PLEASE REGISTER FOR 2018 SYMPOSIUM CLASSES

Tips on Filling out Symposium Attendance Form:

  • Several required responses, each has a red * next to it.  If you hit submit and do not see a yellow "thank you" message at the top of the page, double check these fields.
  • Please be aware of the start and end times of the classes you wish to attend.  Many start at the same time.  Mark "Yes" for only one of these time slots.

THURSDAY, August 9th, 2018 - Schedule of Events

Please Note the time(s) of Class you are choosing. Choose "Yes" for ONE CLASS per time Slot, and be aware of potential overlap.

Class 1 - ERBE

8:00 - 9:00 - ERBE - Rob Crawley - Mt. Maroon Peak
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Class 2 - Performance Testing of Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems –4 hours, 4 CEUs

8:00 - 12:00 - Learn why performance testing of ultrasound is critical to assuring proper diagnoses, and how the design of modern systems and ultrasound transducers make it so difficult to detect clinically significant defects. The testing tools that are available and their effectiveness will be presented. Almost no systems have tools for testing transducers and there are few other alternatives for testing ultrasound, so a general QA version of a Tissue Mimicking Phantom (TMP) is what most imaging techs and clinical engineers have as a test tool. The techniques that can be used to maximize the effectiveness of a TMP in finding defects and to do performance testing will be explained and demonstrated. - Jim Carr - Mt. Snowmass
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Class 3 - Alternative Equipment Maintenance

8:00 - 10:00 - AEM programs can save hospitals a lot of PM time, but the requirements can be confusing. The author of AAMI's new AEM Program Guide: Alternative PM for Patient Safety describes how to set up your AEM program to save money, comply with regulations, and maintain patient safety. - Matt Baretich - Mt. Maroon Peak
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Class 4 - Welcome to the Machine

9:00 - 10:00 - Basics of Anesthesia Machines with an emphasis on troubleshooting for First Call Bio-Med Technicians. - Kate Jackson - Mt. Yale

Class 5 - Know Your Value: Creating A Cost Management Plan

10:00 - 11:00 - Know Your Value: Creating A Cost Management Plan - Joe Trujillo/ Frank Nickells - Mt. Maroon Peak

Class 6 - Quality in Parts Suppliers and Supply Chain

11:00 - 12:00 - Quality in Parts Suppliers and Supply Chain - Jina Tweed - Mt. Maroon Peak


11:30 - 14:00 Exhibit Open

Class 7 - Device integration/focus on interpreting HL7 data

14:00 - 15:00 - Device integration/focus on interpreting HL7 data - Cory Weedon - Mt. Princeton

Class 8 - Keynote Presentation #1 - Connecting with Your C-Suite: A Biomed’s View From Above

14:00 - 15:30 - A biomed turned C-Suite administrator gives practical tips and advice to connect with and get support from your leadership team and management. - Jennifer DeFrancesco - Mt. Yale
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Class 9 - Future of HTM and AAMIs plans

15:30 -16:30 - Future of HTM and AAMIs plans - Danielle McGeary - AAMI - Mt. Yale

Happy Hour @ Hyatt Regency OPEN TO ALL (17:00)


FRIDAY, August 10th, 2018 - Schedule of Events

Please Note the time(s) of Class you are choosing. Choose "Yes" for ONE CLASS per time Slot, and be aware of potential overlap.

Class 10 - ERBE

8:00 - 9:00 - ERBE - Rob Crawley - Mt. Maroon Peak

Class 11 - Who the hell wants to work for you

9:00 - 10:00 - Who the hell wants to work for you - Halie Anthony - Mt. Maroon Peak

Class 12 - DICOM and Imaging Systems – 2 hours, 2 CEUs

10:00 - 12:00 - PACS networks are widely used for transferring and archiving patient studies done on imaging systems such as CT, MRI and ultrasound systems. In this seminar, the terminology and basic architecture (topology) of PACS networks will be explained. Common problems will be discussed, and methods for testing the DICOM networking on imaging systems will be presented. - Jim Carr - Mt. Maroon Peak

Class 13 - Digital Mammo - QC & Medical Physics checks

8:00 - 10:30 - This course will teach the service engineer the tests that are performed by the medical physicist, and also during an annual PM. We will review the digital detector technology and performance characteristics from the major digital mammography OEM's. We will not only review the QC tests themselves, but also cover: • How the test/checks are performed • What tools and test equipment are required to perform system tests/checks • What are the tests attempting to quantify? • What are the corrective actions when the tests fail (component replacement, calibration, etc...) - Dale Cover - Mt. Snowmass
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Class 14 - AAMI ST79

8:00 - 9:00 - AAMI ST79 releases this Fall. This 1-hour CE speaks to the changes. - Delores O'Connel - Mt. Yale
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Class 15 - The Steam Sterilization Program

9:00 - 10:00 - The Steam Sterilization program explains what Sterile Processing Techs needs to know and why they may come to the BioMed Department with many questions. - Delores O'Connel - Mt. Yale

Class 16 - The Wet Pack Program

10:00 - 11:00 - The wet pack program would be of benefit if the audience is responsible for steam sterilizer maintenance, it explains the wet pack investigation process to determine the cause from the manufacturers perspective. - Delores O'Connel - Mt. Yale

Class 17 - Clinical Presentation TASS or Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome

11:00 - 12:00 - Clinical Presentation TASS or Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome is a condition that can result after eye surgery. TASS can result from something as tiny as a speck of powder from sterile gloves. Those who service eye surgery centers may find this program interesting. - Delores O'Connel - Mt. Yale

Class 18 - The Changing Face of HTM

10:30 - 11:30 - The changing healthcare and technology landscape have changed the skills needed for Biomeds. This session takes a look at how this is changing the field through both a traditional diversity and acquired diversity lens. - Jennifer DeFrancesco - Mt. Snowmass

Class 19 - Performance Improvement for Biomeds

11:30 - 12:00 - Sick of the same systemic problems you face daily that make your work more difficult? This session will provide examples of applying performance improvement principles to Biomedical Engineering problems and allow you to work through one of your real-life issues to get you started on the path to improvement. - Jennifer DeFrancesco - Mt. Snowmass


11:30 - 13:30 Vendor Symposium Trade Show

Keynote Presentation #2: Mr. Herman McKenzie

13:30 - 15:00 - Joint Commission Updates from Mr. Herman McKenzie

Happy Hour @ The Tin Cup Lounge OPEN TO ALL (from 17:00-23:00)

Poker Tournament @ The Tin Cup Lounge OPEN TO ALL (starts at 18:00)


SATURDAY, August 11th, 2018 - Schedule of Events

Golf Tournament @ Evergreen Golf Course

The CABMET golf tournament on August 11 costs $85.00 per person. Check-in at the Evergreen Golf Course starts at 7:00 am. If you are not part of a foursome, you will be placed on a team.
Registration paid on the day of the events will be $85.00. The cost includes: greens fee, carts, & breakfast. Save time and pay today. After submitting this form you can use the paypal button at the bottom of the page.

Family Day Picnic

The Family Day Picnic will take place at Bergen Mountain Park, near Evergreen, CO, from 12pm - 5pm. Please mark if you will be attending the picnic and how many people will be attending.

Please annotate quantity next to T-shirt size:
Distribution of T-shirts will be to guest(s) that RSVP first, then to general attendance.
Once you submit this form, it will be reviewed and you will be emailed a confirmation of your classes.
 
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