About BES8SM

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
Time: 8:30 am to 05:00 pm
Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic, Block S, Level 3, Lecture Theatre LT-S1

We look forward to your support and to the project abstract submissions from your institutions.

For queries, please contact Dr. Cheah Chi Mun (cheah_chi_mun@nyp.edu.sg).

Organising Committee

Scientific Advisory Board

Mr Leonard Loh
Dr Cheah Chi Mun
Dr Mohd Pauzi
Dr Saji George
Dr Du TieHua
Ms Esther Lim

Ms Pak Xin Ye
Mr Frederick Poon
Mr Delvan Jothi
Ms Yu Jing

Plenary Speakers

Dr Alexandra Roos
R&D Manager (Coatings)
Essilor R&D, Singapore
“Functional coatings for ophthalmic products”

Mr Lim Tse Yong
Head, Biomedical Sciences (MedTech)
Economics Development Board, Singapore
“Overview of Singapore’s MedTech sector”
Time Description Venue
8.30 am - 9.00 am Registration Outside LT-S1, Blk S, Level 3
9.00 am - 9.15 am Opening Address LT-S1
9.15 am - 9.45 am Plenary Lecture LT-S1
9.45 am - 10.15 am Tea Break NYP Lounge, Blk A, Level 3
10.15 am - 12.00 pm Technical Presentation 1 Blk S, Level 4, Rooms S474 – S477
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm Poster Viewing NYP Lounge, Blk A, Level 3
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch NYP Lounge, Blk A, Level 3
1.30 pm - 3.15 pm Technical Presentation 2 Blk S, Level 4, Rooms S474 – S477
3.15 pm - 3.45 pm Tea Break NYP Lounge, Blk A, Level 3
3.45 pm - 4.15 pm Plenary Lecture LT-S1
4.15 pm - 4.45 pm Award Presentation LT-S1

Presentation modes:

- Oral (15 min; 10-12 min presentation)
Instructions on submission of slides for uploading into computers at the various break-out venues will be sent via email for accepted presentation entries.

- Poster (8-10 min presentation)
Poster board and stationary for putting up A1-size posters will be provided at NYP Lounge. The NYP Lounge will be opened from 7:45am on 17 May 2014 for participants to set up their posters.

No poster printing facility will be available on site on 17 May 2014.

Important Dates

Registration opens: 27 January 2014

Registration closes: 9 May 2014

Abstracts submissions (for presentation and poster competition)
Submission opens: 27 January 2014
Submission closes: 15 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2014

Submission for Student’s Design Award 2014
Submission opens: 6 January 2014
Submission closes: 15 April 2014
Notification of shortlisted submissions: 30 April 2014

Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) – 8th Scientific Meeting Students’ Design Award 2014

Background and theme of the competition
The Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore (BES) is looking for outstanding student design projects to be presented at the Asian-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCMBE 2014) that will take place in Taiwan, October 9-12, 2014.

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.
- Academic staff can only have an advisory role on the project.
- Number of members per team can be up to 5.
- 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 2014”.

All shortlisted submissions for the “BES Students’ Design Award 2014” 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 8th 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 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.

Submission Process
Each submission should consist of:
- (mandatory) A pdf document with a maximum of 3,000 words and no more than 10 illustrations or figures.
- (optional) A video file of duration not exceeding 5 minutes.

Important Dates
2nd January 2014: Design submission opens
15th April 2014: Design submission closes
30th April 2014: Notification of shortlisted submissions
17th May 204: BES 8th Scientific Meeting

Judging criteria
The participating designs will be judged by according the following four criteria:
1. Innovation
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


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