BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY (SINGAPORE)
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BES) Scientific Meeting is an annual symposium organized to provide a platform for students from junior colleges, polytechnics, undergraduates, and graduate levels to participate. Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
The BES 8th Scientific Meeting (BES 8SM) will be hosted by Nanyang Polytechnic on 17th May 2014. The scientific meeting will provide ample opportunities for students to interact with each other and also to gather feedback from academic staff and industry professionals for their biomedical engineering projects.
Outstanding technical presentations and poster presentations will be awarded with distinction and merit certificates along with cash prizes. This year, a new and separate competition, the Student’s Design Award 2014 will be introduced. The recipient of this award will get a chance to present his/her winning design at the APCMBE 2014 conference in Taiwan (Refer to information on entry and submission of designs in the “Student’s Design Award” section).
Participants who wish to participate in the presentation or poster are to submit their abstracts at the link provided in this website for review.
Date: Saturday, 17 May 2014
We look forward to your support and to the project abstract submissions from your institutions.
For queries, please contact Dr. Cheah Chi Mun (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ms Pak Xin Ye
Mr Frederick Poon
Mr Delvan Jothi
Ms Yu Jing
Dr Alexandra Roos
Mr Lim Tse Yong
Head, Biomedical Sciences (MedTech)
Economics Development Board, Singapore
“Overview of Singapore’s MedTech sector”
- Oral (15 min; 10-12 min presentation)
- Poster (8-10 min presentation)
Registration opens: 27 January 2014
Registration closes: 9 May 2014
Abstracts submissions (for presentation and poster competition)
Submission opens: 6 January 2014
Submission closes: 15 April 2014
Notification of shortlisted submissions: 30 April 2014
Background and theme of the competition
The theme of the competition is the design of a low-cost medical device to improve healthcare in resource-scarce communities.
- All team members must be bona-fide students as of 1st January, 2014.
All shortlisted submissions for the “BES Students’ Design Award 2014” are required to:
Failure to comply with any of the above will result in the disqualification of the team from the competition.
The judging panel will select, among the 6 finalists, the winner of the competition. All members of the winning team will receive the BES Students’ Design Gold Award Certificate. The team representative of the winning team will receive a travel subsidy and a waiver of registration fees to attend and present the winning design at the APCMBE 2014 conference. All other finalists will receive the BES Students’ Design Merit Award Certificate.
The participating designs will be judged by according the following four criteria:
2. Potential impact on healthcare of resource-scarce communities
3. Low cost and ease of deployment
4. Viability of the design and potential to reach the market
5. (for shortlisted finalists) Quality of the presentation by the student