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IFMBE-CED Global is a professional Division of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering.  It is a global association of Clinical Engineers and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of safe and effective medical technology design, deployment and management programs.

We achieve this through exchange of educational resources and communications, professional development and certification in Clinical Engineering. Working internationally with regulatory agencies, standards organizations, the World Health Organization and other professional associations, we seek to advance the role of Clinical Engineering in the institutional frameworks of health care policy, strategy, planning, and management worldwide.



ce-dayOct 21 2016: first Global Clinical Engineering Day!

Health technology is vital to global health care and therefore its optimal management has never been more critical for patient outcomes.

On October 21, 2016, the first Global Clinical Engineering Day has been celebrated around the world. On that day, for 24 hours, the website http://global.icehtmc.com has given access to interviews with members of the CE community, highlighting associations function from around the world such as ACCE, chat room in different languages, and streaming videos showing off various CE roles and functions. The event was covered on Twitter using the hashtag #GlobalCEDay

This event was sponsored by an international group supported by the International Federation of Biological and Medical Engineering (IFMBE) Clinical Engineering Division (CED), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), and national CE associations including those in Italy, Brazil and China.

Dedicated page on this website: http://cedglobal.org/global-clinical-engineering-day-globalceday/

Global CE website: http://global.icehtmc.com.

biomeddevicetech-a-chan8BIOMEDICAL DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, 2nd Edition, provides a comprehensive approach to studying the principles and design of biomedical devices as well as their applications in medicine. It is written for engineers and technologists who are interested in understanding the principles, design and applications of medical device technology. The book is also intended to be used as a textbook or reference for biomedical device technology courses in universities and colleges. It focuses on the functions and principles of medical devices (which are the invariant components) and uses specific designs and constructions to illustrate the concepts where appropriate. This book selectively covers diagnostic and therapeutic devices that are either commonly used or that their principles and design represent typical applications of the technology. In this second edition, almost every chapter has been revised—some with minor updates and some with significant changes and additions. For those who would like to know more, a collection of relevant published papers and book references is added at the end of each chapter. Based on feedback, a section on “Common Problems and Hazards” has been included for each medical device. In addition, more information is provided on the indications of use and clinical applications. Two new areas of medical device technology have been added in the two new chapters on “Cardiopulmonary Bypass Units” and “Audiology Equipment.”
Available at http://www.ccthomas.com/details.cfm?P_ISBN13=9780398090838

Author: Anthony Chan, PhD, PEng, CEng, CCE

Program Head, Biomedical Engineering | School of Health Sciences British Columbia Institute of Technology

Newsmaker Ricardo Silva

R.Silva and Pres. Correa

Ricardo (yellow tie) accompanies Ecuador’s President Correa at the Inaguration.

Ricardo Silva, Ph.D. — a Clinical Engineer — is Rector of the Instituto Superior de Tecnologia 17 de Julio at the Yachay City of Knowledge in Urcuqui Ecuador.  President Correa presided over the formal inauguration of the Institute on June 21st, affording national media coverage for Ricardo’s success in integrating regional education programs into a single institute at Ecuador’s landmark center for innovation.  The Institute prepares students for careers in chemistry, biotechnology, instrumentation and automation, sports, industrial electricity, and automotive mechanics among others.  Ricardo has worked tirelessly to plan and implement the new campus infrastructure for 1900 students, including classrooms, labs for biotech, chemistry, languages, informatics, networks and telecommunication.  The Institute is part of the larger Yachay City of Knowledge that aims at creating a knowledge-based economy for Ecuador, to reduce the current dependencies on petrochemical and mining industries.

silva correa 2Ricardo was educated as an Electronic Engineer with an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela. Ph.D. in Integrative Biosciences, neuroscience option with Ph.D. minor in Bioengineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He’s a Certified Clinical Engineer from the Health Care Technology Foundation; a member of the advisory council for Electronic Health for the ECLAC, and is certified by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health as Medical Equipment Quality Inspector. He was the Second Director for Health Care Technology Committee at FONDONORMA in Venezuela and  served as an advisor for the Prometeo Program in Ecuador. He was head of the Health Care Technology Unit at Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela, was Associate Professor of Biophysics, Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering at Simon Bolivar University, and was President of Celulab Ingeniería Celular C.A. a spin off devoted to Celular Engineering developments for Clinical Use.

New Publication just out from Médecins Sans Frontières

“Every day, MSF staff confront significant gaps in the availability of medical tools to address the health needs of the people we aim to care for, in crisis-affected communities in more than 60 countries. These gaps – which have persisted for as long as MSF has been in operation – contribute to preventable deaths and exacerbate ongoing humanitarian and medical crises. Filling these gaps with effective, affordable vaccines, diagnostics and treatments that can be used in a range of contexts, including underresourced and unstable places, could save innumerable lives.

In this report, MSF illustrates how our staff and patients around the world are impacted by the way biomedical research and development (R&D) is predominantly conducted today. The report also looks at a broad range of policies aimed at changing this dynamic by incentivising the development of medical tools that truly respond to patient and public health needs, and ensuring they are made broadly accessible.”

You can download the report in this MSF website: msfaccess.org/livesontheedge


Clinical Engineering Bank (CEB) is a bank of data and information that you may need and/or look for in Clinical Engineering Department in healthcare institute.

From general information in clinical engineering to a detailed information in how to set-up and manage clinical engineering department in a hospital and/or in type of healthcare and services providers.


NEW RESOURCES:  The IEEE Essentials in Bioengineering offers access to the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering PLUS 100 document downloads to use on top cited IEEE journals, magazines, and conference proceedings in IEEE Xplore. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering contains basic and applied papers dealing with biomedical engineering. Papers range from engineering development in methods and techniques with biomedical applications to experimental and clinical investigations with engineering contributions.


IEEE eHealth Standards Collection

Offers access to standards in the eHealth technology area designed to help healthcare products, vendors and integrators create devices and systems for Disease Management, Fitness Tracking, Health Monitoring, and Independent Living.

Benefits of accessing biomedical content in IEEE Xplore:

– Provides access to seminal content for biomedical and medical device companies, plus a wide range of content in many related fields
– Access leading edge, top-cited content used by the most innovative companies worldwide
– Accelerate innovation with convenient access to proven research all in one place

MORE INFO:  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp?reload=true&6065_rm_id=169.4700596.7



A landmark Congress for Clinical Engineering took place in HangZhou, China, 2015.  (Click photo)



Our Purpose Here 

Online exchange has become an essential tool for practitioners around the world to stay connected with their professional community. Our goal is to provide an accessible and practical forum where Clinical Engineers and allied professionals around the world can communicate about the innovative design, evaluation, installing, commissioning, maintaining and regulating of healthcare products and systems.

Through this website, we will be able to:

  • Access and exchange information about global issues facing the Clinical Engineering profession.
  • Keep up with global initiatives impacting medical technology and its lifecycle support.
  • Connect, network and collaborate with Clinical Engineering experts on finding and implementing solutions that can be applied locally.
  • Engage with and receive expert insights from our Working Groups participants and CED collaborators about professional development opportunities, professional recognition, resources, where volunteers are needed, and how you can become involved in critical work.
  • Build a global network of personal connections and institutional expertise that will enable Clinical Engineering professionals to exercise strategic influence in the evolution of healthcare systems, standards, services, processes, and technologies.


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Dr. Anthony Easty named Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

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Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Easty, IFMBE/CED member, named Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada!  

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