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

Members of the North Texas Biomedical Association (NTBA) last month met at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to hear a presentation on biphasic waveforms by representatives from Zoll Medical. Other items on the agenda included a presentation to the Mike Long Memorial Scholarship fund and a drawing from a pool of eligible, paid members for two gift certificates.

The Virginia Biomedical Association (VBA) will use the occasion of its annual meeting and symposium in September to celebrate the association’s 10th anniversary and honor its founders. The theme, “Decade of Excellence,” will carry through educational sessions, keynote addresses and award ceremonies. The group’s annual golf tournament on Sept. 24 will kick off the milestone symposium.

Members of the Washington State Biomedical Association (WSBA) got together for dinner, then gathered at the University of Washington Medical Center for their May meeting hosted by medical equipment companies Datascope and Arrow International. The evening’s featured topic addressed the newest developments in intra-aortic balloon pump technology.

Organizing their 25th annual symposium scheduled for Dec. 1-3 remains a priority for members of the board of directors of the North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA). At their May meeting, members continued to iron out details of the symposium, which will include educational offerings, vendor presentations, networking and social events, and golf outing. Destination, once again, is the legendary Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.

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