Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society


News Volume 4, October 2008


In this issue;  

ACCES has arrived   

The Logo Contest   

 Membership Upddate   

Conference Update   

New Website   

Professional Affairs   

Seeking a Director of Education 


ACCES has arrived            

We are now ACCES Inc. The executive has completed the process of incorporating the society through the Registry of Joint Stocks. The certificate of incorporation arrived in late July and we were issued a business number by the Canada Revenue Agency shortly after. Dave Melnick, our Director of Finance, is now wrapping up the process of opening business accounts with RBC. The first deposits to the account will be revenue from the very successful NFLD conference. 


Logo Contest           

We need a logo and we need your input! The website and our correspondence need an easily recognizable visually appealing Logo. Contest details are attached. Thanks very much once again to Olympus for stepping up with a Digital Camera as first prize in logo contest. 


Membership Update          The executive has approved the membership categories for the Society along with the dues structure (noted below). For those who have already completed membership applications the discount still applies (two years for the price of one) and you will be notified of the new website coming online allowing you simple access to activate your membership. 


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS (50 dollars a year) are biomedical engineering technologists, biomedical and clinical engineers, materials managers, medical technology managers, and many other professionals who support the field of medical technology.

CORPORATE MEMBERS (200 dollars a year) are corporations or other business organizations that manufacture, sell, or service medical instrumentation or have a business-related activity involved with medical industry.

STUDENT MEMBERS (10 dollars a year) are students in biomedical, clinical, and related programs. 


Conference Update

May 7 – 9, 2009 - Halifax Delta Hotel          

We have a date and we have a great team working on the 2009 Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Conference (ACCEC) for 2009. There are big changes on the way for ‘09. We have engaged a conference facilitation group to lighten the load on the organizing team. The conference has become a major event and free high quality space is not an option in Halifax. As a result we are moving into a conference hotel for the first time. An agreement has been signed with the Delta Hotel (Scotia Square) in the heart of downtown Halifax. You will be hearing much more over the next months (including a video tour of the conference facilities).  


Your 2009 conference team is;  

Ken George – Chairman         

Mike Barton – Co-ChairGary


David Hancock

Rick Stewart

Ted MacLaggan

Philip Bradfield

Ross Smith

Carol Ann MacAdams – NSAHO Conference facilitator

Carla Anglehart – NSAHO Conference Facilitator

Jeremy Dann – ACCES rep

Paul Auffrey – ACCES rep 

New Website          

The new website should be up on-line in the next month or so. Steven Lockyer has been working to finalize it and we are excited about the functionality that it will provide to the Society and its members. As soon as it is online we will let you know. 

Professional Affairs            

David Hancock is working through the process of bringing forward a letter to the Atlantic Canadian clinical engineering community to properly introduce the organization and our role from a professional affairs standpoint. We expect to have something out to you in November. 

Seeking a Director of Education            

We have an opening for a Director of Education. The Society has identified educational opportunities as a key need of the profession. If you have a desire to become involved and work with your peers with the goal of more and better educational opportunities for all then please contact Jeremy Dann,  ACCES President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (902-678-4237)