The Virginia Biomedical Association (VBA) will hold its annual meeting Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 11-13, at the Kingsmill Marriott Resort in Williamsburg. This year’s event, organized around the theme Striving for Excellence, opens with a golf tournament at the Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run on Sept. 11, and continues with two days of formal meetings, roundtable discussions for managers and technicians, educational sessions, keynote speakers, exhibits and door prizes.

The Washington State Biomedical Association kicked off its July 25 meeting at the North Seattle Community College with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by presentations from Masimo and Tyco-Nellcor regarding pulse oximetry technology. Those who carpooled to the meeting received Starbucks gift cards worth $5.

The North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA) is accepting nominations for the Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Spacelabs Medical, and the Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by Hill-Rom. The awards, designed to recognize those who have contributed to the biomedical profession and their local communities, each consist of a check for $1,000 and a plaque.

The Kansas Healthcare Engineering Association (KHEA) will get down to serious business at its semiannual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Great Bend, Kansas, Holiday Inn, following a golf tourney the day before, on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Hill-Rom representatives will provide training on new and old products, and Airshields representatives will host a presentation on incubators and gas piping.

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