AAMI News January 2018

Biomeds from Across Mexico Share Ideas to Improve Health

Biomeds in Mexico
More than 2,200 professionals from every state in Mexico attended the National Biomedical Engineering Congress.

More than 2,200 biomedical professionals, government officials, university faculty, administrators, and students attended the National Biomedical Engineering Congress in Monterrey, Mexico this past November. Now in its 40th year, this is the oldest—and the largest—biomedical engineering event in Mexico.

“The conference is the meeting point for researchers, medical device industry professionals, government representatives, students, and biomedical engineers throughout the country,” said Herberth Bravo, treasurer of the Mexican Society of Biomedical Engineering, which hosted the event. “It is the ideal place for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge among all of the sectors involved in biomedical engineering, creating an environment of networking.”

The 2017 conference focused on the theme “technologies for a healthy Mexico” and included several days of presentations, student scientific research competitions, and a medical device expo. In addition, more than 30 workshops were held throughout the city of Monterrey.

For Bravo, these workshops are always the best part of the event “because they allow all sectors of biomedical engineering in Mexico to share their knowledge.” He believes the greatest learning takes place when attendees are able to connect with others across all of the sectors of biomedical engineering. With representatives from all sectors and every Mexican state attending, the event was most definitely a success, said Brad Schoener, vice president of innovation at AAMI, who attended the event.

“I would like to express my congratulations to the planning team and to the conference sponsors for the tremendous success they achieved in advancing the profession of healthcare technology management across Mexico,” Schoener said. “The whole community was enriched and inspired by what they saw, experienced, and learned during the event.”

The 2018 congress will be held Oct. 17–20 in the city of León, which is located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.