Newsletter Vol 21 Feb 2013 (Winter)

In this issue

  1. ACCES 18th Annual Conference
  2. Financial Assistance
  3. Winter 2013 Webinar Series
  4. Learn and Win Program
  5. 2013 Membership Drive
  6. Elections and Nominations
  7. Certificates
  8. ACCES Website Job Board
  9. Become A Member
  10. ACCES Website

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ACCES 18th Annual Conference

May 8-10, 2013 Saint John., New Brunswick

The Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society (ACCES) is proud to announce that the dates for the 18th Annual Clinical Engineering Conference are from May 8th to May 10th, 2013. We are also excited that for the first time in its history the conference is being held in Saint John, New Brunswick.

This year’s theme is “Clinical Engineering, Built on a Strong Foundation!”. Past attendees of the ACCES annual conferences know that it’s 3 days of valuable educational sessions, insightful seminars and industry leaders brought together all in one place. You will be able to attend any of the dozens of concurrent sessions organized in 3 streams of education. The first stream being “The Basics”, it will concentrate on the safety and security of equipment for patients and coworkers, efficient corrections and equipment management. The second is “Leadership”, it will focus on building our careers into more senior technical roles by providing leadership development sessions to mentors, team leads, supervisors and managers. The third stream, “The Science Behind the Technology”, will serve to strengthen our in depth understanding of how technology shapes the equipment we maintain.

You can download a full list of presentations here icon 2013 Conference Presentations (571.44 kB)

Register online now by visiting

For more information please visit the Conference Registration Site or the ACCES Website.


Financial Assistance

Over the past couple of years ACCES has been in the fortunate position to offer financial assistance to a number of Biomeds that wish to attend the annual ACCES conference.

This year we have formalized the process to receive financial assistance. The funding is available to any regular members of ACCES within Atlantic Canada.

Please visit the ACCES Website for more details on how to apply for this funding.

Winter 2013 Webinar Series

The winter webinar series is of to a great start, with over one hundred people attending the Lean by Design Session presented by Kathy Winter of GE Healthcrse. Visit our website to view materials from this Webinar and learn about the additional 5 Webinars we are running in this series.

Our Webinars are free to anyone, anywhere involved in the Biomedical and Clinical Engineering profession. So why not take an hour of your time and do some professional devolpment.

Learn and Win Program

Click here to check out the Learn and Win Program we running in conjunction with our Webinars. This program gives ACCES members in Atlantic Canada who participate in webinars a
chance to win a new iPad and other prizes.

2013 Membership Drive

It is once again time for the ACCES Membership Drive.Renew or Join by April 1st, and you will recieve your very own ACCES Coffee Mug.

It still only cost $25 to join ACCES and support your professional group in Atlantic Canada.

Sign up or renew on line in less then 5 minutes

Download our ACCES Membership Form
            (All details are included on the form)

Elections and Nominations

Do you want to get involved in your professional group in Atlantic Canada? Know someone that would like to get involved? We have a process for that, just fill out our online Nominations form by clicking here.


Starting in fall 2012 ACCES is offering our members certificates for our Webinars. These certificates can be put toward your continuing education requires,or framed and hung if you desire. To obtain a certificate you must successfully complete a short quiz on one of our Webinars. Learn more abour Certificates by visiting our website.
These quizzes are also part of our
Learn and Win Program for ACCES Members in Atlantic Canada.

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.

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
  (Our newly redesigned website makes it easier then ever.)


Download our ACCES Membership Form
            (All details are included on the form)

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