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SMBE Christmas Function

Tuesday 18th December
The BME Band will Star

Time: 6.30pm till late
Venue: La Piazza Allegra, 572-574 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick
Cost: 2 course $35 per person
Please email smbevic.info@gmail.com name and dietary requirements
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Biomedical College Victoria

ANNUAL STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

Thursday 29 November 2012

The Annual EA BCV Student Presentations, are not to be missed. This regular event highlights presentations from our future Biomedical Engineers. Come and support the student
endeavours. A most stimulating evening is assured.

THE BEST PRESENTATION WINS $300

Student presentations will commence promptly at 16:00, and, when completed, we will adjourn to a local Hostelry for Dinner.
COMPLIMENTARY DINNER IS PROVIDED FOR ALL PRESENTING STUDENTS.
Students must be studying any Biomedical degree excluding PhD students. The judges take into account the years of study. Talk 10 -15 minutes, questions 5 minutes.

Date: Thursday 29 November 2012.
Venue: Engineering House, 21 Bedford St North Melbourne.
Venue Access from 15:00 hrs
Presentations: Commence promptly at 16:00 hrs,
Dinner Venue: The Castle Hotel www.thecastlehotel.com.au
Judges : Dr John Coles, Ms Shoo Chin Siah, Mr Andrew Smale
Costs: Nil. But do join us for dinner afterwards with an a la carte menu.
Prizes: Best Presentation Award, Presentation Certificates and presenter’s meals sponsored by Engineers Australia, Biomedical College Victoria.leon-alexander

Further Details: Contact:
Andrew Smale, a.smale@alfred.org.au, 9076 5114
or
Leon Alexander, jlbandb@tpg.com.au, mob 0425 737 977
Biomedical College Victoria

12 Month Review of Medical Technology
Installed in the Royal Children’s Hospital

peter-taunton  Mr Peter Taunton (CPEng FIEAust)
  Manager Biomedical Engineering
  Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

  Tuesday 20th November 2012

 

Starts 6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)
Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

Abstract
Last year, the Royal Children’s Hospital was relocated to a new building adjacent to
its existing site in Parkville. Prior to the move, the existing biomedical equipment
inventory was reviewed for its suitability to be relocated and to meet clinical
needs. Additional equipment was purchased, where needed, to complement these
transferred items.
Subsequent to the relocation, the hospital’s Biomedical Engineering department
has introduced changes to better support the medical equipment inventory. A
number of these ideas will be presented for discussion.
Brief Bios
Peter Taunton commenced his career in aerospace, where he worked as a
professional engineer in communications, manufacturing, and scientific research.
His focus then shifted to the health sector. Peter is currently the Head of the
Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the Royal Children’s Hospital in
Melbourne.

50 Years of Biomedical Engineering at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Join the Royal Melbourne Hospital,
SMBE Victoria, and EA BC Victoria to celebrate
50 years of Biomedical Engineering at the hospital.

        Speakers:

          Ray McDonald, Tony Fenelon, Mike Fowler
          And other staff

Tuesday 9th October 2012

    5.00 pm for a 6.00 pm start( Drinks and Nibbles provided from 5.00pm)

    Venue: Charles LaTrobe Theatre, Ground Floor, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville

    All welcome

Background
Former staff, including managers, Ray McDonald, Tony Fenelon and Mike Fowler will present on the pioneering Biomedical Engineering development undertaken at RMH over the last 50 years:
- The development of an implantable cardiac pacemaker
- The role of Biomedical Engineers during and after pacemaker implantationRMH_Pacemaker
- Transmission of pacemaker artefacts over telephone lines
- Tracking cardiac wall movement
- ... and many more
There will also be a showing of 'RMH Capers', a Benny Hill style comedy, shot on 16mm film starring biomedical engineers and RMH staff, with music by Tony Fenelon. Not to be missed!
Drinks and nibbles will be available from 5pm in the LaTrobe theatre foyer.

SMBE Vic Annual General Meeting
The SMBE Vic Annual General Meeting is an open invitation to all members. New members are invited to get involved with current members in electing a new committee for 2013 in a relaxed environment.

When: Thursday 27th September
Who: All are welcome
Time: 6pm onwards
Venue: Upstairs Function Room, The Castle Hotel, 56 Courtney Street, North Melbourne, 3051

Cost: Cash for pub meal/beverage(s)

Menu:  http://www.thecastlehotel.com.au

RSVP: Thank you to those that have RSVP'ed, those that haven't please email¬ smbevic.info@gmail.com

Further details of the AGM have been sent to everyone on the mailing list today Tuesday.

Positions for nomination are as followed:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Medical Graduate
  • Non-Medical Hospital Staff
  • Educational Establishment
  • Commercial Establishment
  • Scientific Establishment
  • Student Member
  • General Committee (multiple)

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact smbevic.info@gmail.com

Deployable Health Capability

Mr Robert Jackson
Systems Engineering Manager
Defence Materiel Organisation
Department of Defence
Mr Michael Miles
Systems Engineer
Defence Materiel Organisation
Department of Defence

Tuesday 21st August 2012
Meeting 6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

For information contact smbevic.info@gmail.com

Abstract
From fighter planes and satellites to tents and rations, the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) is Australia’s largest project management organisation and its mission is to acquire and sustain equipment for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Joint Project 2060 is a project that involves the identification and development of equipment required to prevent, treat and evacuate casualties in operations in the defence of Australia and its interests. This presentation will illustrate how Engineers within DMO support the various health units in the ADF.
The technical considerations and engineering support to the procurement process will also be explained using examples of in-service medical equipment used by army, navy and air force.

