Professional Societies

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Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES): The Biomedical Engineering Society is an interdisciplinary society what was established to provide a society that would represent both biomedical and engineering interests. The ongoing vision of the Society is to be recognized as the preeminent professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. The Society’s mission is to provide value to its members and other constituencies by promoting the increase and utilization of biomedical engineering and bioengineering knowledge and by working for the advancement of the profession. For more information, visit Biomedical Engineering Society.



American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE): ASHE is an organization for facilities managers, engineers, clinical engineering/medical equipment managers, and professionals in the fields of health care design, construction, and safety. It is an association devoted to optimizing the health care physical environment. For more information, visit American Society for Healthcare Engineering.



Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI): AAMI is the primary source of consensus and timely information on medical instrumentation and technology. It provides multidisciplinary leadership and programs that enhance the ability of the professions, healthcare institutions, and industry to understand, develop, manage, and use medical instrumentation and related technologies safely and effectively. For more information, visit Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.



Society for Biomaterials (SFB): It is a professional society which promotes advances in biomedical materials research and development by encouragement of cooperative educational programs, clinical applications, and professional standards in the biomaterials field. Biomaterials scientists and engineers study cells, their components, complex tissues and organs and their interactions with natural and synthetic materials and implanted prosthetic devices, as well as develop and characterize the materials used to measure, restore, and improve physiologic function, and enhance survival and quality of life. For more information, visit Society for Biomaterials.



Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA): It is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency. The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice of rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens. For more information, visit Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.



American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE): It is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. It is an organization of leaders in medical and biological engineering, consisting of academic, industrial, professional society councils and elected fellows. For more information, visit American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.



The Bioengineering Society: The Society has been instituted for the purposes of advancing and exchanging knowledge in all matters relating to Bioengineering and it was formed at the very successful Biongineering 08 meeting held at Imperial College London. For more information, visit The Bioengineering Society.



The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM): It is a society dedicated to bringing together physical science, engineering and clinical professionals in academia, healthcare services and industry to Share knowledge, advance science and technology and inform and educate the public, with the purpose of improving the understanding, detection and treatment of disease and the management of patients. For more information, visit The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.



New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS): One of the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, the Academy has become not only a notable and enduring cultural institution in New York City, but also one of the most significant organizations in the international scientific community. It is a membership organization with over 25,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. For more information, visit New York Academy of Sciences.



Association for Women in Science (AWIS): AWIS supports early-career women in STEM by providing financial assistance for career development and gives recognition to women and men who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the achievement of equity for women STEM.  For more information, visit Association for Women in Science.



American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. For more information, visit American Association for Cancer Research.



Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS): It brings together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and promotes education and research within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication. The Society also serves as an international forum to promote the informed discussion of challenges and therapeutic benefits of the application of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technologies. For more information, visit Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society.



Society for Neuroscience (SfN): The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Its mission is to advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures. For more information, visit Society for Neuroscience.



Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS): Its vision is to transform the future through unique global multidisciplinary collaborations, focusing on the increasingly complex challenges of orthopaedic patient treatment. The society’s mission is to advance the global orthopaedic research agenda through excellence in research, education, collaboration, communication and advocacy. For more information, visit Orthopaedic Research Society.



International Society for Gait and Posture (ISPGR): The ISPGR provides a multidisciplinary forum for basic and clinical scientists to present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the control of posture, gait and related disorders. For more information, visit International Society for Gait and Posture.



European Neural Networks Society (ENNS): It is an association of scientists, engineers, students, and others seeking to learn about and advance our understanding of the modelling of behavioral and brain processes and to apply neural modeling concepts to problems relevant in many different domains. For more information, visit European Neural Networks Society.



SPIE:  SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. The Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. For more information, visit SPIE.



World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB): It is dedicated to the advancement of ultrasound by encouraging research, promoting international cooperation, disseminating scientific information, and improving communication and understanding in the world community using ultrasound in medicine and biology. For more information, visit World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.



International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM): It is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit association that promotes innovation, development, and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world. It is made up of clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, and technologists- professionals united by a common interest in the ongoing dialogue between the scientific and clinical communities. For more information, visit International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.



Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): It is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 48,000 members across the globe. RSNA hosts the largest medical meeting in the world, drawing 60,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago, and publishes two top peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, the highest-impact scientific journal in the field, and RadioGraphics, the only journal dedicated to continuing education in radiology. For more information, visit Radiological Society of North America.



Biomedical Engineering Society of India (BMESI): It objective is to encourage, promote and advance interdisciplinary co-operation amongst scientists, engineers and medical doctors for the growth of teaching, research and practices of biomedical engineering. Also, it aims to disseminate knowledge in biomedical engineering. For more information, visit Biomedical Engineering Society of India.



IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS): It is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science. For more information, visit IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society.



Society for Medical & Biological Engineering (SMBE AUSTRALIA): It is a society for people interested in the application and use of engineering techniques in medicine and biology. This includes biomedical engineering and clinical engineering. . For more information, visit Society for Medical & Biological Engineering.


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