• 2022 Clinical Engineering Week

    It’s that time of year again. During the week of May 15th-21st, 2022, Biomedical/Clinical Engineering departments coast-to-coast will climb out from the basements of their respected hospitals to be honoured and celebrated for the annual National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation week. ACCES will once again be participating in the festivities with our annual photo contest.

  • ACCES Joins LinkedIn

    The rumours are true, ACCES has joined social media with a LinkedIn account. Our official handle is “Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society” – you can connect with us here: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/atlantic-canada-clinical-engineering-society-073937222

  • Spotlight: Gary Slaunwhite – Recipient of the Outstanding Canadian Biomed of the Year Award (CMBES)

    Gary Slaunwhite was CMBES’ 2021 selection for the Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Technologist award. Gary is currently employed in the Clinical Engineering department of the IWK Health, in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist, Team Lead.

  • Message from the President, Spring 2021

    Hi ACCES, the first thing I would like to do is wish everyone a happy National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week. Once again you may not be sharing your celebration with others in your facilities but do take the time to sit back and reflect on last years achievements.

  • Message from the President, Winter 2022

    Hello ACCES, the first thing that I would like to say is Happy New Year to everyone and let us hope for a better 2022 than 2021, although we have started out on the wrong foot.
    Unfortunately, once again the ACCES25 conference had to be cancelled. It was a tough call...

  • 2021 Clinical Engineering Week Contest

    Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments across Canada are celebrating the National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week on May 16 - 22, 2021. As part of the celebrations, ACCES is once again launching a photo contest to all its registered members in Atlantic Canada.

  • 2020 Clinical Engineering Week Photo Contest Winners

    Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week last year from May 17 - 23. As part of the celebrations, ACCES launched its annual photo-contest to registered members.

  • 2021 Clinical Engineering Week Photo Contest Winners

    Now that we discussed this upcoming photo contest for CE week in 2022, it’s only right we announce the winners from the 2021 photo contest, which took place during the week of May 16th – 22nd, 2021. The criteria were pretty simple, snap a picture of your department’s version of celebrating the CE week activities/celebrations – with the ACCES logo visible in the photo.

  • CMBEC44 - Virtual Conference

    The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) Annual Conference is the premier event for biomedical engineering professionals in Canada. Mark your calendar for May 11th-13th 2021. The themes for this year are:

    • COVID Response Innovation
    • Medical Device Development
    • ...
  • Clinical Engineering Certification

    ACCES and the Canadian Board of Examiners invites all Engineers to get certified in Clinical Engineering this year.

    The ACCES Mission Statement is “to support Clinical Engineering professionals working in Atlantic Canada. We strive to develop and promote opportunities for continuing education, personal growth, sharing of experience, adoption of standards of practice, and certification. We will represent our members to government and promote the profession within the health care community.”

  • CESO 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    CESO 2021 Annual Conference will be offered this year virtually February 8 - 12 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm EST.

    The full program and the registration page can be found at www.ceso.on.ca.

  • Natalie Boudreau - Making a Difference

     For those that know or have worked with New Brunswick’s Natalie Boudreau, you can easily see that she is a driven individual focused on moving Clinical Engineering to the forefront of patient safety through technology.

    Natalie was recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers Geoscientist New Brunswick (APEGNB)...

  • Message from the President, Winter 2021

    Hello ACCES, I am personally looking forward to 2021 and glad to have 2020 in the books with all the life changing events that it has brought to each of us.

    We have just lived through one of the toughest years in our life. We all have been affected by the pandemic in one way or another...

  • CMBEC44 - Virtual Conference

    The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) Annual Conference is the premier event for biomedical engineering professionals in Canada. Mark your calendar for May 11th-13th 2021. The themes for this year are:

    • COVID Response Innovation
    • Medical Device Development
    • ...
  • Public Review of the CSA Z32 Standard

    The next edition of CSA Z32 Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities is now available for public review until October 31, 2020.  It is expected to be published in 2021.  Here is a link to review the proposed new edition:  https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/3934  

     Many changes have been integrated into the document including:

    • changing delayed vital to 1 minute (previously 2 minutes);
    • more detailed HCF class definitions;
    • Heartbeat - SNB's New Service Request Portal Completed

      When the government of New Brunswick declared a state of emergency on March 19th, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Service New Brunswick (SNB) Clinical Engineering (CE) reviewed their infection control policy with the help of both Regional Health Authority’s (RHA) infection Control teams. As a result of this review, Clinical Engineering identified an important gap...

    • Heartbeat - Action Focused Articles

      Introducing Heartbeat, a series of articles promoting Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society members in action. In the following day, we will publish articles to showcase the different initiatives and endeavors by ACCES members or groups of Clinical Engineers across Atlantic Canada.

      If you have any articles to submit, please forward them to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or any other member of the Executive Team. Our contact information can be found at https://accesociety.org/contact-us.

    • President's Letter Spring 2020

      Depending on how you marked your calendar, Atlantic Canada is in the 10th week of dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this ordeal Clinical Engineering departments throughout our four provinces were tasked to help prepare our healthcare facilities for the influx of pandemic patients. We were involved with establishing COVID Care Areas within the hospitals, prepping or sourcing extra equipment, assisting with External Clinics used to conduct testing, and ensuring that our healthcare community was prepared to meet this challenge. Each province has experienced the effects on COVID differently, but with our help we were ready for what ever came our way.

    • ACCES 2020 Bursary Recipients Announced

      ACCES is proud to announce its 2020 bursary recipients: Jesse Hare, son of ACCES member Eddie Hare (Nova Scotia); and Corey Smith, son of ACCES member Michael Smith (New Brunswick).

    • Clinical Engineering Week Contest 2020

      Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments across Canada are celebrating the National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week on May 17-23, 2020. As part of the celebrations, ACCES is once again launching a photo contest to all its registered members in Atlantic Canada.