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Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society 

For Clinical Engineering Professionals

Volume 14 – April 2011

In this Issue

Conference – St John’s 2011 – Final Countdown!

16th Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Conference St. John’s, Newfoundland

The planning committee is in the final preparation stages for the 16th Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Conference. The 2011 conference will be held at the Delta St John’s, St. John’s, Newfoundland, from May 11th to 13th. Ralph Nader, noted consumer advocate and past candidate for the presidency of the United States will be providing the Keynote address. The trade show is big this year and will consist of 51 booths. We will be hosting an evening of entertainment; this year it will be held at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Theatre Restaurant. 

There is still time to make plans to include the conference in your calendar for 2011! Head to the ACCES website to register. Many thanks to Steven Lockyer, Christina Whalen, Alana Bradbury, and Dee Hinson for all their hard work and enthusiasm as we work toward a successful 16th annual conference.

Elections and Nominations (May 8, 2011 deadline)

Time is flying by for the executive. Our two year terms are coming to an end. The future of the society depends on the involvement of clinical engineering professionals like you. Please consider a position on the exec or nominating someone you know who will invest themselves in making for a strong executive dedicated to the mission and objectives of the society. Elections will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting at the conference in Newfoundland.

Click here to Nominate (Nominations closed at this point)

Our Mission

Our mission is to support clinical engineering professionals working in Atlantic Canada. We strive to develop and promote opportunities for continuing education, personal growth, sharing of experience, adoption of standards of practice, and certification. We will represent our members to government and promote the profession within the health care community.

Our Objectives

  1. To promote, encourage, and provide opportunities for the training of Clinical Engineering professionals.
  2. To offer guidance and support to our members and organizations striving to attain certification and recognition for our profession.
  3. To encourage and support organizations which develop and/or implement Standards of Practice
  4. To promote our profession to government.
  5. To support members in their growth and development through regular exchange of information, ideas, and experience.

ACCES Memberships is booming – Shirts, Shirts, and more Shirts!

ACCES membership continues to grow. Many of you took advantage of the membership renewal promotion and your embroidered ACCES Polo Shirts have already been ordered. The early bird registration for the conference was also very popular. Limited edition 16th annual Conference shirts have also been ordered. A total of more than 250 shirts are in production now. Many thanks to Jason Symmonds for working so hard to get this done for our members and conference delegates!

These Vendors were sponsors for the 2010 conference - Please be sure to say thank-you!

AMT Vantage Group  

Maquet-Dynamed Inc. 

B Braun


Bell Aliant

Medset Specialties Ltd.

Battery House

Medtronic of Canada Ltd.


Olympus Canada Inc

BHC Medical


Cardinal Health Canada

Philips Healthcare

Carestream Medical Ltd.

ProMed Technologies

Carsen Medical Inc.



Spacelabs Healthcare(Canada) Inc.

Clear Power Solutions

STERIS Canada Inc.

ConMed Canada



Verathon Medical Inc.

FiberTech Canada Inc.

VitalSine Inc.

Fresenius Medical Care

Welch Allyn Canada

Fisher Paykel


Galaxy Battery




GE HealthCare Systems


Hospira Healthcare Corporation


Join the rapidly growing number of CE professionals ACCES members working in Atlantic Canada!  Tired of only getting bills in the mail? Membership kits continue to ship. Freebies and a low membership rate = Good news for you! Sign up now at the full member rate of only 25 dollars.


New members joining and current members will receive an ACCES Bronze Pin, ACCES highlighter pen, and an ACCES Urbano tool Kit;

Website Photos

 We are always looking for more photos to display on the home page in the header animation ( – your team at work - photo should be in a 1200x400 pixels format. Also, we are in the final steps of setting up a video section on the site for users to publish educational materials and other related items!

 If anyone has any suggestions for the site go to the contact section for the site and email Paul Verboom This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ACCES Executive Contacts

Want to provide feedback and input? Feel free to contact members of the executive team;