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

The Heartland Biomedical Assoc. held a symposium on Nov. 8-10 that invited the engineering minds of GE Medical Systems, Welch Allyn Protocol, and Zoll Medical out to Nebraska for a grilling. Each had four hours to give product presentations that went beyond sales info and delved into the technology of their products. The event was held at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha.

The Eastside Chapter of the Washington State Biomedical Association held a meeting on Nov. 1 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. The topics for the afternoon: frequency hopping on the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) band, presented by Datascope; and a look at the latest medical device test equipment from Bio-Tek Instruments. Plus, all enjoyed a hearty lunch.

The Indiana Biomedical Conference is scheduled for Sat., Jan. 12, 2002, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. The format this year includes a full day of sessions, lunch (provided to attendees at no charge), election of officers and a pizza party, with vendor exhibits all day. Oh yeah, 24×7 editor Bob Larkin will be the keynote speaker. For more info, call Conference Coordinator Philomena Diehl at 317-962-6591 or e-mail pdiehl@clarian.org.

The Aug. 22 meeting of the California Medical Instrumentation Assoc. — Capital Region was sponsored by Baxter Medical, with Ray Witowski presenting the company’s asset tracking system. Thanks, Ray, for an informative presentation (and some good Mexican food!) Speaking of food, the December social is coming. The newly-elected officers will be presented, and dinner is free for members.