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The Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore) had its humble beginning in 1991, when a group of doctors and engineers who had been working together on biomedical engineering research projects decided to form a society to promote the field of Biomedical Engineering in Singapore.
The Founding President was Prof Kamal Bose an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration. He steered the Society during its early years and set the sight for academic excellence in biomedical engineering. He left a lasting legacy of successful conferences on biomedical engineering organised by the Society. Prof Chew Yong Tian succeeded Prof Bose as the second President of BES. Prof Chew, a Mechanical Engineer led the Society to greater heights. The conferences organised by the Society achieved international status. Indeed, BES successfully hosted the 6th World Congress on Biomechanics in 2010 which saw 1600 participants from 42 countries around the world congregating in Singapore’s Suntec City Convention Centre. Prof Bose and Prof Chew had laid the strong foundation for the building of the Society.
In view of BES’ academic strength and its association to the various tertiary institutions, BES set up a Student Chapter in 2009. The Student Chapter organises the BES’ Scientific Meetings with participation of students from Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities. BES will launch the Industry Chapter on the 12th November 2011 as part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration. A series of exciting industry-related events has been planned for next year. Watch out for them!
Apart from creating these two synergistic platforms to address human capital development for the biomedical industry locally and regionally, BES is also well connected around the world. BES is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) since 1994. It allows the Society to plug into 65 sister societies around the world, boasting a total membership of 120,000 biomedical engineers.
There are many events being organised under the Student and Industry Chapters next year, notably the 6th BES Scientific Meeting in May 2012. In early Dec 2013, we will be organising the 15th ICBME. I invite you to come and join us to in promoting Biomedical Engineering in Singapore.
Best wishesJames Goh President, Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore)