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SMBE 2019

The 31st Country Technicians Training Seminar

Orange Ex-Services Club

from 24 to 27 March 2019

SMBE 2019 is sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor - Medtronic

Gold Sponsor - Olympus

Silver Sponsor - Smiths Medical

Silver Sponsor - Vyaire Medical

Silver Sponsor - Fisher & Paykell

Conference Dinner Sponsor - Rymed

Welcome BBQ Sponsor - Fresenius Kabi

Morning/Afternoon Tea Sponsor - B. Braun

Satchel & Lanyard Sponsor - Domo Technica

Download the Conference Brochure

SMBE 2019 Brochure.pdf

Download the Registration Form

SMBE 2019 Registration Form_V1.1.docx

Venue Information

  • The Welcome BBQ on Sunday evening 24 March 2019 at 6.30pm is at the Orange Country Club, Forest Road, Orange, NSW
  • The Conference Dinner on Monday evening 25 March 2019 at 6:30pm is at Hotel Canobolas, 248 Summer St, Orange NSW
  • The Conference venue Monday 25 March 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019 is at the Orange Ex-Services Club, 231-243 Anson St, Orange NSW 2800, Australia

Download the Conference Programme

SMBE 2019 Programme.pdf


This year’s SMBE Conference is shaping up to be a very diverse programme of presentations and workshops. While the structure is fixed papers and workshops may move around to accommodate logical groupings.

Some highlights are:

The ABEIA Awards session featuring three short listed papers inline for the awards. They include

  • Integrated Remote Monitoring and Data Transfer System for Cardiac Theatres
  • Total Body Irradiation (TBI) Bed
  • Pacemaker-Interactive ECG Training Simulator

Some presentations with a clinical focus

  • Invasive Blood Pressure – Systolic Overshoot
  • Infection prevention with relation to medical equipment
  • Dräger - IPC and Material Compatibility considerations – The devil is in the detail

Some presentations with an ICT focus

  • Randwick Campus Biomedical/ ICT Integration
  • AS/NZS 3551 compliance of biomedical networks
  • Microsoft updates on the hospital network
  • Connecting devices to the eMR
  • Clinical information systems at Royal Prince Alfred
  • Practicalities of a hybrid Biomed/ICT service model

Some presentations concentrating on test equipment and design prototyping

  • Test equipment update
  • A benchtop CNC machine to assist with prototype development.
  • Design features for 21st century ESUs

Some presentations on service and repairs

  • Maintaining & extending the life of your endoscope fleet.
  • Tool, instrument and camera repairs
  • Pitfalls of running a service department


  • Medical Room training update
  • Courses for BMETs
    • The EIT Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
    • The TAFE SA Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Some Interactive Workshops

  • Building a BME Department in a hospital redevelopment

A session on technical aid to developing countries

  • A reflective on the personal benefits of working on Overseas Aid Projects. 
  • Volunteering, the gift that keeps on giving! My experience of providing biomedical technical support to SE Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa
  • The experience of sending medical equipment to a hospital in Central Zimbabwe and following it over there

Tuesday Afternoon Vendor Workshops

  • How to improve anaesthetic outcomes with the Dräger Perseus
  • Tool, instrument and camera repairs & maintaining and extending the life of the endoscope fleet

Australian Biomedical Engineering

Innovation Awards (ABEIA) (TM)

Supported by SMBE NSW Inc.

The contenders for the 2018 ABEIA Awards have been short-listed and will present their work at the SMBE 2019 Conference in Orange.

The winning projects will be presented with their prizes at the conference dinner by the Federal Member for Calare, Hon Andrew Lee, National Party MP and Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Last year we had several high quality entries with the winners earning cash prizes but more than that, having the prestige of winning.

For further information use the ABEIA website link below ...


Following discussions with the Institute of  Healthcare Engineering Australia
Healthcare Engineering Australia (formerly Institute of Hospital Engineering Australia), the IHEA Journal is now available to SMBE NSW members.


There are no vacancies advised to SMBE NSW at present

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Biomedical Training Videos

Ian Davies has kindly allowed the SMBE (NSW) to post a link to his BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING VIDEOS website.

For Videos on:

  • How to take equipment apart and reassemble
  • Performance testing
  • Equipment calibration and troubleshooting
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