16th December 2022

BEAI Annual Scientific Conference 2023

 

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great excitement that the BEAI is pleased to announce that the 26th Annual Scientific Conference will take place in-person on Friday 29th September 2023 in the Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork. Further information will be circulated in the New Year.

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Evidence-based maintenance of medical devices: Current shortage and pathway towards solution

 

In countries around the world, MDs undergo a distinctive process from ideation, design and development phase, up to testing, approval and certification before the production, production process itself and post-market surveillance (PMS). Produced medical devices must comply with health, safety and environmental protection requirements defined in regional and/or national directives and regulations. Read more on the research article published on the Technology and Health care Journal by Prof. Almir Badnjević.

A novel method for conformity assessment testing of therapeutic ultrasounds for post-market surveillance purposes

 

Therapeutic ultrasounds are medical devices used for treatment of conditions such muscle spasms, joint contractures or general muscle pain. Their function relies in the delivery of ultrasonic pulses that generate heat in tissue thus relieving the symptoms of aforementioned conditions. Accuracy of the delivered pulses directly affects the quality and effectiveness of the treatment and has to be ensured throughout the utilization of the therapeutic ultrasound in practice. The new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) defines medical device post-market surveillance (PMS) as performed by independent, third-party, notified bodies more strategically in hope to improve traceability of device performance. However, there is still an apparent gap in terms of standardised conformity assessment testing methods. Read more on the research article published on the Technology and Health care Journal by Prof. Almir Badnjević.

A novel method for conformity assessment testing of mechanical ventilators for post-market surveillance purposes

 

Mechanical ventilators are medical devices used in intensive care units when patients are in need of mechanical aid to facilitate the process of breathing. As the function of breathing is the exchange of gases, the mechanical ventilator takes over that function while the patient is incapable to spontaneous breathing. As these devices are used to maintain the life of patents, their performance must be ensured and there cannot be significant deviations in the volumes and pressure of gases they introduce to the patient. The new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) defines medical device post-market surveillance (PMS) as performed by independent, third-party, notified bodies more strategically in hope to improve traceability of device performance. However, there is still an apparent gap in terms of standardised conformity assessment testing methods. Read more on the research article published on the Technology and Health care Journal by Prof. Almir Badnjević.

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1. Basic Grade Clinical Engineering Technician St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network 

Closing date: 06 Jan 2023

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2023

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