Biomedical 2012: Bridging Clinical & Engineering-Excerpts of meeting

More than 200 leading biomedical industry players convened in Global Health City Biomedical 2012 Conference on 12th March, 2012. Biomedical 2012 a unique platform to learn from successful case studies in India and forge strategic partnerships with industry movers and shakers.

Held in Global Health City, a leading healthcare institute offering multi-super specialty tertiary care of international standards. The event will bring together multi-national pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, research institutions, regulators, industry leaders and other key stakeholders.

The conference “Bridging the Clinical and Biomedical engineering divide in India” is co-sponsored by Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute fof Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum and will emphasis on Role of clinical engineers in providing quality output and the challenges they would be facing in the hospital and healthcare sector. The conference will also emphasize the need of biomedical engineers to be mainstreamed into the functioning of the hospital as against being only a backend and support function.

Speaking on the inauguration, Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospital group said “BioMedical 2012 conference will provide participants the opportunity to network with their peers from other related industries. We are pleased to support Biomedical 2012 and are confident that the conference will showcase and promote fruitful exchanges across the industry and will help in bridging the clinical & engineering divide in India.”

The Chief guest Prof Alan Murray spoke on the growing role of clinical engineers in the health care industry and their specific role in ensuring Device safety for Safe patient Care.Professor Allan Murray, BSc, PhD, Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci), who is the Academic Director and Professor of Cardiovascular Physics, UK who would be discussing on Medical technology and Safety. Other Eminent speakers of the conference are Industry pioneers like Mr Narayan of silicon labs, Mr Sivaraman Rajagopalan from Singapore, Mr Jibu Mathew Head of UL lab, Mr. Niranjan khambte from srichitratirunal, Dr.Mohanashankar sivaprakasam from IIT. The conference is a day long program and would benefit students from the faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical engineers, clinical engineers, biomedical technicians, Doctors, Nurses and Technicians.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Uma Nambiar, CEO, Global Health City said “The BioMedical 2012 conference will bring together academicians and practitioners in engineering and medicine in this ever progressing field and initiate the integration of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering disciplines to ensure that there is appropriate utilisation of these engineers in ensuring safe patient care as well as innovation and indigenisation of products

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