About Us

Established in 1968, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional Society for students, faculty, researchers, and industry professionals in biomedical engineering.

Our mission — to promote a collaborative and inclusive community to advance human health through education, discovery, and translation — drives our research and educational initiatives, including webinars, chapter programs, and meetings.

Our more than 6,800 members share a vision of health and wellness for all through engineering innovation and a steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

BMES holds an annual meeting where they have hosted up to 5,500 biomedical engineers who attend more than 2,500 scientific presentations on cancer treatment, heart disease, women’s health, global health disparities, and more. The meeting allows members to advocate for their innovative solutions, demonstrating their commitment to the Society’s core value of health equity for all individuals. In addition, BMES shares scientific information to inspire the up-and-coming generation through four scientific journals, three special interest groups, and collaboration with other scientific societies to elevate the visibility and significant impact that the biomedical engineering community has worldwide as the thought-leaders behind the future of human health.