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2013

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October2013

2013 SMBE (SA/NT) AGM Report
Showcasing Biomedical Engineering at Adelaide University
2013 ABEC Keynote Speaker Presenting at Flinders University
2013 ABEC International Speaker Presenting at Waverly House, St Andrews Hospital
2013 SMBE (SA/NT) Award Winners

July2013

Operating Theatre Technology: Stryker i-Suite Tour
SMBE Call for Council Nominations
SMBE Survey Results
AS/NZS 3551 Review
Game On!
ABEC
SMBE Awards

Feb2013

2012 christmas Dinner
SMBE Survey
Student Presentation Night 2012
SMBE Awards
Award winners reports
AS3003 Workshop
New members

2012

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Sep2012 AGM Report
Graham Elsegood Life Membership
BOC Site Visit report
"Lasers in Ophthalmology" meeting report
Surgical Robotics talk report
Stubby Holder design competition
2012 SMBE Awards
Apr2012 Coopers Site Visit report
Member News
Paying Our Respects: Ross Mangano 1932 - 2012
2012 Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference
Introducing SA BME
SMBE Awards:
SMBE (SA) Encouragement Award
$1000 Biomedical Engineering Scholarship
2012 ABEC Conference Travel Scholarship
   
   

2011

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Aug2011 AGM: Eminent speaker from EPSM-ABEC 2011 Dr Joe Smith - Medicine & Engineering: A difficult marriage with beautiful children
Council vacancies
EPSM-ABEC 2011
Intuitive Surgical ® daVinci ® Surgical System Site Visit at RAH
SMBE Biomedical Engineering Traveling Scholarship Awards with abstracts:
1. Biomedical Technology Management: Procurement & replacement planning. Majed Aldwehi, Prof. Karen Reynolds & Mr. David Hobbs
2. ABSIM: Abdominal Palpation Training Simulator. Lynne M Burrow, Harry Owen and Karen J Reynolds
3. “e-learning”: Considerations for Online Training Course Development. Lynne M Burrow, Anne-Louise Smith
4. A Simulator for Cardiac Catheterisation. Pasumarthy K, Wates H, Selimovic A, Chapman D, Reynolds KJ.
   

2010

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Nov2010 1. SMBE Christmas Dinner - 30th Nov - Don’t miss it
2. SMBE Outstanding Honours Project Award Winner - Paul Colquhoun
3. Evolution of the Pulse Oximeter by T Carlisle
4. Standards Activities and Updates by A Richards
5. EPSM ABEC Conferences 2010 Melb and 2011 Darwin updates
6. New From Our Members - Lachlan Eberhand wins
7. SMBE AGM summary and Presidents report
8. Luxtel product specials
Mar2010
  • Congratulations Tony Carlisle, winner of the AusBiotech 2009 Student Excellence award
  • Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Honours Project Award 2009 Madeleine Yates
  • Report on 2010 SMBE NSW Biomedical Training seminar by Richard Denton
  • Upcoming conference: EPSM-ABEC 2010 Melbourne
  • AS3003 & AS3551 Standards workshops by Stuart Clifton
  • 2009 AGM and Presidents Reports

2009

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Mar 09
  • Gold watch dinner
  • Krix Loudspeakers site visit
  • Thank you Darren Kohlhagen
  • Xmas dinner sponsors
  • Winner of outstanding honours project 2008: Tony Carlisle
  • Winner of SMBE Encouragment Award 2008: Pas Viscone
  • Report on NSW Techs Conference in Dubbo 2008 by Pas Viscone
  • Updates from TGA
  • AGM 2008 report including Presidents report
  • EPSM-ABEC 2008 Report by Anne-Louise Smith (Full report)

