Special Interest Groups

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:

  • To provide networking opportunities for the exchange of information and ideas in a specific research area.
  • To provide members with a forum to network and discuss issues relevant to this research area.
  • To provide the Society with a direct avenue to members with specific expertise
  • To provide members with an avenue for professional development within a specific research area.

Forming a New Section
Members wanting to form a Special Interest Group should email BMES Membership Director, Jennifer Edwards.  The email must contain:

  • Name and Membership level of requestor
  • Objective for the SIG
  • Description of the topic(s) covered by the SIG
  • Proposed activities for the SIG.

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. 


Current Special Interest Groups:

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