Medical Devices - The BMES Medical Devices Special Interest Group (SIG) was established as part of a new partnership between BMES, Industry and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The SIG will foster collaboration between industry, FDA, academic researchers, practicing engineers, clinicians, regulatory professionals, and students interested in exploring the art of designing, testing, and using medical devices to improve the lives of patients around the world.
Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering - BMES member scientists, clinicians and engineerings interested in exploring the mechansims by which physical regulation influences life. All BMES members are welcome to join the CMBE SIG. For more information, or to join CMBE, click on the My Committee's tab on your profile (viewable once logged in).
Advanced Biomanufacturing - The objective of ABioM-SIG is to bring academia and industrial leaders together to promote the development of advanced biomanufacturing, foster collaborations among investigators in the field, and create a new mode of educating and training the next generation leaders and workforce in advanced biomanufacturing
BMES Policy on Special Interest Groups
The Biomedical Engineering Society has established a process for members of the Society who have an interest in forming Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
The purpose of SIGs is:
Forming a New Section
Members wanting to form a Special Interest Group should email BMES Membership Director, Jennifer Edwards. The email must contain:
Once the application is received, a message will be sent to all BMES members to determine the level of interest in the SIG. If at least 20 BMES members declare their interest in joining the SIG; the proposal will be sent to the BMES Executive Committee for preliminary approval. The Executive Committee shall also determine whether additional dues will be required to participate in and support the activities of the SIG. Full approval to be granted by the Board of Directors.
Once preliminary approval is granted by the Executive Committee, BMES staff will create a webpage for the SIG thus allowing BMES members to join/actively participate in the SIG.
In order to maintain its status, the SIG’s membership (whether dues paying or not) should never fall below 20 BMES members. The SIG must also submit a report of its activities to the Board of Directors annually.