Brief Bios
Robert Jackson
graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Swinburne University in 1984. Following graduation he worked in the standby power industry. He joined Department of Defence in 1991 and worked in the Electrical Power Group of Engineering Development Establishment and was instrumental in the changeover of the Australian Defence Force Power Generators from petrol to diesel, which lead to designing a single fuel for ADF and the development of the ADF Field Power Generation and Distribution System. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is listed on the National Professional Engineers Register. In 2010 he graduated with a Masters of Biomedical Engineering at Monash University and currently supports Joint Project 2060.
Michael Miles completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) from University of Melbourne in 2008. He has recently joined the DMO as a biomedical engineer after working at Alfred Health. He enjoyed the clinical aspects of working at the hospital and used this experience for his current role of technically supporting the acquisition of medical equipment in the deployed field from specification development, tender evaluation and recommendation to integration and through life support. He is currently completing his business masters and enjoys cycling.

Engineers Australia and the Biomedical Engineer - Find out how a membership can help you in your career

noel
Mr Noel Dos Santos AMAMI AffillEAust
Business Development Manager
Engineers Australia, Victoria Division

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Mr John McIntosh FIEAust, CPEng EngExec
President
Engineers Australia, Victoria Division

Tuesday 17th July 2012

      6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

      Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

      All welcome

    Information
    Professional body membership and active involvement brings benefits to both the individual and the profession.
    Noel Dos Santos and John McIntosh will present various aspects of Engineers Australia membership.
    Questions, comments and discussion will be invited.Take this unique opportunity to meet and discuss professional issues with Noel, John and your colleagues.
    Website:
    http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/events/engineers-australiaand-
    biomedical-engineer-find-out-how-membership-can-help-youyour-
    career

The da Vinci Surgical System Explained

Mr Dominic Breuker
Product & Education Manager
Device Technologies

Tuesday 19th June 2012

6:00 PM (1800hrs) Refreshments available from 5:30 PM

Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

Abstract
In 2003 the Epworth Richmond Hospital took possession of a daVinci Surgical System and performed their first procedures. What followed has been an exciting journey for the distributing company – Device Technologies with systems installed in most states and multiple specialties beginning their first procedures on many of these sites.
“Using the most advanced technology available today, the da Vinci Surgical System enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. The da Vinci Surgical System consists of several key components, including: an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating, a patient-side cart where the patient lays during surgery, four interactive robotic arms, a high-definition 3D vision system, and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments.
da Vinci is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments working inside the patient’s body”

About the Speaker - Dominic Breuker
Currently employed as the Australasian Product and Education Manager – Da Vinci Surgical Systems – I have been employed by Device Technologies Australia Pty Ltd since June 2004.
I previously worked for Olympus Australia for 4 years as a Sales Specialist in Endoscopy Equipment primarily supporting the Gastroenterology and Respiratory specialties.
From 1996 to 2000 I was employed by Medtel as a Service Engineer with service responsibilities for a wide range of equipment including a Lasers, Bone Densitometers, Ultrasound equipment, Blood Aphaeresis machines and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps.
I first entered the medical technology arena in 1980 working for the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and worked there for 16 years broken by a 1 year sabbatical in 1990 to work in a similar department in a hospital in Amsterdam.
I have an Associate Diploma in Electronic Engineering and a fascination with medical technology for which the daVinci Surgical system is truly satisfying.

The Other World of Biomedical Engineering -
The Lebanon Mission

Mr David Smith

Tuesday 15th May 2012

Meeting 6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)
Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

Abstract
In 2005, The World Health Organisation estimated that 40–60% of medical equipment in
the developing world is unserviceable and that there is a serious shortage of resources and
trained personnel1.
Australia’s unique geography and remoteness from other developed countries has produced
a mobile, sophisticated engineering expertise. These qualities have allowed Australia to
contribute biomedical engineering expertise as one component of a number of development
and humanitarian aid programs and projects in many developing and disadvantaged
countries. The engineers involved with these projects have readily adapted to the health care
programs and culture of these countries.
The skills required to deliver this expertise are not technically complex or the result of
extensive specialist training or experience. They are basic, good engineering practice
delivered in an effective way which is sympathetic to the culture in which it is being
delivered.
The talk examines the key aspects of biomedical engineering service delivery within the
target country. This may assist in the development of strategies required for sustainability
in the long term. We look at the requirements of local staff and the likely source of staff
for training. We examine the real life experiences with one project and review the lessons
learned from the results.

Brief Bios
David Smith has worked extensively in developing and disadvantaged countries delivering
advice on biomedical engineering services to health institutions and government ministries.
David has provided assistance in a wide range of activities both in biomedical engineering
and logistics and continues to work in the world's conflict zones delivering humanitarian aid.

1 ”Developing Biomedical Engineering in Africa: A case for Nigeria”, K.I. Nkuma-Udah, E.A. Mazi; World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006, Vol 6 Track 25 p3828-3831

Ischemic Stroke, Magnetic Enhanced Diffusion
and the Pulse Therapeutics MED System

The discussion will include the first Australian clinical studies being initiated at Box Hill
and John Hunter hospitals

Mr Michael Sabo
Senior Director of Research & Development
Pulse Therapeutics, Inc
St Louis, Missouri USA

Tuesday 17th April 2012

Starts 6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

Venue: Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

Abstract
The presentation is intended to give participants an overview of the nature of
stroke and why the magnetic enhanced diffusion technology developed by Pulse
Therapeutics is ideal for use in treatment, product development from concept
through the current clinical prototype, and site installation process.

