BMES provides the tools and resources students need to excel in the field of BME. The benefits of membership for those studying to become biomedical engineers, are invaluable.  The Society has over 145 student chapters and more than 4,500 student members.

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BMES is committed to providing best-in-class value to our industry partners, from providing career and business development opportunities to networking and cross-sector collaborations with academia, government, and healthcare.

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Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting, October 11-14, Phoenix
Registration Now Open  (Early Bird deadline, Aug. 30)
Undergraduate REU Abstracts Now Open: Deadline July 31
Discounted Hotel Reservation Available Now
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2017 BMES Annual Meeting

October 11-14, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

Registration Open Early Bird Discounts Expire August 30

The BMES Annual Meeting is the largest and FASTEST growing event for the biomedical engineering and bioengineering fields. Attendance is expected to reach more than 4,000 attendees in 2017. Nearly 4,000 professional scientists, engineers, professors, researchers, academics, students and health care providers who are leaders in biomedical engineering will gather in Phoenix for BMES 2017. BMES members lead top-ranked university research labs and make the purchasing decisions for products and services.


BMES 50th Anniversary: Call for Historical Photos

The Biomedical Engineering Society will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018. Several programs and events are being planned to recognize the milestone.

The 50th Anniversary Committee requests that members search their offices, homes, and old hard drives for photos that document the Society's 50 years.

Latest News

  • BMES Announces Travel Award Winners

    • 9/21/2017

    Congratulations to the 2017 BMES travel awardees which include winners of the BMES Student Travel Awards, BMES-NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Student Travel Awards, and the BMES Career Development Awards. These awards assist with travel to the BMES Annual Meeting and primarily support major goals of the Annual Meeting and mission of BMES to broaden the inclusion of underserved and underrepresented communities at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels, as well as junior faculty and career professionals, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in the BMES Annual Meeting. 

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  • Feng Zhang named Lemelson-MIT Prize winner

    • 9/20/2017

    Feng Zhang – who will speak at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting – is the 2017 Lemelson-MIT Prize winner. The award recognizes individuals who translate their ideas into inventions that improve the world in which we live.

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  • Funding for National Cancer Institute included in House spending bill

    • 9/19/2017

    Two National Institutes of Health related amendments were included in the final FY 2018 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill, according to the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research. 

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  • Senate committee approves $2 billion increase for NIH budget

    • 9/12/2017

    The National Institutes of Health will see a $2 billion budget increase for biomedical research under a funding bill passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services.

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