Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The Biomedical Engineering Society (BES) Scientific Meeting is an annual symposium organized to provide a platform for students from junior colleges, polytechnics, undergraduate and graduate levels to interact, facilitating the sharing of biomedical engineering knowledge between individuals who share similar interests. Besides allowing interaction among students, the event shall also provide opportunities for students to learn from academics and professionals in the biomedical engineering industry. This year, the BES 11th Scientific Meeting (BES11SM) will be hosted by Temasek Polytechnic on 20th May 2017.


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IMPORTANT DATES


PLENARY SPEAKER

Professor Luke Pyung-Se LEE


Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor

Director, Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research & Technology (BIGHEART)

Associate President (International Research and Innovation), Office of Deputy President (Research and Technology)

National University of Singapore

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (registration starts at 8.00am)
Venue: Auditorium 3, Temasek Polytechnic, 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757



Participation Categories

Presentations at BES11SM will be divided in the following categories
  • Junior College
  • Polytechnic
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Call for abstracts

BES11SM calls for abstract in ALL biomedical science/engineering related topics, including, but not limited to
  • Medical Devices
  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomechanics
  • Regenerative Medicine
All participants at the BES Scientific Meeting are required to complete the registration process. The participation fees are specified in the table below. Please note that BES student membership costs SGD 10 / year. If you wish to become a member, please click here.

Type Amount (SGD) Notes
BES Member (online registration) 10 Please use your email address that you provided when becoming a member (this is the one where you receive BES emails)
Non-BES Member (online registration) 20 You may choose to become a member during the registration process or at any time before registering. Click here for more info
On-site registration 25 Registration on the day itself (20 May): cash payments at the registration desk or via credit/debit card online


Secure payment options through Pay-Pal are available. Major credit/debit cards accepted.


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Programme Overview on May 20th, 2017

Time Event Venue
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration Auditorium 3
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Address
by Mr Peter Lam, TP PCEO
Auditorium 3
9:15 am – 9:30 am Opening Address
by Professor James Goh, BES President
Auditorium 3
9:30 am – 10:00 am Keynote Lecture 1 by Professor Luke Lee, NUS
Auditorium 3
10:00 am – 10:30 am Participants & Judges Briefing TBC
Tea Break The Business Park
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Oral Presentation Session 1 Classrooms at Level 1 of Blk 26B
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Poster Presentations +
Design Competition Presentation
Classrooms at Level 1 of Blk 26B
Lunch The Business Park
2:30 pm – 4:15 pm Oral Presentation Session 2 Classrooms at Level 1 of Blk 26B
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Break / Movement to auditorium TBC
4:30pm – 5:00 pm Keynote Lecture 2 Auditorium 3
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Award presentation + End Auditorium 3



The SEC-sponsored Design Competition

About SEC: The Society of Engineers for the Community (SEC) was set up by a few members of The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) to spearhead community service projects on behalf of the IES. Some projects undertaken by SEC included computer training for the Boon Lay Zone H Residents’ Committee Centre and setting up and running the Seniors Enrichment & Development Centre at Nee Soon South. SEC is always on a lookout for good designs of devices for the elderly and the handicapped by students from the tertiary institutions. SEC achieves this through the sponsoring of multi-disciplinary engineering design competitions by students from local tertiary institutions.

Theme of the competition
Design of a low-cost medical device to improve healthcare in resource-scarce communities.

Eligibility
The following are the eligibility criteria for the design competition:
  • All team members must be bona-fide students as of 1st January, 2017.
  • Academic staff can only have an advisory role on the project.
  • Number of members per team can be up to 4.
  • The projects must have been carried out in the students’ institutions

Competition Format
All valid submissions will be reviewed by a judging committee. Six (6) submissions will be shortlisted as finalists for the “BES Students’ Design Award 2017”. All shortlisted submissions for the “BES Students’ Design Award 2017” are required to:
  • Have all team members registered as BES student members ( http://www.bes.org.sg/membership)
  • Select one team representative to present the design in front of the judging panel during the BES Scientific Meeting
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-SEC Students’ Design Gold Award Certificate. Members of the runner-up team and second runner-up team will receive the BES-SEC Students’ Design Silver and Bronze Award Certificates respectively. The remaining finalists will receive a Merit Certificate. The following cash prizes will be distributed to the finalist teams:
  • Winning team: $800
  • 1st runner-up: $600
  • 2nd runner-up: $400
  • 3 x Merit Prize of $100 each.

