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Event: BioMedEng Education Workshop – The Impact of COVID-19

The Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers & Bioengineers will be hosting an education workshop to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday 2nd July 2021 at 10:00 am.

The workshop will explore the lessons learned for biomedical education in the lockdown. As part of the event, the panel will explore the benefits and challenges associated with remote learning of various biomedical engineering courses. The workshop will be chaired by Prof Kawal Rhode from King’s College London and is being organised in partnership with Prof Manos Drakakis from Imperial College London. Please find a copy of the programme below.

The event will be held on MS Teams and is free to attend. Use this link to join the event: BioMedEng Remote Learning Workshop.

10:00Welcome – Prof Anthony Bull, Imperial College London (ICL)
 Workshop Chairs – Prof Kawal Rhode, King’s College London & Prof Manos Drakakis, ICL
10:10Lectures & Tutorials during COVID-19 – Chair Dr Jennifer Martay, Anglia Ruskin Uni.
10:15Maximising Online Asynchronous Education – Dr Anita Ghag, University of Birmingham
10:25Maximising Online Synchronous Education – Dr Gabriel Cavalli, QMUL
10:35Methods for Engaging Students Online – Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez, QMUL
10:45Student view
10:55Discussion – How to best engage students online
11:10E-learning & Software for BME Education – Chair Dr Daniel Abasolo, University of Surrey
11:15Electronic / Electrical / Mechatronic Engineering e-learning – Prof Kawal Rhode, KCL
11:25Anatomy & Physiology e-learning – Dr Sylvie Coupaud, University of Strathclyde
11:35Student view
11:45Discussion – Virtual Learning Environments: What were the challenges and limitations?
12:00Labs & Projects during COVID-19 – Chair Prof Julia Shelton, QMUL
12:05On-campus Labs + Projects – Dr Sylvain Ladame, Imperial College London
12:15Remote Labs + Projects – Dr Oleg Aslanidi, King’s College London
12:25Student view
12:35Discussion – How has the development of lab/research skills been affected by COVID-19?
12:50Remote Examinations during COVID-19 – Chair Prof Sotiris Korossis, Loughborough Uni.
12:55Discussion – How to best adapt examinations for online format
13:10What are we taking forward from our experiences? – Chair Prof Kawal Rhode, KCL
13:20Discussion and Wrap-up

Journal Publication: The BioMedEng Association & Frontiers in Medical Technology Partnership

Following on from our successful launch which included a panel discussion on ‘The Bioengineering Response to the Global Pandemic’, we are publishing a collection of articles with the Open Access journal – Frontiers in Medical Technology. The collection will capture the bioengineering response and activity on COVID-19 from research groups in the UK and around the world.

The collection is available online and titled: The Bioengineering Response to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, and the editors are Prof Alicia El Haj – University of Birmingham, Prof Anthony Bull – Imperial College London and Prof Rebecca Shipley – University College London.

The collection will bring together high-level manuscripts from international experts, with the main aim to create an E-Book compilation. Manuscript contributions can be of different types and the deadline for submissions is currently set to 31st March 2021.

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Official Launch of the BioMedEng Association

You are cordially invited to attend the official launch of the Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers (BioMedEng Association).

The event will take online on Monday 14th September 2020 at 15:00, with a launch address from Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering at 15:15, and a panel session at 15:50.

The panel will include leading academics and engineers, industrial executives, key government officials and NHS professionals. We will broadcast the event to the wider UK bioengineering community virtually.

Please hold the date in your calendar and find a copy of the programme below.

Registration link (Eventbrite)


15:00 Welcome
Prof Anthony Bull, Inaugural Chair of Trustees
15:05 Bioengineering Societies in the UK – the earlier days
Tom Miller, Researcher – History of Academic Bioengineering
15:10 Background/History
Prof Peter Weinberg, Founder and Past Chair, UK Bioengineering Society
15:20 Launch Address
Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering
15:35 Official Launch
BioMedEng Council Rep – Prof Claudia Mazza, University of Sheffield
15:45 Association Update – BioMedEng21
Prof Alicia El Haj, Trustee, BioMedEng Association
15:50 Debate/Panel Discussion – “ The Bioengineering Response to the Global Pandemic”

Moderator – Dr Helen Meese
Vice Chair, Biomedical Engineering Division, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

  1. Prof David James, COVID Antibody Tests, University of Sheffield
  2. Prof Rebecca Shipley, UCL-Ventura CPAP, University College London
  3. Dr Sophie Cox, Personalised PPE, University of Birmingham
  4. Dr Joseph Sherwood, JamVent, Imperial College London
  5. Prof Sebastien Ourselin, AI Diagnostics for COVID, King’s College London
  6. Prof Molly Stevens, Technology for very Early Diagnosis, Imperial College London
16:50 Closing Remarks and announcement of BioMedEng22 and BioMedEng23
Prof Anthony Bull, Inaugural Chair of Trustees

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