5th Biomedical & Clinical Engineering Conference

Wednesday, 18 October | Gallagher Convention Centre

Theme:  Better together: BME, CE and HTA as co-enablers of optimised health technology impact

22 - 24 October 2024

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

 7 Clinical - CPD points

Theme: Better together: BME, CE and HTA as co-enablers of optimised health technology impact 

The Biomedical and Clinical Engineering conference is back in Africa Health! This one-day scientific meeting will present a holistic overview of the Biomedical Engineering field in Africa. Expert speakers will address the intricate challenges concerning the complex role of a biomedical engineer, as well as highlighting support systems available for all levels of the practicing biomedical engineer.   

The conference will include presentations and panel discussions and will cover crucial topics such as Health technology Assessment HTA, procurement challenges and solutions, latest technologies and other hot topics.   

What's new?

New programme formats (Interactive discussions, expert interview) Bringing an Expert from Europe 

In Partnership with:


Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss global and regional training and collaboration opportunities
  • Interaction with leading HT-related players in academia and healthcare delivery 
  •  Exposure to latest developments relating to medical device innovation  
  •  Understanding health technology life-cycle optimisation 

Key topics

  • Biomedical- & Clinical Engineering regional initiatives  
  • Financing of/sustainable access to medical imaging in the African Region
  • Future landscapes: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR) 
  • Medical device innovation initiatives
  • Optimising life-cycle management of medical devices
  • Procurement/acquisition-related challenges and solutions
  • WHO COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) 

Who will be attending?

  •  Clinical Engineering Practitioners/Technicians/Managers/Directors 
  • Biomedical Engineers 
  • Technology Directors 
  • Procurements Managers/Directors     
  •  Technology Assessment Consultant

Scientific committee

Conference chair:
Mladen Poluta,
Board Member, Clinical Engineering Division, International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering (IFMBE); Founders Council, Global Clinical Engineering Alliance (GCEA); Executive Committee, South African Health Technology Assessment Society (SAHTAS), Cape Town, South Africa   

Committee members:

Mario Forjaz Secca (HTM Consultant)
Prof Sudesh Sivarasu (University of Cape Town)
Prof Martin Niewoudt (University of Stellenbosch)
Timothy Okhai (Tshwane University of Technology) 

 

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