More than 440 healthcare technology maintenance professionals and industry vendors converged in San Diego last month for the 2015 annual meeting of the California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA). Held at the Town & Country Resort and Convention center, the event kicked off on Thursday, January 15, with a golf outing and wrapped up on Saturday, January 17, with an awards banquet keynoted by George Mills of The Joint Commission.

Honored at the banquet were Scot Copeland, a clinical systems specialist for Scripps/Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, Calif, named CMIA Professional of the Year; Fred Yoffee, CMIA treasurer, named the organization’s MVP of the Year; and James Ingwersen, a student at Los Angeles Valley College, who won the Frank Yip Scholarship Award.

At a Sunday morning meeting, the CMIA board of directors voted to return to San Diego for the 2016 annual conference, to be held January 28 to 31, 2016.

CMIA 2015 offered a full slate of conference sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings, followed each day by a vendor exhibition. The editorial staff of 24×7 was in attendance and offer the following highlights from conference presentations.