2008

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2007

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Nov 07
  • Xmas dinner at theThe British Hotel
  • SMBE Outstanding Honours Project awarded to Emily O’Brien for her final year project: An Instrument to Measure Articular Cartilage Stiffness
  • AGM 2007 report by Robin Woolford
  • Presidents Report for 2007 by Robin Woolford
  • EPSM-abec 2007, Fremantle: report on interesting presentations, after-hours activities and award winners by Anne-Louise Smith
  • FLUKE Biomedical VT PLUS HF performance verification of Bunnell
    Life-Pulse HFJV (High Frequency Jet Ventilator)
  • Fluke Defibrillator test system, Domo-Technica
May 07
  • New SMBE (SA) Biomedical Scholarship details
  • EPSM-abec 2007, Fremantle - Call for Papers
  • April BBQ at Belair National Park
  • SMBE Encouragement Award 2006: David Sanders Report A brief look at the 2007 (NSW) Country Technicians Conference
  • GE Healthcare: Essentials of Healthcare IT workshop

2006

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Nov 06
  • Xmas dinner at the Historian
  • Encouragement Award
  • ABEC 2006 Guest Speaker: Tim Ritter, ECRI. Preventive Maintenance-Why?
  • EPSM-abec 2006, Noosa: Conference report
  • Presidents report 2006 by Anne-Louise Smith
  • SMBE sa Committee contact details

Jul 06

  • Conference cheque from EPSM 2005
  • Future of international affiliation for SMBE - discussion
  • State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Suite - site visit report
  • Draeger/SMBE Encouragement Award 2005:
    Tom Allen Report on 2006 SMBE (NSW) Country Technicians Conference
  • SMBE Outstanding Honours Project Award 2005:
    Mel Ryan and Scott Bond: A Knee Examination Simulator
  • Xmas 2005 Sponsors
  • SMBE SA councillor contact details

2005

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Jul 05
  • Councillor contact details 2005
  • Site visit: CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology (CMIT)
  • AGM: Guest speaker Craig Stewart featuring the Toyota Prius
  • Election of Office Bearers 2005-06

2004

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Nov 04
  • Xmas dinner
  • SMBE Outstanding Honours Project Award 2004: Tim Nelson for EyeSim An Artificial Simulator for Patient Training
  • Draeger/SMBE Award Nomination form for 2004
  • Fluke ESA 601
Sept 04
  • AGM report
  • Kevin O'Brien retires from council
  • 2004 Presidents Report by Anne-Louise Smith
  • Mark Denton, ETSA Utilities talking about the Starfish Hill wind farm
  • Presentation of Drager/SMBE award to Rhys Winn
May 04
  • Christmas dinner sponsor list for 2003
  • Tues 25 May - Site tour of Rehabilitation Engineering at Regency Park (new name NovitaTech)
  • Book 27-28 May - TGA Seminar: Medical Devices Regulatory Requirements
  • Tues 22 June - Site Visit: Entech Electronic Manufacturing
  • 14-18 Nov - EPSM 2004 Geelong - Register now
  • The Case for National Unification of the SMBEs in Australia - Adrian Richards
  • Oct 2005 - Advance notice that EPSM 2005 will incorporate the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference to be held in Adelaide
  • Rhys Winn report: NSW Country Biomedical Engineering Training Seminar & Conference in Batemans Bay

2003

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Nov 03
  • Wed 10 Dec - Xmas dinner
  • AGM report
  • SMBE Outstanding Honours Project Award 2003: Chantelle Saegenschnitter and Tania Walker for Orthopaedic Surgical Simulator
  • Application note from Victor Kysilo, Domo Technica: QED6 and biphasic waveforms
Feb 03
  • Tues 4 Mar - Principles of low flow anesthesia
  • Sun 16 Mar - Family day BBQ Belair
  • Drager/SMBE Award: Michelle Catlin -Haemodialysis vs. Peritoneal Dialysis
  • 2002 Sponsors List

