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CMBES (a member of International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - IFMBE), along with the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (a member of International Organization for Medical Physics - IOMP) will be jointly hosting the 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (June 7 to June 12, 2015) in Toronto.

For more information please visit, or follow the World Congress on Twitter and Facebook.

If you're interested in joining the Organizing Committee contact the Secretariat at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Why You Need to Attend the World Congress

For some people justifying travel to a conference to your supervisors can be a daunting task. We've put together a template letter to help you enumerate the benefits your organization can expect from attending the Wold Congress.

CMBES Webinar: Expanding Imaging in Neurosurgery: A Google Maps Approach

March 20, 2015 11:30 AM EDT
Presenter: Wesley Hodges, B.A.Sc., Director of Informatics and External Collaboration, Synaptive Medical Inc.

Registration is $130 per site, or $100 for CMBES members. To register online sign into the CMBES Network and select Current Events from the dropdown menu to register for any of the webinars and other events presented by CMBES. Student members may register for free.


Imaging within the operating room is typically limited in neurosurgical procedures, and it's often the case that surgical navigation is only effective during the early stages of a procedure as the patient's pre-operative imaging quickly becomes 'out-of-date' due to brain shift. Synaptive is focused on providing multi-modal, point-of-care imaging within the OR for minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures to extend the efficacy of navigation, yield better tissue differentiation, and maximize healthy tissue preservation. Its intent is to gather structural, functional, and chemical data in pre-, intra-, and post-operative settings to increase surgical confidence and improve patient outcomes.

Both Clinical and Biomedical Engineering audiences should find this presentation relevant. The presenter will address aspects of research and development at Synaptive and also the post market support for these systems in the field.

Student members, don't miss this free CMBES Webinar!

Synaptive Medical Inc is a fast growing company embedded at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. Their research activity involves functional imaging and neurosurgery. The presenter describes typical settings graduate engineers can relate to. Don't miss this exciting presentation and pass this on to your colleagues and friends!

Connecting to the CMBES Network

Some users have been experiencing problems logging into the CMBES network. Specifically, the log in page does not load upon clicking the "Account Log In" link above. We believe this issue is isolated to Internet Explorer 8 in certain situations. If you encounter this problem, we encourage you to try logging in using another browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. We are working with our service providers to find a permanent solution for the problem.

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

CMBES Newsletter - Summer 2014 edition is now available!

The latest edition of the CMBES Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. Past newsletters are available to current CMBES members through the CMBES Network.


The 2014 Revision of the Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice (CESOP) is Now 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 for details!

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 )
Click CMBES Store to purchase one today! 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

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