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ACCE has several trainings, conferences, and other activities in the medical industry planned for the coming year.  Watch here for updates and keep these events in mind.

Schedule of Events

DateEvent
22 October 2018-15 December 2018
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Call for Nominations! 2019 ACCE Awards!
Submit your nomination by December 15, 2018
10 December 2018-11 December 2018FDA Public Workshop - Medical Device Servicing and Remanufacturing Activities
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following public workshop entitled “Medical Device Servicing and Remanufacturing Activities.” The intent of this public workshop is to publicly discuss the distinction between medical device servicing and remanufacturing activities to better inform the development of a future draft guidance. In addition, due to expressed interest from members of the medical device servicing and remanufacturing industry, the public workshop is also intended to discuss opportunities for collaboration among medical device servicing and remanufacturing stakeholders.
Location: Hilton Washington DC N. Gaithersburg Hotel, MD 20877
10 December 2018-10 February 2019
12:00 AM-11:00 PM
Submit nominations for the 2019 CE Hall of Fame candidates
ACCE is seeking nominations of individuals who had made outstanding and notable contributions to and/or the evolution and advancement of Clinical Engineering.
13 December 2018-15 December 2018WHO 4th Global Forum on Medical Devices
The 4th Global Forum will build upon the work that was accomplished at the 1st Global Forum in Bangkok in 2010, the 2nd in Geneva in 2013, and the 3rd also in Geneva in 2017. The most recent Global Forum was attended by approximately 600 participants from over 100 Member States. These events function as the main opportunity to disseminate and share information on medical devices for global health. Health technologies are essential for a functioning health system. Recognizing this important role of health technologies, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution..
Location: AMTZ-Kalam Convention Center, Visakhapatnam, India
13 December 2018
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Project Management - Best Practices in Clinical Settings
A key component of Biomedical Engineering is to act as the project manager for medical equipment being installed throughout hospitals. Some installations prove to be more labor intensive than others, i.e. fleet replacement of vital signs monitors vs. construction of a hybrid OR. In this session, best practices of project management will be provided to the attendees as advisement and serve to bolster a more robust project management schema in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
Location: Online
Faculty: Warren Chandler, Stanford Children's Health
15 December 2018
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Last day to submit nominations for ACCE Awards
10 January 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Staffing Models & Justification to Management
Several models have been proposed for determining the proper staffing levels at CE departments. Few of them, however, have been based on or tested with large amount of actual data. A study of data collected from hundreds of acute care hospitals has shown that it is difficult to use CE data to build reliable models due to inconsistency in data collection. On the other hand, good correlations of staffing with several hospital indicators were found, suggesting that it is possible to build an accurate, but not precise, model. Such a model can be used as a good starting point for a more detailed analysis of the differences that could reveal substantive causes and opportunities for major productivity improvements. In addition, it could help to justify staffing increase to senior management.
Location: Online
Faculty: Binseng Wang, PhD, CCE, FACCE, FAIMBE
21 January 2019-25 January 2019IHE NA Connectathon 2019
IHE Connectathons are a cross-vendor, live, supervised and structured testing event where industry leaders test implementations of IHE Profiles to advance health IT interoperability. All tests are evaluated on interoperability and conformance to IHE Profiles found in IHE’s Technical Frameworks. The test floor is overseen by IHE’s technical project managers providing a safe, neutral test environment and an unparalleled opportunity for industry collaboration and problem resolution. IHE Connectathons take place annually in various countries across the world to advance health IT and patient safety.
Location: Cleveland, OH
25 January 2019Last Day to submit Comments regarding the FDA white Paper and the workshop
Please submit your comments regarding the white paper and the workshop to https://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. FDA-2018-N-3741 by January 25, 2019. The resulting discussions from the workshop and comments received in the docket will be taken into consideration when developing the draft guidance, as proposed in the FDA Report on Device Servicing. Please refer to the Instructions for submitting comments to the docket to ensure that your feedback is taken into consideration.
Location: online
27 January 2019
8:00 AM-11:00 PM
Last day to enter the 2019 Student Paper Competition
The award will be given to up to 6 individuals (US/Canada & International) enrolled in a CE or related college level program and write a paper which contributes to the body of knowledge. One award in each division: Undergraduate/Master/Doctorate)
10 February 2019
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Last day to submit application for 2019 ACCE Scholarship
11 February 2019-15 February 2019HIMSS19 Conference & Exhibition
ACCE is an official Collaborator of HIMSS19. ACCE members may use the code COLLABH19 to receive a $200 discount of regular registration fee. To register, go to https://www.himssconference.org/register/registration/register-now
Location: Orange County Convention Center/Orlando, FL
11 February 2019
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
ACCE CE-IT Symposium pre-HIMSS19: Safe and Effective Application of Networked Medical Systems
Today, safe and effective application of science and technology has transformed into (among other things) ensuring that medical equipment can integrate and network safely in the hospital network, and can be protected by outside attackers. In this Symposium we will have nationally and internationally recognized speakers and engineers who will address this shift in clinical engineering practice and the steps necessary to address those risks and vulnerabilities. We will cover topics such as medical device security including patching of medical equipment, disaster recovery planning (network recovery), safe networking of medical equipment and systems, long term capital planning, and emerging technologies and their impact on the hospital operations. For more information go to https://accenet.org/NewsEvents/Pages/HIMSS19-Symposium.aspx
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 23/24, Orlando, FL
12 February 2019
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
HTA/ACCE Awards Reception
Come to congratulate the 2019 ACCE/HIMSS Synergies Award winner! Come to network with ACCE members, experts from CE & HTM, Medical Device Domain, HTA community and more. Special thanks to our sponsor ENLIGHTED.
Location: Orange County Convention Center, room#W240C, level 2
14 February 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series The Joint Commission 2019 Update
The Joint Commission (TJC) initiated in 2016 a project called REFRESH to streamline and consolidate the Elements of Performance (EP) embedded in its accreditation standards.  TJC’s new Director of Engineering will present the changes that will become effective in 2019 related to clinical engineering and answer questions from the audience.
Location: Online
25 February 2019-26 February 2019
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Medical Device & IoT Summit
ACCE is supporting organization of this Summit. ACCE Members may use discount code ACCE100 to receive the $100 discount on the registration fee. The MDIoT Summit will explore issues such as: Digital health applications like remote patient monitoring and chronic disease management, clinical decision support systems, extending embedded systems device to provide remote surveillance, alert and alarm notification, and more to provide actionable information for device manufacturers, software developers, provider organizations and investors. Join the Summit to dig deep into the Internet of Medical Things in all its opportunity and complexity.
Location: Boston, MA
14 March 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Focused Technology - emerging trends in various equipment categories
Lifecycle management of imaging modalities proves to be a balancing act of life expectancy and expenditure of high dollars. Biomedical Engineering can be placed “between a rock and a hard place” when managing conversations with clinical users and finance about replacing these modalities. With Siemens Teamplay, though, Biomedical Engineering has the ability to look at utilization of imaging modalities that use a DICOM header to push images to PACS. This reporting application has the ability to look at dosage, modality workload and protocol used during exams. It is a vendor agnostic system that can access all imaging modalities. In this session, Siemens will present information about Teamplay and outline the added benefits of their technology.

