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Industry Event

The BioMedEng Association will be hosting an industry event on 13th January 2022 via Microsoft Teams Live from 4-6 pm, please save the date. The event will provide an opportunity for the BioMedEng community to engage with key firms in the MedTech sector. This event will be free for BioMedEng members, but non-members will be charged a nominal attendance fee. More information to follow.

BioMedEng22

The BioMedEng22 conference will take place at University College London from 8-9 September 2022, please save the date. The UCL team are looking forward to welcoming you to their campuses in London but are also working towards a hybrid meeting. The conference is being organised by UCL Engineering and UCL Medical Sciences, under the umbrella of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering.

Call for Nominations: BioMedEng Council Working Groups

BioMedEng Council – Admissions

The BioMedEng Council has decided to establish a range of working groups to support the activities and operations of the Association. This was agreed at the recent AGM of the Association and a copy of the minutes is available to members here.

The Council is now inviting nominations for Leaders/Chairs of the following working groups:

  1. Education
  2. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Engagement/Dissemination/Communication
  4. Early Career Researchers
  5. Industry Engagement and Sponsorship
  6. Translation/Public Health/Engagement with Regulators

Elections for these posts will take place in January 2022. Successful candidates will automatically become members of the BioMedEng Council.

To nominate, please send an email with the name, contact details, short biography/CV of the nominee, as well as your contact details and a short description of why you think the person should be considered to chair a particular working group to gifty@biomedeng.org. Self-nominations are allowed. The deadline for receiving all nominations is Friday 17th December 2021.

Partnership: Gill Jennings & Every and BioMedEng Association

BioMedEng Association Engages GJE as its Exclusive Intellectual Property Firm

We are pleased to announce that Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE) is now the recommended intellectual property (IP) firm of the Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers & Bioengineers (BioMedEng). As part of this exciting new relationship, BioMedEng members will have access to GJE’s expert IP attorneys, and both parties are excited to collaborate on the protection of IP matters in the sector.

GJE Partner, Mr Graham Spenceley said: ‘Biomedical Engineering is an exciting field of medical technology, and the BioMedEng Association represents an extensive range of programmes and a community of top practitioners working and studying in this cutting-edge industry. We are proud that the BioMedEng Association has chosen GJE to be its recommended IP firm as this relationship presents a unique opportunity for us to guide the Association’s membership on their intellectual property. Our firm’s vision is founded on the value of creativity and we look forward to discussing the new and exciting innovations BioMedEng members present us with.’

BioMedEng Secretary, Dr Gifty Tetteh said: ‘We are excited to have GJE on board as our exclusive IP firm. As part of advancing education and knowledge transfer in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Engineering and Bioengineering, the BioMedEng Association supports translating research beyond academia. Our partnership with GJE will contribute towards this and allow our members to profit from a wide range of benefits including complementary intellectual property advice.’

You can find out more about GJE and BioMedEng’s partnership here.

Event: Peter Wells Memorial lecture 2021: Advances in Cancer Care

September 8, 18:30

This lecture remembers Professor Peter Wells, one of the most well-known and highly
regarded figures in the world of medical ultrasound. He pioneered the development
of ultrasonics as a diagnostic and surgical tool, which revolutionised clinical practice
around the world.

Opening remarks
Professor Stephen O’Connor
President, IPEM

Introduction
Professor Sebastien Ourselin
Professor of Healthcare Engineering
Head of School, Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London

Diagnostic Imaging for Prostate Cancer
Professor Hashim Ahmed
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and The Cromwell
Hospital, London


Research in Radiotherapy
Professor Teresa Guerrero Urbano
Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and KCL


Radiotherapy
Professor Marcel Van Herk
Chair in Radiotherapy Physics, University of Manchester


Radiotherapy: Lessons from Covid-19
Dr. Jeanette Dickson
Consultant Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, President of the Royal College of
Radiologists

Q&A
Professor Steve Keevil
Professor of Medical Physics, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s
College London and Head of Medical Physics, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

This is a Teams online event and is free to attend. Click here to register.

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.

Schedule
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.

For more information, please contact medicaltechnology@frontiersin.org

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)

Programme

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)

Panel
  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

Remember to register for this event with Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3hbTX76