• Spotlight Article Fall 2019

    The ACCES Executive would like to welcome Marwan Abouelela as a Director at Large to our team.

    Marwan joined IWK Health Centre in 2017, bringing with him over twenty (20) years of diversified experience in healthcare including project management, marketing, medical affairs, sales management and leadership roles.

  • Banner Contest

    Announcing an exciting new contest and a chance to win a $2000 Prepaid Credit Card

  • Upgrades!

    Welcome to your Society's new website!

    Who doesn't like upgrades? Feel free to have a look around as a lot of articles have been relocated. Things were torn down and foundations for new functionality have been laid out!

    There is still some work to do, so in the meantime the register and login functions are disabled for now. The feature as been re-activated. Members, please feel free to visit the Member's Corner by login in.

    Stay tuned as there are more changes to come. Since this is a work in progress, if anything does not work as it should or have suggestions, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    In the meantime, keep calm and Biomed on!

    -Antoine

  • Newsletter - Summer 2019

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  • ACCES Bursary Recipients 2019

    ACCES is proud to announce its 2019 bursary recipients: Jack Gillies, son of ACCES member Bob Gillies (New Brunswick); and Cameron Spencer, son of ACCES member Kelly Spencer (Newfoundland).

  • 2018 Clinical Engineering Week Photo Contest Winners

    Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week last year from May 20-26. As part of the celebrations, ACCES launched its annual photo-contest to registered members.

    The criteria were simple: snap a picture of Clinical Engineering week activities or celebrations – with the ACCES logo visible in the photo. We were quite surprised with the creativity, smiles, and cakes in this year’s submissions. In the end, the judges were finally able to agree on three winning submissions...

  • ACCES Supports Volunteer Mission in Guatemala

    In late October, one of our very own clinical engineering technologists, Felicity Chevron MacKay, went on a special trip: she joined a volunteer task force made up of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals committed to delivering and improving healthcare in Guatemala. ACCES was glad to offer some financial support in the form of a $300 donation for Felicity and the Refugee International volunteer group’s mission. Felicity was more than happy to share her story with us once she returned from her mission.

  • CMBEC42 - Ottawa

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    More information is available HERE.

     

  • 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.

  • National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week

    Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments across Canada are celebrating the National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week on May 19-25, 2019. As part of the celebrations, ACCES is once again launching a photo contest to all its registered members in Atlantic Canada.

  • ACCES Bursary Recipient 2018

    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!

  • Message from the President

    Dear ACCES Community,

    Along with the ACCES executive team, I would like to start out with welcoming you all to 2018. This year will bring one of the biggest Clinical Engineering Educational Seminars and Trade Expos held in Atlantic Canada for some time with CMBES and ACCES combining efforts in Charlottetown during the second week of May.

  • 2017 Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week Winners

    altBiomedical and Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week last year from May 21-27, 2017. As part of the celebrations, ACCES launched its annual photo-contest to registered members.

    The criteria were simple: snap a picture of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering week activities or celebrations – with the ACCES logo somewhere in the photo. We were quite surprised with the creativity, smiles, and cakes in this year’s submissions. In the end, the judges were finally able to agree on three winning submissions for this year...

  • Message from the President

    altDear ACCES members,

    It is that time of year again, in which we are in the midst of the initial planning stages for the next ACCES Educational Seminars & Trade Expo. As you should already know, this year’s conference will be hosted in Charlottetown PEI. Its organization will be no small task, as this will be a combination of the ACCES and CMBES conferences: ACCES23/CMBEC41. Already, we have a strong base in forming the multiple committees needed for putting this event together, with representation from across the country.

  • Spotlight Article Fall 2017

    This 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.

  • 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.

  • New Education Committee

    altThe ACCES board of directors recently held their Annual General Meeting, which took place on Thursday, May 18th 2017, in Moncton, New Brunswick. The floor was opened for nominations to the vacant Director of Education position, but none were received. However, after a few members showed interest in lending a hand, an Education Committee was formed.

    The Education Committee has since met, and together they have laid the groundwork for a series of educational offerings through online webinars based on speaker sessions from ACCES22. Expect emails to be sent to the ACCES distribution list as soon as webinars are scheduled and available. Coming soon!


     

     

  • Message from the ACCES President

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    Dear ACCES Members,

    It is finally nice to see that summer has arrived to the Atlantic Provinces, bringing with it the nicer weather, which we all deserve. Especially deserving are those individuals who participated in hosting ACCES22 this year in Moncton.