Ambulatory Telehealth has been fairly well established in the medical space, but a growing need for inpatient telemedicine has been a recent trend. In certain locations, specifically rural communities, there are physician shortages, especially when it comes to physicians trained in critical care medicine or other subspecialties. Telemedicine expands the geographical reach of highly trained clinical specialists, getting the proper care to a larger demographic. The potential benefits of implementing an effective Tele ICU not only include providing increased access to physicians in rural areas but also elimination of unnecessary costs, and most importantly increased patient care by potentially reducing readmissions, mortality rate, and transfer rate. This session will review the technology involved when implementing a Tele ICU, the impact on bed side clinical staff, and the benefits to the patient.
Location: Online
Faculty: TBA
24 March 2019-25 March 2019AIMBE 2019 Annual Event
The Only Biomedical Engineering Conference Combining Scientific Lectures with Public Policy Discussion
Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, VA 22202
25 March 2019Induction of Class of 2019 Fellows- AIMBE
Induction - College of Fellows
Location: National Academy of Science, DC
11 April 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Service Contracts vs. In-Sourcing: Decision on Maintenance
Biomedical Engineering has to compete for funding with clinical services, and the perpetual question for the department is what is the return of investment to train in-house staff versus having a service contract. As we know, equipment uptime, training costs and continuity of support with staff turnover prove to be complex factors that can sway the decision in a specific direction. In this session, best practices to determine the need for service contracts will be offered and discussed.
Location: Online
Faculty: TBA
17 April 2019-20 April 2019International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics- ICBHI 2019
Future Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics & Cybersecurity in Medical Devices
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
09 May 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Implementing an Effective AEM: Alternate Equipment Maintenance Using RCM-Based Risk Assessment & Survivability Analysis
When implementing and sustaining a medical equipment management program (MEMP), VISN 20 has utilized empirical statistical analysis and monogram word count frequency to determine PM intervals and annual evaluation of alternative equipment maintenance programs.
Location: Online
Faculty: TBA
21 May 2019-24 May 201942nd Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 June 2019-10 June 2019AAMI Exchange 2019
Location: Cleveland, OH
08 June 2019
7:30 PM-10:00 PM
ACCE members' meeting/awards reception
Location: Hilton Cleveland Downtown
13 June 2019
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Best Practices for Capital Equipment Planning
Acquiring new medical equipment requires continuous oversight of every medical device and its associated history contained within the inventory. When the equipment is ready for replacement, Property Management and Biomedical Engineering must coordinate meetings with the end users to field any concerns or acquisition suggestions that contribute to selecting additional or replacement equipment. The C-Suite requires a strong reason for spending money on equipment and potentially construction. With all of these factors, planned and unforeseen, the “balancing act” can be a daunting task that may yield dissatisfaction from the stakeholders. In this session, best practices for managing equipment planning and lifecycle analyses will be discussed.
Location: Online
Faculty: TBA
02 October 2019-05 October 2019CLAIB19 - Congreso LatinoAmericano de Ingenieria Biomedica
#CLAIB19 & CNIB19
Location: Cancun, Mexico
21 October 2019-22 October 2019III ICEHTMC
3rd International Clinical Engineering & Health Technology Management Congress. More information to come.
Location: Rome, Italy
09 March 2020-13 March 2020HIMSS 2020
Location: Orlando, FL
12 June 2020-15 June 2020AAMI 2020
Location: New Orleans, LA
13 June 2020
7:30 PM-10:10 PM
ACCE 30th Anniversary/Members meeting reception
Location: TBA
04 June 2021-07 June 2021AAMI 2021
Location: Charlotte, NC
27 June 2021-02 July 2021IUPESM World Congress 2021
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
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