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					                EAMBES
           Niilo Saranummi
            ProTem Group




STATUS REPORT
                           MEMBERS
                         ProTem GROUP

•   Joe Barbanel, UK
•   Marcello Bracale, Italy
•   Enrique Gomez, Spain
•   Helmut Hutten, Austria
•   Dov Jaron, IFMBE
•   Ratko Magjarevic, Croatia
•   Joachim Nagel, Germany
•   Christian Roux, France, IEEE-EMBS
•   Niilo Saranummi, Finland (chair)
•   Jos vander Sloten, Belgium, ESEM
•   Jan Wojcicki, Poland
                                        ACTIVITIES
Time          Milestone
November 99   Vienna, Plenary discussion in 1st EMBEC
November 99   Appointment of the ad-hoc committee
March 00      London, 1st meeting of the committee, creation of an action plan
June 00       Questionnaire sent out on MBE educational programs
July 00       Chicago, 1st meeting with the European national societies, 2nd meeting of the ad-hoc
              committee
October 00    Patras, TEMPERE workshop and 3rd meeting of the committee
January 01    Schiphol, 4th meeting of the committee
April 01      Brussels, meeting of the committee and meeting with ESEM representatives and EU
              officials
June 01       Pula, Workshops on the “one voice” and “accreditation”
June 01       Submission of proposal for COST Action
August 01     Vienna, meeting with European societies
              Disbanding of the ad-hoc committee & creation of a Protem group
October 01    Eindhoven, Protem group meeting
End 01        30 societies endorsed the Vienna resolution
February 02   Amsterdam, Protem group meeting
April 02      Warsaw, Protem group meeting
June 02       Launching of the EAMBES web site (www.eambes.org)
December 02   Vienna, ProTem group meeting + kick-off meeting of CHART project
 nd
(2 EMBEC)     1st European MBES Forum and Presentation of ProTem progress report in a plenary
                          CONTENTS

• 1st EMBEC, creation of ad-hoc committee by IFMBE, Dec 1999
• Endorsement, Vienna, August 2000 & creation of the ProTem group

• THE WHY

• Status (December 2002)
     • Logo & Web site
     • Constitution and Bylaws
     • Recruitment of members
     • MBE programs in Europe
     • MBES Forum
     • Business plan

• After Vienna
Why create EAMBES?

      Because of
     MBE education
    Research funding
  Professional standing
                    WHAT IS MBE
                    (IFMBE definition)


Medical and Biological Engineering integrates physical,
mathematical and life sciences and engineering
principles for the study of biology, medicine and health
systems and for the application of technology to
improving health and quality of life.

It creates knowledge from the molecular to organ
systems levels, develops materials, devices, systems,
information approaches, technology management, and
methods for assessment and evaluation of technology,
for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease,
for health care delivery and for patient care and
rehabilitation.
                     MAIN CONSIDERATIONS
                           EAMBES

• Its objective is to promote medical and biological engineering in
  Europe
      • It must add value and not compete with or try to replace existing
        mechanisms
      • Member of IFMBE
      • Setting it up is a process that must be carried out in a dialogue
        with the representatives of the European MBE community
• Vienna resolution from August 2001 has been endorsed by all
      • An inclusive alliance of all MBE actors in Europe
            • societies (individuals)
            • academic programs and institutions & research institutes
            • industry
            • others
                          OBJECTIVES
                           EAMBES

• Serve and promote MBES at European and International levels
• Foster and co-ordinate the activities of member organisations in
  MBES and collaborate, where appropriate, with national and
  international organisations, particularly the IFMBE
• Serve and promote MBES education, training and accreditation
  programmes
• Establish recommendations for the appropriate general
  responsibilities organisational relationships and roles of those
  engaged in the field of MBES
• Establish and maintain liaison with national and European
  governments and agencies
• Promote public awareness of MBES
• Improve intersociety relations and co-operation in Europe within
  MBES and related fields
• Encourage and assist in the formation of organisations in MBES
  where such organisations do not exist
• Recognise individual and group achievements and contributions to
  the field of MBES
           EUROPE and MBE




                         Health care
Companies          (use & management of medical
                            technology)




Research
                      MBE education
  R&D
                  CREATION OF THE
           EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA

• Sorbonne 1998  Bologna 1999  Salamanca 2001  Prague
  2001 identified themes
    • Freedom with responsibility: Empowering the universities
    • Employability in the European labour market
    • Mobility in the European higher education area
    • Compatibility: a common but flexible qualifications framework
    • Quality assurance and accreditation
    • Competitiveness at home and in the world
                   CREATION OF THE
               EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA

• Objective: Better co-ordination of research across Europe
    • Create teams with critical mass
    • Focus on themes of importance (i.e. establish priorities)
    • Rearrangement of physical resources & networking of teams
• Means:
    • Collaboration of national funding agencies
         • bi- and multinational R&D programs
    • ESF, EUREKA, COST
         • possibly a European Research Council
    • Commission‟s Framework Programs
         • New Instruments in 6th FP
              • Networks of Excellence
              • Integrated Projects
           CREATION OF THE
       EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA




  National
programmes
               „Open              European
             Coordination‟      research policy
Framework
programme
                European
              organisations
                        USE OF
                HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

• EU Directives
    • Medical devices
    • Implantable medical devices
    • In vitro diagnostics
• Hazard reporting
• Safe use of medical devices
    • Periodic inspections of X-ray machines
…

