Clinical engineering evidence, maintenance and neuro engineering

Start time: 12:00pm AEDT. Part one of the ABEC 2021 webinar series will explore the themes of clinical engineering evidence as well as maintenance and neuro engineering.
Clinical engineering evidence, maintenance and neuro engineering

The ABEC 2021 webinar series will be delivered virtually, with the intent of each week exploring the themes of the five part webinar series.  Each webinar will spotlight one of our Plenary Speakers who will provide an insight into their professional field and will share research, practical challenges encountered, developments and case studies within industry that help contribute and enhance how we re-imagine biomedical engineering for a post-pandemic world and beyond.  As biomedical engineering evolves and adapts to the many challenges and rapid changes in the world, a focus on technology, medical enhancements, digital health and safety contributes to providing better solutions for human health enriching quality of life and for future generations. 

The webinar series program is listed below:

Thurs 7 October, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Clinical engineering evidence, maintenance and neuro engineering

Thurs 14 October, 5.00pm – 7.00pm: Clinical engineering and health technology management, digital health and cybersecurity

Thurs 21 October, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Biomedical engineering, biosensors and wearables

Thurs 28 October, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Biomedical engineering, biomechanics and computational bioengineering, surgical technology

Thurs 4 November, 12:00pm - 2:05pm: Biomaterials and tissue engineering 


Please see below for further information on each speaker and their presentations for this session.


Plenary Speaker

Binseng Wang, Sodexo 

Evidence Based Maintenance

Instead of blindly following manufacturers’ maintenance recommendations, Clinical Engineering (CE), also known as Health Technology Management (HTM), professionals can use a method similar to Evidence-Based Medicine to keep medical equipment safe and reliable while using judiciously their limited resources. Evidence-Based Maintenance (EBM) analyzes the causes of equipment failures and uses these results to continually improve maintenance. EBM allows comparison of different maintenance strategies and provides concrete evidence to prove the safety and effectiveness of the maintenance strategy adopted.


Technical Presentations


Combined optogenetic and electric stimulation increases the spike probability of auditory neurons

Elise Ajay, Bionics Institute / University of Melbourne


Infrared neural modulation for retinal prosthesis applications

James Begeng, Swinburne University of Technology


Concurrent Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Charlotte Keatch, Swinburne University of Technology


Improved resolution for retinal implants via neural activity shaping: quantified results

Martin Spencer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne


Discounted Bundles

Should you wish to attend all 5 sessions you will be able to select a session bundle which is buy 5 get 1 free!

EA Member:

5 sessions for $120 ($30 discount)

Non Member:

5 sessions for $200 ($50 discount)


Please follow the registration path to complete your registration bundle, the selection will pop up at the top of the page and should you have any issues contact the Webinar Organiser [email protected].

Please note if you registered for just one Session and change your mind hoping to add more, you are able to update your registration to add more sessions or even upgrade to the bundle pack (get one session free). Please just click the ‘Already registered’ button via the registration link to make any changes to your registration. This can be done at any point in time and you can also add sessions that have already taken place.


Webinar Program

To view the full webinar program please click here.

07 / 10 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 02:05 pm
Registration Closes
04 / 11 / 2021 02:05 pm
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
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