Brief Bios
Mr Michael Sabo is Senior Director of R&D at Pulse Therapeutics, Inc. and
has 18 years of experience in the application of magnetic fields in both the
academic and medical research environments. His experience includes six years
at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory where he was involved in the
development of a resistive NMR magnet funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation.
This was followed by nine years in the area of remotely operated medical
devices at Stereotaxis, Inc. where he filled the roles of R&D engineer and
preclinical studies manager. In 2009, he left this position to assist in developing
this current start-up company and its treatment for stroke. He is also an avid
Apiculturist and was the Illinois State Beekeeper of the Year in 2010

The Mystery of the ECT: How does it work?
How to test and calibrate the Thymatron and how
to obtain the optimum test results with good test preparation.

Mr. Paul Burmeister
Biomedical Engineer
Health Technology Services
Southern Health

Tuesday, March 20st, 2012
Starts 6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

Venue: Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

Abstract

The aim of the presentation is to give participants a greater understanding of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and to examine methods of obtaining the best test results with good preparation. Quality assurance testing of the equipment will also be examined.

Brief Bios

Mr Paul Burmeister is a Biomedical Engineer with 30 years of experience in many different areas. His experience includes two years at the Royal Children’s Hospital as a Biomedical Engineer, eight years in neurophysiology at the Alfred, eight years in the area of anaesthetic and ventilation equipment at the Alfred and CE at Mayo Healthcare. Moreover, he has been a cardiac pacemaker representative for Biotronik and now the last 12 years has been at Southern Health as a Biomedical Engineer. He also has an interest and degree in Psychology

Medical IT:
Clinical Engineering and IT collaboration at
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Mr. Simon Cowley
Biomedical Engineer, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Starts 6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

Venue: Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

All welcome

Abstract
One of the considerable challenges facing healthcare delivery organisations is the management of medical devices which have information technology (IT) network connectivity. To ensure the safety, effectiveness and security of medical IT devices, collaboration is essential between all stakeholders (clinical engineers, IT specialists, clinicians, clinical quality/governance experts, hospital executives).
International standards, such as IEC 80001-1 Risk Management for medical devices on IT networks have been created, along with communities such as the CE-IT Collaboration (http://ceitcollaboration.org/) to help manage the challenges of medical IT devices.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is no stranger to these challenges and has a strong collaborative relationship between Clinical Engineering and IT & T Services. This presentation will provide details on our collaborative approach to medical IT, along with our plans for managing emerging technologies in healthcare.

Brief Bios
Simon Cowley is a Biomedical Engineer from Clinical Engineering at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Simon has 10 years experience working with healthcare technologies for both the public and private/allied healthcare sectors in Victoria.
A significant proportion of Simon's work involves the management of medical devices with IT network connectivity. Simon has recently had an article published in Horizons - Managing Medical Devices on the IT Network (http://www.aami.org/publications/NetworkHorizons/index.html) on Clinical Engineering (CE)/Information Technology (IT) collaboration at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
 

Strategy Meeting-Where to in 2012

All welcome

Tuesday 17th January 2012
Starts at 5.30 pm till 7.30 pm

Engineers Australia
21 Bedford Street North Melbourne

 

SMBE Christmas Function

A memorable and festive night to end a great year!
SMBE Christmas Function Details:

All welcome
Monday 12th December 2011
Starts at 7.30pm till late
(starts after the EA CBME Meeting)

Castle Hotel
56 Courtney Street North Melbourne
See menu at http://www.thecastlehotel.com.au/menu/bistro.pdf
RSVP: Email your attendance to
smbevic.info@gmail.com
by Thursday 8th December 2011
 

Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (Vic)

Annual General Meeting & Social Evening

Tuesday 15 November 2011

7:00 to 8:00 (1900-2000)

John Connell Auditorium
 Engineering House
21 Bedford Street North Melbourne

AGENDA

              1.Opening
              2. Apologies
              3. President’s Report
              4. Secretary’s Report
              5. Treasurer’s Report
              6. EPSM Conferences 2011
              7. Meeting program 2011 & 2012
              8. Elections (the 2011 Committee Members are here)
                  Current Office Bearers are eligible to stand for re-election.
                  Nomination Form for Committee of Management Officers here.
              9. Next meeting
              10. Other Business
              11. Dinner & Festivities

All welcome
RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

Professional Performance, Innovation, Risk
and the Biomedical Engineer

Mr. John Nurse
PPIR Project Communications Team
The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering
University of Sydney

Tuesday 15 November  2011

6:00 PM (Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)
Engineering House 21 Bedford St North Melbourne
All welcome
RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

Abstract
The Warren Centre has researched a Professional Performance, Innovation and Risk protocol for Professional Engineers. The PPIR Protocol has been developed which defines an expected standard of professional performance for engineers. The PPIR protocol will impact on all Biomedical Engineering professionals.
The PPIR Protocol is relevant when considering competency assessment and registration of Australian Engineers, including Biomedical Engineers.
John will discuss the protocol, its implementation, and the benefits from application in the workplace. He will discuss its relevance to Biomedical Engineering.

Brief Bios
Mr John Nurse is a chemical engineer with a long involvement in the chemical and oil & gas industries in project management, business development, strategic development and communication. He is currently Director Marketing and Development with Melbourne-based engineering contractor Uhde Shedden. He is deputy leader of the Communications Team for the PPIR project and has also played a leading role in the introduction of the PPIR Protocol into Uhde Shedden.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

NEW Royal Childrens Hospital Site Visit

Jo Maprock, James Derby, John Southwell, Andrew Challons
4:30 PM (1630 hrs) Start
Reception, Emergency Department
NEW Royal Childrens Hospital

Biomedical Engineering on a Building
Project (Building, Basement and a fishbowl?)