? Clinical engineering as a profession
? Management of health technology investment
                            THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Creation of a                        Creation of a   Co-ordination of       Framework
“European Higher Educational Area”   European Research  research
                                                                      programs for R&D
                                                        priorities
                                     Area (ERA)       across Europe          of the EU
   Sorbonne  Bologna 
                                                              Innovation
     Prague declarations
                                       Networks of
                                                                  Projects
                                        Excellence
 universities       students
                                                                 Infrastructure


              Healthcare
                                                                        Industry
      Certification of
        Professions

   HCT management                    MBE                                Expanding EU
                                                                          Central &
                                                                       Eastern Europe
 Directives & CE mark
                     LOGO & WEB SITE

www.eambes.org

• Prof. Enrique Gomez, GBT, UPM, Madrid, Spain
                  CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS

• A draft was sent out on November 11th and also uploaded to the
  EAMBES web site

• The ProTem group met Tuesday, December 3rd and decided to
  propose a much simpler and more streamlined Constitution and
  Bylaws for EAMBES

• The major changes to the November 11th version are the following
  (next slide)
                         MAJOR CHANGES

• Only one single Division of Societies with two sections one for the
  national and one for the transeuropean societies
• Flattened hierarchy
     • The Divisions elect the members of the Council. There are 22
       members in total on the Council. Society Division elects 10
       members. The other Divisions each elect four members.
     • The Council governs EAMBES and among other things elects
       the Board.
     • The running of the daily activities is carried out by a Board of
       five officers.
     • The terms
          • Council members 2 years (+ 1 additional term)
          • Board
                • President 1 year
                • Secretary & Treasurer 2 years (+ 2 additional terms)
                                                 STRUCTURE


                                                         Board
                                                       (5 officers)

                                                         Council
                                                      (22 members)

                       5+5                            4             4               4

     Division of               Division of                          Division of                Division of
     Societies               Acad. Programs                          Industry                   Fellows



                                                                                    Industry
                                                       Research
                                                       institutes
                             Academic
                             programs
                                        Academic
                                         institutes




                                                                    Companies



                                                                                associations
National
societies



            eureuropean
                  Trans-

                societies
        RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS

                                DUES
• Societies
     • 2 Euro / member
     • proportioned to GDP / capita for non-EU member countries
• Academic programs & …
     • Open (200 Euro?)
• Industry
     • Open
• Fellows
     • Open (50 Euro ?)

A simple calculation => Total 20 - 30 kEuro / year
     • 4000 members => 8 000 Euro
     • 50 academic programs => 10 000 Euro
     • Industry ?
     • 100 Fellows => 5 000 Euro
       RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS

                            VOTING
• Societies
     • 10 seats on the Council
          • 5 for national societies
          • 5 for transeuropean societies
     • Voting for delegates
          • logarithmic scale
          • 1 vote 1-35 members
          • 2 votes 36 - 299 members
          • 3 votes 300 - 2999 members
          • 4 vote 3000 - members
• Academic programs & … (Four seats on the Council)
     • Open
• Industry (Four seats on the Council)
     • Open
• Fellows (Four seats on the Council)
     • Open
                 RECRUITMENT OF MEMBERS

• Societies
     • Those who endorsed the Vienna resolution
          • all European IFMBE -affiliated national societies + ESEM
            + EMBS
     • Additionally interest
          • European Society on Artifical Organs, European Society
            for Biomechanics and European Association for Clinical
            Engineering
     • Additionally a full list of societies
          • National and Transeuropean
• Academic programs and institutions and research institutes
• Industry
                         BUSINESS PLAN

• The dues paid by EAMBES members will not be able to support the
  level of required activity =>
     • EAMBES has to access other sources of income
     • Additionally EAMBES will have to rely on its membership
       volunteering time for the good of all

• We have today 100 kEuro from the EU Commission to do a
  cartography of MBE resources in Europe (CHART) in 12 months
     • Expected outcomes:
          • a web-based directory of who is who in MBE in Europe
          • catalysing the creation of Networks of Excellence in MBE
• Additional projects to be identified and submitted for funding in 2003
         MBE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN EUROPE

• Our response to the “Bologna Declaration” and the process
    • Accreditation guidelines (Joachim Nagel)
    • MBE programs (eg. Friday‟s sessions)
    • Mobility of students and teachers
    • Recognition of qualifications across Europe

=> Come tomorrow to the sessions on MBE education
                        MBES FORUM

• Taking place now
• Organised by the ProTem group
• An annual event in the future
    • Organised by EAMBES
    • Focus on policy making & policy makers across Europe
    • Not to compete with scientific conferences
                          AFTER VIENNNA

• Finalise the Constitution and Bylaws based on            • December 15
  inputs from Vienna and send them for comments
  and conditional approval to “ALL”
• Deadline for receipt of comments                         • April 15
• Provisional ProTem group meeting to finalise the         • April 27-28
  C&B and prepare for the meeting to establish
  EAMBES
• Meeting of Founding Members of EAMBES to                 • in June (date to
  create the organisation and to elect its initial Board     be announced)
  (officers)
                WHY BECOME A MEMBER
             What services will EAMBES provide

• Europe is changing. EAMBES is our vehicle to be a participant in
  that process by providing inputs to
     • Education
     • Research funding
     • Professional standing

• BUT
• It will not work unless everyone participates and enables EAMBES
  to represent the European MBE community
      • inclusiveness (weight)
      • proactive
DISCUSSION

  Q& A