BME Day 2014
List of Sponsors and Exhibitors
- BME Club
- Medical Cluster
- Nobel Biocare
- RMS Foundation
- SICAS Foundation
- Stryker Trauma
The industry, medical doctors, and engineers meet for the Biomedical Engineering Day at the Inselspital in Bern with great success
On May 16, 2014, the Biomedical Engineering Day took place in the auditorium Ettore Rossi at the Inselspital in Bern. The Master in Biomedical Engineering program of the University of Bern organized this event for the sixth time.
The event is an efficient platform in Switzerland for networking of Master and PhD graduates and Swiss and international medical technology companies. This year’s companies introduced themselves through oral presentations and gave insight into their commercial activities and their company philosophies as well as showed their demands on junior employees. Students thus had the opportunity to get to know potential future employers and contact them directly. This was made possible between the sessions in personal conversations and at the exhibitors’ booths.
The BME Day offered great opportunities for the Bernese biomedical researchers, too. The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and the Institute for Surgical Technologies and Biomechanics as well as the Bern University of Applied Sciences, a partner within the Master program, used the possibility of presenting current research projects to more than 250 participants. Interestingly, Master and PhD students play an important role in many of these projects. Thereby, this event was a demonstration of scientific achievements, too.
Besides company representatives, scientists, researchers, and young academics, many medical doctors participated in this year’s event as they had the chance for intensive communication with the biomedical engineers.
One highlight of the day was the successful live neuro surgery by Jürgen Beck, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, Inselspital Bern. Illustrative explanations in the auditorium were given by Christian Fung, from the same department.
At the end of the day, three awards for excellent academic achievements in the field of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern were presented.
Steven Balestra received the SICAS Award 2014 for the best Master thesis for his work “Statistical Shape Model-Based Articulated 2D-3D Reconstruction”.
The SICAS Award 2014 for the best PhD thesis was given to Alois Pfenniger for his work “Intracorporeal Energy Harvestingwith a Focus on the Human Cardiovascular System”.