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 16th Scientific Meeting (BES16SM) will be hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS).


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: May 10th, 2023 
  • May 20th, 2023: BES16SM conference




For JC/Polytechnic and postgraduates:
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: National University of Singapore, E7
For undergraduates:
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Zoom link to the event will be sent to registered participants.

Participation Categories

Presentations at BES16SM will be divided into the following categories for each of the competitions
  1. Podium Presentation (JC/Polytechnic Category, In-person)
  2. Podium Presentation (Undergraduate Category, Zoom)
  3. Podium Presentation (Postgraduate Category, In-person)
  4. BES Design Challenge (Open to all categories, In-Person)
  5. Poster Presentation (Open to all categories, In-Person)

Call for abstracts

BES16SM 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.

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 with complimentary 1 year BES student membership) 20 If you choose this category, you will receive a complimentary BES student membership for 1 year
Non-BES Member (online registration only) 20

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

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Programme Overview

Time Event Venue
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration Zoom for undergraduates.

NUS E7 for JC/Polytechnic students and postgraduates.
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Address
9:15 am – 9:45 am Keynote Lecture 1
9:45 am – 10:30 am Participants & Judges Briefing
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Oral presentations (respective breakout rooms)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch break
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Oral presentations 2 (if applicable)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Poster presentations
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote lecture 2
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Awardpresentation
End of the conference

Theme of the competition
Design of a biomedical innovation that resolves a clinical pain point. (e.g. medical devices, apps and processes)

The following are the eligibility criteria for the design competition:
  • All team members, JC/Poly students, as of 1st January 2023
  • Advisory staff can only have an advisory role on the project
  • Number of members per team can be up to 4
  • The project must have been carried out in the students’ institutions

Competition Format
All valid submissions will be reviewed by a judging committee. Submissions will be shortlisted as finalists for the “BES Design Challenge 2023”. All shortlisted submissions for the “BES Design Challenge 2023” 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 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 finalists, the winner of the competition. All members of the winning team will receive the BES Gold Design Challenge Award Certificate. Members of the runner-up team and second runner-up team will receive the BES Silver and Bronze Design Challenge Award Certificates respectively. The remaining finalists will receive a Merit Certificate. Attractive prizes will be awarded to the finalist teams.

Submission Process
Each submission should consist of:
  1. (Mandatory) An abstract should be submitted via the ‘Abstract Submission' tab on (powered by GoogleForm).
  2. (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. Email your pdf file to . The subject of your email should be: "BES Design Challlenge 2023"
  3. (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:
  • Novelty and originality
  • Potential impact on clinical unmet needs
  • Viability of the design and potential to reach the market
  • (for shortlisted finalists) Quality of the presentation by the student
Instructions for the types of presentation at BES16SM:

Oral (10-12 min presentation; 3-5 min Q&A; Total 15 min)

Other Notes
  • Outstanding oral presentations will be awarded with distinction and merit certificates along with cash prizes.
  • All presenters who wish to participate in any category are also to submit their abstracts for review (see "Abstract Submission")
  • All participants (including presenters and audiences) who wish to attend the symposium are required to register (see “Registration”)


Staff organizing committee

Yeow Chen Hua Raye (NUS)


  1. Shashaank Venkatesh (NUS)
  2. Germaine Teo (NUS)
  3. Prerana Cheekoty (NUS)
  4. Sinha Archi (NUS)

Emcee Committee

  1. Goh Jun Hao
  2. Japheth Tsai An Shun
  3. Dena Trisna Binte Shukore
  4. Sandi Noe Noe Htet
  5. Sandy Loo Xin Pei
  6. Chng Shing Yee Faith

Publicity Committee

  1. Neo Pei Yan
  2. Keane Lye
  3. Tay Ya Wen
  4. Lee Rui Shen Shane

Sponsorship & Judges Committee

  1. Annabel Lim Qian Hui
  2. Wong Joon Hon Zavier
  3. Yu Ying Hao

Logistics & Tech Committee

  1. Japheth Tsai An Shun
  2. Lim Zi En Stefanie
  3. Audrey Yeoh
  4. Cheng Xun Rui
  5. Alvin Lin
  6. Reyes Goh Kai Win
  7. Andre Kenneth Galloway
  8. Daniel Goh Ze Liu
  9. Lim Jingxuan Kaylen Zelcy
  10. Deepika Ananda Kumar
  11. Truglia Hoang Hai Dang
  12. Jolin Hoy

Advisory Board

Lim Jit Ning (Chair) (HCI)

Yeow Chen Hua Raye (NUS)

Hou Han Wei (NTU)

Ooi Chui Ping (SUSS)

Adison Wong (SIT)

Ngoh Shwu Lan (SP)

Du Tiehua (NYP)

Raja Rangaswamy (TP)

Ong Wai Sing (NP)

Scientific Committee

To be confirmed

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