July 2023

As your newly elected President of ACCES I’d like to welcome you to our Summer 2023 newsletter. I’d like to thank our Communications Director, David Gillis, for his efforts in putting it together. I hope you enjoy the read.

Well, here we are at the start of our summer season - my how time flies. We just had our 25th Annual Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society’s Educational Seminar and Trade Show in Moncton in early May and it seems like it was yesterday. If you were able to attend, you would have to agree it was a tremendous success as the New Brunswick Committee did a fantastic job. If you were unable to attend hopefully you can attend ACCES26 next year in Halifax. We will soon be assembling a conference committee and put plans in place for it. Stay tuned for future ACCES correspondences for a date and venue for that one.

As you will see further on in our newsletter, our ACCES membership elected a few new members to our Board of Directors during the AGM held at the May conference. I would like to welcome them to our Board, and together with our returning Directors, I feel we have a great team that will work hard in serving our ACCES members the best we can. At the same time, I would also like to thank three directors who recently resigned from the board: Brett Fraser (Past President), Joel McEvoy (past Member-at-Large), and Dave Melnick ( past Treasurer) for their dedication and commitment to ACCES. We wish them every success in their future endeavors.

In closing I hope everyone will have a pleasant summer and take vacation time to enjoy it with family and friends. I look forward to corresponding with you in our next ACCES newsletter in the Fall.

Gary Slaunwhite
President - Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society