David O’ Shaunessy
Project Director, Lend Lease
6:00 PM Start
Emergency Department,
NEW Royal Childrens Hospital

RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

Capsule Endoscopy in Children
 - Shedding Light in a Tunnel!
Prof. Anthony Catto-Smithcattosmith
                     (Director, Dept. of Gastroenterology &
                      Clinical Nutrition, Royal Children’s Hospital)
            Mr. Gavin Dimitri
                       (Territory Manager, Given Imaging)
                Tuesday, 20 September 2011
                      6:00 PM
John Connell Auditorium
Engineering House, 21 Bedford St,
North Melbourne

 

Dr. Joseph Smith MD, PhD., F.A.C.C.
Chief Medical Officer and Chief Science Officer; West Wireless Health Institute, San Diego USAjoeSmith

MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING, A DIFFICULT
MARRIAGE WITH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN

Tuesday 23rd August
5:30pm for 6:00pm start
Meeting Rooms A & B
Engineers Australia Victoria Division, Engineering House
Level 2, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

 

The marriage of engineering and medicine is often strained, as representatives of the two parties think and speak differently. They are
however, driven by a shared passion to solve meaningful problems, and as a tangible manifestation of that passion, physicians and engineers have worked together to generate many wonderfully effective intellectual offspring.
Pacemakers and Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs), undeniably the love children of electrical engineers and physicians, now save and improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Similar complex marriages have given rise to the no-less remarkable progeny of hemodialysis machines, heart-lung bypass machines, drug-eluting stents, minimally invasive surgical tools, and even heart valves you can now change over a wire.

This presentation will review past triumphs and go on to explore whether there is now a need to revitalise and redefine this relationship, as we now may be less in need of the gifted gadget and perhaps more in need of a wholesale revision of the process of care delivery.

Dr. Smith holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in medical engineering and medical physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and an M.D. from the Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He has
published in the areas of cardiac electrophysiology, has been a consultant to many companies involved in the advancement of innovative medical technologies, and holds a number of patents in the area of signal processing and catheter and defibrillator design. Dr. Smith is also an advisor to various academic and medical organisations including Boston University, Case Western University, University of Miami, Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology and the Johns Hopkins University. In his role with the West Wireless Health Institute, Dr. Joseph Smith leads initiatives to identify and accelerate the sue of wireless health solutions to advance the Institute’s mission of lowering health care costs.

Telemedicine in early Diagnosis to Chronic
Disease Management

Mr. Paul Kelly
CEO, Cardioscan Pty. Ltd.

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Tuesday, July 19 2011

Starts 6:00 PM
(Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

Engineering House, 21 Bedford St,
North Melbourne
All welcome
RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

June 2011

High Frequency Jet Ventilation: Is it as good
as HFOV?
Dr. Peter Loughnan
Neonatologist, Neonatal Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Starts 6:00 PM
(Refreshments available from 5:30 PM)

Engineering House, 21 Bedford St,
North Melbourne
All welcome
RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

May 2011

Improved Preservation of Transported Donor
Heart - The journey from idea to clinical reality


Speaker: Prof. Frank Rosenfeldt
Head of Cardiothoracic Research, Alfred Health

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Starts 6:00 PM(Refreshments available from 5:30PM)

Venue: Engineering House, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

FrankRosenfeldtProfessor Rosenfeldt is a cardiac surgeon who has focussed on researching the field of cellular metabolism and more recently the supportive role that complementary medicine can play in cardiac surgery and cardiology. This has focused on the role of coenzyme Q10, fish oils, and antioxidants together with mind-body medicine, music and meditation, stress reduction and physical exercise in the management of heart disease.¬ 

Protection of the heart against damage during cardiac surgery and transplantation has been a lifelong interest and one of which Prof. Rosenfeldt established an international reputation.

April 2011

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Output Monitoring
During Surgery

Dr. Phil Peyton
Anaesthetist, Austin Health

Tuesday, 19 April, 2011
6:00 PM

John Connell Auditorium
Engineering House, Engineers Australia
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME

October 2010

Security-oriented e-Research Platforms for Clinical Collaborations

Prof. Richard Sinnott
Director of eResearch,
The University of Melbourne

Tuesday October 19th, 2010
5.30 pm Refreshments¬ 6.00 pm Meeting

    Venue: Engineering House
    21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

September 2010

Leadership Lessons from Extraordinary Experience

Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld CStJ

MB BS(Melb), MD(Monash), MS(Melb), FRACS, FRCS(Ed), FACS,
FRCS(Glasg) Hon, FACTM, MRACMA, RAAMC
Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School
Monash University,
Professor and Director, Department of Neurosurgery
Alfred Hospital and Monash University
Major General and Surgeon General Defence Health Reserves
Australian Defence Force

Date: 21 September 2010
Time: 5:30 for 6:00PM start

Venue: Spring St Conference Centre
1 Spring St, Melbourne

Since graduating from medicine in 1976, Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld’s career has taken him far and wide. As an internationally recognised neurosurgeon whose main research interest is severe traumatic brain injury, he has held leadership positions at Melbourne’s major hospitals including the Alfred and Children’s, and has visited PNG and Fiji many times for the AusAid funded Pacific Islands Project (PIP) to perform neurosurgery and teach. A defence reservist since 1984, Prof Rosenfeld has been on seven deployments, including Rwanda, Bougainville, East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Iraq. Prof Rosenfeld’s extraordinary experiences have given him a fascinating perspective on leadership.
Using Monash University’s Bionic Eye project, of which he is Principal Investigator, as a reference, Professor Rosenfeld will share his leadership learnings, including observations of working with engineers in multidisciplinary teams.
This is an exciting chance to learn about leadership from one of Australia’s most prominent medical professionals, to find opportunities for applying his ideas in the engineering world, and for engineers to share ideas with the medical community. An evening not to be missed!

