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    Members' free webinar! Ryuk: Protecting Clinical Engineering from Ransomware Attack

    Please join healthcare thought leaders, including Clinical Engineering executives, Cyber Security specialists, CMOs, CISO's and MDs for a diverse, thoughtful and deeply interesting panel discussion on preparedness for Ryuk, its impact on the healthcare industry.

    Date/Time: Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 1pm - 2pm (EST)


    ​​Richard Staynings, Chief Security Strategist, Cylera, CO, USA (Moderator)
    Dr. Saif Abed, MD. Partner, Cybersecurity Services, The AbedGraham Group, London, UK
    Tracey Hughes, Sr. Dir. Biomed, Duke Health, NC, USA
    Pablo Rincon Crespo, VP Security & Threat Intelligence, Cylera, Madrid, Spain


    A Tribute to a Founder, Fellow, dear colleague and friend

    David A. Simmons, ScD, PE, FACCE, CCE, CQE        
        July 25, 1935 - October 28, 2020

    Dr. Simmons spent over 50 years in direct patient health care delivery, clinical engineering and management and health care consultation. David possessed three engineering degrees, including a Doctor of Science in Engineering Management from Indiana Northern University. He spent many years in both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Public Health Service in Indian Health Service Hospitals. In 1973, Dr. Simmons became the first Chief, Biomedical Engineer for Veterans Administration's 168 hospitals. Dr. Simmons was a prolific speaker and writer with dozens of books and publications in many different health care quality subject areas. 

    He founded and served as President-CEO of (1) Technical Dynamics, Inc. (1979) as a CE shared service subsidiary of the Fairfax Hospital Association (now INOVA Health System) where he also served at the same time as the Director of CE for all of the Association’s hospitals; and (2) Mid Atlantic CE, Inc. (1986) for Voluntary Hospitals of America.​


    2021 ACCE Awards

    Call for Nominations! 2021 ACCE Awards

    Deadline: January 17, 2021.

     Lifetime Achievement Award, Marv Shepherd Patient Safety Award, Challenge Award, Tom O'Dea Advocacy Award,  Professional Achievement in Management/Manaerial Excellence Award, Professional Development in Technology/Professional Development Award, Antonio Hernandez International Clinical Engineering Award, ACCE/HTF International Organization Award, CE-HTM Champion Award.
    Just complete this nomination form with recommended individual(s), justification(s) by Sunday, January 17, 2021. ​


    Approaches to Preventive Maintenance, Canada, US and International

    Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020; 12pm -1pm (EST)

    Panelists: Martin Poulin, Matt Baretich, Bill Gentles

    DescriptionThe AEM methodology created by the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a well-documented program largely thanks to ACCE leaders like Matt Baretich, but what about our global partners? Martin Poulin joins us to discuss using WHO approach to PM, and how they have been adopted into the Province of British Columbia equipment maintenance strategy. Bill Gentles will expand on approaches to PM internationally.

    For more details and to register, go to​​


    Enter the 2021 ACCE Student Paper Competition by January 31, 2021

    The ACCE ​Student Paper Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of both undergraduate and graduate clinical engineering students through their development of a paper involving any area of clinical engineering practice.

    The award will be given to a maximum of 6 individuals currently enrolled in a CE or related college level program. One award in each division (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate) will go to a student in US/Canada and an international student.

    The competition is open to current students, ​undergraduate, or graduate in a clinical/biomedical engineering or related graduate programs.

     ​    Complete your entry form indicating your Division (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctorate), and upload a copy of your paper.

         Winners will be recognized at the 2021 ACCE annual members meeting/awards reception in Charlotte, NC.

    For more informationclick here​


    2021 ACCE Student Scholarship

    The American College of Clinical Engineering Scholarship is designed to promote the profession and encourage eligible students to pursue a clinical engineering path. 

    ACCE will award one $1,500 scholarship to a student studying to become a clinical engineer. 

    Requirement: Applicants must be a current (beginning in the fall of 2021), full-time, third-year or above undergraduate or recent graduates accepted into a related graduate program, seeking a career in clinical engineering/biomedical engineering/health systems engineering profession at an accredited college or university​.

    ​​The scholarship will be awarded at the 31st ACCE members meeting/awards reception during AAMI Exchange 2021 in June 2021, in Charlotte, NC. 

    Deadline to apply: February 15, 2021.​

Welcome to  the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE). Founded in 1990, ACCE is committed to enhancing the profession of clinical engineering worldwide.

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