Clinical Engineering Development Workshop- About


The Biomedical Engineering College within Engineers Australia is committed to maximising opportunities for development of practitioners within the discipline. To that end, a Development Workshop will be held on the weekend prior to the ABEC 2018 Conference which is being held in Sydney from 7th through 10th October 2018. This Workshop continues an annual series, focusing on Clinical Engineering under the auspices of the College’s National Committee on Clinical Engineering (NPCE).

The workshop is intended for emerging or developing Biomedical Engineering practitioners at all levels of academic qualification. It aims to provide the forum and opportunity for these individuals to extend both themselves and their Clinical Engineering knowledge, to mentor with experienced individuals, and to establish or enhance networking opportunities amongst their peers.

Workshop Location & Times:
Venue:        Engineers Australia
                     Thomas Street
                     CHATWOOD NSW 2067

Friday 5th October – 7.30PM – Welcome Dinner and introductions
Saturday 6th – 9.00am – 5.00pm, followed by Dinner from 6.30pm
Sunday 7th – 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday afternoon – Conference Registration

Note: Times are approximate at this stage and may change. A detailed program will be provided to participants closer to the workshop dates.

Participants should plan on arriving in Sydney by late afternoon on the Friday, in time for
the welcome dinner and introductions, planned for 7.30pm.

Accommodation & Meals:

Accommodation will be provided for interstate and non-Sydney residents for the Friday
and Saturday nights only at a nearby hotel.

Catering will be provided for the duration of the Workshop. A dinner will also be held on
the Saturday night at a location TBD.


The NPCE will cover the cost of accommodation on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October
and all meals for the duration of the Workshop.

Travel, any extra accommodation costs, and attendance at ABEC 2018 Conference are
the responsibility of the participant or their sponsoring organisation.


It is expected that individuals attending will currently be practicing within the field of Clinical Engineering. They should be committed to it as a career but at the same time may be at a relatively early stage in their professional development within it. Participants are expected to provide significant input in terms of preparation and presentation and hence must be sufficiently motivated to participate successfully.

It is not an instructional forum. A maximum of ten participants will be involved, along with four practitioners of standing within the discipline. The role of the latter will be to provide appropriate moderating input, and stimulate discussion on the presentations by the participants.

Each Divisional Branch of the College shall seek nominations for participation in the broadest possible manner. Nominations are to be addressed to the Chair of the National Committee on Clinical Engineering (NPCE) for consideration.

A registration form accompanied by a brief resume of each nominee is to be submitted along with a statement of support from their employing organisation and any other supporting information that is deemed appropriate. The nominee must also list their first three preferences of topics to address from the attached Topic Listing, or suggest a topic
of their own with relevance to clinical engineering.


Participants will be advised of their acceptance into the program, and which of their topic preferences has been assigned to them. This topic is to be researched as appropriate and a 20-minute presentation prepared for delivery to the group. This topic, on the basis of the material presented, will then become the subject of an open forum discussion, during which time other attendees will be encouraged to share their thoughts, knowledge and experience for the benefit of all in an informal, open and non-judgmental manner. The final result, depending on the topic, may be a consensus conclusion or even a recommendation but at the very least both a broader and deeper understanding of the topic in hand.

A copy of the presentation must be forwarded to the Panel Secretary at least seven (7) business days prior to the commencement of the workshop to enable printing of presentation notes for distribution to delegates and mentors at the workshop.


A number of prizes will be available. Attendees will be judged on depth of research and understanding of their chosen topic, value and content of their presentations, adherence to timing, and their abilities to lead a subsequent discussion on their topic.

Enquiries & Applications:

Nominations and any enquiries should be made to the Workshop Convenor, Michael Flood (02) 6112 8325 or 040 1147 605 or by email to [email protected]

Further details of the Biomedical College and the National Committee on Clinical Engineering can be found on the Engineers Australia website (

Nomination can be made by completing the Nomination Form – Development Workshop – 2018  and emailing it to Michael Flood at [email protected]

To assist in planning, Nominations forms are to be completed as soon as possible.