August 2010

Retinal Implant Development for the Vision Impaired: An Overview of the Research Program of Bionic Vision Australia

Professor Anthony N. Burkitt
Director, Bionic Vision Australia
Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne

Tuesday 17th August 2010

5.30 pm Refreshments 6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

July 2010

Development and Applications of Portable Handheld Ultrasound Technology

Mr. Stewart Bartlett

Chief Operating Officer
Signostics Limited

Tuesday July 20th, 2010

5.30 pm Refreshments

6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House,
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries & RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

June 2010

MR Guided Focussed Ultrasound Treatment
for Uterine Fibroids

Tuesday 15th June, 2010

Dr. Harvinder Kaur

Endoscopic Senior Registrar
The Royal Women’s Hospital

Caroline Beney
MRI Supervisor
The Royal Women’s Hospital

Meeting: 6.30pm
(Refreshments from 6.00pm)

Venue: Conference Room A, Ground Floor
Conference Centre
The Royal Women’s Hospital
Grattan St & Flemington Rd, Parkville

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries: smbevic.info@gmail.com

May 2010

Vagal Nerve Stimulators:
A device for the treatment of epilepsy;
current use and abuse

Tuesday 18th May, 2010

Paul Lightfoot

Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator
Epilepsy Research Centre
Austin Health

Meeting: 6.00pm
(Refreshments from 5.30pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries: smbevic.info@gmail.com

April 2010

Clinical IT Systems - Challenges for
planning, installation and maintenance

Tuesday April 20th, 2010

Simon Cowley

Biomedical Engineer
Clinical Engineering
The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Meeting: 6.00pm
(Refreshments from 5.30pm)

Venue: Engineering House,
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME
Enquiries: smbevic.info@gmail.com

March 2010

Advanced Technologies for the Emerging Field of
Bio-Photonics in Medical Imaging

Tuesday March 16th, 2010

Dr. MeTe Madakbas
Director
BioPhotek Pty Ltd

Meeting: 6.00pm (Refreshments from 5.30pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries:¬ smbevic.info@gmail.co

February 2010

Medical Equipment Management in
Public Hospitals

Tuesday February 16th, 2009

Helen Riddell
Project Manager,
Western Planning Unit,
Metropolitan Services Planning
Department of Health

Meeting: 6.00pm (Refreshments from 5.30pm)

Venue: Engineering House,
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.
ALL WELCOME

December 2009

Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (Vic)

Annual General Meeting & Social Evening

6:00 pm Tuesday, December 15 2009

Venue  Auditorium, Engineering House, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne

AGENDA

              1.Opening
              2. Apologies
              3. President’s Report
              4. Secretary’s Report
              5. Treasurer’s Report
              6. EPSM Conferences 2009 & 2010
              7. Meeting program ‚Ä“ 2009 & 2010
              8. Elections
              9. Next meeting
              10. Other Business
              11. Dinner & Festivities

November 2009

Medical Technology & Patient Safety With A Focus On ECRI Institute’s Top Ten Health Technology Hazards

Tuesday November 17th 2009

Mr Jim Keller
EA CBME Eminent Speaker

Vice President
Health Technology Evaluation and Safety
ECRI Institute, USA

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)
Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

College of Biomedical Engineering Victorian Division

ANNUAL STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Event:
The Annual Undergraduate Student Presentations, is not to be missed. This regular event highlights selected presentations from our future Biomedical Engineers. Come and support the student endeavours. A most interesting evening is assured. 
A CASH STUDENT PRIZE (VALUE TO BE ANNOUNCED) FOR BEST PRESENTATION is up for grabs. 
Student presentations will commence promptly at 16:00 , and when completed we will adjourn to a local Hostelry for Dinner. 
STUDENT PRESENTERS WILL RECEIVE DINNER FREE. 

Time/Place:
Tuesday, 24th November 2009
Engineering House, 21 Bedford St North Melbourne.
Venue Access from 15:00 hrs 

Presentatations: 
Commence promptly at 16:00 hrs 
Dinner Venue: 19:30 hrs approx. Royal Standard Hotel 
www.royalstandardhotel.com.au

Judges:
Dr John Coles, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.
Mr Andrew Moorhouse, Austin Health.
Jack Davie, Melbourne Health.
¬ 
Costs:
NO CHARGE for Presentations. 
Best Presentation Award, and presenter’s meals sponsored by Engineers Australia, College of Biomedical Engineering.

Awards will be presented by: TBA

Further Details:Contact: Leon Alexander

October 2009

The Challenges in Assessing Infant and Preschool Lung Function

Tuesday October 20th 2009

Dr. Colin F Robertson MBBS, MSc, MD, FRACP
Director, Respiratory Medicine &
Professorial Fellow, Paediatrics
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)
Venue: Engineering House,
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

September 2009

Biomedical Engineering in War Zones ‚Ä“
Experiences in Gaza and Afghanistan

Tuesday September 15th, 2009

Mr. Michael Denison
Project Manager,
Service and Capital Planning,
Department of Health

Meeting: 6.00pm (Refreshments from 5.30pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME

August 2009

Current Practice and Technologies Associated with Hyperbaric Medicine

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Dr. Ian Millar
Director of Hyperbaric Medicine
The Alfred Hospital

Classroom 3, AMREP Education Centre,
The Alfred Hospital
Commercial Road Prahran

6:00pm refreshments for 6:30 pm Meeting

ALL WELCOME

July 2009

A Quantitative Measure For
Separation Of Neurological & Neurodegenerative Disorders

Tuesday July 21st, 2009

Brian Lithgow
Diagnostic & Neurosignal Processing Research Group,
Monash University Centre for Biomedical Engineering
& Senior Research Fellow,
Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)