2002

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Jul 02

  • Tues 16 July - Visit to Motorola Australia Software Centre
  • Tues 27 Aug - AGM, Privacy personal information, IEAust email list
  • Council nomination form
Mar 02
  • Tues 19 Mar - Visit to Royal Flying Doctor Service Aviation Operations
  • Report on Bruce Morrisons talk about Biomedical programmes in the Southern Pacific region

2001

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Nov 01
  • Wed 12 Dec - Christmas Dinner
  • Tues 27 Nov - Two steps forward, one step back: The Role of the Design Engineer in Orthopaedics.
    Speaker: Mr Dan Barker
  • Report on AGM held on 28 Aug
  • Article on Professional Development by Adrian Richards
  • Report on EPSM 2001 - Perth
Jul 01
  • Tues 24 July - Protons in the Treatment of Cancer by Assoc Prof Tim Van Doorn
  • Career Development Opportunity in Malaysia
  • Report on meeting - Visit of Mr. Mike Flood, TGA
  • Book Tues 28 August - AGM
  • Nomination forms - Council members & Drager/SMBE Award
Jun 01
  • 26 June - PET comes to South Australia Presenter: Dr Barry Chatterton
  • James Higham's paper on an Automated Perfusion Pump Part 2
  • MOU between SMBE and the IEAust CBmE
Apr 01
  • 9 May - TGA Changes to Medical Device Legislation, Mr Mike Flood
  • Drager/SMBE Award Article by James Higham Automated Perfusion Pump Part 1
Mar 01
  • Tues 27 Mar - Craniofacial Imaging and Models by Dr. David J. Netherway
  • Sun 1 Apr - Family BBQ, picnic and wine tasting
  • Working at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USATony Carlisle Feb 2001
  • Drager/SMBE Biomedical Engineering Encouragement Award 2000 goes to James Higham
  • Report on meeting: 6 Feb Digital Television presented by Bob McCullough
Jan 01
  • Tues 6 Feb - What will Digital TV offer South Australians? Presenter Bob McCullough, Technical Services Manager, ABC
  • Part 1 Biomedical Engineering in the USA by Tony Carlisle Nov 2000
  • Xmas dinner photos & sponsors list for 2000
  • Dr Joe Dyro of New York IEAust funded eminent speaker at EPSM 2000, Newcastle - Summary of visit by Adrian Richards (Pdf 30KB)
  • Course: Humans & Machines - Medical Technology at Work. Developed by the SMBE (NSW) in association with Healthquest

2000

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Nov 00
  • Wed 6 Dec - Christmas Dinner
  • Tues 21 Nov - Doctors, Devices and Disasters by Dr Joe Dyro, President, Biomedical Resource Group, Setauket, NY
  • Council Business
  • Report from Dr Sue McCoy's meeting: The Cosmetic use of lasers - Medicine, Myth or Moneymaker??
  • OPAL Overseas Pharmaceutical Aid for Life, Pharmaceutical Collection & Humanitarian Aid Program
Jul 00
  • Wed 16 Aug - AGM, The Planetarium, Mawson lakes
May 00
  • 6 June -Part 2: Experiences in PNG by Ian Hill and John Stevens
  • CANNIBAL SHOCKER - Newspaper article
  • Travelling Fellowship to Houston, USA by John Kirby, North Western Adelaide Health Service
  • Telecon 99 West, Anaheim
  • International Survey of Clinical Engineering Department
Feb 00
  • Tues 7 Mar - Monitoring Volatile Anaethetic agents Dr John Russell, Dept of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Part 1"Twinning Project Biomedical Engineering in PNG" by Ian Hill

