On Behalf of the ACCES Executive committee, we want to wish everyone a Happy Clinical Engineering Week!

From May 14-20, we celebrate the vital contributions of Biomeds and CE staff to the healthcare industry. As experts in medical technology, these folks play a critical role in maintaining, optimizing, and innovating the devices and systems that support patient care.
At a time when the world is facing unprecedented...

2023 CE Week

It's that time of year again! Get ready to show off your creativity and appreciation for the hardworking Biomedical/Clinical Engineering departments across Canada during National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week, happening from May 14th-20th, 2023.

Once again, ACCES is bringing the party to Atlantic Canada with their annual photo contest! We want to see your department's most innovative and exciting ways to celebrate this special week. From goofy costumes to epic decorations, we can't wait to see what you come up with!

You’re invited to the ACCES Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be taking place at the Delta Beausejour, during the ACCES25 Conference in Moncton, NB, on May 11th, from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Restigouche Room.

Time has been flying by for the ACCES Executive Team and this year all the executive positions are at the end of their term. This has presented an opportunity to stagger the terms over a one- or two-year term per below.

  • President elected to a two-year term
  • Communications Director elected to a two-year term
  • ...


The Spring 2023 ACCES Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.

Matt Stacey

This Article is a 2-part series and follows the unique, yet exciting career journey of Matt Stacey, who has enjoyed a nearly 20-year Biomed career that is anything but ordinary, working in some of the most remote and isolated regions of Northern Canada. He is currently working as a Health Technology Management Consultant and based in Kentville, Nova Scotia.


March 2023

I am excited that Spring is in the air and the warmer weather is just around the corner. Although I am more excited at what’s coming up in ACCES. Our annual membership drive is about to start, Biomed of the year and Lifetime achievement nominations will be coming in, and most of all, our 25th Annual Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society’s Educational Seminar and Trade Show is quickly coming up in Moncton in May.

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Hello to all our ACCES members and our Clinical Engineering Community. Exciting things are starting to happen at ACCES, especially with our upcoming Conference in Moncton in May and the launch of the 2023 ACCES Membership Drive Campaign.

But first I need to explain what happened regarding our membership renewal process.

We are calling out to the ACCES community for nominations for the 2022 “ACCES Clinical Engineering Professional of the Year Award” as well as the “ACCES Lifetime Achievement Award”. This award will be presented at the upcoming ACCES Annual Educational Seminars and Trade Expo, being held in Moncton, NB May 9-12, 2023.

Past recipients of these awards ...

Clinical Engineering Society Of Ontario

CESO 2023 Annual Conference will be offered this year virtually February 6th - 10th from 12:00 - 3:00 pm EST.

The full program and the registration page can be found at

The Fall 2022 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.


Hello ACCES, the Executive Team has been thinking about our members and their families after the recent visit from Fiona and the devastation that was left in her tracks. From watching the news...

Canadian Red Cross

September 24th, 2022 is a date many Atlantic Canadians won’t soon forget. Hurricane Fiona certainly wreaked havoc that day, leaving a lot of people with their homes destroyed, damaged infrastructure, downed trees, as well as extended

CE Week Winners

Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week this past May (15th-21st). As with every year, the criteria haven’t changed much. Departments were tasked with snapping a picture


Ishtar Al-Tahir, Clinical Engineer (MIT) with Health Services, completed her Master of Science in Engineering with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in 2021. Ishtar was recently selected to...

ACCES Bursary 2022 Recipients

ACCES is pleased to recognize Brady Spencer and Matthew McKenna as this year’s annual bursary winners.

2022 CE 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.

The Winter 2022 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.


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:

Gary Slaunwhite

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.

The Spring 2021 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.