Venue: Engineering House,
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.
ALL WELCOME

June 2009

Paediatric Medical Imaging

Tuesday June 16th 2009

Dr Timothy Cain

Director of Medical Imaging,
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne


Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.
ALL WELCOME

May 2009

Avoiding Failures & Maximising Patient Safety -
Engineering Lessons For Clinical Applications

Tuesday May 19th 2009

Bill Contoyannis
Manager/Rehabilitation Engineer, REHAB Tech
Monash University Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)
Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries: smbevic.info@gmail.com

Abstract:
The aim of this lecture is to highlight issues that govern aspects of clinical & technical technology failures particularly in relation to technology that goes "home" with the patient by looking at a range of incidents and statistics. By understanding the clear scientific reasons behind these incidents, patient safety can be maximised and failures can be minimised. This also outlines practices that will help you avoid litigation and is part of the overall quality process that is in place to ensure the best outcomes.
What will be covered:
The main problems with assistive technology devices that result in malpractice litigation and how to predict and account for these. These issues apply to most aspects of biomedical engineering technology.
Find out what triggers litigation, how to avoid it, and what to do to defend yourself against frivolous claims.
This will give an understanding of what can go wrong and how to avoid it !
 

April 2009

Cochlear Implant Sound Processing Based on an Auditory Model

Tuesday April 21st 2009

Dr. David Grayden
Neuroengineering
University of Melbourne

The Bionic Ear (cochlear implant) uses electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve to restore hearing to deaf people. However, noisy listening conditions have a detrimental effect on speech understanding for implant users that is far worse than for normal hearing listeners. This seminar will introduce the cochlear implant and discuss the development of speech processing strategies since 1978. A new strategy, STAR, will be described that is based on an auditory model of the cochlea and auditory nerve interactions. The development of the strategy in a portable sound processor and early pre-clinical study results with cochlear implant users will be presented.

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

March 2009

Through the Looking Glass
- The History of Medical Imaging

Tuesday March 17th 2009

Dr. Laurence Simpson, M.D.
University of Melbourne

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

February 2009

Neuroimaging With MRI:
Past, Present, & Future

Tuesday February 17th 2009

Dr. Jerome Maller
Brain Stimulation & Neuroimaging Lab
The Alfred & Monash University
Department of Psychological Medicine

Meeting: 6.00 pm (Refreshments from 5.30 pm)

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME

December 2008
 

Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (Vic)

Annual General Meeting & Social Evening

6:00 pm Tuesday, December 9 2008
Venue Royal Park Hotel, 399 Queensberry St North Melbourne

AGENDA

1. Opening
2. Apologies
3. President’s Report
4. Secretary’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. EPSM Conferences 2008 & 2009
7. Meeting program 2008 & 2009
8. Elections
9. Next meeting
10. Other Business
11.Dinner & Festivities

November 2008

“Standards-based Integration: What will it deliver? Will we be any better off?”
Todd Cooper, Breakthrough Solutions, San Diego USA
Thursday 27th November 2008
5.30pm for 6.00pm Start
Venue: Charles La Trobe Theatre, Ground Floor, Main Ward Block
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville
RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

About the Topic:
The presentation will provide an overview of international efforts working to define standards and interoperability
profiles that promise to deliver medical device interoperability, both technical and semantic, from the sensor to the
HER, from the bedroom to the OR and between Countries. The presentation also covers the rapid convergence of
Clinical Engineering and healthcare IT, which has resulted in the creation of various organizations and resulted in
the updated regulatory definition of medical devices to include “stand-alone software”, only to beg the question
about when these applications are actually classified as devices vs healthcare applications. Integration of systems
is presenting unique integration and management issues that require the application of life-cycle based risk
management.
About the Speaker:
Todd is an expert in the area of Medical Device Informatics and Interoperability.
Over the last 20 years, he has served as a software architect on numerous medical
device projects, including infusion systems and ventilators. Since the late 90’s his
main focus has been medical device communication and informatics, working with
manufacturers, standards-based organizations and health care providers.
Todd holds a number of leadership positions in the medical device and
health IT standards arena and recently acted as one of the Keynote Speakers at the
EPSM-ABEC 2008 Conference held in New Zealand.
College

October 2008

Current Frontiers In:
Radiation Protection

Tuesday October 21 2008

Dr. Paul Einsiedel
Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer 
Department of Radiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital

5:30 pm Refreshments
6:00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME

September 2008

Current Frontiers In:
Nitric Oxide in Intensive Care

Dr. Mark Hochmann
Chief Clinical Technologist
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Royal Childrens Hospital

Tuesday September 30th, 2008

6:00 pm Refreshments 6:30 pm Meeting

Venue: Ella Latham Meeting Room,
1st Floor Main Building
Royal Childrens Hospital
Flemington Road Parkville

ALL WELCOME

August 2008

Current Frontiers In:
Tuning In To The Periphery Of The Lung 
- Mathematical Modelling To Bedside¬ & Everything In Between

Tuesday August 19 2008

Dr. Bruce Thompson
Head, Physiology Service 
Allergy, Immunology & Respiratory Medicine¬ 
The Alfred Hospital

5.30 pm Refreshments¬ 
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME
 

July 2008

Frontiers In:
Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring

Tuesday July 29th, 2008

A/Prof. David Liley
Brain Sciences Institute and Cortical Dynamics P/L

Mr. Louis Delacretaz
Cortical Dynamics P/L

This talk will outline the basis of a recently-developed method of EEG analysis to provide improved approaches for monitoring not only depth of anaesthesia, but higher brain function in general, and its commercialisation through Cortical Dynamics Pty Ltd.


