peer Review Process
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30 AM-1:30 PM EST
Here is a chance for you and your team to find out more about the CMBES Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice. Recently updated in 2014, these standards are now the official reference for CMBES Peer Review. Lead author, Bill Gentles will provide in-depth explanations on various elements and sections. Moderator, Mike Capuano will also key-in on how some of these standards relate to the Peer Review process. Find out how to bring your clinical engineering program to a high standard at your facility using what might very well be the most advanced and respected standard for clinical engineering in existence. The session will cover compliance of core functions like service and preventive maintenance to quality standards and regulations. This is a must for clinical engineering programs who wish (or plan) to revamp their policies, processes, and quality measures to a higher level.
More information regarding this CMBES Webinar can be found here.
You may register for this webinar through the CMBES Network. Special rates are available to CMBES members, be sure to log in to your CMBES Network account before registering to receive your discount. Free registration is available to student members.
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.
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.
March 2017 e-Bulletin
Click here to view CMBES' March 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.
The Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice (CESOP)
Available for Download
You can 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.
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 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