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 like-minded individuals with similar interests.


The BES10SM will be held on 14th May 2016.  Besides allowing interaction among students, the event shall also provide opportunities for students to learn from academics and professionals in the biomedical engineering industry.

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Click here to see the list of award winners @ BES10SM.



Mr Mark Procyshyn

Director, APAC Service and Repair Centre of Excellence, Medtronic (Singapore)

Dr Shih-Cheng Yen

Deputy Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology  (SINAPSE) & Assistant Professor at Electrical & Computer Engineering, NUS


Date: Saturday, 14 May 2016
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (registration starts at 8.00am)
Venue: The Hive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Participation Categories

Presentations at BES10SM will be divided in the following categories
  • Junior College
  • Polytechnic
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Call for abstracts

BES10SM 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
Abstract submission is now closed.
All participants at BES10SM are required to complete the registration process. The participation fees are specified in the table below

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 (14 May): cash payments at the registration desk or via credit/debit card online

Registration is now closed.

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

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Programme Overview on May 14th, 2016

Time Event Venue
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration The Hive, Level B1
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Address
by Professor James Goh, BES President
Hive's Lecture Theatre. Level B1
9:15 am – 9:45 am Keynote Lecture 1
Mr Mark Procyshyn, Medtronic

Topic: Medical Equipment Quality Assurance
Hive's Lecture Theatre. Level B1
10:00 am – 10:45 am Tea Break TBD
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Oral and Poster Presentations Session 1

Poster Presentation Session 1
Classrooms at Level B1 of Hive.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Roof Top of The Hive
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Oral and Poster Presentations Session 2

Poster Presentation Session 2
Classrooms at Level B1 of Hive.
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Tea Break TBD
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Keynote Lectures 2 / 3

Dr Shih-Cheng Yen
Singapore Institute of Nanotechnology (SINAPSE)

Panel Discussion by Past BES-SM Participants
Hive's Lecture Theatre. Level B1
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Award presentation + End Hive's Lecture Theatre. Level B1

Background and theme of the competition
The Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore (BES) is looking for outstanding student design projects to be presented at the International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME2016) that will take place in Singapore, December 7-10, 2016. The theme of the competition is the design of a low-cost medical device to improve healthcare in resource-scarce communities.

The following are the eligibility criteria for the design competition:
  • All team members must be bona-fide students as of 1st January, 2016.
  • 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 2016”. All shortlisted submissions for the “BES Students’ Design Award 2016” are required to:
  • Have all team members registered as BES student members (
  • Select one team representative to present the design in front of the judging panel during the BES 10th 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 Students’ Design Gold Award Certificate. The team representative of the winning team will receive a waiver of registration fees to attend and present the winning design at the ICBME2016 conference. All other finalists will receive the BES Students’ Design Merit Award Certificate.

All submissions that have not been shortlisted but were judged to be of good quality nonetheless will be allowed to present at BES10SM 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 BES10SM 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 . The subject of your email should be: “SUBMISSION TO BES DESIGN CONTEST 2016.”
  • (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 BES10SM 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 14 May 2016 for participants to set up their posters.

Other Notes
  • No poster printing facility will be available on site on 14 May 2016.
  • 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").


Student Organizing Committee

Javid Naseem: Chairperson (Internal Affairs) / NTU-Liaison

Diana Terrence: Chairperson (External Affairs) / UniSIM-Liaison

Joanne Huang: Financial Controller / HCI-Liaision
Van Dan Thu: Corporate & Sponsors Liaison

Yoong Shuen Yin, Celine: Secretary
Wint Pyae Lynn Htaik: Human Resource Director
Javid Naseem: Editorial & Documents Controller
Myoeng Sunje: Event Scheduler

Chen Jia Ming: Internal Liaison Director
Muhammad Shaheer: Liaison Officer (JC + Polytechnics)
Nur Ferozia: Liaison Officer (UG + PG/Post-Doc)
Muhammad Ehsan: Liaison Officer (Judges)

Ignatius Aditya: Publicity & Design Director
Dennis Dharmawan: Event Design Manager (Abstracts & Documents)
Koh Hui Ting Celeste: Event Design Manager (Publicity) / NUS-Liaison (UG)

Rachel Teoh Yun Pei: Logistics Director / NP-Liaison
Shea Kong Kin (Niki): Logistics Support Manager (Internal)
Shaun Lee Kai Wen: Logistics Support Manager (External) / SP-Liaison
Ng Wai Hung Daniel: Logistics Support Manager (External)

Aishwarya Bandla: External Liaison Director / NUS-Liaison (PG)
Nida Abbasi: Liaision Officer (Special Guests + Speakers)

Event Contact Person for any queries or information - Javid Naseem (

Advisory Board

Sierin Lim (chair) (NTU)

Lim Jit Ning (co-chair) (Hwa Chong Institution)

Alberto Corrias (NUS)

Saji George (NYP)

Khoo-Tan Peck Ha (NP)

Kevin Leong (RP)

Ooi Chui Ping (uniSIM)

Raja Rangaswamy (TP)

Susanna Leong (SIT)

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