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CMBES Membership Discount

altDid you know that ACCES members are eligible for preferred rates with CMBES? In 2015, ACCES signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES), to foster collaboration and communication between our Societies and realize common goals. This agreement allows ACCES members to become members of CMBES with a 50% discount on membership fees. For more information on how you can take advantage of this wonderful offering, contact our Director of Membership.

Donation to PEI Hospital

Each year, as part of the ACCES Educational Seminars and Trade Expo, fundraising activities are held during social & networking sessions. Funds raised during these sessions are donated to local hospital foundations throughout Atlantic Canada.

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This year, in partnership with the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES), the annual fundraising event received an unprecedented level of support: the ACCES23/CMBEC41 Joint Conference planning committee was able to raise funds for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Foundation in the amount of $2,366. Funds were raised through ticket sales to a nearly sold-out concert event at the PEI Brewing Company featuring Gordie Mackeeman and his Rhythm Boys on Wednesday, May 9th. This success was made possible by the planning committee’s social & networking coordinator: ACCES Secretariat, Brendon McKenna.

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ACCES Bursary Recipient 2018

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ACCES is proud to announce its very first bursary recipient in January 2018: Nicolas Chassé, son of ACCES member Mario Chassé. Nicolas will be using the $500 bursary to attend a course in electronics engineering technology, intending to follow in his father’s footsteps and to one day become a clinical engineering technologist (pictured above: Nicolas Chassé with ACCES member and proud father Mario Chassé). Congratulations, Nicolas, and best of luck!

ACCES Bursaries

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Two $500 bursaries will be awarded in January 2019 to ACCES members in good standing and their immediate family. If you or a member of your immediate family is attending a course or program at a postsecondary institution in North America, we highly encourage you to apply before December 15.

These bursaries are awarded annually, and have been created by ACCES in its mission to promote the Clinical Engineering profession within the healthcare community and to support Clinical Engineering professionals working in Atlantic Canada. Please follow this link to download the Bursary Application.

Questions and completed application forms should be forwarded to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spotlight Article Fall 2017

altThis Fall’s spotlight article moves away from New Brunswick and into Nova Scotia where we meet Brian Seidel, one of the newer Biomedical Electronics Technologists (Biomed) to the province’s healthcare scene… but not new to healthcare. You see, Brian started as a Biomedical Technologist back in 2008 in the military.

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22nd Annual ACCES Educational Seminars & Trade Expo

This year marked the 22nd anniversary of an annual event that brings together clinical engineering professionals and key healthcare technology players in Atlantic Canada: the Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Educational Seminars and Trade Expo. Over 120 delegates, vendors, and speakers were present for this event in Moncton, New Brunswick, from May 17-19, 2017.

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Clinical Engineering in NB Recognized for Innovation

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Service New Brunswick’s Clinical Engineering branch was recently recognized as a finalist for ECRI Institute's 11th annual Health Devices Achievement Award. Clinical Engineering utilized a concept called critical percentage to better improve completion rates of inspection and preventative maintenance (IPM) on medical devices throughout the province.

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Affiliation with CMBES

altIn May 2015 ACCES (Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society) and CMBES (the Candian Medical and Biological Engineering Society) signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between out two Societies.

CMBES is Canada's principal society for engineering in medicine and biology. It is a member of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).

The Society's aims are twofold: scientific and educational: directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of medical device technology; and professional: directed toward the advancement of all individuals in Canada who are engaged in interdisciplinary work involving engineering, the life sciences and medicine.

The purpose of the agreement is foster collaberation and communication between our Societies, and realize common goals to the benefit of all of our Societies’ members.alt

This agreements provides CMBES members a reduced price Affilate Membership With ACCES. This membership is only $12.50 a %50 diwscount of our Regular membership fee of $25.

To Join or Renew using the Affiliated Membership please contact our Director of Membership. After verification of your membership with CMBES he will provide you a link to our Affilate Membership sign up page.

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Mike, Come in……..Over

This month’s Spotlight features Mike Smith from the Fredericton Area. Although Mike didn’t always live in the area as he was originally born in Goose bay, Labrador in 1963. At the age of three though he packed up (or his parents did) and the family moved back to Fredericton, their home city.

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