5.30 pm Refreshments
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House,
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME
 

June 2008

Further Activities for S.M.B.E.
(A Well-Earned Break From The Cracking Pace Of¬ Our Very Successful Scientific Program)

Tuesday June 17th 2008

Planning Meeting & Social Get-together

Come along and meet with your SMBE Committee to share your thoughts on events, intents & issues for the remainder of 2008 and beyond

 

6.00 pm Refreshments 6.30 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

May 2008

Frontiers in:
Tissue Engineering of the Aortic Heart Valve

Tuesday May 20 2008

Prof. Franklin Rosenfeldt
Department of Surgery, Monash Medical School Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred Hospital

Prof. Yosri Morsi 
Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS), Swinburne University

5.30 pm Refreshments 6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Meeting Room 2, AMREP Education Centre, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran

ALL WELCOME

Enquiries: smbevic.info@gmail.com

Prior to this meeting there will be two events of interest in the newly-established Centre for Health Innovation (www.healthinnovation.com.au):

From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mr Frank Smolenears will conduct an informal tour of the Centres facilities, including simulated operating suites & treatment areas
From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Regni P/L (www.regni.com.au ) will present the latest on WOSYST, StCroix asset management, innerwireless technologies and PanGo RFID assett tracking and management applications.
 

April 2008

Frontiers In:
Therapeutic Control of the Circulation

Tuesday April 15 2008

Dr. Geoffrey Parkin
Medical Director Applied Physiology 

Dr. Mark Leaning
Founder & CEO Applied Physiology

5.30 pm Refreshments 
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House 
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

ALL WELCOME

Dr Geoff Parkin is an Intensive Care specialist with a distinguished track record for innovative biomedical engineering applications, including the recently-developed Navigator© circulatory management system.
Dr Mark Leaning is a biomedical research engineer now leading Applied Physiology in this global commercial venture. http://www.applied-physiology.com

This novel clinical advisory system employs a multi-dimensional analysis of circulation, and adaptive algorithms which mimic the clinical process of measurement, interpretation and therapy: currently undergoing clinical trials, it offers promise in clinical closed-loop circulatory management.

Enquiries & RSVP: smbevic.info@gmail.com

March 2008

Current Frontiers In:
Wearable & Implantable Bionics: From Home Telecare to Bionic Vision

Tuesday March 11 2008

Professor Nigel Lovell

University of New South Wales

    Nigel Lovell is Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering of UNSW, with interests in biomedical instrumentation, biological signal processing, neurophysiology and physiological modelling: currently in particular, an electronic vision prosthesis.

    5.30 pm Refreshments
    6.00 pm Meeting

    Venue: Engineering House
    21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

    ALL WELCOME

February 2008

Current Frontiers In:
ROBOTIC SURGERY

Tuesday February 19 2008

Professor Tony Costello
Royal Melbourne Hospital & Epworth Hospital

Tony Costello is Professorial Fellow & Head, Department of Urology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Professor Costello has performed over 500 cases of robotic radical prostatectomy at Epworth Hospital.

Chloe Brown
Device Technologies

Chloe Brown of Device Technologies will give an overview of the technology and features of the da Vinci state-of-the-art robotic surgical tool.

5.30 pm Refreshments
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne

ALL WELCOME

November 2007

College of Biomedical Engineering Engineers Australia

ANNUAL STUDENT PRESENTATIONS.

    Tuesday 27 November 2007.

    Report By Bruce Morrison, College of Biomedical Engineering, Engineers Australia

      Event: The Annual Undergraduate Student Presentations, is not to be missed. This regular event highlights selected presentations from our future Biomedical Engineers. Come and support the student endeavours. A most interesting evening is assured. A CASH STUDENT PRIZE (VALUE TO BE ANNOUNCED) FOR BEST PRESENTATION is up for grabs.
      Student presentations will commence promptly at 16:00 , and when completed we will adjourn to a local Hostelry for Dinner.

      STUDENT PRESENTERS WILL RECEIVE DINNER FREE

      Time/Place: Tuesday, 27 November 2007.
      Engineering House, 21 Bedford St North Melbourne.
      Venue Access from 15:00 hrs
      Presentatations: Commence promptly at 16:00 hrs
      Dinner Venue: 19:00 hrs approx Hotel Metropolitan, www.metrohotel.com.au, Selection of Bar and Restaurant menu.
      Judges: Megan Ruff, Dr John Coles, Peter Taunton.
      Costs: NO CHARGE for Presentations. Meals from Metropolitan menu, with presenters meals free. Best Presentation Award, and presenters meals sponsored by Engineers Australia, College of Biomedical Engineering.

      Awards will be presented by:
      Mr Adrian Richards,
      Chairman, Board of the College of Biomedical Engineering.

      Refreshments for the presentations sponsored by
      Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, SMBE(Vic)

      Further Details: Dr Dan Stroud
       

October 2007

Prof. Elliot Sloane
Villanova University
Eminent Speaker
Engineers Australia College of Biomedical Engineers

Tuesday 23 October 2007

Venue: Charles La Trobe Theatre
Ground Floor, Main Ward Block
Royal Melbourne Hospital Flemington Road
PARKVILLE

  • Refreshments: 5.30 pm
  • Presentation: 6.00 - 7.00 pm
  • VISITORS ARE WELCOME
  • When Does An ICT System Become A Clinical Device?

    Professor Sloane is a prominent Clinical Engineer based in Philadelphia, working both in industry and academia. His area of expertise is in helping Clinical Engineers to develop skills in managing complex system of systems (SoS). His talk will cover topics such as
    Planning and sustaining safe ICT-based clinical care environments
    Meeting the challenges arising in supporting wireless medical device networks
    Managing the security of an emerging national Electronic Health Record environment, with its enormous load of exchange in individual hospital and physician information systems

    How do biomeds integrate these new technical skills?

