Welcome to the Spectrum Journal Spring Edition 2019.
Annual Scientific Conference 2019
This edition contains a summary of our Annual Scientific Conference which took place in Galway on October 5, 2018. The theme Clinical Engineering – Challenges and New Horizons encouraged plenty of discussion, with good attendance from both exhibitors and professionals from hospitals and the healthcare technology industry. Take some time to view the many photos and read all about the conference on page 36. I would like to acknowledge the support from our Gold Sponsor ‘Aquilant’ and all of Damien’s team, who contributed greatly to the event.
We are delighted to confirm that this year’s scientific conference will take place in Cork at the Silver Springs Hotel, Friday, October 4, 2019. Visit our website, beai.ie for more details and for exhibition opportunities. We look forward to opening the invitation for abstracts in the near future.
Along with the main Executive of the BEAI, we also have a number of subgroups who do specific work on topics and areas of interest, but who are not required to become directors of the organisation. These groups take on projects and other specific work, and feed back into the main Executive with recommendations, updates and other relevant info.
We are always looking for new members to join our various subgroups – we are currently looking for Expressions of Interest to join the following:
The Biomedical & Clinical Engineering Association of Ireland - BEAI - was set up in 1992 in response to the demands of the growing number of engineers working on electromedical equipment in the public sector. Various sub-committees have been formed to investigate education, publications, training, and professional restructuring. Much has been achieved since the inauguration of the BEAI, including the development of a professional profile and opportunities for further education and training.