In this issue

  1. Only 2 Weeks to 2012 ACCES / CMBES Conference
  2. Conference Twitter Feed
  3. Clinical Engineering Week 2012 Contest
  4. Winter Webinar Series Complete
  5. ACCES Website Job Board
  6. What is HTM
  7. Become A Member
  8. ACCES Website

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Only 2 Weeks to 2012 ACCES / CMBES Conference



The count down is on till the 2012 ACCES/CMBES Joint Conference and Trade Show.  This is the premier educational conference for clinical engineers and other healthcare technology management professionals.  

There is still time to register at the conference registration site.

The highlights this year are the keynote speaker Dave Carroll of United Breaks Guitars fame, the Reception and Awards Banquet hosted by Tony Quinn, and the Harbor Queen Boat Cruise.  

Also this years trade show will have 48 companies showcasing the latest in healthcare technology.

Prior to the main conference we have several full day and half day educational sessions. During the conference there will be a full program of  shorter continuing educational sessions.

In addition to the continuing education, we have a full track of papers being presented devoted to academic, clinical engineering, and medical devices. These will embrace a range of timely issues that can have a direct effect on you and your facility.  

There is too much information to list it all here so please visit the ACCES website for more details.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!

Conference Twitter Feed

Follow us on Twitter! @ACCESCMBES Get up-to-date Conference tweets from vendors and delegates. Tweet us!
So join twitter and our conference feed to receive our tweets to your mobile device and see what others are saying about the conference. Just click on  @ACCESCMBES
From Wikipedia

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". It has worldwide popularity, with over 140 million active users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. It has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Unregistered users can read the tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices. 

Clinical Engineering Week 2012 Contest

Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Week has taken place May 21-25 2012. To help our members and other Biomed departments promote this week, ACCES develped a free standing posters, and other materials.

You can still You can still access these materials by clicking here.

We are also running a contest which remains open till June 30th. The contest is open to any group that used the free standing ACCES created banner during CE week. So send our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.a picture of your team beside a banner (we need their names!) suitable for publication on our website by June 30th.  Your teams name will be entered in a random draw for one of six prizes of $200. The $200 prizes will be sent to lucky winners in January of 2013 to help you fund and promote CE week next year! Contest available to departments in Atlantic Canada Only, and good luck!

Click here to see the pictures submitted so far on our website. If you do your math, you will see the chances of winning are very good! So if you used the ACCES created banner send us a picture.

Winter Webinar Series Complete

The winter Webinar series is now complete. We thank all those who participated and especially thank those that presented. Summaries of the all past sessions are located under the Past Educational Sessions Menu item on our website. With the exception of one, material is included from each session. The majority of the sessions also include recordings of the sessions that you can play online or download*.

Over 100 people registered for the session on Infection Control for Clinical Engineering. Paul is already discussing a possible follow up session with the presenter. This session was also featured on the Ohio Clinical Engineering Association website.

Our winter series of Webinars had 275 attendees. From Vancouver Island to St John's Newfoundland Biomeds from all across Canada attended. From the US we had attendees from Browsville Texas, Springfield Missouri, Naperville, Illinois and from the organizations ERCI and IEEE. So join your peers and attend one of our fall 2012 sessions.

If anyone has suggestions for subjects for the Fall 2012 Webinar series please contact our Director of Education, Paul Auffrey. Paul can be contacted via link just given or via the Contact ACCES link on our website.

* Downloading material from the Webinars requires an account on our website. They are free and easy to establish just click on the Create an account link.
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ACCES Website Job Board

The ACCES website Job Board remains available and has been used with success. You will see any new job posting scrolling in top left corner just above the Main Menu.

Employers can post jobs to our website, and any posting can be freely viewed by any member of the public.

In addition, for less then the cost of a Posting in Career Beacon, employers can have their Job Posting Emailed to over 500 people in the field. ACCES will email a short description of the job plus a link back to the full job posting on our website.

To date over 20% of those  Emailed look at the full Job Posting. This is a very good rate of uptake on a Email. 

So if you know anyone looking for a skilled Biomed why not send them to the ACCES website. They can click on the Job Board Menu option and get started right away.

What is HTM

Health Technology Management, a new moniker for Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments.

Admittedly, when I first ran across this acronym my thoughts where, “Great just what this field needs, another name”. If not being able to decide if we where Biomedical Departments or Clinical Engineering Departments wasn't’t bad enough lets start calling our field something altogether different.

After attended a recent AAMI sponsored Webinar HTM Leadership. I had to rethink the whole subject.

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Read more of this opinion peace and even leave a comment on our website.

To Learn more about HTM visit the AAMI Website.

Become A Member

ACCES is, at its core, a growing number of Clinical Engineering professionals who believe in the importance of continuing education, networking with peers, working to achieve a higher standard, developing themselves, and elevating their chosen profession. If these key elements make sense to you then perhaps you should be a member as well.

It is never too late to become a member and their are no late Penalties, it still only cost $25, so why not become a member today.

Sign up on line it takes less then 5 minutes
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Download our ACCES Membership Form
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