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ACCES23 / CMBEC41 Joint Conference


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Donate to CMBES Tools 4 Techs

The Tools For Techs Fundraising Project to Support Biomeds in Low Resource COuntries

Some studies have shown that 40-60% of medical equipment in low resource countries is out of service. This situation leads to a degradation of patient care. Many of the problems that keep this equipment from being used are minor, and could be corrected if the staff responsible for maintaining the equipment had the proper tools and test equipment.

The Canadian Medical & Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) started this project with some seed funding, and has bought some tools for a few engineers and technicians. You can see their stories on the fundraising campaign web site.

We are asking you to consider making a small donation to support this campaign. Because CMBES is a non-profit organization, but not a charity, we can't give charitable receipts. That is why we are only asking for small donations in this phase of the project.

Here is the link to the fundraising website, where you will find more information on the project:


Upcoming CMBES Webinar

Issues and Standards on Patient Lifts
Friday, January 12, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST


Special CMBES member price = $100
Non-member price = $130
CMBES Member student price = FREE
You may register for this webinar through the CMBES Network.

This webinar is a must for programs that have anything to do with the maintenance, repair, safety practices, tracking, and testing of patient lifts. A panel of experts will provide insights into the latest CSA standards and government requirements, testing processes, and issues facing users of this important medical device. For those not directly responsible for patient lifts, this event can provide valuable insights for your organization from a risk and patient safety perspective.

Bill Gentles, PhD, P.Eng, CCE (BT Medical Technology Consulting, Toronto, ON)
Steve Smith, P.Eng (Nova Scotia Health Association, Bedford, NS)
Gord McNamee, CBET (Brandon Regional Health Authority - Retired, Brandon, MB)

Mike Capuano, CBET/CCEus (Hamilton Health Sciences)





Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering


Special Issue on Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering


The 2017 conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBEC40) is committed to providing a forum for international researchers to present their latest work and exchange ideas on the advancement of the theory and practice of medical device technology and biomedical engineering.


To celebrate CMBEC40, the Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering is pleased to announce a special issue on Recent Advances in Biomedical Engineering. Prospective authors, having participated in the CMBEC40 conference, are invited to submit their research contributions and critical review papers representing original and previously unpublished work.


Authors should follow the JMBE manuscript format as described in the Information for Authors found on the JMBE webpage.


Important Dates:


Submission Due: August 31, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2017

Final Manuscript: November 30, 2017

Publication Date: April 30, 2018



Announcing the 2017 CMBES Awards Winners


Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer - Gordon Jasechko, Victoria BC

Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Technologist - Kelly Kobe, Calgary AB

Early Career Achievement Award - Marie-Ange Janvier, Ottawa ON

Fellowship Member - Graham Wickham, Vancouver BC

Fellowship Member - Petr Kresta, Winnipeg MB



CMBEC40 in Winnipeg was a great Success!



Already looking forward to meeting next year in Charlottetown, PEI

May 8-11, 2018


June 2017 e-Bulletin


Click here to view CMBES' June 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.


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 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.