As summer days come to an end and the temperature drops a little, we will all be glad to have the Annual Scientific meeting (ASM) of the BEAI to look forward to on October 4, 2014.
The Executive Committee has worked hard to accept the challenges and build on the enthusiasm of last year’s meeting to move the BEAI forward. This year’s meeting promises to be our best and biggest ever ASM. It will be a huge networking opportunity as well as an opportunity to scan the horizon for new technology and new ideas, since there will be many companies exhibiting. The programme has been changed to allow more time for discussion between colleagues both in companies and in the hospitals – we can have a peek at the market and informally benchmark what we do and how we do it. In our work and our relationships, good communication is the backbone of success.
The BEAI is working to facilitate communication of news, continuing professional development opportunities, standards, new technology and information sharing. Spectrum and the ASM offer our members great opportunities to learn, share and network – take advantage: read, write, be there. George Bernard Shaw said: “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” The BEAI is an organisation of members, everyone has a voice, we encourage you to use yours on our website, at the ASM or in Spectrum.
3 Meabh Smith – Editorial
6 Meabh Smith – Endoscopy as a clinical engineering specialty
10 Ciaran Sharpe – The fastest growing category – the bariatric patient
12 Oleg Shrolik – Standards – an update
14 Declan Murray – Medical equipment management: from cradle to grave
16 Engineers Ireland – Engineers Ireland annual review and future strategies
19 Raja Sivanantham – Pulse oximeter principles and applications review
25 19th Annual Biomedical & Clinical Engineering Scientific Conference
26 Tim Foran – Clinical engineering and successful ageing at St James’s Hospital
30 Kieran Healy – Roving Reporter
32 Christopher Soraghan – Mobile app development at hospitals?
36 Frank Kelly – ‘Transforming your care’ report
38 Spectrum Diary