About BMES

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Founded in early 1968, the Society now boasts nearly 6,500 members and is growing, rapidly.

BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Our leadership in accreditation, potential licensure, publications, scientific meetings, global programs, and diversity initiatives, as well as our commitment to ethics, all serve our mission to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.

BMES membership benefits include significantly reduced registration rates for the high-quality Annual Meeting, offering more than 2,000 leading scientific presentations, a Career Fair, robust exhibit hall and sessions of networking and interviewing, among many others. BMES members also receive a subscription to the quarterly E-Bulletin, our member online newsletter and a subscription to the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME).  Members can also request to receive Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) and Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (CVET). Members receive online access to the BMES Career Connections job board listing career opportunities and internships.

BMES members may also select member-only content on our website, including a searchable directory (including functionality to search for or be a Mentor); access to all BMES Committees and Special Interest Groups (all of which members may join), a calendar of events and available online education!

Other membership benefits include the opportunity to receive awards and recognition (including election to Fellow), voting rights, and the opportunity to serve on leadership committees and other global initiatives in the Society to advance the field of biomedical engineering.