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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
17 September 2018-19 October 2018
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Submit Volunteer application to IHE NA Connectathon 2019
Apply to IHE USA's Connectathon volunteer monitor. Monitor program is a highly competitive program to both a volunteer monitor's professional development and the health IT industry as a whole. Monitors must volunteer for the full week, January 21 - 25, 2019
Location: Cleveland, OH
18 October 2018-20 October 2018
8:00 AM-9:00 PM
41 Congreso Nacional de Ingenieria (CNIB2018)
Location: Leon, Mexico
21 October 20183rd Global Clinical Engineering Day
Join ACCE to celebrate your Day. Send us your CE Success story describing significant contribution towards improving patient outcomes because of CE intervention. Or post it at ACCE Blog​.
22 October 2018-08 December 2018
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Call for Nominations! 2019 ACCE Awards!
Submit your nomination by December 8, 2018
08 November 2018
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
ACCE Educational Webinar Series Implementing a Program to Share User Experience Data for Medical Devices
ECRI User Experience Survey Program-How to conduct surveys and successfully communicate the results. Since 2016, ECRI Institute has surveyed clinical users and HTM department staff regarding their experience with medical devices. In addition to the opinions of clinical users, ECRI collects maintenance and repair data for 15 device categories each year. We will describe the survey process, show our unique graphical method to present survey results and will share unexpected results related to specific medical technologies.
Location: Online
Faculty: Jonathan Gaev, MSE, CCE, PMP, ECRI Institute
03 December 2018-04 December 2018
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
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: TBA
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: TBA
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
11 February 2019-15 February 2019HIMSS19 Conference & Exhibition
ACCE is an official Collaborator of HIMSS19. ACCE members may use the code COLLAB19 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
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
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
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 2019
Location: Cleveland, OH
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
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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