Celebrating the Biomedical Engineering Team’s Contribution to Advances in Healthcare over the Past 33 Years
The annual SMBE (NSW) training seminar is a not-to-be missed event for biomedical engineering personnel to meet and discuss common issues affecting their services, attend specialist training sessions on current and emerging technologies and to develop networking contacts.
New and emerging technologies,
Service and support – managing your department,
Clinical measurement and equipment,
Professional development – education and training,
Technology management & integration of BME & IT, and
“How to…” workshops conducted by trade exhibitors & sponsors.
Companies, large and small will be there showing their latest test tools, medical equipment, software and repair services.
Hands-on training provided by medical equipment suppliers
Hands-on technical training returns again this year and as usual it will be provided by our sponsors and trade exhibitors.
The welcome BBQ will be held from 6.30pm on Sunday 24th March 2024 at Panthers, Port Macquarie.
The conference dinner will be held at 6.30pm for 7.00pm on the evening of Monday 25th March 2024 at a venue to be confirmed.
Members of the SMBE (NSW) are invited to attend the SMBE (NSW) Annual General Meeting which will be held during the seminar.
The AGM will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 26th March, 2024 at the Conference venue.
Note: This is not an election year.
Port Macquarie is a town at the mouth of the Hastings River on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia. The climate is mild with average temperatures ranging from 18 degrees C to 25 degrees C in the month of March. “Port” as the locals call it, is a family holiday destination for thousands of tourists in the summer but it also has plenty of venues for a lively nightlife.
It’s known for its beaches, wildlife and penal colony past. St. Thomas' Anglican Church was built by convicts in the 19th century.
A coastal walk from the town centre to the 19th-century Tacking Point Lighthouse offers views over waters home to whales and dolphins. Billabong Zoo is known for its koala breeding centre.
Easily accessed by road, rail and air, it really is a beautiful place and certainly the place to be in March 2024.
Drive from Sydney via the M1 and Pacific Hwy/A1 (387 km)
Drive from Melbourne via the Hume Highway M31 to Sydney and then the M1/A1 (1253 km)
Drive from Brisbane via the M1 and Pacific Hwy/A1 (544 km)
Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Port Macquarie Airport.
There are cheap bus options available. Premier and Greyhound services operating between Sydney and Brisbane stop in Port Macquarie.
The conference, welcome BBQ and dinner venues are in the heart of Port Macquarie where a wide range of accommodation types are to be found.
Financial member of SMBE (NSW) 2018 – 2020
Current financial member of Engineers Australia or another SMBE
(Proof of membership required)
Non-member & non-financial member of SMBE (NSW)
Students undertaking relevant full time studies
(Proof of studies required)
Day Registration for Monday or Tuesday - per day rate
Day Registration for Wednesday - per day rate
Accompanying Person to Conference Dinner
Accompanying Person to Welcome BBQ
Call for papers
SMBE NSW Inc is calling for Biomeds and industry representatives to submit papers for presentation at the SMBE 2024 conference. All presenters will receive complimentary registration for the conference. Please submit ideas for presentations to the Hon. Secretary (Bruce Morrison) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Panthers Port Macquarie
Dates: 24 – 27 March 2024
The annual SMBE (NSW) Country Technicians’ Training Seminar and Conference features a mixture of proffered papers and presentations solicited from hospital BMETs and BMEs, clinical personnel, service organisations and industry representatives, i.e. the vendors who support our conference every year.
The Committee is calling for papers/presentations from Biomedical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Technicians, Vendors, and Service Organisations to fill slots in the programme for the 2024 conference in Ulladulla.
If you have a burning desire to ‘talk technical’ about your industry segment then we would be happy to talk to you about a presentation at SMBE 2024. A list of tracks and themes is outlined below. These are a guideline only and if you or your organisation has a topic on which it would like to present, then please let us know. All suggestions are welcomed.
There are 20 min, 30 min and 40 min slots still available in the programme and so to reserve a slot, please contact Bruce Morrison on 0404 030 398 or
SMBE 2024 – Biomedical Engineering – where are we at?
Tracks and Themes
Medical Device Regulation
Medical Devices on IT networks
Medical Devices Security
Human Factors and Safety in Medical Equipment
Health Technology Management
Infection Prevention and Control in Medical Devices
Biomedical Engineering Education
Technical Report and Specification Writing
The future of Biomedical Engineering in the next decades
Disruptive Technologies and the Internet of Things
Digital operating theatres
Infection prevention and control equipment
IT and Cybersecurity
· Protecting our patients’ data from attack
· Keeping our life saving devices secure
Biomedical Images and Signals
Medical Devices and Instrumentation
Wearable and Implantable Devices
Software and the Medical “App”
Biomedical Robotics and Surgical Technology
Computer Assisted Surgery
Bio- and Medical Robotics
Bioinstrumentation and Control