CMBES International Outreach

The CMBES International Outreach Committee pursues and develops opportunities for CMBES members to participate in volunteer programs to support Clinical Engineering initiatives and Health Technology Management in developing countries. Further information can be found in the committee's  terms of reference.

Committee Membership

Chair: Bill Gentles is vice president of BT Medical Technology Consulting. He is the former Director of Biomedical Engineering at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto Canada. He served in that position from 1972 - 2001.

He is the current President of the Clinical Engineering Society of Ontario, a past president of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) and is a member of the American College of Clinical Engineering.

He has lectured in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Ghana and Mongolia. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1974. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, and a Certified Clinical Engineer.


  • Bev Bradley, Innovation Unit, UNICEF Supply Division, Unicef 
  • Shauna Mullally, Infrastructure Planning, Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories 
  • Jim Renshaw, AIM Instrumentation and Technologies, Vancouver, Canada 
  • Mario Ramirez, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada