AAMI 2018 in Pictures
Posted June 6, 2018
Staff member Charles Musindu helps to set up the AAMI booth in the Expo Hall. The giant foam AAMI sign proved to be a popular photo op throughout the four-day conference.
AAMI 2018's first main stage presenter, Christine Cashen, roiled the audience with her tips for a better, unplugged life. "I'm so glad they let you out of the hospital basement so you could join us today!" she quipped.
The inaugural Fun Run & Walk was full of fun, certainly included running (and walking), and most importantly raised more than $10,000 for the AAMI Foundation Scholarship Program.
Prior to the conference, the AAMI Board of Directors met. C. Phil Cogdill (first row, seated, center) served as Board Chair for the final time, handing the gavel over to Eamonn V. Hoxey (first row, seated, tan suit).
AAMI hosted the first Global Forum in partnership with the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering’s Clinical Engineering Division (IFMBE/CED). Binseng Wang, Bradley Schoener, and Mario Castañeda (front) facilitated the event with a panel (rear) from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, Asia, and Europe. The forum attracted more than 100 participants.
Attendees were excited to kick off AAMI 2018's welcome reception, which was held in the Expo Hall this year.
AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen announced that AAMI 2018 was a record-breaker, with more than 2,800 attendees. "This conference offers you a big opportunity to advance your career and the performance of your organization. Share it!" Jensen said. "The healthcare technology profession is at a tipping point, and the more we can share with our colleagues, the better."
Congratulations to all of the AAMI award and scholarship winners, who were recognized in a ceremony and reception on June 2.
When faced with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, we make a choice about whether to turn that situation into a tragedy or a triumph, said Aron Ralston, who told his remarkable story of survival, as featured in the movie 127 Hours, on the AAMI 2018 main stage. He imparted several lessons to attendees about confronting the "boulders" in their own lives.
As AAMI 2018 winded down, the association celebrated its attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers during a special appreciation reception at BO-beau Kitchen + Roof Tap.
The final main stage presentation was a changing of the guard, as Kenneth Monroe delivered his first update at an AAMI conference as The Joint Commission's director of engineering. He then sat down with his predecessor, George Mills, to address the HTM field’s most pressing questions and lingering concerns.