October 2023

Well, here we are in the midst of our Fall season - my how the Summer flew by! I have a few exciting things to mention since our last newsletter.

We are currently gearing up for our ACCES26 Annual Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society’s Educational Seminar and Trade Show taking place in 2024. Our ACCES26 chairman, John Inch, is putting together his committee and we are working with Sarah at HANS to help organize this event. So, stay tuned and check our website for updates on this. In Planning ahead, we are looking at a potential joint venture with CMBES for our ACCES27 Trade Show in 2025. As we open dialog with CMBES we will update our membership on any progress we make on this joint venture.

Some of you have yet to receive your Membership Gifts for this year and I apologize for that. We are currently working on distributing the remaining gifts and we thank you for your patience.

As you are aware our Director of Finance position has been open since May this year. I have good news in that Daniel Theriault, a retired Biomedical Technologist from SNB, NB has stepped up to the plate and accepted the nomination for this position. Daniel brings a wealth of experience in the Biomed/Clinical Engineering field and comes with experience in the finance field as well, so he will be a welcome addition to our ACCES team. Please join me in welcoming Daniel to his new role.

In closing I hope everyone will have a pleasant fall. I look forward to corresponding with you in our next ACCES newsletter in the winter season.

Gary Slaunwhite
President - Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society