• 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 - 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.

    • 2019 CE Week Winners

      2019 CE Week Photo Contest Winners

      Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week last year from May 19-25. As part of the celebrations, ACCES launched its annual photo-contest to registered members.

    • President's Letter Winter 2020


      Here we are already in the 2nd month of 2020 and both the ACCES Executive team and the ACCES25 planning committee are extremely busy planning this year’s upcoming events.

      The ACCES Executive team is excited once again to offer bursary opportunities to our members and their immediate family. This will be the third year of offering two $500 bursaries, last year we were happy to award both.

    • Spotlight Article Winter 2020

      Jontaylor Estey

      Working as a Clinical Engineering Technologist at the Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH), Jontaylor Estey is one of those people who seems to always have multiple projects on the go. In his own words: “I try to lead quite an eventful life, and the story keeps unravelling…

    • Banner Contest - Update

      Happy New Year ACCES!

      We are very pleased with such a large response to the ACCES Banner Design initiative in such a short period of time and looking forward to your submitted concepts by January 25th.

    • 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.

    • President's Letter Fall 2019


      Well it’s that time of year where we are all looking forward to spending time building memories with our family and friends. Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones who will enjoy some extra vacation time off outside the holidays to do so.

      During your time off though I do ask for you to think about a couple of interesting challenges that ACCES is putting forward.

    • 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!


    • 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

      altThe Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society will be have their 42nd conference in Ottawa from May 21-24, 2019.

      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.