All submissions that have not been shortlisted but were judged to be of good quality nonetheless will be allowed to present at the BES Scientific Meeting in one of the normal sessions.



Submission Process
Each submission should consist of:
  • (mandatory) An abstract to be submitted via the Abstract Submission tab on the BES11SM website (powered by GoogleForm). Make sure to select the "Design Competition" option.
  • (mandatory) A pdf document with a full description of your design, with a maximum of 3,000 words and no more than 10 illustrations or figures. Indicate, on the front page, the full names of the team members. Email your pdf file to studentchapter@bes.org.sg . The subject of your email should be: “SUBMISSION TO BES DESIGN CONTEST 2017.”
  • (optional) A video file of duration not exceeding 5 minutes. Please attach the video to the same email mentioned above or make available a link for download.


Judging criteria
The participating designs will be judged following these criteria:
  • Innovation
  • Potential impact on healthcare of resource-scarce communities
  • Low cost and ease of deployment
  • Viability of the design and potential to reach the market
  • (for shortlisted finalists) Quality of the presentation by the student
The two types of presentation at BES11SM are oral and poster presentation

Oral (10-12 min presentation; 3-5 min Q&A; Total 15 min)
Instructions on the submission of slides for uploading into computers at the various venues will be sent via email for accepted presentation entries.
Poster (8-10 min presentation) Poster board and materials for putting up A1-size posters will be provided from 7:45am on 20 May 2017 for participants to set up their posters.

Other Notes
  • No poster printing facility will be available on site on 20 May 2017.
  • Outstanding oral and poster presentations will be awarded with distinction and merit certificates along with cash prizes.
  • All participants who wish to attend the symposium are required to register. Participants who wish to participate in the oral or poster presentations are also to submit their abstracts for review (see "Abstract Submission").

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Event Contact Person for any queries or information - Chua Chrysline (e0053111@u.nus.edu)


Student Organizing Committee

Chua Chrysline (NUS): Chairman

Wint Pyae Lynn Htaik (NP): Vice Chairman
Yang Chun Wei (HCI): Vice Chairman

Dominic Yap Wei Ting (HCI): Secretary / Treasurer

Lim Yang Rong (SP): Logistics
Loh Yong Jie Nicholas (SP): Logistics
S Durgaasini Xue Li (SP): Logistics
Gabriel Ortega (TP) : Logistics
Jarron Ng (TP): Logistics
Mahaa Letchummi (TP): Logistics
Muhamad Haziq Bin Bistaman (TP): Logistics
Nurul ‘Ain Fashah (TP): Logistics
Qisti Razan Putra (TP): Logistics
Sim Shi Min (TP): Logistics
Syasya Aqilah (TP): Logistics
Tan Jie Wei (TP): Logistics
Trishalyn Alviento (TP): Logistics
Mahaa Letchuumi (TP): Logistics
Maria Farid (UNISIM): Logistics
Muhammad Izzul Irfan (UNISIM): Logistics

Lim Yun Kai Clara (TPJC): Publicity & Design
Tracy Tai (TPJC): Publicity & Design

Farhanah Binte Mohamed Ayub (NTU): Liaison
Van Dan Thu (HCI): Liaison

Akshaya Prabhu (NTU): Coordinator (keynote)
P. Prabhu (NTU): Coordinator (keynote)

Lim Ye Sheng (SP): Coordinator (judging)
Liu Yuanwei (SP): Coordinator (judging)
Xavier Ong Jun Heng (SP): Coordinator (judging)

Danica Ashrintha Thani (TP): Human resource
Ryan Low Wen Jun (HCI): Human resource

Chew Zheng Hao (UNISIM): Photographer
Sia Hui Xin (SP): Photographer

Advisory Board


Yeow Chen Hua Raye (chair) (NUS)

Lim Jit Ning (co-chair) (HCI)

Raja Rangaswamy (advisor and liaison) (TP)

Sierin Lim (NTU)

Khoo-Tan Peck Ha (NP)

Kevin Leong (RP)

Ooi Chui Ping (uniSIM)

Susanna Leong (SIT)

Ngoh Shwu Lan (SP)

Low Kay Siang (HCI)

Pansy Wang

Alberto Corrias

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