    The Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (Vic.) and Engineers Australia College of Biomedical Engineers welcome Eminent Speaker, Prof Elliot Sloane

    Elliot Sloane is currently Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Technologies at Villanova University. He has previously been Vice President of Operations, Clinical and Information Engineering of Mediq/PRN Life Support Systems, and also VP of Operations for ECRI
     

September 2007

                           
Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (Vic)

    Annual General Meeting

    Tuesday, 25 September 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Venue: Engineering House, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne

    Refreshments from 5:30 pm

                AGENDA

                1. Opening
                2. Apologies
                3. Presidents Report
                4. Secretarys Report
                5. Treasurers Report
                6. EPSM Conferences 2007 & 2008
                7. Meeting program 2007 & 2008
                8. Elections
                9. Next meeting
                10. Other Business
                11. Close
                 

August 2007

      Whats Happening In:

      Body Composition Measurement

      Tuesday August 21 2007

    Daniel Stroud PhD
    Radiation Safety Officer
    Health Technology Services
    Monash Medical Centre

    The Australian population is becoming more obese and this leads to Type 2 diabetes.  Techniques for the measurement of fat will be reviewed. However, simple techniques lack the required precision; Neutron Activation and Isotope Dilution techniques are required.

    There will be a tour of the Body Composition Laboratory where there are three major items of equipment for these measurements:  two of these instruments were designed and built in-house.

    5.30 pm Refreshments
    6.30 pm Meeting & Tour

      Venue:
      Lecture Theatre 3, Monash Medical Centre
      Level 2, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton.

      ALL WELCOME

July 2007

Whats Happening In:
Neonatal Medicine

Tuesday July 17 2007

Dr Neil Roy
Medical Director of Neonatal Services
Royal Women‪s Hospital

Mr Michael Rodda
Drager Medical Australia

Dr Neil Roy has had a long and distinguished career in neonatal care. He will be reflecting on the exciting changes he has seen in its practice and technology over the past 37 years. Michael Rodda will then take us through some of the technological breakthroughs and future directions in the field.

You are very welcome to come along and learn more about the special needs and challenges of caring for our smallest and youngest patients.

5.30 pm Refreshments
6.15 pm Meeting

Venue: Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne.

After The Meeting, join us at La Porchetta 308 Victoria Street North Melbourne

June 2007

Whats Happening In:
Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy

Tuesday June 19 2007

Dr. Rhys Vaughan
Endo-Luminal Specialist, Austin Health,

This presentation will provide an overview of the clinical and technical issues in Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy, including developments in the features of modern endoscopes, and considerations in relation to their use in typical surgical procedures.

This will be followed by a tour through the Austin Hospital’s new Surgery & Endoscopy Centre.

5.30 pm Refreshments
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue:
Education Precinct, Seminar Room 4.6, Level 4 Austin Tower
Austin Health, Studley Rd, Heidelberg.

ALL WELCOME

April 17th 2007

Whats Happening In:
Retinal Diagnosis & Treatment Technology

Tuesday April 17th 2007

Dr Wilson Heriot
Eye Surgery Associates, Cabrini Hospital

Mr Matthew Wensor
Carl Zeiss Australia

This seminar will describe the physiology of vision, various pathologies and treatments, and contemporary state of the art.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) equipment used in diagnosis and monitoring of eye disease.
All are invited to attend this presentation which includes information on the technological development of OCT and the current frontiers of research and development in this field.

RSVP & Enquiries: C.Akalanli@latrobe.edu.au
 

May 2007

Whats Happening In:
The Biomedical Engineering Workplace

Tuesday May 15th 2007

Mr. Ted Smith
Senior Industrial Officer
APESMA(
Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists & Managers, Australia)

APESMA is a national, non-profit organisation representing employees in a variety of professional fields in the public and private sector. It offers practical information, advice and representation on employment and career advancement issues.

Ted Smith will present an information seminar on industrial issues, in particular about Work Choices, in the context of the Victorian Public Health System, and how it impacts on Biomedical Engineers. Questions from the floor will be welcomed after the presentation; this is an opportunity to learn more about how Biomedical EngineersÄ Enterprise Bargaining Agreements are negotiated and to engage in a frank and open discussion about the future directions and membership of the profession.

5.30 pm Refreshments
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue:
Engineering House
21 Bedford St, North Melbourne
ALL WELCOME

All are invited to attend this presentation in which Mr Ted Smith, Senior Industrial Officer, Association of Engineers, Scientists & Managers (APESMA) will present an outline of the role and function of APESMA in supporting the working environment of the people it represents. Ted has extensive experience in workplace relations, both as an employer representative and as an employee representative. He was Director of Human Resources Department at The Royal Women‚s Hospital from 1986 to 1993. Since that time he has been the Industrial Advocate for the Association of Hospital Pharmacists and, more recently, Executive Officer of the Pharmacists Division of APESMA. Ted has recently succeeded Jeff Artis as the Industrial Officer for the Biomedical Engineering Group at APESMA.

March 13 2007

Whats Happening In:
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO
)

Tuesday March 13th 2007

Prof. Bob Salamonsen, Dr Vin Pellegrino,
Dr. Mark Mennen, Dr. Andrew Hilton
Intensive Care Dept, The Alfred Hospital

This seminar will describe the history of ECMO, case histories and medical statistics, the current state of the art of equipment used, and the use of echo imaging in ECMO.

5.30 pm Refreshments
6.00 pm Meeting

Venue: 
Seminar Room, AMREP Education Centre, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran

ALL WELCOME

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