PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES in USA.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES in USA.

      1.  American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

The United  States has the largest biomedical  engineering  community  in the world. Major professional  organizations  that address various cross sections of the field and serve  biomedical  engineering  professionals  include: 

(1)  the  American College  of Clinical  Engineering, 

(2)  the  American  Institute   of  Chemical Engineers, 

(3)  the American Medical Informatics  Association,

(4) the American Society of Agricultural Engineers,

(5) the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 

(6) the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,

(7) the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation,

(8) the Biomedical Engineering Society,

(9) the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,

(10) an interdisciplinary Association for the Advance- ment of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies,  and

(11) the Society for Biomaterials. In an effort to unify all the disparate components of the biomedical engineering community  in the United States as represented by these various societies, the American Institute  for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) was created  in 1992. The primary  goal of AIMBE is to serve as an umbrella  organization  in the United States for the purpose  of unifying the bioengineering  community, addressing  public policy issues, and promoting the engineering  approach  in society’s effort to enhance health  and quality of life through  the judicious use of technology.  For information, contact   AIMBE,  1901  Pennsylvania  Avenue  N.W., Suite  401,  Washington,   D.C.20006 
(http://aimbe.org/; Email: info@aimbe.org).
   2. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the largest international professional organization  in the world, and it accommodates  37 societies and councils under  its umbrella  structure.  Of these 37, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) represents  the foremost international ogannization serving the needs of over 8000 biomedical engineering members around  the world. The major interest of the EMBS encompasses the application  of concepts and methods from the physical and engineering  sciences to biology and medicine. Each year the society sponsors  a major  international  conference  while cosponsoring   a  number  of  theme-oriented regional conferences throughout the world. Premier publications consist of a monthly journal  (Transactions  on Biomedical Engineering), three  quarterly  journals (Transac- tions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation  Engineering, Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and Transactions  on Nanobioscience),  and a bimonthly magazine (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine). Secondary publica- tions,authored in collaboration with other societies, include Transactions on Medical Imaging,  Transactions  on  Neural  Networks,  Transactions  on  Pattern  Analysis,and Machine  Intelligence.  For  more  information,  contact   the  IEEE  EMBS Executive Office, IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, 08855–1331 USA

(http://www.embs. org/; Email: emb-exec@ieee.org).
   3 Biomedical Engineering Society

Established  in 1968,  the  Biomedical  Engineering  Society (BMES) was founded  to address  a need  for  a society  that  afforded  equal  status  to  representatives of both biomedical  and  engineering  interests.  With  that  in mind,  the  primary goal of the BMES, as stated  in their  Articles of Incorporation, is ‘‘to promote  the increase  of biomedical  engineering  knowledge  and its utilization.’’  Regular meetings are sched- uled biannually in both the spring and fall. Additionally, special interest meetings are interspersed  throughout the year, and are promoted in conjunction  with other  bio- medical engineering  societies such as AIMBE and EMBS. The primary  publications associated  with  the  BMES include:  Annals of Biomedical  Engineering,  a monthly journal  presenting  original  research  in several biomedical  fields; BMES Bulletin, a  quarterly   newsletter  presenting  a wider  array  of  subject  matter  relating  both  to biomedical  engineering  and BMES news  and  events;  and  the  BMES Membership Directory,  an  annual publication   listing  the  contact  information of  the  society’s  
individual  constituents. For  more  information, contact  the  BMES directly:  BMES,8401   Corporate  Drive,   Suite  225,   Landover,   MD   20785–2224,  USA
(http://www.bmes.org/default.asp; Email: info@bmes.org).

The activities of these biomedical engineering societies are critical to the continued advancement  of the professional  status of biomedical  engineers.  Therefore,  all bio- medical engineers,  including  students  in the profession,  are encouraged  to become members of these societies and engage in the activities of true professionals

Source: “Introduction to Biomedical Engineering.”,”John D.Enderle et al.”

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