Biomedical Engineering falls within the scope of a diversity of engineering, science, clinical and other professional groups and so it is difficult for someone who is a member of just one (or none) to access information of interest to them that may be spread across the websites of several. Equally, the spreading of professional interest across so many organisations will likely lead to lost opportunities to address important biomedical engineering issues in a coordinated way.
The Biomedical Engineering Interest Group was set up by three of the organisations with strong interest in Biomedical Engineering - the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - to address these issues. We try to avoid duplicating what our - and other - individual organisations are already doing and aim, rather:
- to provide and point to coordinated information for enquirers seeking Biomedical Engineering information and advice (such as our combined listing of up-coming Biomedical Engineering conferences and other events run by our own - and others' - organisations), with links to the primary source of event listings; and our listing of UK undergraduate university programmes in Biomedical Engineering and related subjects, with links to the relevant web pages of the universities running them,
- to identify issues of importance and wide interest to Biomedical Engineers and facilitate coordinated responses.
Who are the Biomedical Engineering Interest Group?
The Biomedical Engineering Community is an online group founded by 3 professional engineering institutions - the IMechE Biomedical Engineering Division, IPEM and the IET Healthcare Technologies Network. You can find out more each organisation below.
The IMechE Biomedical Engineering Division collaborates widely with other engineering institutions and related organisations. We organise joint events, work to agree common standards for degree courses and professional competency, promote biomedical engineering careers and encourage students.
You can find out more about the IMechE Biomedical Engineering Division here.
IPEM is a Learned Society and professional organisation for physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers and technologists working in medicine and biology. Our mission is to constantly improve human health by the application of physics and engineering to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease through research, innovation, education and clinical practice. We have more than 5,000 members from healthcare, academia and industry.
You can find out more about the IPEM here.
The IET Healthcare Technologies Network aims to bring together those with an interest in biomedical engineering, including traditional engineering and technological disciplines, clinicians and healthcare professionals. The network runs various activities to exchange knowledge and promote the sharing and advancement of knowledge in this technical field.
You can find out more about the IET Healthcare Technologies Network here.
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