This year, the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was held right in our backyard on October 6-9, 2021. The professional society for bioengineers and biomedical engineers descended upon the city of theme parks, Orlando, Florida, where faculty and students from FIU’s Biomedical Engineering attended and presented their research.
In case you are not familiar with this important annual conference, the BMES event is comprised of a mixture of academic and networking events where participants from around the world, including top researchers, listen and attend keynote talks, oral and poster presentations, lectures on a variety of topics and networking and social receptions.
In addition to our academic presence and participation in the conference, our staff and faculty operated an FIU Biomedical Engineering booth (Booth #320), which offered literature on our departments’ programs and opportunities for those looking to get involved in research and the field of Biomedical Engineering.
Through our physical and virtual booth, we had the opportunity to meet and mingle with researchers, peers, colleagues, educators, and students from around the globe. We felt grateful for the opportunity to see so many colleagues participate in person once again and for the chance to discuss our research and tell our FIU story to all the new friends who took the time to meet with us during the 4-day conference.
The conference served as a catalyst to celebrate the incredible advances in Biomedical Engineering around the globe. As practitioners, we left the meetings inspired, encouraged, and invigorated to continue our practice of investigation, research and discovery.
The ability to once again meet s and mingle in-person was wonderful. While we missed hosting the reception, the BMES BASH at Universal Studios added a fun dimension said Ranu Jung.
As you may have suspected, last year’s conference was moved into a virtual environment due to the Covid pandemic. This year it was a hybrid mode with many attending in-person. Next year, however, the conference is scheduled to be in-person and will take place on October 12-15 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.