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ACCE Members receive the members discount to attend! To receive the $200 discount, go to Register Now. And select American College of Clinical Engineering from the "Conference Collaborating Organizations" drop down in the registration process, and enter the code "H20COLLAB"


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2020 ACCE CE-IT Symposium

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) for CE-IT


Date: Monday, March 09, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 21/22 (Convention Level, near the Skywalk Bridge that connects to the Orange County Convention Center)
9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Description: American College of Clinical Engineering was formed to establish a standard of competence for Clinical Engineers, promote excellence in clinical engineering practice, and promote safe and effective application of science and technology in patient care. Today, safe and effective application of clinical systems requires integrity and availability of medical systems. 

In order to maintain services at a high level, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning cannot be ignored. In this Symposium, we will have nationally and internationally recognized speakers and engineers who will address this shift in clinical engineering practice. We will cover topics such as BCDR best practices and regulation, as well as practical vetted processes for applying these principles in your organization. We will discuss alignment with supply chain as well as incident management and forensics for the worst-case scenario.
Complimentary! Pre-registration required. To register, click here

​Time Topic​ ​Objective ​Presenter
9:00am - 9:05am​ ​Opening Ilir Kullolli, ACCE President​
​9:05am - 9:35am ​Keynote ​The importance of BCDR and operational support, data impact on clinical Natalie Pageler, Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children's Health
9:35am - 10:35am​ Conducting Tabletop Exercise for HTM/CE Professionalss ​How to conduct a tabletop exercise to identify gaps in cybersecurity management of clinical technologies
Cory Brennan, Security Advisor, Hall Render IT Advisory Services Priyanka Upendra, Compliance Program Director, Banner Health
10:35 am-10:50am​ Coffee Break
10:50am- 11:50pm​ Aligning NIST Cybersecurity Framework with Clinical Engineering Operations
​Break NIST Down to a More Manageable Level
NIST SP 800-34
​Matthew Dimino, Medical Device Security Consultant at Cynergistek, Inc.

11:50am- 12:30pm​​ ​​ Lunch Break  ​lunch in room / meet our sponsors
12:30pm- 1:30pm​
Discovering and disclosing vulnerabilities

​​Understanding how vulnerabilities are discovered, and how they are disclosed.
Curtis Simpson, CISO, ARMIS and
Dor Zusman,research team, ARMIS
1:30pm- 1:45pm​ Closing Ilir Kullolli, ACCE President​

Sponsored by

Armis Asimily

Education Session by ACCE

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Orange County Convention Center, West Building, room W304A
Priyanka Upendra, BSME, MSE, CHTM/Quality & Compliance Program Director, Banner Health 
Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, AAMIF, FHIMSS/Chief Security Strategist, MedCrypt

DescriptionDespite the high value of patient data and the increased costs and frequency of breaches it is often difficult to quantify the required resources to remediate medical device vulnerabilities. A single large health system may include 30,000-40,000 pieces of clinical equipment from over 3,000 medical device manufacturers, spanning roughly 8,000 in make and models. Clinical equipment vulnerability remediation even with vendor support, careful planning and attention to resources is a must so there is no impact to patient care services or the normal workflows of stakeholders. This increase in required resources and attention to downtime can be difficult to justify to senior leader management, even when automated tools and high availability designs are both common and expected. This session will focus on how health systems can build partnership with other stakeholders in the clinical equipment ecosystem, in order to quantify vulnerability remediation. Vetted practices and approaches will be discussed during this session.​

Learning Objectives: Assess security vulnerability risk using quantitative methods; estimate costs of labor and for vulnerability remediation; construct internal processes for making risk mitigation decisions


Health Technology Alliance & American College of Clinical Engineering Awards Reception


Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020; 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM EST
Location: Orange County Convention Center, room W306A

Network with ACCE members, experts from Clinical Engineering, Health Technology Management, and Medical Device Domain - all are welcome to attend!

Join Ilir Kullolli, President/ACCE and Steven Wretling, CTIO/HIMSS in congratulating the 2020 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award ​recipient.

Sponsored by
 Enlighted A Siemans Company


RSVP Today!  Your RSVP will be your entry to the evening drawing. Must be present to win.

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    • Keynotes
    • General Education Sessions
    • Exhibit Floor
    • Opening Reception
    • Access to Education Recordings
    • Shuttles to/from HIMSS hotels
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