1999

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Nov 99
  • Wed 1 Dec - Christmas Dinner
  • Changes to council members
  • Tues 9 Nov - Out of the Ivory Tower: examining the clay feet of science by Dr Wendy Rogers, Departments of General Practice and Philosophy, Flinders University
Aug 99
  • Hospital Twinning Project by Ian Hill
  • 23-24 Oct - The National Panel on Clinical Engineering 2nd Annual Training Workshop by CBmE
Jun 99
  • Advance notice: IEAust Biomedical Engineering Development Workshop
  • Report on meeting: Dr Colin Carati, School of Medicine, Flinders University of SA
  • Report on meeting: EDS MARKETSPACES TOUR, Peter Mathews
  • Article: Breast Endocrine Clinical Management
Mar 99
  • Program for SMBE (NSW) Country Technicians Seminar
  • Report on meeting - Manufacturing Intelligence presented by David Powers, School of Informatics, Flinders University of South Australia
  • Digital Television Transmissions Start
  • SMBE Merchandise

1998

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Nov 98

  • Tues 1 Dec - Xmas Dinner
  • New members
  • Tues 24Nov - John Hughes, EPSM98 guest speaker
Oct 98
  • AGM Guest speaker: Kevin Wilkins from Ngapartji Multimedia Centre
  • Report on meeting: Visit to the Aircraft Maintenance Facility of ANSETT AUustralia, Mr Matthew Eddy, Engineering Maintenance Manager for SA and NT
  • Book: Tues 10 Nov 1998 AS3003 Seminar
  • Book: Nov 15th - 19th 1998 Conference, Tasmania
Jun 98
  • Possible meeting: Visit to Adelaide Airport
  • Tues 18 Aug: AGM
  • Article: Insulation Testing by Mark Littlejohn of Electrolab Medical
  • Book: 23 June - J&J Monitoring by Dr John Russel
Apr 98
  • Cooper’s Brewery visit
  • AS3003 Update
  • Electrosurgery accessories - the need for high voltage testing
  • Tues 21April - Medico Legal Issues and Risk Management
Feb 98
  • Sun 15 Mar - Family Day BBQ/picnic, Tusmore reserve
  • Sponsors 1997
  • Wed 16 Feb - Regency Park Centre for Young Disabled
  • Tues 28 April - Visit to Cooper’s Brewery

1997

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Nov 97
  • AFMBE update
  • Report on AS3003 Workshop
  • Medical Device Certification
  • Report: 1 Jun - The Family Day, Kays Winery McLaren Vale
Aug 97
  • 8 Sep - AGM Guest speaker - Tony Carlisle
  • PERMIT ‘ 97
  • Year 2000 date issue AKA the millennium bug
  • AS3003 0.01 OHM Earthing Requirement

1996

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Nov 96
  • Report on EPSM `96, Canberra
  • Danger in the Hospital (Popular Mechanics)
  • Useful internet sites
Oct 96
  • Improving Medical Device Safety: Lessons from the past by Joel Nobel, President ECRI
  • AS3551 Seminar
  • Report on Forensic meeting
  • High-tech health - We can , but should we?
  • Benchwarming is for benchwarmers
  • Testing of electrosurgical accessories
Apr 96
  • Report from Fiji , David Lhurs
  • Obituary to David Dewhurst
  • Rwanda: Hope and Healing for a Nation in Post-Traumatic Shock
Feb 96
  • 1995 Conference Presentations
    Tim Staker :Benchmarking of Biomedical Engineering
    Adrian Richards :Certification of Biomedical Engineering Technicians
    Robert Wiseman :Re-engineering of Biomedical Engineering
  • Australian Biomedical Engineering WWW
  • Scientific Meeting Program
  • Physician heal thyself

1995

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Nov 95
  • Toxigenic E. coli and Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS): L essons from the Garibaldi outbreak by Dr James Paton, Head, Molecular Microbiology Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Xmas Dinner
  • Certification of Biomedical Engineering Technicians
  • EPSMH'96 Engineering and Physical Sciences in Sciences in Medicine and Health to be in Canberra
Sep 95
  • UPDATE ON NEW PULMONARY FUNCTION MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT: A review of new designs and equipment applications by A/Prof Allan Crockett, Dept Pulmonary Medicince, FMC
  • AGM Report
  • Annual Student Paper Night
   

 

 
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