A monthly look at what’s shakin’ with local biomedical associations

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Washington State Biomedical Association is prepping for its big event of the year, the Medical Technology Symposium to be held at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Sept. 24-26. There are classes, social events, a golf tournament and exhibits of the latest products and services. Check their site for details, www.bmet.org, or call Jim Kenyon at 253-848-6661 ext. 2297.

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The Biomedical Associations of Wisconsin (www.baw.org) will hold its 18th annual Conference Oct. 10-12 in La Crosse, Wis. There’s a one-day course on the Olympus Endoscopic Video Information System (EVIS), a keynote speech by Ode Keil, a vendor show, a riverboat cruise, and many other education and fun opportunities. BAW welcomes all healthcare professionals to attend this educational experience. Contact Eric Larson at 507-454-3650 for more info.

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The 2001 Gateway Biomedical Society Golf Tournament is on the move. For the last 6 years, the annual golf outing was at Grand Marais Golf Course in East St. Louis. This year there’s a new location for their scramble – Cardinal Creek Golf Course on Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois. The tourney will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. Call Ron James for details: 636-933-1083

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The North Carolina Biomedical Association must select a couple of blue ribbon candidates before the its December symposium. No, we’re not talking about hogs for the Pig Pickin’. NCBA is accepting nominations for Manager of the Year, sponsored by Spacelabs Medical, and Professional of the Year, sponsored by Hill-Rom. For more on these statewide honors, call 919-688-6890 or visit www.ncbiomedassoc.com.

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