BMES members earn the following benefits:

Annual Meeting
BMES 2016 
BMES members receive substantial discounts to attend the BMES Annual Meeting. The BMES Annual Meeting, taking place October 5-8, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN, will bring together academics, corporate leaders and health care providers in biomedical engineering. Thousands of department chairs and professionals controlling millions of dollars in annual research and laboratory budgets attend each year. 

Regional Meetings
Regional Meetings 
BMES conducted three regional meetings in 2015. See meeting information at the link above.

BMES members have immediate access to all e-learning materials including sessions from BMES Annual Meetings on networking; resume writing; interviewing and best practices in BME; and BME ethics.

All BMES members receive electronic access to the following journals:

  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering– the official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society, publishing original articles in the major fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering.  The Annals is an interdisciplinary and international journal with the aim to highlight integrated approaches to the solutions of biological and biomedical problems. 
  • Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (CVET)- presents a wide spectrum of research, from basic to translational, in all aspects of cardiovascular physiology and medical treatment. It offers academic and industrial investigators a forum for the dissemination of research utilizing engineering principles and methods to advance fundamental knowledge and technological solutions related to the cardiovascular system.
  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) - publishes original research advancing the study and control of mechanical, chemical, and electrical processes of the cell. 
  • Biomedical Engineering News monthly electronic newsletter published by BMES highlighting advances in BME education and research along with highlights of BMES members.

Special Interest Groups
All BMES members are encouraged to become active in a BMES Special Interest Group.  Don’t see a SIG that interests you?  Contact BMES Membership Director to talk about creating a SIG.

  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) is available to all BMES members with an interest in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
  • Medical Devices SIG - is available to all BMES members with an interest in medical devices
  • Advanced BioManufacturing SIG - is available to all BMES members with an interest in advanced biomanufacturing 

In addition to the multiple networking opportunities at the BMES Annual Meeting and the Regional Meetings, BMES members are encouraged to be active in the Society's Committees. Committee membership provides an excellent avenue to network with your fellow BMEs. For a list of Committees, click here.

BMES members are eligible to join student chapters and industry networking groups.

Career Development
BMES Career Connections: BMES holds multiple regional meetings throughout the year.  The Regional Meetings provide members various educational sessions on interviewing and resume writing techniques as well as sessions discussion trends in employment and career options.

BMES Awards
BMES presents a number of prestigious awards each year to advanced and new researchers, students, and graduate students. Click here for information on all the awards and deadlines.

BMES offers a searchable mentoring directory available to members only.  You can sign up to be a mentor, search for a mentor, or both.  Mentors can be searched on their gender, location, membership level and areas of expertise.  You must be signed in as a member to access this benefit.

BMES seeks to promote the appointment of a diverse staff, leadership, and board of directors mirroring the diversity of our society.  For more information on BMES’ Diversity efforts, click here.