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

Data Critical gave the Mid-Eastern Pennsylvania Clinical Instrumentation Society an informative presentation on advanced paging systems for hospital nursing staff. Hopeful reports suggest Lehigh-Carbon Community College will restore its biomed program in alternating years. And finally, the annual MEPCIS picnic will be at Macungie Memorial Park on Sept. 8.

The American College of Clinical Engineers’ audio-teleconferences continue with “Managing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Hospital” by Jeffrey L. Silberberg, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, on July 19 and “Managing Radiology Successfully” by Patrick K. Lynch, Northside Hospital, on August 16. Visit www.accenet.org  for further information, or call Al Levenson at 856-662-3200 ext. 5310.

An informative May meeting of the Biomedical Association of Southeastern Wisconsin was held at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center where Sam Naegele, CRES, presented “An Introduction to Direct Digital Imaging”. For June, a sell-out crowd went to see a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. BASW will meet in late August to elect officers and set up a tentative meeting schedule for the coming year.

The Society of Medical and Biomedical Engineering (New South Wales, Australia) is getting its newsletter back, thanks to the effort of President Frank Kwiatkowski. “I don’t want an advertorial,” he said. “And neither would our members.” E-mail him at frankgk@dingoblue.net.au.