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SMBE 2018

The 30th Annual Biomedical Engineering Conference

will be held 

at  South Tweed Sports Club

from March 25 to March 29, 2018.

We hope to see you there

We are currently reviewing this venue and
will have full details available
on the website in the coming weeks.




Joe Vartuli is the winner of the Best Presentation Prize at the 2017 SMBE NSW Conference

Dr Joe Vartuli is the Network, Design and Integration Specialist at GE Healthcare for the Clinical Care Solutions Business. Joe is an Electronics Engineer with a PhD and a MBA. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (EA).

His paper Physiological Monitoring Systems on the Hospital Enterprise Network was judged by the conference attendees as the best presentation of the conference.

The presentation briefly outlined how the deployment of physiological monitoring systems on the hospital enterprise network can gain the full benefits of a physiological system and improve clinical workflows.

Joe’s prize will be forwarded to him in due course.

IFMBE Clinical Engineering Survey

In 2007, the Clinical Engineering Division of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - IFMBE CED - developed a survey to understand the activities being developed by Clinical Engineers within their region or country. The results obtained at that time showed not only the activities but also the understanding about how Body of Practice (BOP) of Clinical Engineering is differently defined according to the region/country.

One key conclusion from the 2007 survey was the urgent need for a basic Academic Curriculum to define a common Body of Knowledge (BoK) for Clinical Engineers (CE) but also to help any Clinical Engineering academic course to identify the disciplines to be taught for training in this profession.

Now, ten years later, having enough manpower to work in this project, the Global Clinical Engineering Task Force and IFMBE/CED has developed a second survey that will not only update the CE activities (Body of Practice) but also help to set this academic curriculum called Body of Knowledge (BoK).

We do understand that to answer all questions will take some of your time but this is very important to understand what are the Clinical Engineering activities in each country/region. For those who answer the questionnaire, we will be send its results, as well as news about world events, new projects being developed either by IFMBE/CED or CE Global task force, invitations to new activities, and other items related to Clinical Engineering.

The SMBE (NSW) Inc commends this survey to all Clinical Engineering practitioners at Engineer or Technician level as a means of charting the course for the next 10 years in our profession.

The link to the survey is below:

SMBE (NSW) Inc is pleased to announce its partnership with

Australian Biomedical Engineering

Innovation Awards (ABEIA) (TM)

See the letter below from Peter Deliopoulos, announcing and describing the award ...

PDMedical is proud to announce the establishment and launch of the Australian Biomedical Engineering Innovation Awards (ABEIA). We are also proud to have the support of the SMBE (NSW) in the showcasing of the finalists at their annual conference and presentation at the conference dinner in March 2018.

The aim of these awards is to encourage biomedical innovation in Australia, showcase biomedical innovations, recognise the innovators their achievements and contribution and help encourage and accelerate innovation delivery that benefits the health sector- helps clinicians, reduces costs and improves patient care.

Entries to the 2018 Australian Biomedical Engineering Innovation Awards will open on 1 September 2017 and close on 30 November 2017.

The attached document PDMedical -ABEIA_17 July 2017_SAS.pdf outlines the awards and judging process which will be used for the 2018 Awards. The PDMedical – ABEIA- LL-R1 document outlines the awards and judging process which will be used for the 2018 Awards.

Four awards are available for innovation with demonstrated impact for hospitals and patient care. The impact and benefits that might arise from innovation in the application and use in for example service and maintenance, testing equipment, medical devices, education and training.

We are also delighted to announce that the shortlist of finalists judged by the independent panel will be invited to present their innovation at the annual SMBE NSW conference.

I look forward to your responses, questions and more importantly, your entries.

Let the competition begin!

Peter Deliopoulos




Following discussions with the Institute of  Healthcare Engineering Australia
Healthcare Engineering Australia (formerly Institute of Hospital Engineering Australia), the IHEA Journal is now available to SMBE NSW members.


Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s medicine sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for medicine sector women; however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of 2017.

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to December 15, 2017:


Austin Health

Biomedical Engineer, Class 3 or 4

We are currently seeking an experienced biomedical engineer to join our team.  Reporting to the manager of biomedical engineering, the successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of activities relating to the maintenance, management and procurement of the patient related medical equipment used at Austin Health.  This opportunity allows the biomedical engineer to use their extensive experience, judgement, knowledge and communication skills to fully integrate modern technology into meaningful patient healthcare in a major tertiary hospital.

Here is the link to the Austin Health recruitment page:

Employers - lets us know when you have a position vacant and we will post it here on the SMBE NSW website

For details on NSW Health positions log on to the NSW Health eRecruit site and search for positions.

Biomedical Training Videos

Ian Davies has kindly allowed the SMBE (NSW) to post a link to his BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING VIDEOS website.

For Videos on:

  • How to take equipment apart and reassemble
  • Performance testing
  • Equipment calibration and troubleshooting
Go to
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The site is still currently being revamped so some links may not work, thank you for your patience.

There are some minor changes on a few pages including a list of each Annual Training Seminar and where and when it was.

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Frank Kwiatkowski and Peter Morcom elected as SMBE life members - see NEWS page for details

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